Inaugural Richmond Night Market kicks off April 13 at 17th Street Farmers’ Market
Ronald E. Carrington | 4/5/2019, 6 a.m.
The Richmond Night Market, a new monthly gathering celebrating the city’s food, art and culture, will be held 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe Bottom and will take place the second Saturday of each month through December.
The free event, located at one America’s oldest public markets, will feature an open-air platform for independent artists to exhibit and sell a variety of crafts and foods to shoppers. It also will feature music, dancing and activities for youngsters and adults.
“The Richmond Night Market will bring an international cultural experience to RVA and give people another reason to visit and fall in love with our beloved city,” said event co-founder Adrienne Cole Johnson.
“Our goal is to create a monthly space for locals and tourists to shop with independent artisans and small business owners, as well as have cool interactive activities for youth to express themselves.”
More than 30 artists, craftspeople and vendors are expected for the inaugural event with wares ranging from ceramics and plants to jewelry, textiles, T-shirts, beauty products and fresh-pressed juices.
Music and entertainment will include the Drew Miles Trio, Drums No Guns and DJ Prolific.
Children will have a distinct space, called the Creative Kids Hangout, to explore guided and non-guided activities, while the Makerspace will offer art projects for adults. Artist Hamilton Glass is to lead the Paint Jam session on April 13.
Details: #richmondnightmarketva, #rnm2019 or go to Facebook and look for @richmondnightmarket.