SAN MERCADO TO PREMIERE @ PRICE CTR DURING SHOP SMALL SAT NOV 24

After two plus years of successfully operating the 4th Flea every fourth Saturday of the month, the Price Center is expanding the concept and focus of the market with a new name, longer hours of operation, live music, more arts, and multi-cultural activities and vendors. San Mercado, will premiere during the annual Shop Small Saturday events on Sat. Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside and outside the Price Center in downtown San Marcos. “The best pop-up markets – Flea or otherwise – we’ve hosted over the past few years at the Center are the ones that have included art, live music, and a variety of goods and products,” said Clay DeStefano, executive director. “The goal of the reboot is to int

HALLOWEEN, NATURE, AND YOUTH ART FOCUS OF OCT. THIRD THURSDAY

The whimsical holiday art gourds and Day of the Dead alters of Barbara Abrego, new art from the SMCISD K-12 Youth Art Program, and a display of more than 30 jack-o’-lantern’s -- from vintage to contemporary – are among the treats the Price Center will be serving up for October’s Halloween-inspired Third Thursday Walkabout, Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. A “spooky sound track” of tunes from films, pop culture and TV will set the tone musically, and a solo art show by Veronique Hahn, pop-up art vendors and complimentary refreshments will complete the festivities, which are free and open to all. “For lots of folks, Halloween is more fun than Christmas, “said Clay DeStefano, executive director, who is a

4TH FLEA OFFERING HALLOWEEN TRICKS, TREATS AND DISCOUNTS

4th Flea, downtown San Marcos’ only monthly indoor and outdoor community market, will take place Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Price Center. This month, the Center is offering a 25% discount to booth vendors who are artists or makers, and the market coincides with Downtown Trick or Treat, which will include a kid-friendly Haunted House in the Center’s 1910 Room from Noon – 3. Each month vendors and participants enjoy a wide array of items such as traditional furniture, clothing and household items to food, custom artwork, plants, one-of-a-kind creations, unique junk, and more. Admission is free and open to all. The Center also offers a variety of drinks for a $1 donation, i

Basket Weaving Workshops Coming Soon

Local fiber and basket artist Cricket Rose is bringing three new creative workshops to the Price Center beginning Oct. 12. Each workshop will consist of two, four-hour sessions held on consecutive Wednesdays and Fridays. Each workshop will focus on a separate type of basket weaving and all materials will be provided. All three workshops require advance registration and payment of a $35 fee. “This series of workshops is a nice compliment to the ongoing heritage arts practiced monthly at the Center and the recent one-off workshops we’ve hosted with LifeLong Learning smtx,” said Clay DeStefano, executive director. “Folks seem to like the short-term commitment mixed with ability to learn a new c

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