WESTPORT, Conn. You can browse through hundreds of antiques and vintage items while helping support a Westport nonprofit this Sunday during the first-ever Westport Antique & Vintage Market at Luciano Park in the Saugatuck section of town.
The market, which will feature 30 dealers, will benefit Homes With Hope, a Westport-based nonprofit that provides supportive housing and programs to the homeless, said market organizer Deborah Press.
I wanted to bring something to the community that gives back, and this is what I know, said Press, a 17-year resident whos worked in the antique business for 25 years. Having an antiques market in Westport just seemed like a no-brainer.
The market, Press said, is the first outdoor vintage and antique market in Fairfield County. It will showcase a variety of merchandise, including industrial furniture, mid-century modern, pottery, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, farm and garden antiques, books, maps and posters.
This is not going to be a flea market Press stressed. People will find quality antiques and vintage merchandise.
Admission into the market is $2 for adults. Children are free. Hoping to encourage market-goers to patronize nearby restaurants, Press said no food will be sold.
Sundays market is the first of six planned through October. In addition to a portion of market proceeds going to Homes with Hope, residents of the nonprofit will be employed at each show.
Everyone wants to have a job and to be useful, and to be able to provide that opportunity to our residents is a really valuable thing, said Homes With Hope CEO Jeff Wieser, adding that the sign-up sheet for Sundays show filled up quickly. Im very excited about that.
The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Luciano Park, across from the Westport train station. Other markets will be held Sept. 2, 16, 30 and Oct. 14 and 21.
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