Attention Creatives and Growers!
You’re invited to participate in Langley’s New Friday Market
Langley Chamber of Commerce and Langley Creates are collaborating on a summer project to showcase local artisans, growers, and performers and bring economic opportunity to Langley’s creatives in a new Friday Market.
“The new street market expands Langley’s Out of the Box program, which allows stores and restaurants to utilize the parking spaces in front of their businesses,” said Inge Morascini, Langley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “Now, in addition to Langley’s restaurants and stores taking advantage of moving their businesses outdoors, we are looking forward to a heightened festive atmosphere by inviting local makers, growers and creatives to take advantage of our streets and our local and visitor traffic.”
Downtown Langley will be transformed into a marketplace with outdoor seating for restaurants and open air retail spots for artists, crafters and food growers. Both First and Second Streets will be utilized for the Market, which will run from July 3 to September 25 on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Vendor spaces are 10’ X 10’ and will be spaced for social distancing. Weekly participation cost is $20, while seasonal participation is $175. (Seasonal vendors get the first space assignments.) A City of Langley temporary vendor’s permit is required at a cost of $33, and is good for the whole market season.
All registration materials, including the city’s vendor application are available at the Langley Chamber office at 208 Anthes Street or online at www.visitlangley.com. To participate in the July 3rd opening market, registration materials must be turned in by June 26. Applications may be turned in throughout the summer, but need to be in at least a week before the preferred market for space assignment.
“There is so much talent on Whidbey Island and we know the folks that farm, create and perform need outlets for their work and we’re excited to have them join us,” said Morascini.
“In order to have a healthy creative economy, a place needs maker-spaces and market places,” said Jesse Levesque, Market Manager. “Artists, growers, makers, and creative people will have spaces throughout Langley, like stepping stones that take you through and around the village streets. Langley Friday Open-Air Markets provide a place where people can exchange ideas, showcase local services, organizations, and businesses, and sell handmade products, organic produce, and local-favorite foods and beverages.”
Questions? Contact Jesse Levesque at Jesselevesque@gmail.com.