Arts / Fashion

Shopping Local at the Mall?

This Centre and Texas Artists are Making it an Unlikely Happening

BY // 07.19.17

This weekend, Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre will offer something a little different than its standard mall merchandise. The Pop-Up Shop Summer Market, taking place Friday through Sunday, will bring about 30 local and regional vendors and artisans to the shopping center. Mall-goers will have the chance to #shoplocal handmade goodies during the three-day-long event.

The booths will provide everything from specialty food to home decor to fashion, as well as an assortment of local artwork.

Careen Plummer from General Growth Properties, which owns and operates Stonebriar Centre, organized the pop-up market.

“We’ve taken the initiative to support local and shop local and wanted to incorporate a blended marketplace with artists,” Plummer says.

Plummer partnered with Artist Uprising to find talented local vendors. The annual publication and artist network is aimed at supporting artists, and invited its members to showcase their work at the market.

But, being a true marriage of art and commerce, the marketplace will not only have art for sale – one local artist will actually be there creating art on the spot. You can catch Dallas-based painter Christina Yielding “performing” live at the Summer Market, where she’ll have several works for sale.

Holiday Gifting

  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Cotton Club
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Asher Gallery
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Wayne Smith
  • Wayne Smith
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Cotton Club

Edible offerings will include salsa from Cowboy Candy, mouthwatering handmade scones from The Sconer, and ready-to-make dishes from PDQ Meals.

If you’re looking for clothes or jewelry, ditch the mall department stores and check out the local wares on display. Boho-glam jeweler Urban Rocks will be there with cute and casual accessories, while Dallas-centric clothing brand Bullzerk will bring sassy T-shirts and wild socks to the market.

There will also be a range of artisanal beauty products, including goods from Plano-based company Sweet Home Bath and Body.

The market will be open in the Macy’s wing of the mall on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Bring along the whole family for kid-friendly activities like face painting and jewelry making.

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