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Oxford Maker’s Market to Host a Night Market June 15

Photo from Facebook.com / Oxford Maker's Market (Date: June 4, 2016)
Photo from Facebook.com / Oxford Maker’s Market (Date: June 4, 2016)

The beloved monthly Oxford Maker’s Market is holding a night’s market at the Armory Pavilion this Wednesday, June 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Located on the corner of Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue, the Pavilion will host 30 vendors selling a variety of handmade crafts and homegrown food.

Paul Tate will be providing live music. YoknapaTaco will be serving delicious tacos of chicken tinga, chorizo potato, spicy beef and fried eggplant for attendees to enjoy. The Round Table will offer beer. However this isn’t an event for only adults; the children are invited and will enjoy a lot of activities there.

The Oxford Maker’s Market is the state’s original local art and crafts market based in the city. The market’s founders said they were committed to providing space for underexposed and unrepresented talent and handmade goods of any style. The market also provides a children’s market area for budding entrepreneurs.

Its organizer, Oxford artist Jason “J-Man” Heavner, recently posted on Oxford Maker’s Market Facebook page, saying in part: “Our market is about providing a fun family friendly event for the residents of Oxford, the surrounding counties, and for anyone else that may be in town. Not everyone likes the bar scene. Our market is about Mississippi’s creative economy. On a good market day, we may have over a thousand folks come through. They purchase handmade goods from our vendors, some of which do this fulltime! Sales tax is collected and turned in. Those folks generally shop on the square increasing the sales at locally owned businesses which in return pay taxes. When I sale a painting at market, I pay taxes. I buy lunch for my family at Proud Larry’s, yogurt from Yaya’s, coffee from Square Books who get their coffee from High Point, gas, something for dinner for when I get home exhausted. I boost Oxford’s economy! All the vendors do this!”

He posted this in response to Oxford Maker’s Market flyers being blocked by other flyers on the Square.

Those interested in learning more about the market can visit its website, oxfordmakersmarket.org, and its Facebook. The organizers can be reached at oxfordmakersmarket@gmail.com.


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