Our First Sip and Shop with Vend Raleigh First Friday Downtown Raleigh
Vend Raleigh is looking for artisans, creators, and photographers for our first ever First Friday event. We’d been invited to participate in the First Friday Gallery Walk Downtown Raleigh March 6, 2015 with Brushstroke Studio and Gallery. Felicia Perry of Felicia Perry Photography invited Vend Raleigh to participate next month after a very successful February First Friday at Brushstroke. They received great traffic and sales with First Friday citywide promotion and some food truck and local brewery fun!
My experience with Brushstroke Studio and Gallery has been a great one! I had my first photographic exhibit at the gallery last June, and I sold five pieces. On February 6, 2015 Brushstroke had their inaugural First Friday event for 2015 and it was a huge success; about 80 people came through the gallery, and I sold three photographic images. Nickelpoint Brewing Company sponsored the beer and the Chirba Chirba Dumpling truck was on-site and had tremendous sales. Felicia Perry
In the past Vend direct sales reps have been included for all Sip and Shops, and plans are in the works to include DS Mompreneurs in the near future, but for this first event we have limited space for creative and independent type of businesses only. We have 2 spaces for photographers and/or artist with wall space to display your work and 4 tables for crafters that can display tabletop.
On March 6, the American Meltdown truck will be at Brushstroke, as will Raleigh Brewing Company, with beer and fun giveaways. I anticipate that the March “First Friday” will also be a fantastic event and a success for the artists involved! Felicia Perry