Monday, May 20, 2013
Anchorage Market & Festival Is Back
Hundreds of vendors from across the state were in attendance at the grand opening of the Anchorage Market & Festival.
The annual Anchorage Market & Festival kicked off its 19th year Saturday with hundreds of vendors and booths from across the state in attendance.
It's one of Anchorage's weekend traditions that showcases locally grown food and a variety of products made by Alaskan artists. Lisa Greenwood, who owns "Twinkle Toes" has been selling her handmade fleece clothes for over a decade at the market.
"It means a lot to people that come and buy and want something that's really made in Alaska," she said.
She says having the market as a platform to sell her products is invaluable because she's able to meet people from all over the world, who buy from her throughout the year.
One artist you can also expect to see this summer is Chaz Oakley, a spray can artist who uses free paint from local dumps for his paintings in an effort to encourage more recycling in the community.
"Lessons the impact on the environment, I mean if we use it instead of manufacturing more, the throwing this into the ground, it helps lower the impact on the environment because we're obviously going to use it," he said.
The Anchorage Market & Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m until September 11.