Student entrepreneurs collaborate for vintage fair

North Wind Staff

By: Kendal Sanderson

On Friday, Sept. 6, the First Annual Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace will be hosting live music by folk musician Emily Bianchi and Eclettico, a string instrument band that features music from all genres.

Madeline Goodman, junior and co-owner of Dharma Threads Vintage, said she wanted to create a multi-faceted event.

“We want to put on a show but include other fun factors,” Goodman said.

According to Goodman, the event planners want to bring an event to campus that will draw out all NMU students for a fun shopping experience.

There will also be a raffle with presents from the vendors themselves.

The first annual Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace is the idea of Amber Baker, owner of Dusty Luck Vintage. Working along with her are the co-owners of Dharma Threads Vintage Jessica Wolfe and Goodman.

“The hopes for the future of this event is for it to be a yearly, if not semester, event,” Wolfe said.

Wolfe said the three want to promote not only the Marquette community but the indie arts.

Goodman said they want this event to be seen as an inspiration to up and coming artists and students that may aim to perform their works in the future.

“This is a good opportunity to network businesses to businesses and students with the community of Marquette,” Wolfe said.

All together there will be eight vendors at the event. Attending vendors consist of Dusty Luck Vintage, Dharma Threads Vintage, Vere ‘de Vere Vintage, Tarot Card Reading by Jennifer, Reflexologist Chloe Klopetek, PeaceShine, Hempy’s and String Art Incident.

Both Wolfe and Goodman said they are hoping to see everyone. “It will be a night to remember,” Wolfe said.

The Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace will take place from 4 to 9 p.m.  on the second floor of the University Center in the Great Lakes room.

Students unable to attend the event can visit  the Etsy and Facebook pages of each artist  for more information on their works.