By: Laura Walton AFC®
Treat yourself this weekend to some of the best originality Tucson has to offer! Cultivate is a pop-up market featuring local designers, makers, independent shops, and artists with an additional mission of cultivating community.
Built on the very timely sentiment “that authentic relationships and face-to-face connections are essential for personal and creative growth,” this is Cultivate’s fifth market!
Founders, Claire Seizovic (a graduate of our 3rd Decade™ program) and Kristin Tovar, were inspired to showcase exceptional Tucson vendors at a series of markets and this Saturday, April 21st, is their Spring Market, 10AM-5PM.
As if over 40 carefully curated vendors wasn’t enough reason to go, it’s being held in the iconic Chicago Store’s original location downtown at 130 E. Congress.
And, there’s a give back to the community. A percentage of the profits goes to non-profits in Tucson. The spotlight non-profit for this season’s event is Tucson Youth Development which, since 1965, has helped youth gain employment through alternative education and workforce training programs.
Forewarned – you might want to shop their Early Bird Hours. For $10 in advance and $15 at the door, you can get into the market before the public and shop from 8-10am before the crowds arrive (limited tickets available).
Make an adventure of it! Living Streets Alliance is organizing a community bike ride from Reid Park, park and ride the Tucson streetcar, hop on a Tugo bikeshare or take advantage of the free bike valet thanks to Technicians for Sustainability. However you get there, just go and enjoy!