WHAT: Homemade Holidays Market
WHEN: Nov. 24, 2019
WHERE: Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway
UT’s Student Government Association, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, is hosting a Homemade Holidays Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, on Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway. The event will feature holiday gifts such as jewelry, candles, upcycled clothing, quilts, baked goods, and more from local vendors while promoting sustainable gift giving this holiday season.
More than 30 vendors will be present on Sunday, including Checkerboard Chicks, Stefie Knox Designs, and Smoky Mountain Elixirs & Soapworks. The event is open to the public. To participate in the market, vendors pay a fee that will be donated to the Love Kitchen, just in time for the holiday season.
Freshman Gabriella King is a member of SGA’s Environment and Sustainability Committee. She pitched the idea to junior Maryn Miles, director of the committee. Miles said she’s excited to help host the first-ever market.
“The purpose of the event is to provide students with homemade and sustainably made holiday gifts. We know waste amounts increase dramatically during the holidays, so this is a way to try and combat that,” said Miles. “In keeping with the Volunteer spirit, we also wanted to help support local entrepreneur members of our Knoxville community and give back.”