Prepare yourself for the shameless and blatant self promotion that is to follow. It's time for Charleston City Paper's Best Of Charleston 2012 and of course, I would love for you to vote for the Artist Market - and some of your favorite vendors.
So, please vote Lowcountry Artist Market as the Best Gift Shop in Charleston. Now I know that's not exactly what the market is, but it's also not a festival or an outdoor event. Or a boutique. But it's got a hint of each. And after thinking about what my favorite Gift Shop in Charleston would be, I realized I buy a good amount of gifts either on Etsy or at the Market. So, if you decide to vote, please vote Lowcountry Artist Market!
Other categories that deserve your attention:
Local Clothing Designer
Vintage Clothing Store
Local Jewelry Designer
And of course, since they graciously let us take over their space for the Market, the Music Farm gets our vote for Best Rock Music Club. Also, Lauryn Hill, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Big Gigantic, Methodman, Fitz & the Tantrums, Dr. Dog, Ryan Bingham, Josh Ritter, Switchfoot, Minus the Bear, TV on the Radio and countless others played there this year. 2011 was none too shabby at the Farm.
Feel free to post your favorite vendors in the comments. I'm sure they'd appreciate the support (and the vote)!