Tents, sunny weather bring out thousands of casual customers.
Thousands of people attended Alpharetta's first European Market over the weekend, overflowing the aisles in the two tents set up on Milton Avenue for the event. Artisans and artists were joined by vendors selling home furnishings, plants in crafted containers, clothing, soap, scents and a large variety of interior decorating finds. Alpharetta City Councilman Donald Mitchell, whose own interior decorating company was exhibiting, said between 3,000 and 4,000 people attended just on the first day of the two-day event. Tina Soucie of Smyrna, who organized the European Market, said crowds began showing up long before the 11 a.m. opening, and she finally had to let people in early. "I think it's been incredible. We had to open an hour early …
Local residents will find two big tents full of work from artists, artists and other finds by "gatherers" on Saturday and Sunday.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Bob Pepalis
Friday, September 21, 2012
Downtown Alpharetta will take on the feel of a European Market on Saturday and Sunday, with two big tents filling Milton Avenue between Main Street and Canton Street. The two tents will be filled with booths of handcrafted jewelry, vintage furnishings, fashion & accessories, art, gifts and collectibles, one of a kind unusual finds by local artisans & gatherers. Tina Soucie, the market creator, said she has had this kind of market previously in Cobb County. One of the participants in that version of the European Market, Donald Mitchell, is now a City Councilman. "He had come to me in February and said, 'Would you bring your big tent and kind of European-style market to Alpharetta?' I said I would love to because I don't think there's …