September 16, 2021, by Danielle Campell- The noontime sun shone brightly as people walked down Whalley Avenue toward the Westville Art Market. On a colorful patio in the middle of Center Street, 13 tents stood waiting for visitors, bathed in midday light and multiple decades of feel-good music. Buckets of flowers peeked out from the street, as if to say hello. Welcome to the Westville Arts Market (W.A.M.), a semi-weekly pop-up meant to support and celebrate homegrown artists in the city’s Westville neighborhood. Last Sunday, it returned for a third iteration on Central Avenue, with goods that ranged from ceramics to jewelry to handmade soap. Bloom, a new lifestyle boutique at Central and Edgewood Avenues, brought flowers and mocktails that turned it into a midday party. It is the brainchild of longtime Westville artists Dooley-O and Kate Stephen, with support from the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA). The idea grew out of a friendship among the artists, both of whom have studios nearby at West River Arts. This and next month, the market will hold sessions on Sept. 26 and October 3..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

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