Sunday, February 18, 2018

Glass art jewelry shines at Zen Glass and another round of markets

Art Jewelry: Pendant Palooza
I can tell you from my experience working in a gallery, people love art glass jewelry, particularly pendants. They make great gifts. Find a plethora at Zen Glass Studio's Pendant Palooza on Saturday. They're showcasing jewelry from more than 50 cutting-edge artists from around the globe, including highly collectable pendants. You will find a huge variety of styles, though I'm especially fond of ones that look like miniature encapsulated universes, like the one pictured. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen throughout the evening, and a silent auction will benefit active military, veterans and first responders with free glassblowing classes. 5-10 p.m. 600 27th St. S., St. Petersburg. (727)323-3141.

Market Mania: Market RoundUp
Winter Village Shops: Local vendors are using PODS to sell their goods at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. Personal care company Organic Beard Supply turned theirs into a living room, above, to make shoppers feel at home. There's also ice skating and a cafe.

Maven Market Channelside: In addition to artisan vendors, the pop-up at Maven Designs features photo booths, a raffle, live music by the Infinite Eights. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
207 N 11th St., Tampa.

Urban Street Exchange Pop-Up Market: Pro BMX riders, food and a DJ are part of this market at MacDinton's Irish Pub. 2-6 p.m. Saturday. 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa.

DTSP Night Market: A curated selection of local artists and makers under a night sky happens 6-10 p.m. today at Plaza Tower and Courtyard Shops, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.

Shopping factors range from super cool to super cute this week

Shopping factors range from super cool to super cute this week

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