Art 120’s International Market series will highlight Chattanooga’s cultural diversity over multiple weekends starting on Oct. 24 in Cooper’s Alley, 10 E. 7th St. in Chattanooga. Each event will support up to 20 vendors that reflect Chattanooga’s diverse community. All the International Markets are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.
Kicking off the series and celebrating United Nations Day on Sunday, Oct. 24, the cultural market
series will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., offering food, music and art of South Asia and Africa. Attendees
can experience Henna and crafts along with colorful art and food from these regions. Performances include an interactive drum circle led by local musician Kofi Mowaku, Bollywood dance lessons and even an Indian cooking class.
RSVP’s are requested to allow vendors to prepare enough food: https://tinyurl.com/marketevent1.
The following Sunday, Oct. 31, highlights the Latin American community with a special Dia
de los Santos celebration featuring traditional dance from Xochipilli Danza Folklorico, a multicultural singing circle led by Veronica Herrera, and Dia De Los Santos art activities. Additionally, a variety of food will be featured from Guatemala, Brazil and South America.
The market returns Nov. 28 for a special Artist’s Sunday. This alternative to Black Friday
showcases the work and performances from local artists. Attendees will have a variety of food to enjoy, activities with Art 120 and International Paint Pals, along with plenty of opportunities to find unique gifts for family and friends.
The final event in the series will be on Saturday, Dec. 11, with a world holiday market organized
by Culture Chatt from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Afterwards, the market will reopen at 6 p.m. with a small
Bavarian night market to celebrate Krampusnacht. Attendees will also enjoy live music by Ashley and the X’s.
To stay up to date with the International Market and More schedule, follow Art 120 on Facebook
@art120, Instagram @art120chatt, and on Eventbrite at: https://tinyurl.com/art120eb.
For vendor information and to register, visit: www.tinyurl.com/mandmreg.
Supporters of the International Market include: River City Company, ArtsBuild, Reagan Outdoor, Tennessee Arts Commission, Culture Philanthropy, Culture Chatt, and The Lyndhurst