Cultivate Tucson opens for its second year Saturday with over 40 Tucson vendors and a new space. The market will be held in an old tire shop just south of downtown.
Do your holiday shopping or just treat yourself. There will be local artists, florists, illustrators, jewelry makers, embroiderers and more. Check out the full vendor list here.
If the stuff itself isn't compelling enough — go because it benefits a local non-profit. Twenty percent of all proceeds go to Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Expect to see them at the event answering any questions and providing more information about the organization. It's a time for giving so feel free to donate more if you want.
Last year, the market brought in over 1,000 people and co-founders Claire Seizovic and Kristin Tovar hope to attract even more Tucsonans this year. It's free and open to all.
Here's everything you need to know:
When: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 901 S. 6th Ave.
This yellow building will transform into a market filled with local vendors, food trucks, a floral shop and a coffee station.
Price range: There are a wide variety of items. Buy a button for only a couple dollars or furniture for a couple hundred dollars, expect to spend about $20 to $200 depending on what you want. Almost all vendors will accept both card and cash, so stop by the ATM before you go. That cash might come in handy if you're hungry for a pastry, they're cash-only.
Food and drinks: There will be food and drinks! Gigi's Fusion, El Mitote and 5 Points will be there to serve the hungry. Get some coffee while you're there: Exo Roast Company will be there and so will Presta's coffee van.
Here's what you might see there:
Buy a floating fern from Best Buds
Get cute embroidered cacti from KCo Designs
Buy chic jewelry from gild
Get something hand lettered by Modern Aquarian Lettering
Get a mug you want to look at from Seedling Clayworks
Buy some leather arm candy from Allegiant Brand Leather
Own a print by See It Shine