Woodlawn Street Market announces 2021 season, includes spaced-out events

Woodlawn Street Market plans a full 2021 season of spaced-out markets starting in April to provide safe opportunities to support Birmingham makers. The schedule is set, and vendor applications are open for the 2021 Woodlawn Street Markets, now in its eighth season in the historic Birmingham neighborhood’s business district.

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A vibrant product of the partnership between REV Birmingham and Woodlawn Business Association, Woodlawn Street Market provides a platform for local entrepreneurs to launch their businesses and interact with customers while also adding to the vibrancy of downtown Woodlawn. Since 2014, more than 500 Birmingham entrepreneurs have used this business-proving opportunity to start small, test strategies, and perfect their models in response to real customer feedback. In 2020, the team also launched a Virtual Woodlawn Street Marketplace at woodlawnstreetmarket.com, where shoppers can buy from both new and long-time vendors between markets.

Woodlawn Street Market’s 2021 in-person events will follow a COVID-19 safety plan for tent set-up and foot traffic flow to ensure all vendors and visitors stay safely spaced. Masks will be required for everyone, and team members will check for compliance at each entrance and throughout the market.

“As we enter 2021, our eighth season, we are just as cautious as last year but still optimistic,” said Woodlawn Street Market co-founder and organizer Rebekah Fox. “We successfully held two safe market experiences in October and December 2020, which allowed us to provide our vendors with much needed selling opportunities and the community with social distanced ways to support local. Our markets are smaller in vendor size this year with CDC recommended spacing and a mindfulness from all involved to make these as safe as we can – but they’re still a great way to get out and support Birmingham’s small businesses.”

Up to 50 safely spaced Birmingham makers and startups will sell items from art to jewelry, clothing to toys, and food to décor at each market along 55th Place between 1st Avenue North and 1st Avenue South. A #WoodlawnMade tent is in the vendor mix to feature goods from up-and-coming Woodlawn entrepreneurs who are working with REV Birmingham’s Business Growth team.

2021 Woodlawn Street Market Schedule:

  • Saturday, April 10 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 12 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 14 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

2021 vendor applications are being accepted now at surveymonkey.com/r/WSM2021vendor.

“2021 has demonstrated globally and locally how vital Birmingham’s small businesses are to our community vibrancy,” said Taylor Clark Jacobson, REV Birmingham’s Director of Business Growth and Recruitment. “REV’s business growth team supports startups as they launch at this market, as well as entrepreneurs who are growing into this market and small businesses who are growing beyond this market. Woodlawn Street Market is an opportunity for all of Birmingham to support these emerging entrepreneurs as they persevere through unprecedented times and aim for the growth of their enterprise.”

Follow Woodlawn Street Market on Facebook and Instagram for updates throughout and between market seasons. See more information about the market, including market volunteer opportunities, at woodlawnstreetmarket.com.

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