INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH ITS ANNUAL CRAFT AND VINTAGE MARKET: SUMMER ICE

May 23, 2017

Two-Day Shopping Event Moves to Colony Square in Midtown and Features Over 90 Hand-Selected Vendors, Local Food Offerings, Swag Bags and More

 

Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Atlanta, Georgia (May 23, 2017) – Indie Craft Experience (ICE), purveyors of dynamic craft markets and pop-up shops, is hosting a two-day shopping event celebrating summer like no other on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Dazzling Atlanta since 2005 when they debuted the inaugural summer market, ICE founders Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson have moved the coveted event to a brand new location at Colony Square in Midtown. Featuring over 90 of the best craft and vintage vendors from across the country, music by DJ Zano, local food offerings and much more, Summer ICE takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day and is just $5 cash at the door to enter. Kids 12 and under get in for free.  The first 250 shoppers each day will also receive complimentary swag bags upon arrival designed by local artists.
 

 “We are thrilled to host the Indie Craft Experience at Colony Square this year. The unique vendors, local culinary delights and artful encounters create the perfect complement to the reimagined Colony Square experience. We look forward to exploring the creative craft market along with our guests, residents and office tenants,” says Sara Carville, marketing coordinator at Colony Square. 

Proving to be an unforgettable two-day shopping experience year after year, Summer ICE will also feature a special appearance on Saturday, June 3rd from #weloveatl.  Striving to connect the city by telling stories through photographs, guests will interact with the iconic Chevy P30 bread truck that was converted to mobile photography gallery. All print proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Additionally, local favorite, Tiny Doors ATL, will return and host a special “tiny garden” interactive DIY experience each day. Attendees who sign up are invited to make a living tiny garden of their own design with fun miniatures and tiny succulents.  For the full list of hand-selected vendors, which includes independent artists, printmakers, jewelry makers, artisans, crafters, makers and more, visit www.ice-atlanta.com/vendors-summer-ice. 

"We are so happy to work with such an amazing group of artists and vintage vendors once again. It's a thrill to bring so much talent together in one awesome location for a full weekend," says ICE co-founder Christy Petterson. "We are so thankful to Colony Square for hosting us for our 12th annual summer event." 

Summer ICE will be held at Colony Square on Peachtree Street at the intersection of 14th Street in Midtown at 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. The two-day shopping event will be located in the former Houlihans Restaurant, which overlooks the plaza on Peachtree Street. Shoppers should look for the giant MIDTOWN letters to find the plaza and then take the white spiral staircase to enter the event.  For additional information, visit www.ice-atlanta.com. 

About Indie Craft Experience:

Since 2005, Indie Craft Experience has become known for its curated markets and pop-up shops celebrating local, regional and national independent artists, printmakers, jewelry makers, artisans, crafters, makers and more.  Founded by Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson, crafters and advocates for handcrafted, ICE now produces events throughout the year: Summer ICE (June), ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular (November), the ICE Pop-Up Shop (November and December) and more.  ICE's mission is to provide opportunity for crafters and vintage sellers, to educate shoppers on the benefits of buying handcrafted goods, and to encourage people to craft.  Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @iceatlanta and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IndieCraftExperience. 

About Colony Square:
At the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets, Colony Square is not only the heart of Midtown, it’s the heart of Atlanta – an original icon at the very center of the ever-rising capital of the modern South.

 

Today, Colony Square is becoming an icon of another kind, bringing the Art of Modern Life to Midtown. With two office towers totaling 720,000 square feet, residential condos, a 467-room hotel and a 163,000-square-foot retail center, Colony Square is a sophisticated business, residential and cultural hotspot, that like all great city squares, is alive with possibility. The reimagined Colony Square will be known as a foodie haven; a shopping mecca; an events destination; a beautiful, amenity-rich and arts-infused place to gather with community and soak up Midtown’s vibe. Open, walkable and transit-friendly, the reimagined Colony Square will be seamlessly connected to the vibrant energy of the streets around it. Follow Colony Square’s transformation with the hashtag #reimagineCS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information, visit colonysquaremidtown.com.

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