Then, the party really starts at the Market at the Park with an evening of funk! The festivities will kick off with a special talk from David R. Webb, President and CEO, Chairman of The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center. Stick around for fun and dancing with BrandNewFunk by DJ Christopher Etch Weyrich.
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The market’s resident vendors will be open as well as special themed pop up vendors and artists that you won't want to miss, including Funk Photography from Jennifer Taylor.
“It’s been great seeing the response we’ve gotten just weeks after the Market’s first open house,” Mike Bisig, owner at Mike’s Indoor Bike Park and The Market at the Park said in a previous interview. “We knew there were people who would fit well in the type of developmental market we had in mind, but even still, seeing all of the talented artists, bands, vendors and more, has been really exciting.”
Unveiled just this October, The Market at the Park announced regular open hours: the market will be open every First Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday every week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Open regular weekly hours, you’re going to be able to see and be a part of the development of our vendors firsthand. These are really creative people who are pushing what they do constantly,” Bisig said. “With the First Friday events, we wanted to encourage everyone to come and interact — inviting out musicians, artists, photographers, DJs and anyone else who wants to build on the creative spirit of what we’re trying to do.”
The Market at the Park is "dedicated to the numerous talented artisans of the greater Dayton area." It seeks to be a communal space for starting businesses.
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“Settling into our building, we had a great opportunity to do something unique with the offices off of Crane Street,” Bisig said. “Tapping into Dayton’s living history as a hub for innovation, we want The Market at the Park to be a showcase of that. A communal space where artists, vendors and musicians can all start to develop what they want to do.”
WHAT: Have a Funky New Year: A First Friday Celebration
WHEN: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4
WHERE: The Market at the Park, 221 Crane St., Dayton