Fashion + Shopping, City Picks

Holy City Artists and Fleas

When: Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2011

When you think of flea markets, you might imagine a warehouse filled with booths selling framed Confederate flags and jars of pickled pigs feet. But Holy City Artists and Fleas at Eye Level Art is not your typical flea market. For the past year and a half, Eye Level Art has hosted hundreds of local artisans in the markets, but with owner Mike Elder closing the gallery at the end of the year, this weekend’s market will be Eye Level’s last. “It’s bittersweet,” he says. “I feel sorry for these vendors who won’t have a venue anymore, but I don’t have any regrets. The positive feedback from the community and all the artists has been worth the hard work.” This week’s market will see a mixture of vendors selling clothing, art, and jewelry. “Instead of going to spend a hundred bucks on one pair of shoes on King Street, people can come here and walk out with more goods for the same amount of money,” Elder says. “And they’ll be supporting local vendors who bust their butts to bring something unique to Charleston.”

Abigail Darlington

Price: Free

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