Pensacola, Florida
Saturday December 20th 2014

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Meet More Makers

Of course, these three all-stars aren’t the only makers in town. Pensacola is full of talent—especially if you know where to look (and shop). Here are a few more opportunities to view and purchase the work of local makers:

Saturday Markets

Palafox Market
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday
Vendors line the streets before the sun comes up, showcasing everything from bath products, to jewelry and birdhouses. On the food front, local farmers and bakers bring treats along for the sampling. The market has grown to include over 85 vendors weekly. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on Palafox between Wright and Garden. palafoxmarket.com

12th Ave. Patio Sale
8 – 11 a.m. every Saturday
Although smaller in scale than Palafox Market, the recently launched 12th Ave. Patio sale transforms the yard outside of the Old Sacred Heart Hospital Building into a makers and resellers neighborhood paradise. Still in its first month, the market is growing with the addition of new vendors each week. 1010 N. 12th Ave. facebook.com/12thAveSale

Gallery Night
Sometimes it’s easy to forget about arts and crafts while enjoying hassle free street booze, but Gallery Night does still offer a prime opportunity to peruse the works of local artisans. A growing network of over 60 local artists congregates outside of Seville Quarter on Government Street. And that’s just one spot. The final Gallery Night of the year is this Friday, Nov. 15. facebook.com/GalleryNight

Retail Spots

Angel’s Garden
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Just a stone’s throw from the 12th Ave. Patio Sale, Angel’s Garden is a unique gift shop that includes the works of over 100 local and regional artists ranging from smaller to larger scale pieces, gift items and yard decor. 1208 N. 12th Ave. facebook.com/angelsgarden

Blue Morning Gallery
Hours vary. Open daily.
This local artist cooperative gallery situated in downtown Pensacola houses works of both well-established and up and coming local artisans. In addition to featured artist displays, they routinely hold workshops. 21 S. Palafox. bluemorninggallery.com

Seasonal Events

Holiday Art Sale
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dec. 7 
Choose from a selection of glass and pottery items crafted by First City Art Center’s pottery and glass guild artists. 1060 N. Guillemard. firstcityartcenter.org

2nd Annual Boatyard Craft Fair
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dec. 14 – 15
Returning for a second year, the event has expanded to a two-day affair featuring local and regional artists, crafters, and retail merchants, hosted at the Community Maritime Park. 300 W. Main St. pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com/boatyard-craft-fair

512 Gallery Holiday Fair
12 – 6 p.m., Dec. 15
Purchase an assortment of pieces crafted by local artists, including prints, textiles, ceramics, paintings, handmade dolls, homemade cookies and more. 512 E. Gadsden St. facebook.com/512gallery