Starting June 8 and continuing that Saturday and every weekend thereafter, Hapeville will be home to a new business venture which reflects the combined vision of three antique craftsmen, East Point Artist Angie Webb, former Hapeville Valentiques owner Laura Murphy and Don Shomaker, a woodworking master from College Park.
The Back Alley Market will have its grand opening that Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Back Alley Market, located at 3445 Dogwood Drive, will be a unique venue for residents of south Fulton and Clayton County to enjoy local artists, antique dealers and musicians in an unhurried, relaxed atmosphere.
According to Murphy, each week different vendors can set up outside in the “back alley” to sell their wares. Items available for purchase will include jewelry, pottery, photography creations, natural soaps and lotions, glass and iron artwork, candles, collectibles and garden art.
Also for sale will be fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and terrariums, antiques and recycled items, vintage clothing and kid’s crafts.
However, another aspect of the Back Alley Market which will make it truly unique is its catering business.
“With the opening of the Back Alley Market combined with such businesses as the Norton Arts Center down the street, and the Cartini Home around the corner, Hapeville has quickly become an arts-focused area,” Murphy said.
“With our eclectic collection of local artists, antique dealers, a farmers market, plant vendors and much more, we feel this will be a great place to shop and relax, bring your lunch or just hang out and listen to some home-grown music,” she added.
To add even greater incentive for local artists to sell their creations at the Back Alley Market, Murphy has set special promotional prices through June, for available rental space at the market.
Back Alley Market will rent a 10X10 foot space to antique dealers for $20 per day or $25 for each weekend of June.
For more information on the Back Alley Market, call (404) 964-4330 or (425) 314-9794