JNSA Announces Second Annual 8th Street Holiday Market

Staff Report

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

JNSA and 8th street businesses to host 2nd Annual 8th street holiday Market on December 10th, 2022 from 12PM to 9M, between 8th and Ellis Street.

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts will be co-hosting the second annual 8th street Holiday Artisan Market to showcase local artists, makers, performers, and restaurants and give vendors a chance to connect with their community and create opportunities for local economic growth.

This event is sponsored by AARP Georgia and co-hosted with neighborhood businesses including: Humanitree House, Aficionados of Augusta, Le Chat Noir, the Downtown Development Authority, and Beulah's antiques. The market will take place December 10th, from 12:00 PM to 9:00PM.

In addition to over 40 vendors, Augusta Animal Services will be hosting an adoption event on site, and Alma Presents will provide music by Nefertiti, Tara Scheyer and Erin Dennis, Ariana Williams, DJ Matto, DJ Emeigh, AE the Cool, DJ Ro, and DJ Coco!

When asked about the event, Stephanie Willingham, this year's project coordinator said... "Last year's event went really well, but we questioned ourselves as to whether or not we should do it again. Then vendors began encouraging us, the other businesses were all in and we had some really great feedback from attendees about how much fun they had. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, so how could we not? We're really excited about the expanded list of vendors and all of the music we added!"

The Vendor application will be open on thejnsa.org until December 2. Selected vendors will be announced via website an social media on December 3rd. There is a $25 dollar vendor fee for selected vendors to join the event.