What is Artisan Alley?
A response to Trinity’s desire to serve Columbia’s creative community with a forum to launch or sustain a business … an opportunity to ‘pop up’ into Columbia’s cultural landscape.
Over 35 years ago, Bazaar-goers would shop at vendor booths set up on the sidewalk along the State House side of Trinity. Artisan Alley was then called the Sidewalk Shoppes.
Many of those vendors have ‘grown’ up to become thriving businesses. Some currently offer their wares from booths at Soda City. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that Mary Catherine Kunze was launching her line of one-of-a-kind hand-made handbags, Uniquely MC, at the Trinity Bazaar.
While the ‘Sidewalks Shoppes’ have been newly named ‘Artisan Alley’, this area of pop up shops continues to serve as a launchpad for Columbia’s newest artisan vendors.
Artisan Alley offers Bazaar shoppers a chance to discover our city’s freshest creators of food, fashion, and fun:
- hand-crafted jewelry, accessories, and items for home and garden.
- hand-made food, clothing, skin care
- fine and folk art, pottery, and whimsey
Would you like to participate?
Vendor applications are open from May 1 – September 15, or until all spaces are purchased. Please contact us with any questions at TrinityBazaar2018@gmail.com. If you are ready to go, please fill out and submit an application here.