Lady Project Winter Marketplace & Holiday Guide Celebration!

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Join PVD Lady Project for our Lady Project Marketplace and Holiday Guide Celebration at the arcade providence for #WomenOwnedWednesday on tonight! 

This free event is open to the public -- visitors can shop from 15+ local, women-owned businesses, enjoy drinks by New Harvest Coffee & Spirits (which you can take with you as you shop inside the arcade, samplings by Fountain & Co. ice cream, take a pic in our photobooth by Alpha Creatives & Co., an info session with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), visit The LPO Lounge for mini acupuncture sessions with Zenkai Acupuncture- Hadley Clark, L.Ac., Lady Project merch specials and MORE!

#WomenOwnedWednesday is a national campaign led by The Lady Project and its chapters to support women-owned businesses on November 29 (and every day, if you ask us!).

This year, we will be taking Winter outerwear donations to go to the folks who run the Buy Nothing Day Coat Drive. Although our marketplace will occur after the actual Buy Nothing Day event, all donations will still (happily) be distributed to those in need!

This year's vendors include: 
THE HOUSE OF AMA, Crunchi, THE ART OF FATEBrick+Beam StudioAster CandleOverseasoned Editions, Listens To The Wind, Wage HouseALPHA studio- Amie Louise PlanteKrystan Saint CatZoraGraceE. Campanella Design StudiosThe Perfect Sweet MacaronsDOIZPEInfinity ApothecaryWildlife by Art CatAmericana Darlings

Catherine Kwolek, owner of Aster Candle, talks about her experience selling at The Lady Project Winter Marketplace.

"I started Aster Candle about a year and a half ago. Since then, I’ve participated in a ton of markets, pop-up shops, and shopping events. Looking back at 2016, I have to say that the Lady Project Winter Marketplace at The Arcade was one of the highlights of the year! First off – how cool is it to say you’re setting up shop in the oldest indoor shopping mall in the country? The building is gorgeous and makes a great backdrop for your goods. Plus, there is an all-star lineup of retail shops and restaurants that call The Arcade home. 

What makes the atmosphere at the Marketplace special, aside from the space, is that you’re in really great company. The Lady Project does an awesome job of selecting vendors who are super passionate about their craft. Whether you’re a vendor or a guest, you’re sure to meet people who are fun, engaging, and supportive. 

If you’re looking to cross a few names off your list, this year’s vendor line up does not disappoint. With everything from jewelry to apothecary goods to vintage, I am hoping I get a quick chance to shop! Be voted best gift-giver at your holiday party, all while supporting women-owned businesses. What’s better than that? Hope to see you all tonight!"