(EDITOR’S NOTE: The organizers placed a notice on their social media on March 23 that the event would be canceled due to the forecast of inclement weather.)
After a successful debut in October, the 10th Street Bazaar is back for spring.
The bazaar brings together artists, musicians and vendors for an all-day party March 25 in the streets.
Eric Kinlaw, one of the event’s organizers, started the bazaar to augment some of the other outdoor events. Arts in the Heart of Augusta is a much-anticipated fall event. This is a smaller one designed for twice a year.
“It’s a block party on 10th Street,” he said.
The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 7 p.m.
The music line-up features Mamie Lew at 1 p.m., The Brownstown Gritty at 3 p.m. and The Dusty Angels at 5 p.m. DJ Rho will spin tunes, and Kinlaw said he expects some other DJs as well.
Artists Alex Foltz, Blaine Prescott, Alexis Kay White and Tiphiknee De Herrera will be painting live.
Restaurants on 10th Street will be street cooking. Participating restaurants include Tacocat, Pho Ramen’L, Manny’s Sports Off Broad and Pineapple Ink Tavern.
Twenty vendors have signed up so far. The Equality Clinic, Thrifted Gallery, Sweet Pea Soapery, billy s, 4P Studios, Juana Rubio and Not Pots are participating. Kinlaw said there were a few spaces left. Email email@example.com for more information.
Five percent of vendor proceeds will benefit the Equality Clinic at 1014 Moore Ave., which is an interdisciplinary free clinic for people in the CSRA who do not have insurance or are underinsured and make less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level with an emphasis on “providing complete and competent care to the LGBTQ community,” according to its Facebook page.
Kinlaw said it was important for the event to have that element of giving back.
The only thing missing from this spring festival is the Bee’s Knees. Kinlaw said he chose to close the longtime downtown café in November 2020 because he wanted to take his life in another direction.
He’s excited to be part of the bazaar even without the Bee’s Knees. And the other participants are also looking forward to the event.
“They are excited for us to do it again,” he said.
Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe to the newsletter here.