Where do the hip and cool kids do their holiday shopping? Where will the “terminally trendy” and “coolness surrounds them” be hanging out this weekend? We don’t take ourselves that seriously, it’s just funny to type stuff like that.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 14 years, we’ll all be hanging out at Atomic Holiday Bazaar this coming weekend!
Atomic Holiday Bazaar, season 14, returns to the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, the Bay Front Room and Plaza De Santo Domingo street fair on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.
Atomic launched in 2006 and has grown from a one day “indie” craft show to a two day holiday craft fair extravaganza featuring 225 interchanging vendors over the weekend.
Atomic continues to feature a wide range of unusual items for all: screen printed t-shirts, faux taxidermy, upcycled everything ranging from home decor, clothing, jewelry, (for example, think of “upcycled” as copper pipe that has been refitted into a desk lamp), vintage clothing, kitsch, lowbrow to elegant fine art, holiday cards, jams, jellies and the best canned pickle selections ever, one of a kind baby clothing, humorous chatchkes, ornaments, knits, catnip toys, doggie stuff, felted art, plants, plushies (unusual and humorous creatures), pop culture-graphic art posters, dark sentiments, body products, candles, beachy vibe stuff, ethnic Latin textiles, rock n roll edgy clothing, sweet little creations that make you sigh, get the picture? No artsy stone unturned, Atomic has something for all this holiday shopping season. Two for me, one for you!
The first lucky 100 adult’ish humans who enter the main auditorium at the stroke of Noon receive a tote that features the current marketing artwork created specifically for the show and are filled with vendor swag and coupons that may be used during Atomic. Totes are handed out by local roller derby league, the Bradentucky Bombers, who have been Atomic’s “welcome wagon hostesses with the mostesses” since 2006.
Admission to the Main Auditorium is $5 for adults, kids 12 and under get in free to that room. On a budget? The Bay Front room and Street Fair are free to enter. Food trucks and the auditorium cantina will be open for hungry shoppers. Atomic is family friendly to PG-Rated adult content.
Affordable and fabulous fresh arts and crafts for the world’s delightful irregulars!
photo from Atomic Holiday Bazaar