West Side Creative Market 2023 Press Kit
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Popular Open-Air Arts Market Back In West Rehoboth For The 3rd Summer Every Monday & Friday
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The Developing Artist Collaboration (DAC,) is gearing up for the third Summer of West Side Creative Market in West Rehoboth, with the first Market on May 29th from 5-9PM.
What started as a dozen Artists selling their work in an empty lot has grown into a beautifully designed space for locals and tourists to enjoy while sipping a cocktail, listening to live music, and supporting Artists.
This open-air market has evolved rapidly in the past two years, with covered vendor booths surrounding the Creative Market Bar as well as the stage with its shipping container and neon light backdrop. The improvements made to the space were all implemented with Artists in mind, shielding them and their work from the elements, and giving them plenty of options for displaying their work. These twenty booths feature a rotating line-up of Artists selling their original work including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, apparel, photography, soaps, candles, cutting boards and more!
This Summer, the market will be open on both Mondays and Fridays from 5-9PM. “Since we started, Monday Markets have been very popular with locals, especially our friends from the hospitality industry that are busy on the weekends” says DAC Marketing Director, Pat Gallagher. “Our hope with consistent Friday markets will be to give people, especially weekenders, another option to come out for an evening of Art.”
The Market is free to attend and in addition to featuring Artist Vendors, will have live music, food trucks, and The Creative Market Bar serving up handmade cocktails, beer, and wine. With games, DIY Art projects, Magic Jack, and other activities, this event is fun for all ages!
“We started this concept in the midst of the pandemic because we recognized how important it was for Artists to be able to continue to sell their work,” continues Gallagher, “after 3 years we continue to see the impact of giving Artists and the community an opportunity to connect regularly.” DAC estimates that 137 individual Artists made a total of $260,000 in sales through West Side Creative Market last year, up from $25,200 in 2021.
DAC says that more new Artists have already signed up to become vendors for the first time, bringing even more variety to the event.
This event is also a way for DAC to raise funds for their Artist Development Programming. Proceeds from the bar, merchandise and DIY projects all go back to the Nonprofit's mission of elevating Artists through connection, education, resources, and opportunities.
DAC is seeking weekly sponsorships for this Summers market as well. Sponsors will receive their very own booth to use for the Monday and Friday Markets of the week of their choice to promote their business. Sponsors will also be promoted live at the event, on the DAC website, and on social media. If you’re interested in sponsoring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on West Side Creative Market, you can visit westsidecreativemarket.com or follow them on social media @westsidecreativemarket.
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West Side Creative Market
19826 Central St.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
DAC is an Artist Development Non-Profit dedicated to providing Artists with the education, resources, opportunities, and connection they need to elevate their creative careers & lifestyles.