POP-UP Sunday first entered the downtown Raleigh scene in spring of 2013. Since then, the demand for quality vintage wares and clothing has grown so much the market is now mostly a vintage and antique flea market. Many vendors are local, but some travel from places such as Austin, Virginia, Wilmington and more which provides a nice smattering of various vintage collections. Raleigh is catching up with Charlotte in this once Fairgrounds Flea Market only shopping experience. Such local shops as SuZanna’s Antiques, Revolver and Cheshire Cat Antique Mall keep local shoppers happy on a regular basis, but Raleigh is growing and wanting more and more. The traveling gypsy-style market POP-UP Sunday provides is meeting that demand and having a good time in the process.
This weekend’s POP-UP Sunday is going to be record breaking. The weather looks amazing, Abita Beer is coming and kittens from Safe Haven for Cats will be on site for snuggling. Make plans to come this Sunday, noon until 5:00 pm, at 509 N. West Street (Ornamentea) in downtown Raleigh. This is a family and pet friendly event with tons of food, music and shopping for all!
Make plans to come to POP-UP Sunday next weekend, May 24th, from noon until 5:00 pm. Food trucks, beer and tons of swanky vintage dealers and artists will be setting up, flea market-style at 509 N. West Street. This is a family and pet friendly event with NO admission fee.
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Siggy Parker’s General Store is coming to POP-UP Sunday May 24th! All the way from Wilmington, NC, this kitschy shop brings vintage junk and fine funk to another level. Check out their facebook page and website for a smattering of what they have to offer and help us welcome them to Raleigh for a Memorial Weekend Staycation Block Party.
There will be over 20 vendors with amazing vintage collections and recycled art. For updates, links to shops and information on POP-UP Sunday, click below.
POP-UP Sunday is family and pet friendly-so come on down to 509 N. West Street, May 24th, noon until 5pm.
Thanks to everyone that braved the chilly weather last weekend at POP-UP Sunday. It was packed with awesome vintage and up-cycled art, delicious food and the best group of Indie Kid Crafters yet! The weather is always a factor for open air events. Great weather can break records and lousy rain can ruin everyone’s fun. Last week, 90% rain predictions loomed at week’s end, but NO measurable precipitation actually happened. Healing Ceilings and Sweet Water Beer partnered up and raised over $300 in donations and raffle sales. The raffle winners are Tamara Holmes (Leopold Designs Silk Scarf), Tracy Demuro (original Daisy Painting), and Mary Dionne (Cakes with a Conscience gift certificate). If you are not aware of the positive, and beautiful, change Healing Ceilings is making in our community (and beyond), please visit their website here. Amy Jo Edwards’ story is an inspirational one and we absolutely love raising awareness (and money) for local non-profits. Ornamentea will continue to raise money for Healing Ceilings at this month’s First Friday craft activity (6:00 pm-8:00 pm) and in the shop through May 23rd.
This weekend we will kick-off POP-UP Sunday’s third year of community FUN. Having an event loved and attended by so many does not just happen. It takes tons of planning, scheduling, favor asking and more to make the FUN look effortless. This year we are starting off with three big sponsors! We could not be happier to have RA Jeffreys and Preferred Parking back on our team for 2015. WUNC is our newest sponsor. This is exciting because we have four, that’s right-FOUR, announcements throughout this week on WUNC, our local radio station. That means more people will know about POP-UP Sunday; more people will shop with local businesses; and more money will be raised for Healing Ceilings. With all the planning in the world, an open air event has to consider unpredictable weather. Forecasts of drizzle have not slowed shopping in the past and we will pop-up, noon til 5:00 pm, rain or shine. So, to recap, Preffered Parking allows FREE parking in the lot across Johnson Street all day; RA Jeffreys is donating tons of SweetWater Beer to raise money for Healing Ceilings; and WUNC is helping us spread the word about POP-UP Sunday! Thanks to all our sponsors, vendors, Kid Crafters, food trucks, volunteers and YOU for helping us spread the word-See you Sunday!
April 26th, noon until 5:00 pm, come shop market-style at POP-UP Sunday’s first event of 2015. This event is an open air market, chock full of vintage clothing and housewares, recycled local art, food trucks and more. POP-UP Sunday is a FREE pet and family friendly shopping experience in downtown Raleigh that partners with local businesses to raise awareness for needs in our community. Healing Ceilings is our April charitable partner. We will have lots of Sweetwater beer will be available to anyone making a donation to this amazing North Carolina non-profit.
We would like to thank WUNC, RA Jeffreys and Preferred Parking for sponsoring POP-UP Sunday and helping put the FUN in fundraising each month.
POP-UP Sunday is every 4th Sunday in the parking lot on the corner of West and Johnson Streets, parallel to the Glenwood South neighborhood. The physical address is 509 N. West Street (Ornamentea). Please check out the amazing vendors here and come see us next weekend!
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Elizabeth Galecke is joining POP-UP Sunday, April 26th, for mini photo sessions. Gather your kids, pets, mom, friends or the whole family and get down to Ornamentea for a 15 minute, professional photo session. Elizabeth will snap tons of posed and casual shots with Raleigh’s urban skyline as the backdrop. The session, which includes a 5×7 print, is only $40. Call or email Elizabeth directly to schedule-this is expected to book up fast!