Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Evolving Downtown Art Market.

Happy Holidays to all of you folks who will read this. I'd say Merry Christmas but its just not quite close enough to the 25th.
The December DAM s right around the corner on the 10th and this will mark some changes for the market. When we concieved the DAM it was an outdoor event, in the garden and along the sidewalks on Buddy Holly. As it progressed the ,Shop area became a part of it and so did the area by Sandstorm Glassworks. Folks, sorry but hat has changed. We have moved the neon shop into the rear and the shop area is now just that our workshop. This means that the DAM will take place in Tornado Gallery and in the garden, it goes back to an outdoor event. Yes, We realize that puts us at the mercy of the weather but it cannot be helped. Progress on the main front requires it. Call me to talk about this 441-8564 I'm always available...
January is the off month for the DAM so we'll see everyone on the 10th.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Bazaar and Market Day

One of the best things about the Downtown Art Market, is teaming up with the people and businesses that support us in bigger events. Our first was back in July-the Texas Sized Market Day, this Saturday is the second event-the Fall Bazaar and Market Day. Sponsored by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the Bazaar will take place from 9am to 3pm on the 12th. Everyone's favorite artists and growers will be present at the Civic Center exhibit hall. Inside, out of whatever weather will be headed our way the Bazaar will be the first of the holiday shopping events in Lubbock. Come down and shop through the over 120 booths featuring all styles of art, accessories, and just cool stuff. Woodwork, leather work, glass, ceramics all will be found this Saturday at the Civic Center.

Mark your calendars or set your phone scheduler for the Fall Bazaar and Market Day-Saturday the12th, 9 to 3 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Only $2 per person for all the fun and shopping you can have!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Texas Sized Market Day!

This Saturday the 9th of July-the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Tornado Gallery and the Downtown Art Market all join forces to bring Lubbock this huge event. Over 120 vendors will be showcasing their works on art, crafts, produce, plants and flowers as well as antiques, collectibles and other fun merchandise. Taking place in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center this will be a cool shopping experience. The Downtown Art Market vendors and Farmers Market folks will all be there. The GRUB Farm from the South Plains Food Bank begins it's season with us this Saturday. All in all this will be a cool community event.

9am to 3pm admission is $2 at the Civic Center...Saturday the 9th...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Second Anniversary

Two years, two years we've been doing our little market and it just keeps getting better. Artists, growers, neighbors and every one else continue to support us and we are all thankful for it. This Saturday, the 14th we're expecting 30+ vendors our usual killer crowd of people. The official local Farmers season hasn't quite kicked off, but there will be prepared foods, plants, herbs and Texas veggies from down state. Come on in and support your local artist or grower or both!.
We like to think that the DAM is economic stimulus at the base-you buy from the creator. Te artist or farmer-the person who's sweat, blood and creativity are reflected in every piece or plant. It does not get any more local than this. Come on downtown in Lubbock and see your neighbors, eat a little bit and celebrate Lubbock.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Springtime In Lubbock at the DAM

March 2011-Springtime, almost, in Lubbock. What better way to get out of the winter doldrums than to come down to the market. We're all thawing out and hoping that the weather stays good for the 12th. Its still 2 days away and that's a lifetime in Texas weather.
We keep moving along, this July with the Lubbock A J we'll be in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center co-sponsoring the Texas Sized Garage Sale. Inside the Civic Center, how cool is this. It also means that everyone that can sell what ever they like. Aside from the arts and produce, vendors will be able to sell their art supplies, books, collectibles, you name it-legal of course-its a Texas Sized Garage Sale. Last year this event drew almost 2000 folks. Yes Sir Marketeers this will be fun.

See everyone on Saturday he 12th...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 The Year Ahead...

We are heading into 2011, can you believe that. Seems just like it was 2010 a few days ago...
So whats going to be in store for the coming year, well that's what this will be about-where we're headed and why. We have been blessed with strong support from Artists, Growers and customers alike-Thank You one and all.

The DAM will continue on the second Saturday every month, except January-everyone deserves some time off. We strive to bring in the best local and regional arts and crafts, every month.The freshest in Texas produce and plants. We want the DAM to showcase the finest work, the tastiest foods, most beautiful flowers and plants,the best artisans working in the area. Y'all are the family, the creative family that is the Downtown Art Market, it is an event to be proud of.

More vendors and customers we all want that, and we'll get them. A more varied array of art, please tell the artists you know about us. That's how the word spreads, the buzz we create. Telling one more person about the market, adds another friend to everyone. The quality of what is sold at the DAM is always first rate, that is a fact that will distinguish us from other markets. The location is great, the people wonderful, and the experience is just that, an enjoyable experience. It is a family outing in Downtown Lubbock, the closest thing to community shopping in Lubbock.

The DAM is working with the neighborhood, to involve them more on those second Saturdays, have more places open in the Depot District and to let their customers know that we are here and open. Most of the business owners and employees come in to the Market, to browse and say "Hello" some of them are good customers for our vendors. That's support. We want that to grow.

I think that will do it...let me know what you think folks, we'll try and make it happen.

Larry Simmons

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just a reminder

Happy New Year folks-remember the DAM is closed every January-we'll see you in February!