Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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May 29, 2014

Linda Hamer Kennett - The great outdoors

With the long winter months behind us and summer right around the corner, I am ready to head to the great outdoors.

While fishing, camping and backpacking may be how some commune with nature, I take a slightly different approach. I go junkin! If you would care to join me, here are some of my favorite ‘pop-up” Market places.

The Southside Vintage Marketplace, in its first year and already drawing large crowds, is held the second Saturday of each month from April through October. Hosted by the Southport Antique Mall, and set up in their east parking lot, the Market offers an array of architecture, painted furniture, hand made goods. one-of a-kind art and repurposed items. Plenty of free parking is available just across the street and there is no admission charge.

Food trucks, an outdoor dining area and music from local disc jockeys make this a festive event for the entire family. As an added bonus, you can step indoors to browse the 30,000 square feet of the Southport Antique Mall. Voted #1 Antique Mall on the “Indy A List”, you will find goods from more than 250 dealers featuring retro, vintage, primitives, antiques, home decor and collectibles in more than 100 categories. To keep up with upcoming features of the market, visit their Facebook page and give them a “like” at Southside Vintage Marketplace.

Now in its third year, the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace is held six times each summer. According to the organizers, the goal of the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace is to enhance the experience of living as a more responsible consumer. Among their offerings I found vintage, retro, art, up-cycled, recycled and just plain great junk! There is plenty of great food from area eateries and a smattering of local artists displaying their work. Remaining dates for this year are June 30, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and a double date in October on the 13th and 14th. Rain or shine, this event goes forward from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the scheduled dates. For more information visit them online at IndieArtsVintage.blogspot.com.

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