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Downtown Artist and Farmer’s Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week Thursday

The Downtown Artist and Farmer’s Market will kick off National Farmers Market Week with an evening market starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, on the pedestrian pathway.

“Farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional growers. This is a great way to show our market visitors the true link between local foods, businesses, the arts and community building,” said Market Coordinator Valerie Venecia. “People can enjoy a cool summer evening and sample fresh produce while enjoying live music and mini-mural installations, all in support of local, sustainable resources.”

In addition to activities and vendors on the pathway, the Market has once again partnered with Velo Paso for a pop up window mural art crawl that will take riders through the Downtown Arts District to visit local businesses showcasing the talents of El Paso artists.

The art crawl will depart from the Pedestrian Pathway at 6:30 p.m. making stops at Sparrow’s, Golden Goose Tattoo, Gray Dog, the Pizza Joint and Craft and Social.

Market Schedule

  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – More than 50 art, food, and produce vendors and community booths, food trucks, and free arts and crafts for kids
  • 6:30 p.m. – Velo Paso departs Market for Pop-Up Window Mural Tour throughout Downtown Arts District featuring five local businesses and artists
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Live Entertainment “Fandango” led by Carambola Community Music
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Cooking Demonstration and fresh veggie tastings

The Market will be open Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Anthony Street location.

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