Friday, September 9, 2011

Vendor Opportunity

We have a few spaces left for this Second Saturday's Bazaar in the WEAVE parking lot! 

Interested vendors please reserve a space through our website:

The Midtown Bazaar will be open from Noon to 8PM with check-in starting at 10AM at the entrance on K Street between the railroad track and 19th Street. 

Any questions, please feel free to email us at: 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Making it Monthly

Hello folks. There are some changes in store for the Midtown Bazaar: we are now going monthly. Saturday is our last weekly market, and after today, you'll find us every second Saturday open for business with a community of crafters, small business people and artisans selling hand made and unique local items.

THIS SATURDAY: We are located in our regular location- on 17th Street, between I and J Street.
SEPTEMBER: September 10th you will find us in the WEAVE Parking lot between 19th and K.
OCTOBER: October 8th you will find us in the WEAVE Parking lot between 19th and K.

More information to come. Happy Shopping!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Second Saturday is at 19th and K

Tomorrow is SECOND SATURDAY and we will be setting up the Midtown Bazaar at 19th and K Street, behind Harv's Car Wash. From noon to 8 p.m. our vendors and artists will be there with their wares, a wide variety of hand-mades and hand crafted goodies, so be sure to stop by & say hi. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Your Sun Hat is Where it's At

Plan on wearing a good sun hat this Saturday as it's going to be a scorcher. We will be BACK to our original location, on 16th and I Street. So come on out and see what we've got cooking this Saturday from noon to 5 pm. 

The Bazaar Goes Pop-Up!
Here's the Midtown Bazaar's location schedule for the month of July: 

  • Saturday, July 2nd:      16th and I Street
  • 2nd Saturday, July 9:   19th + K Street
  • Saturday, July 16th:     16th and I Street
  • Saturday, July 23rd:     16th and I Street
  • Saturday, July 30th:     16th and I Street

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Featured Vendor: Esabel

Her attitude is humble, her images dreamy. She signs her art "Esabel."
"For as long as I can remember that is how I sign my artwork," declares this 34 year-old artist named Isabel. She was raised by Portuguese immigrant parents in a Californian small town, called Hilmar. "Just south of Turlock, we have a cheese factory, " she tells us, "I'm not surprised you've never heard of it." Isabel moved to the Sacramento area eight years ago, where she came looking for work.

"I've always been one of those people who, if I needed something I'm more likely to make it than to go out and find it.  I make scarves. I've been drawing since I was 5, and painting since 16.  Mostly for myself, friends and family." 
Original art by Esabel, now available at the Midtown Bazaar
Not one to waste hours, Isabel uses her free time to make things. When she was laid off and looking for work, she also started selling her artwork and scarves to friends. Recently, Isabel discovered the community of the Midtown Bazaar, and began selling her arts and crafts here. "It's been a great experience," says this busy as ever artist, "the other vendors are supportive and very kind with their advice and help."
Want a custom piece or have a question for Esabel? 
You can email her:
You can peek at Esabel's gallery by clicking here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

19th and K, until June 18th

The Midtown Bazaar can be found this Saturday at 19th and K Street.
Be sure to join us at our temporary location, at 19th and K Street this Saturday and every Saturday until June 18th. You'll find us across from the Spaghetti Factory and adjacent to Harv's Car Wash. 

Make a purchase at the Midtown Bazaar and get a free car wash from Harv's Car Wash! If you are a Harv's Car Wash customer, you'll get a card to take over to the Midtown Bazaar. When you buy from a Mid-Baz vendor they will stamp your card, good for a FREE car wash!

Also: for each purchase you make from a Midtown Bazaar vendor, you'll be entered in a drawing for a FREE Harv's Car Wash.
Be sure to pick up your tickets from Sabrina.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This Saturday, A Special Location: The WEAVE Parking Lot

We are currently looking for YOU to visit this sunny Saturday @ the WEAVE parking lot on 19th and K street, 12 pm - 5 pm. 
Treat yourself to something locally handmade!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Featured Vendor: One and Only Arts

Unique, one-of-a-kind pieces typify Darnell Lamar Horton's One and Only Arts
 "Art isn't just something that hangs on your wall."-Darnell Lamar Horton
Born in 1977 in King's County Hospital (New York), Darnell Lamar Horton is a lifetime artist. Raised between New York and Philadelphia he attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, graduating in 1995. In 1999, Darnell was transplanted to Northern California by way of the U.S. Air Force. After two tours of duty, and his subsequent honorable discharge, Darnell has devoted himself full-time to his art. 

