Buy Local Block Party- Meet the Vendors

We are excited to host the vendors for Lowcountry Local First's (LLF) Buy Local Block Party on Saturday, November 21. In preparation for this exciting event,  we're here to share a few tips that we've learned from many markets past and introduce a few of our vendors.


  • Bring Cash – This is a “just in case” tip. Many of the vendors accept cards, but sometimes the internet may run slow. Bring a little cash, so you don’t have to leave your one-of-a-kind at the market.
  • Come Hungry – LLF has lined up a number of food trucks along with several sweet treats! Roadside Seafood, Roti Rolls, Dashi, Crave Kitchen’s Mac Daddy Food Truck, Zombie Bob’s, Platia, Dulce, and King of Pops just to name a few!
  • Pace Yourself – Shop for yourself, or pick up some great gifts for the holidays, with items unique to Charleston that are truly one-of-a-kind finds.
  • Take a Business Card – Most of the vendors have shops online, so be sure to grab their business cards in case you would like a different item, size, shape, color, etc. They may have additional goods online or be open to custom orders.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: an all local farm market stand!
    The stand will feature produce grown by the Lowcountry’s next generation of farmers and food system leaders. Participants of our Growing New Farmers Sustainable Agriculture Certificate Program have been working hard to produce a variety of products and will be at the Block Party selling the (literal) fruits of their labor. It will showcase a variety of fall crops grown at our Dirt Works Incubator Farm on Johns Island, including Rooting Down FarmsCompost in My Shoe, and Spade and Clover Gardens! Spread the word and come ready to support your local farmers!

Since we are teaming up with LLF on this one, there will be an admission fee. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased here or $15 at the gate.

Now a sneak peek into our fabulous lineup of vendors! Start making your list. Here are a few of the vendors that will be showing on November 21st!

8 Petals Designs
Alison Brynn Ross Illustration & Design
Art Board Co.
Austin Grace Smith
be More Heart
Breton Trading Co.
Brinko Ties
Bulls Bay Saltworks
The Cake Farmer
Charleston Crafts Cooperative
Charleston Fish Company
Fiber Art Workshop
Fisher Recycling
Hemming Birds Boutique
Hermosa Jewelry
Ink Meets Paper
Itinerant Literate Books
J. Stark- Starkmade
Kendal Leonard Designs
KLO Apparel
Knotty Cards
The Artwork of Kristen Solecki
Lauren Amos Designs
Laura Jane Louise Designs
Modern South Design
MoonBath Botanicals
Old Whaling Company
pH Reclaimed
Plum Hill Paddles
Pure Fluff Co.
Seersucker Appreciation Club
SheSells Candles
So Twisted Up
Southern Smoke Cigars
Stephanie Rose Designs

A favorite of ours... Kristen Solecki's portrait of Emily's house! 

A favorite of ours... Kristen Solecki's portrait of Emily's house! 

We know you're looking forward to November 21st as much as we are, now! 

Buy Local Block Party
w/ Vendors curated by The Lowcountry Artist Market
1630 Meeting Street, 29405
Saturday, November 21 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
RSVP on Facebook


The Lowcountry Artist Market

Approximately five years ago our friend, Kristen Gastaldo, started something amazing in the Lowcountry. At the time, she was General Manager at the Music Farm which on a Thursday night might have been rocking with Trombone Shorty, but Sunday hosted St. Andrews City Church. So, why couldn't Saturday afternoon host a local market for artisans? Kristen's idea was realized with the Lowcountry Artist Market and went on to produce 13 markets at the Music Farm since 2010.

With Kristen now living in the UK, she decided to hand the Lowcountry Artist Market over to us to help continue the great resource she started for local artisans and crafters.  For our first endeavor, we've teamed up with Lowcountry Local First for the Buy Local Block Party to be held on Saturday, November 21. We'll share another post closer to the market date, but we wanted to shout it from the rooftops that the Lowcountry Artist Market is back and ready to fulfill your local shopping needs just before the holidays! We look forward to more dates in 2016 and continuing to support the 'Buy Local' movement.

Vendors interested in applying to share their craft at the Buy Local Party can apply here. All goods must be handmade or vintage. 

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Past market finds and photos: