Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Christms edition DAM

The 20th Downtown Art Market takes place this Saturday, December 11th from 9am to 3pm. The Christmas edition of the market features local artists and local growers in a communal, supportive atmosphere. Centered around Tornado Gallery the DAM has become a monthly fixture for downtown Lubbock. While other markets have sprung up, the DAM proudly continues to offer the finest quality leather goods, woodwork, jewelery, metal work and glass art. A new addition to the Art Market is Sandstorm Glassworks, Resident artists Lee Ware and Bren Merritt will be giving Christmas ornament classes for browsers to enjoy. Their works- glass flowers, custom ornaments, fused and blown glass objects will also be for sale. We have over 30 vendors showing the finest in Christmas presents, all locally made. Support local artists and craftspeolpe by giving the gift of handmade art this Christmas.

The Downtown Art Market

1822 Buddy Holly



9am to 3pm

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November Is Here!

The November market is Saturday Folks, everybody dress warm, its going to be chilly. Time to start thinking about that perfect gift and what could be better than handmade, local art, Meet the artist, invest some time and thought into that present and support local folks at the same time-talk about a win-win situation. Need some delicious food for your table, prepared breads, salsas and so forth-they're all right here at the Downtown Art Market.

Enjoy browsing the vendors as you meet up with friends at one of Lubbock's newest and most enjoyable events. The second Saturday each month except January-9am - 3pm, don;'t miss it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

September was a blast!

Another market come and gone...what a day-vendors everywhere, customers all over the place and everyone had a smile on. October brings harvest time gourds, pumpkins and winter veggies plus the best in local arts. "That" season is coming up fast, I won't say the word til after Halloween but if you're looking for perfect gifts-give the gift of local art. We'll have lots to choose from so mark your calendars and get ready for October 9th at the Downtown Art Market.

Monday, August 30, 2010

September DAM-Coming up fast!

The September Art Market is right around the corner, less than 2 weeks till we block the street again for downtown's only Market event. Local art and fresh produce and plants will be available on Saturday the 11th from 9am until 3pm. Family and child friendly. the Downtown Art Market is one of the new stars in the Lubbock Cultural District. We'll be roasting chilies, watching artists at work, browsing the best in fresh green thangs of all types and celebrating the community of folks that support the DAM.
Come on down people you'll have a great time...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The July market is here!

This Saturday is the July edition of the DAM, hot fun in the Summertime folks! We're looking at 30+ Artists and Growers to show and sell their work to everyone who attends. After all this rain, get out of the house, bring the family and join us in what has become a shining spot in downtown Lubbock for over a year now. Meet your friends and celebrate what Lubbock has to offer. All varieties of art as well as locally grown produce and plants will be available. Help stimulate the economy on a real grassroots level and support the local folks-you'll feel good about it! Saturday he 10th from 9am to 3pm-its the 14th Downtown Art Market-it won't be the same without you!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer's Here!

Its going to be hot this Saturday in downtown, and not just because its the Downtown Art Market! Don't let the heat keep you away, as its the kickoff to the Farmers Market season. From 9am to 3pm this Saturday the 12th of June we will feature 30+ Artists and Growers in a communal downtown setting, its great fun each month.

This month we are putting out a call for more Folks to join us in this endeavor so if you are an Artist-even if you don't admit it to anyone, this is your chance. Rent a space and show your work in a supportive setting that is rapidly becoming a Downtown Lubbock tradition. Our Artists, Crafts People and Growers are a wonderful family and very supportive of one another. If you want to see a grassroots project in action, come yo the DAM.

Support the local scene, see you on Saturday...
Larry Simmons

Monday, May 10, 2010

Breezy and Brisk...

The one year anniversary was cool to say the least. First Friday rocked and introduced a whole new group of people to the DAM-College Students. They, as with everyone, were very happy to see this in Lubbock. The Saturday DAM was little breezy and chilly-much like the opening Market a year ago. Still a success though, the big room was filled with plants and flowers-the gallery, garden and sidewalks with art work of all varieties. Couldn't ask for more.
People give yourselves a pat on the back, we're keeping this thang going and moving forward-Look uFor The Summer!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Our 1st Anniversary Poster

Artist : Randy Fisher
Prints available at Tornado Gallery

Monday, May 3, 2010

The First Anniversary!

Wow Folks its been a year since we started this little experiment...365 days of fun and work. Lots of work for lots of people and all of it worthwhile. The DAM has become one of Downtown L-Town's social events, in addition to showcasing local Artists and providing a spot to pick up great local produce. All in one year -Thanks to Y'all. The support and outpouring of love from our friends and neighbors has just been overwhelming-too good to be true. This is what drives us. This month the DAM is a two day event, Friday the 7th during the First Friday Art Trail 6-9pm and in its usual time on Saturday the 8th from 9am-3pm. That's two chances to come down and see what the hub-bub is about!

Y'all come see us, ya' hear!

Larry Simmons

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our Birthday Party is Coming

A couple scouts toasting marsh mellows. 4/10/10

The May Market will mark our 1st Ann. If you're a "DAM Marketeer" take note, Tornado Larry and I will be doing interviews of our vendors at the May DAM, and posting them here. So be thinking about your work, give us a little history about it, and just a bit about yourself. I hope all of you folks will let just do a few minutes with you so we can post them here.

So, on behalf of my friends "The Tornadoes" thanks Lubbock, this is the coolest thing I ever helped build.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Is Here!

This Saturday the 10th is the next DAM. Wow Folks this will be the 11th Market, and the first for 2010 in the Spring time. We all know that means wind here in the Hub but a trip to the Market is worth a little breeze. We're expecting at least 30 Artists and Growers this month and even more as the weather heats up.

Next month-May 7th and 8th will be Art Market events, the 7th will correspond with the First Friday Art Trail and all of our folks are invited to set up for that night. Then we will be there for the DAM the very next day. Come stroll the neighborhood for two days of Art and Produce treasures.

This Saturday 9am-3pm The Downtown Art Market is happening in the Depot District.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The March Market

The March Downtown Art Market is here, Saturday morning. These in-between times seem to grow shorter every month. It looks like its going to be a chilly start but will warm up nicely. Y'all know how the weather is in Lubbock. Looks like we'll have 30+ Artists and Growers and the turn out is always good. There are some really cool places to see the DAM logo in town now and those really cool LED billboards are some of them. Thanks to the A-J for that one. Come join them at the DAM this month!

We'll be aiding the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center this month with publicity for the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" fund raising event. Lots of fun and word has it that Larry will don the heels this year.

Community spirit Folks, that what drives the DAM, y'alls commitment as vendors and supporters alike, those are the blocks that we will continue to build on. We start our second year in a couple of months and want to bring it up another level-music needs to be added to the mix, artistic demonstrations, another cooking demo-the list is limitless. Anyone have any ideas-tell us. we listen. this is as much for our enjoyment as it is for anyone's...lets keep it up.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Valentines Market

Its Market time again, and this is a special one, its Valentines Day. Come on out and show your support for all the local Artists and Growers from right here in the Hubaplex. We'll have paintings, jewelry, leather goods and much more for that special person in your life. In addition Foxland growers will have hot house fresh-cut flowers to give also.Grown in Shallowater, you won't find fresher flowers anywhere. We will also have coffee and food to help keep you warm while you visit with your friends and neighbors. The Downtown Art Market, a bright spot in beautiful downtown Lubbock. Come join in the fun!
Thanks All-
Larry Simmons

Saturday, January 30, 2010

One Year Ago

One year ago I sat down at the computer, and with the wonderful help from Randy Fisher, and Larry Simmons , we raised the money online to start this market. I am now working on the same format to raise money for Haiti. As of tonight we had raised Nearly $70,000.00. WE are buying ShelterBoxes So far we have bought 87 these boxes.

Our group is called The TM FISH Camp

Please come by and help us out at the next Market. Or make a $10.00 donation here.

Craig Crawford on the Imus Show

January 27, 2010
Craig Crawford on Shelter Boxes

Political Analyst Craig Crawford on why Shelter boxes for Haiti are a good bang for your buck.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sorry Folks...

This is a blanket apology to all our followers concerning the January DAM. My Tech-ineptness did not get an updated post to load. We pulled the DAM on Thursday with the dire cold weather reports. The ad fr the GO magazine and Bill's announcement in that mag on Friday had already been printed. I sent out all the emails I could and posted as many bulletins on media sites but I did miss some folks. I was updating this post and trying to upload a new image and it did not work.(Anybody giving internet lessons call me.)

To reiterate, The Downtown Art Market will be an 11 month season from now on, with January being a catch your breath month. We had a wonderful December and I think everyone could use a break.

We are working on the new space fees and the like an will be gettin g with everyone at the February DAM. As we always have , we'll be fair. We want this to continue to grow and for all our vendors to be happy.

Again my apologies to all...
Larry Simmons

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010...sounded like the future when I was growing up, yet here it is. I hope we're ready. 2009 was a stellar year for us, the Marketeers, Tornado Gallery and of course The Downtown Art Market. We never imagined how great an event the Market would become. Our pride is shared, hopefully, by those intrepid individuals who set up their booths and sell their Art, by the Growers who bring the proofs of their labors every month. And by you the supporters of the DAM, y'all who buy things, visit with us here, pat everyone on the back and generally lift everyone's spirits month after month. Thanks to All of You.

This month looks like its going to be cold, it might turn out to be the slimmest Market yet, but that won't stop us. We'll try and make it happen. In February its the day before Valentines Day and we will have fresh cut local flowers and other items for your loved ones. In July we take to the streets every month for some really big things.

Yes Folks 2010 is here and the Downtown Art Market is hitting the ground running, thanks to everyone of you!