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Funky Flea market slated for June 4 on Near Westside; call for vendors through May 21
Have you heard about the Funky Flea yet? It’s a bazaar fun-filled with bric-a-brac, whatnots, gadgets, gizmos, thing-a-ma-bobs and what-cha-ma-call-its. It’s an outdoor flea market that is a little bit flea, a little bit craft and a whole lot of fun.
The Funky Flea is slated to be an annual summertime market and is organized by the 40 Below Public Arts Task Force, a group of volunteers igniting Syracuse with a variety of public art projects and events. The market will take place in a vacant lot on the corner of Marcellus and Wyoming streets on Syracuse’s Near Westside on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
“The Funky Flea encapsulates and embraces everything that the Near Westside community stands for: an eclectic mix of people, homes and businesses; all little gems waiting to be discovered by the greater Syracuse community,” says Maarten Jacobs, director of the Near Westside Initiative, the nonprofit group helping revitalize the SALT District.
Right now, the flea market is looking for people who are willing to be vendors. If you have retro collectibles, repurposed furniture, vintage anything, handmade crafts, artwork, records, thrift store finds or just that stuff around the house that you love but don’t have room for, sell it at the Funky Flea. Apply to be a vendor now thru May 21 and save $5 when you apply during the month of April.
The market is being modeled along the same lines as the Brooklyn Flea and Artists and Fleas, with a bit of the Salt City Urban Art & Craft Market thrown in for good measure.