But I quickly realized it's a MUST attend event - with several options. The 1st Sunday of every month (starting in April) will give you the opportunity to shop/eat/play local. Don't miss out!
Here's the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2012 Maker’s Market at Mixson
A venue for fine handmade crafts and locally produced items
North Charleston, S.C. (March 22, 2012) – Mixson, a blossoming community in North Charleston’s historic Park Circle district, is thrilled to announce the 2012 dates for the Maker’s Market at Mixson. Located at 4400 Marblehead Lane, the Market will feature an array of Lowcountry-inspired attractions – food trucks, local brews, live music and wares produced by local artisans – from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, beginning on April 1st.
"After the success of the Maker's Market at Mixson last year, we are excited to host the local creative community at Mixson again," said Michael Phillips, chief operating officer of Jamestown. "We look forward to a continued relationship with these talented creators and to supporting the many innovative artists in Charleston."
The Maker’s Market at Mixson will offer a great selection of locally produced items including food, art, stationery, clothing, home goods and jewelry. Showcased artists selling products include:
· Art from Lara Neece of Forest and Fin
· Art from Patch Whisky
· Artisan Tees
· Caleigh Bird’s Sock Monsters
· Caroline Nelson Art
· Ceramic coasters from Melissa McCabe
· Coconut jewelry from Fernanda Sullivan
· Custom designs and made-to-order shirts from Robyn Diamond of Hello Every Wear
· Designer dog leashes from Lauren Shuler
· Hand-drawn illustrations from Tami Boyce
· Handcrafted savvy hair accessory merchant Pretty Little Ditties
· Handmade crocheted towel toppers and cotton dishcloths from Sandy’s Jammin’ Jellies
· Handmade totes, pillows and accessories from Evita Smith
· Holly York art
· Hooks & Toggles handcrafted jewelry
· Ink Meets Paper letterpress
· JG Jewelry & Design by Jen Gaj
· Kiln-fired glass from Keller Lee
· Miriam Leonetti jewelry
· Myla’s Bags by Micheala Phifer
· One-of-a-kind fused glass jewelry from Janelle Wilfong
· Palmetto Fine Arts and Crafts
· Photography from Chuck Keppler
· Rescued treasures from Sassafrass and Twine
· Sweeteeth Chocolate
· Woodwork from Handcrafted LLC
Some of Charleston’s favorite food trucks, including the BBQ Joint, Taco Boy, Hello My Name is BBQ and King of Pops will be serving up their tasty treats throughout the year. Musical entertainment will be provided by such artists as Wire and Wine, Folkgrass, Jordanand Jessica Igoe with Firetage, and Megan Jean and the KFB.
Located in the historic Park Circle district of North Charleston, S.C., Mixson is a sustainable development that represents new urbanist design and a vibrant community landscape. Reflecting Jamestown’s key principles of sustainability and walkability, Mixson embodies quality craftsmanship, incorporating modern inspirations, traditional neighborhood concepts and green technologies throughout the streets, homes, parks and community spaces. For more information, visit www.mixson.com.
About Jamestown Properties
Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca. andWashington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 29 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.jamestownproperties.com.
Becky Tanenbaum/Julie Montgomery