GSO City Market begins 2018 series this Friday
Greensboro, NC (April 16, 2018): This Friday, the GSO City Market kicks off at 6pm and runs till 10pm on West Lewis Street in the South End of downtown. The first market, themed “Past” in the series “Past, Present, and Future” will celebrate some of Greensboro’s history through UNCG art installments alongside artisan food producers, handcrafted jewelry, henna tattoos, locally produced clothing, several types of art, and more!
Half of the vendor fees from the April Market will be donated to the East Greensboro Tornado Relief. Additional financial donations will be accepted for the relief at the Market through the Interactive Resource Center. Water and non perishable food donations will also be accepted. Donate online here: http://interactiveresourcecenter.org/
The market showcases the “hidden gems” of Greensboro through live music, fresh foods, artisan goods, entrepreneurs, and cultural innovators. The event series took a break in 2017 as the organizers roles in the community shifted. This year’s GSO City Market is sponsored by Downtown Greensboro Inc., Greensboro Parks and Recreation, UNCG’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts, and Triad Local First. The event is organized by The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Greensboro Projects Space, and Forge Greensboro.
The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market will host a food demo by Steve Terrill of Red Chair Dinners at the GSO City Market. Featured recipes will be Housemade Ricotta with Spring Alliums and Radish Gazpacho.
The UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts will be hosting the UNCG Art Truck featuring a storytelling workshop by School of Art MFA student and Art Truck Director Jessica Wilkins, a Bounce House Gallery featuring work by UNCG School of Art MFA student Anna Wallace, and Sound Greensboro, a collection of pieces composed by UNCG composition students that are inspired by the history of various locations in and around the greater Greensboro area like South Elm, and Lindley Park. Headlining the evening will COLLAGE, an annual series of concerts by UNCG School of Music Faculty. To top it off, a screening of silent films created in South and North Carolina while Gil Fray improvises on the piano. The event will be a unique opportunity to experience the past history of our state!
Talented, local entrepreneurs looking to connect with their community are encouraged to apply now through FaceBook. For more information about the GSO City Market, rules and regulations or to apply for vending opportunities, visit http://www.gsocitymarket.com/.
For more info:
Downtown Greensboro Inc.: www.downtowngreensboro.org
Greensboro Parks and Rec: https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation
College of Visual and Performing Arts: https://vpa.uncg.edu/
Triad Local First: https://www.triadlocalfirst.com/
Greensboro Curb Market: www.gsofarmersmarket.org
Forge Greensboro: www.forgegreensboro.org
Greensboro Project Space: www.greensboroprojectspace.com
Carolyn Hulsey, Assistant Manager
Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.
501 Yanceyville Street
By mail: PO Box 2617, Greensboro, NC 27402-2617
GFM provides Greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting.
GFM encourages and supports growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve Greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.