Lawrenceville Pop-Up Markets (& Upcoming Clack Workshop!)
Every other Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM for the past six months, local makers and vintage sellers have been setting up sidewalk sales in Lawrenceville.
The initiative was created in the fall of 2020 by Rona Chang of Otto Finn to help local makers boost holiday sales in the wake of COVID-19 and ensuing market closures. On specified Saturdays, makers set up outside of Radiant Hall to sell their creations, attracting visitors from across the city. The initial markets were a success and helped carry many makers through the difficult winter.
Due to the positive response, the event has now expanded to include Ice House Studios and Attack Theatre. Each market boasts between 40 and 70 makers including painters, ceramicists, jewelers, candle makers, and vintage sellers, while offering a chance to explore the neighborhood beyond Butler Street.
Join us at the July 24th Pop-Up Market for an Interactive Workshop!
Adding to the family friendly fun, Attack Theatre is now hosting movement activities to spark creativity and build community. At the upcoming market on Saturday, July 24th, Attack Theatre will also host an interactive workshop exploring future uses of the Allegheny County Frank B. Clack Health Center.
Situated on bustling Penn Avenue between 39th Street and 40th Street, the Allegheny County Frank B. Clack Health Center appears frozen in time. The property’s hundred-year sycamore trees sway over some of the oldest buildings in Allegheny County, its quiet, winding walkways and open greenspace separated from Arsenal Park by nothing more than a chain-link fence. Despite its prime location and ample access to amenities, countless community plans have assumed, as ever, that the 5.2-acre site will more or less remain exactly as it’s always been.
That is, until now. As county officials consider possible dispossession of the site, community members are reclaiming the long-forgotten space through collective reimagination. The first community workshop series kicked off a public planning process which will span the rest of the summer and will culminate in a set of community-informed design guidelines to shape future development of the site.
Saturday’s workshop takes public input from the first round and explores future
potential scenarios for the re-use of the Clack Site and buildings. Join us THIS SATURDAY at Attack Theatre (212 45th Street) to share your thoughts and fill out our survey here!
Future Market Dates
August dates are Saturdays, August 7th and 21st from 10am – 2pm. August 21st will be a supersized event which will include vendors at Bay 41 and special sales along Butler Street. For more information about the Markets or how to participate as a vendor, visit radianthall.org.