Darnell started One & Only Arts in 2009.  One & Only Arts showcases Darnell's many talents. Running the gamut from painting, sculpture, design, bead work to wood carving, Darnell enjoys exploring his subjects through a variety of mediums. Recently, Darnell began showcasing his work at the Midtown Bazaar. While Darnell's paintings and sculptures may be considered his flagship work, he uses his T-shirts as his walking billboards. Says Darnell: "Each T-shirt is one of a kind, there are no two alike. I start with an idea, put it on paper, transfer it to a silk screen and hand-print it on cotton shirts. I also dye a lot of the shirts by hand. I want each shirt to be a piece of art. Art isn't just something that hangs on your wall." You can find One & Only Arts on Facebook or contact Darnell at:

Check out One & Only Arts on Facebook HERE.

(Feature was originally published 5/12/11 in the Midtown Bazaar newsletter. If you'd like to subscribe please click here.)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Seen + Heard: The Lawn Trolls

Newly formed band, the Lawn Trolls gathers its first groupie at the Midtown Bazaar.

Mac and Chris play a few popular cover songs as well  as some choice originals
Crowd pleasers, the Lawn Trolls are looking to be back for another Second Saturday gig.

The Lawn Trolls are:
Mac Russ on vocals and guitar, Chris Ernst on drums.

For booking information, contact Mac Russ (916) 384-6515

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Featured Vendor: PotatoBug Clothing

PotatoBug Clothing: one of a kind clothing for your one of a kind kid.

Say hello to featured vendor, PotatoBug Clothing, a kid-clothing company created by sisters Michelle Hewitt and Nicole Dickinson. Proud mothers, these sisters got the idea of when one of their children wanted a specific design, and they thought- who knows better what a kid wants than a kid? PotatoBug Clothing was then formed. 

They start by printing up some designs by cutting potato stamps and using non-toxic paint that is then pressed onto a 100% cotton onesie or T-shirt. What began as fun clothing made for family, friends and given as gifts is now a full-fledged business. They've since expanded into the diaper cake market.

You can find PotatoBug Clothing on Saturdays at the Midtown Bazaar as well as on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NEW Location! The Bazaar is back outdoors at I and 16th

Last weekend had a fantastic turnout at the new outdoor location. It is great for cars on I Street approaching the light at the corner to be able to pull over, park and shop the Bazaar. There is a parking lot on the right of 16th, and a portion of it is allocated for Midtown Bazaar customers. 

Expect a BEAUTIFUL day this coming Saturday. 

If you'd like to register as a vendor, please go to the website at: and register. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

This Saturday A Special Location

Look for the Midtown Bazaar on the corner of 16th and I Street this Saturday. We're going back outside! Look for the same smiling faces and some fabulous new merchandise, just in a slightly different location- the corner of I and 16th. 
Our Second Saturday hours  are Noon-8 pm. 
If you have any questions, feel free to send us a line at 
or leave a comment on our Facebook page. 

Can't wait to see you there!

The forecast for this Saturday is: 
SUNNY      High: 65    Low: 47

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Smells Like Tween Spirit

Fit for A Tween Queen
Tiara is an enterprising tween entrepreneur who sells to teens
On any given Saturday, you just might find Tiara and her sisters, Tanae, Jaclynn and Tori, as well as their mom setting up their booth, Tween Queen. Tween Queen sells handmade diva style products made by teens for teens. They offer Lip Gloss, Body Parfaits and Perfumes. This family enterprise
creates hand luxury products for the younger crowd. They are currently setting up a shop on Etsy which you can find by clicking here. Making luxury hand-made body products runs in the family- Tiara's mom also sells online and her shop can be found on Etsy as well: Smell It Like It Is.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Look for the Yellow Banner

Step into the Yellow
Folks, spring is on it's way, and with it comes an explosion of color! One color to keep your eye out for is yellow, the color of our banner at the Midtown Bazaar. When you see yellow, remember to stop by anytime between noon-5 pm on Saturdays. Hope to see you there! 

