Employee's granddaughter creates open-air market for artisans
The Central Market will celebrate the market’s grand opening on Saturday (July 21) from
The Central Market is the brainchild of Kiele Newton-Sittser, a 14-year-old Senior Girl Scout (granddaughter of Levi Sittser) who runs her own pop-up business, “Kiwi’s Place”. She wanted to open a flexible and affordable market for where young artisans (and adult artisans) can sell their handmade goods.
She recognized that several local farmers’ markets imposed requirements like pre-payment or summer-long commitments, that can be a significant barrier to a participant, particularly for young artisans. So an alternative was needed. As a result of Kiele’s efforts, she recently was appointed Ambassador to Kids’ Pop-Up Shop in downtown Boise.
The Central Market welcomes youth and adult vendors, but scholarships are available for vendors ages 12-18 (provided they make the merchandise they sell.
The Central Market will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 29.
Interested vendors can contact The Central Market at email@example.com, or by telephone at (208) 391-3247. The Central Market features 10 x 10 exhibit spaces, which are available for a $25 donation to benefit the youth of Central Assembly Christian Life Center.