This and every Saturday from noon to 6pm (except for December 14th), native Newark designer and artisan Meca McKinney will be personally curating independent fashion, accessory, and product designers from the wider region at Seed Gallery, the Market Street gallery owned by visual artist Gizem Bacaz, who will also be producing the event.
The Brick City Design Marketplace, which is free to attend, will offer attendees the opportunity to connect with each other and shop local, one-of-a-kind items while listening to vintage records and taking in art exhibits, style and beauty workshops, cooking demos, and other interactive activities with independent designers and vendors.
See details for this week’s marketplace below.
Highlighted food vendor: “Many, Mini Things”
Chef Zakiyyah discovered her love for culinary in 2006. She has provided personal/private chef services for private affairs, as well as for busy families who had no time for healthy meal preparation. She will be performing a cooking demo covering both cooking essentials and how to make the most of leftovers. (4-5pm)
Undefined Fashions: Brooklyn-based designer of one-of-a-kind ear art
Jypsea Leathergoods: Handcrafted leather furniture, home goods and accessories
Gizem Bacaz: Gizem Bacaz is a multi-dimensional and multi-medium designer. Seed Gallery is Gizem’s brainchild, founded in 2007 in downtown Newark, NJ.
RetroChic Beauty: Since launching her career as a commercial freelance make-up artist and hairstylist, Pietra has acquired a wide variety of experience including working freelance for M.A.C, Maybelline, L’Oreal, Cover Girl, Physician’s Formula, and Smashbox. Her work has been featured in several magazines including Essence, Ebony, Modern Salon, Sophisticate’s Black Hair, and New Beauty magazine.
Stay by Stacey Angela: Stacey Angela’s exclusive Stay by Stacey Angela collection has been heralded from Japan to Los Angeles. Her crochet pieces have been featured in the Miami Herald, Grand Life Daily, Lifestyles of the Authentic and Creative, ougarvintage.com, thestylist.