Spring is in the air and flowers aren't the only thing poppin' up all over Charleston. Starting tomorrow, Thurs. April 21, there are a bunch of pop-ups, well, popping up, and we're here to tell you all about them. If your company is hosting a fashion/pop-up/craft event this weekend or next week, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you like artisan crafts ...
Beer, live music, vendors, oh my!
Head to Bohemian Bull on Thurs. April 21 from 7-10 p.m. for a spring market featuring artists and vendors selling goods like stained glass, woodworks, photography, and even plants and produce. The Bull hosts a market on the third Thursday of every month through the end of summer, so if you miss this one, make sure to check out May's edition. And we did mention that you're shopping in a beer garden? Because nothing tastes better than a new piece of art served with a cold brewski.
Find vintage furniture and not so vintage paintings at Indigo Market.
If you like clothes and jewelry
The Cigar Factory is hosting a Spring Fling pop-up on Sat. April 23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The list of vendors keeps growing, so check the event's Facebook for a full update. Sweet Lulu's Bakery on Wheels will be selling sweet treats, and you can pick up other quality food items from Bulls Bay Saltworks and Granna's Gourmet. But the stars of the show are all of the jewelry and clothing vendors — from JK Designs to Charleston Map Jewelry to Cavortress Clothing.
If you like vintage DIY ...
You'll love Indigo Market's shopping soiree on Sat. April 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Indigo Market opened last fall, selling vintage and new furniture, art, jewelry, and gifts. When we talked to co-owner Liz Lyday last fall she told us that a lot of the pieces Indigo Market sells require a little extra love and fixin' up from new owners. Who doesn't love getting their hands dirty? Joining Indigo Market are Lola and Bess, an art, antiques, and design company; mac & murphy, a paper, wedding, and lifestyles boutique; Open Door Shop, an online home store and bridal registry; and paintings from Way Way Allen.
If you like crafts and PBR ...
Mollie Howley and Kristin Poplin have got you covered at the Barbeque Joint, this Sat. at 6 p.m. Each month Barbeque Joint hosts a craft night, with creativity fueled by food and drink specials. This month get ready to make some snow globes. The event is free to attend and all supplies are provided, although you can bring whatever you want to put in your globe.
And next week:
If you like home goods ...
Check out Snowe, a luxury home goods brand, at the Cigar Factory's Fritz Porter Design Collective. The pop-up starts on Thurs. April 28 and continues until Sat. April 30. The company was created by Rachel Cohen and Andres Modak, who saw a need for luxury essentials in the home. The brand utilizes whites, soft ivories, and cool greys to create a contemporary aesthetic.
If you like '80s fashion ...
Snowe creates chic home goods.
You may want to step into Amy Rose's vintage airstream on Thurs. April 28, from 1-7 p.m. at the Cigar Factory. Rose curates all kinds of cool '80s gear (follow her on Instagram
to stay up-to-date on new arrivals), and she'll be selling from her Red Rose Vintage every other Thursday at the Cigar Factory. And this gal is bona fide — CP
's Kelly Rae called Rose's mobile shop the Best Shop on Wheels
in this year's Best of Charleston issue.
If you like farm animals ...
Ok, so this isn't your traditional pop-up, but it's near and dear to our hearts. We wrote about Jon Darling
and his farm for our Dirt issue a couple weeks ago, and now he and his business partner Tara Derr (of the FarmBar), are hosting Talladega Honey Hill on Sat. April 30, starting at 2 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the farm and there will be vendors selling goods, along with live music, and fire-pit roasted pork and lamb. The event is BYOB and if you have a really good time you're invited to pitch a tent and spend the night. And you can pet as many lambs as you like. Buy tickets here.
Buy stuff, yes, mmmhmm, sorry the precious animals on Darling Farm are distracting.