(Daffodil ohoto credit: A Lovely Garden )

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Bazaar CLOSED this Saturday, March 26th

The Midtown Bazzar will be CLOSED THIS SATURDAY due to the EXTREME rain/wind and flood advisories. We apologize for any inconvenience and will re-open Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

time, and Time & Again

What Comes Around Goes Around: The Timeless Style of Time & Again Fashions
 Calling all vintage fashion lovers! I spied a sweet selection of vintage clothing over in the front corner of the Midtown Bazaar. Here's a taste:

The quality clothing is  always clean and in excellent condition and the prices are choice. So when you swing by the Bazaar this Saturday, be sure to take some time to check out Time & Again Fashions.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bar in A Jar

Midtown Bazaar welcomes Bar In a Jar
Meet the head "Jar-tender" Jason Poole

Last Saturday, the Midtown Bazaar welcomed this handsome bloke to its community. Meet Jason Poole- head "jar-tender." His story starts out like so many others, a bartender turned preserves aficionado. Wait- that is like NO other story I've ever heard! Bar In a Jar is made with fresh local produce and an experimental spirit, as well as libational spirits. There's a variety a tantalizing jellies, jams, marmalades and preserves. And you get the feeling when Jason serves you up a sample, they'll be lots of new fun flavors coming soon. 

There's a website and they're taking orders now!
AND you can "LIKE" them on Facebook by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vendor of the Week: Going Gourds and More

Get Going: Going Gourds and More shares an artist passion for gourds.

A life-long student of the arts, Jessica Di Giacomo has studied and worked in a variety of art mediums, but it was on an unassuming afternoon at a garden club meeting that Jessica found her artistic mode of expression- gourds. "I was hooked," says Di Giacomo, "the lecturer brought in gourds from her garden, and as a project, we were to draw or paint on them."

A prime example of her work: An original design woodburned onto the gourd with an aqua wash.
Her interest in gourds has turned into her passion. "Gourds have been used as a functional object for thousands of years," Di Giacomo declares. "Gourds are found in almost all cultures. They've been made into grain containers, ladles, musical instruments, canteens and so much more." The artist's main interest is an traditional form of gourd art design called Pyrography- where a design is produced using heat and burned onto the gourd. Jessica updates this ancient practice by employing a modern wood burning tool to create her designs.

The passion that goes into Going Gourds and More has become a gourd obsession. The artist now belongs to several gourd groups- including a local Gourd Patch group, as well as state and national chapters of the Gourd Society.  Di Giacomo puts this passion to work in her business, selling her gourds online at Etsy. You can also find her in person at our very own Midtown Bazaar.

Would you like to see more examples gourd art?  Check out her Etsy shop: Going Gourds and More.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

MY Bazaar

More than a Marketplace, the Midtown Bazaar is a community.

Sometimes writing for this blog feels a little one-sided. Dare I say it? Lop-sided. Writing week after week telling why you should come down to the Midtown Bazaar feels like I'm pushing something on you, and that's not the case. I want to SHARE something with you.

I want to share the vendors with you, and the feeling of community you get when you visit. I want to share MY experiences with you, and the potential of this marketplace for people looking beyond the mass-produced experience of a regular mall. I want to introduce you to all the wonderful vendors who sell here- the small business owners, the ma & pop start-ups, so you get a glimpse of who they are, which is part of why they sell. 

But I feel like something is missing. The other side of things. The experiences of the shoppers, the families and individuals who shop here, who support the Bazaar and the vendors whether it be first time visitors or regular customers. I want to hear from somebody who loved the Roller Rink last December, from the faithful who braved the cold in January, and from all of you who are not-so-patiently waiting for return to the outdoor market as soon as the warm weather returns.

I want to hear from you: the Midtown Bazaar shopper! 

Photo courtesy of
Photo courtesy of

It's people like you who keep discovering the Bazaar, and what a special place it is. Recently, blogger Gina Rose spent a Saturday morning here, and absolutely loved it! She called it "a Farmer's Market with Accessories," and you can read about her shopping experience over at her blog by clicking here.

So, let's share! Why don't you send me a photo of your Midtown Bazaar visit, or a picture of your favorite buy. While your at it, why don't you send me a line or two about how you like it, or why you like it? I'd love to post your letters and pictures, and share them with others, here on the blog. Because we are more than a marketplace. We're a community. 

Share with me YOUR Midtown Bazaar !

Email me with "My Bazaar" in the subject heading, to

Friday, March 4, 2011


Sacramento Beer Week has arrived! What are you doing to celebrate our River City's favorite brew? 

How about this super-sized beer holder to hold your favorite suds? 
Midtown Bazaar favorite Whatever Wacky U Wear has made some great containers that make pony kegs nervous.
Come down to the Midtown Bazaar this Saturday and check 'em out!

For more information on Sacramento Beer Week and it's events click here.
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