It didn’t take long for the Tampa Indie Flea to become a monthly staple in most Tampa resident’s lives. The market is flush with art, clothes, food and drinks, all from local entrepreneurs with great talent and drive. The indie flea’s arrival sparked something of a renaissance on Franklin Street. On Sunday, November 20, the market celebrates its one year anniversary.
The Indie Flea connects the community to the artists that make Tampa beautiful.
Since it launched last year, The Franklin Manor and Foundation Coffee have opened, PaleHorse held his excellent Lucha Libre art exhibit in the now revitalized Rialto Theatre, and The Hall on Franklin is well on its way to opening before the end of the year.
100+ artisans, crafters and makers are featured at the Indie Flea.
What makes the Indie Flea so special is that it provides a platform for local makers to connect with the large Tampa community on a more personal level. The Indie Flea is curated by Seanissey Loughlin. From the market’s main page, “Seanissey hopes to support the work of the community and in turn inspire more up and coming creatives! When not thinking about the Flea, Seanissey is most likely dreaming up new flavors for his homemade craft ice cream project MilkCrate Creamery.”
The Indie Flea is held the third Sunday of each month and is the sister of the St. Pete Indie Market, which takes place in the EDGE District the first Saturday of each month. The market features such delicacies as the Urban Canning Company‘s pear dark chocolate cinnamon jam or a pumpkin spice candle from Nightshift Wax Co.
The Indie Flea adds the Holiday Pickers Design Hall this Sunday.
The one year anniversary market will feature 100+ makers, artisans and crafters from all over Florida. There will be a complimentary photobooth, pop-up art shows and live painting, and music by He(art). Pets are welcome at this indoor/outdoor event. The Indie Flea is open from noon to 5pm.
Unique to their one year anniversary event is the Holiday Pickers Design Hall. This market space is dedicated to vintage and retro housewares.
Get out and celebrate the spirit that has come to define the Tampa of today at the historic Rialto Theatre, located at 1617 North Franklin Street.