New and returning vendors, live music, and two new art shows are among the highlights slated for the March 14 San Mercado from 9 a.m. – 2 p. m., inside and outside the Price Center at 222 W. San Antonio St., downtown San Marcos.
Three new vendors, including one specializing in vintage collectibles will be joining returning vendors, and two new art shows: “The Language Women Speak,” a show of 151 works by 88 area women, and a special Pop-Up show featuring works from the Wonderland School students grades K-6 will offer visitors a visual treat beyond the garden, historic architecture and various booth vendor merchandise. The student’s pop-up will exhibit various kinds of art in a variety of media, including collage, crayon and watercolor as curated by Wonderland art teacher Debangana Banerjee.
Local pianist Henry Hardwick is also slated to perform a variety of musical genres on the piano.
San Mercado is part of a standing line-up of free, family-friendly activities taking place downtown on the second Saturday of each month as part of the Downtown Association of San Marcos’ (DASM) Downtown Walkabout. Additional reoccurring events include the Farmer’s Market, Art Squared and special activities in downtown galleries, merchants and eateries. On the Square, the Famers Market features live music till 1 p.m. and then Art Squared features it from 1-4.
Admission to San Mercado is free and open to all. New Vendors are always welcome! Indoor Booths are $30; Outdoor $20. The unique monthly market and rotating art shows are made possible in part through grant funds from the San Marcos Arts Commission. Proceeds from booth rentals benefit the Price Center, which is operated by the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association (GSMASA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.
For more information, including reserving booth space, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St. Mon. – Fri., 9-5 p.m., or visit price-center.org or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.