The Indie South Fair—an art and crafts market formerly in the Caledonia Lounge and Ben's Bikes parking lots—is moving to a new location near the corner of Prince Avenue and Chase Street May 4. From organizer Serra Ferguson:
After listening to much feedback from vendors and attendees alike, and giving serious consideration to your concerns, we have decided to move our event to a new location. We finally found a spot that we are truly excited about: located on Chase Street between Prince Avenue and Boulevard Avenue is a large, paved, flat street-level lot that spans nearly a block. We have been granted permission to have our event there on Saturday, May 4th. We hope you'll want to be part of this new incarnation of our show--the deadline to apply is March 24th and applications are up on our website now.
We think you'll agree that this is a prime location for our festival. Prince Avenue is a major artery through Athens, and running parallel to it is Boulevard, a wide street that forms the backbone of the historic Boulevard neighborhood. This area is known for its lovely 19th to early 20th century homes, progressive and creative community, and popular locally-owned restaurants and businesses. These two well-known streets are connected by Chase St., another heavily traveled road that conveniently connects to Loop 10 about a mile or so down from our location. This makes it fantastic for our local community as well as out-of-towners who may be traveling from surrounding areas to attend Indie South Fair. Best of all, we can leave about half the lot empty for easy customer parking right next to our event!
We want to thank everyone who has stuck with us through all of our changes, especially the artists who have returned year after year no matter the location, your support is tremendous and greatly appreciated. We're glad you see this as an important event to our community, worth sustaining and evolving--we think so, too!
Look forward to seeing everyone in the Spring!