Artists & Fleas Announces West Coast Expansion, Opens New Market in Venice, CA

Feb 23, 2016, 09:00 ET from Artists & Fleas

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally recognized artist, vintage and designer market, Artists & Fleas announces the opening of a new bi-monthly space in Venice, California starting Saturday March 5th. With a flagship weekly location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and additional outposts in Chelsea Market, New York and Downtown Los Angeles, this will be an expansion of the market's west coast presence to target the west LA communities.

Artists & Fleas opened in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District two years ago this May and the decision to open the next location in Venice was a natural progression. Said Founder Amy Abrams, "Venice is a community that nurtures creativity, innovation and experimentation – traits that are core to what Artists & Fleas has always been about. With its changing retail scene, its legacy supporting the arts and creative vibe, Venice was very much the natural fit for where the market would live – a place where creativity and commerce co-exist and where art and entrepreneurship thrive." 

The bi-monthly Saturday market will be located on shopping mecca Abbot Kinney Boulevard at the corner of Westminster Avenue utilizing the soccer field of Westminster Elementary School, and will be open from 11am to 5pm on the 1st and 4th Saturdays of every month. Artists & Fleas is committed to supporting the Westminster School and its Arts Education programs, as well as the community at large. Artists & Fleas will dedicate a space for aspiring Westminster student entrepreneurs and host regular maker workshops taught by Artists & Fleas' vendors.

"We are thrilled with the response the market has received these past 2 years from people across the LA area and beyond. This new opportunity and location in Venice at Westminster Elementary is particularly exciting and meaningful because it gives us and our entire market family the opportunity to expose another part of LA to a creative community earning a living as independent artists, creators and entrepreneurs," said founder Ronen Glimer.

Each market will feature over 100 vendors [including select food trucks from across LA] with new vendors added each event. Opening weekend will feature Tin Type Booth, Geometric Fossils, Hellhound Vintage, Haute Deity, Rx Candles, Trax ties and We Move Vintage among others.

About Artists & Fleas
Artists & Fleas is Brooklyn's longest running curator and creator of weekly markets for independent designers, vintage collectors and emerging artists to set up shop and connect directly with customers and the broader community of independent creative makers and entrepreneurs. Established in 2003 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and now with a permanent location open daily at Chelsea Market in NYC and monthly in the Los Angeles Arts District, Artists & Fleas is a unique shopping where buyers and sellers from around the world come together to connect, to discover and to show and sell.

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