Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Sustainable Connections is seeking vendor applications for a new night market to be held at on Fridays at the Commercial Street Plaza from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2.

Market organizers plan to have 20 unique vendors in the hidden plaza next to the parking garage at 1300 Commercial St., as well as live music or local DJs.

Crafts people, makers, entertainers and other types of vendors can apply online for $10 at http://commercialstreetnightmarket.com/vendors/.

Applications submitted before Aug. 3 will get priority, according to a news release from Sustainable Connections. Participation in the market costs $75 a night for food vendors and $35 a night for non-food vendors.

The Night Market was a winning idea at KAPOW! The design competition sought ideas for inexpensive projects to enhance downtown. Ten out of 50 contestants went on to present their ideas at Bellingham’s sixth annual PechaKucha, where voters picked winners.

Dean Fearing presented the Commercial Street Night Market at the competition.

“I love downtown,” Fearing said in a news release. “We are looking forward to the Night Market bringing life and vibrancy to a hidden space downtown.”

The market is a collaboration between Sustainable Connections, the City of Bellingham, Downtown Bellingham Partnership, Make.shift Art Space and Whatcom County Association of Realtors.

Find more information at www.commercialstreetnightmarket.com

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