BELMAR, NJ —Summer is finally here and that means pop-up shopping heats up this weekend at Serenity by the Sea Too, 1004 Main Street.
Beginning at 10 a.m., its Artisan Marketplace will showcase talented crafters, creative artists and vendors with unique merchandise today, June 23 and tomorrow, June 24. And don’t forget those graduation gifts.
Known for her unique impressionistic style of painting, Jen McCarthy of small j images creates one-of-a-kind paintings inspired by favorite photos and images. She believes in simple, inspired and honest work, keeping her "j" small to stay focus on the subjects and joy of painting. Saturday, June 23.
Gia Andre with Woman To Women1 is ready for the summer with a selection of light and breezy seasonal wear and other items — including many one-of-a-kind pieces — from around the world. Saturday, June 23.
Bob Michaels of Whimsical Woodworks handcrafts usable art made from cedar and copper. From birdhouses and mantles to custom lattice work and planters, Michaels makes quality and durability his priorities and will custom design pieces for your garden or patio. Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.
Angela Lim of Small Blessings High Style Boutique returns with her new unique jewelry line features mermaids, seashells, starfish and other symbols of the sea — many etched with messages of the surf and sand — as well as her love-inspired items of beauty. Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.
Jolene Miller from Sassy Space creates her own collection of items with words just right for any occasion. Whether it’s a wall hanging, framed piece of art or accessory, she also can specially craft an item with your special message. Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.
Mix, match and attach is the mantra for Maureen Finnigan of Magnolia & Vine, whose jewelry and accessories are completely customizable to suit any woman’s style. Its exclusive collections are fully interchangeable, offering hundreds of options and possibilities. Sunday, June 24.
Know a high school graduate who will be off to college this fall? Why not give her a security on-the-go item from Patricia Gentles of Damsels in Defense. She offers a product line that empowers women to protect themselves in any circumstance with products that include stun guns, pepper sprays and shielded wallets to guard against identity theft. Sunday, June 24.
Lisbeth Veghte is with Arbonne, which specializes in products that promote “healthy living from the inside out,” including plant-based skin care, nutritional offerings and cosmetics. And they’re available specially made for women, men, children, teens and millennials. Sunday, June 24.
Featuring a different roster of local vendors and artists “popping up” every weekend, Serenity by the Sea Too’s Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace is your go-to destination for unique items for everyone on your gift list — whether it’s for a holiday, birthday, anniversary or “just because.”
Beginning at 10 a.m., local vendors showcase their merchandise, which spans the spectrum — from unique handcrafted items and clothing lines, to tasty treats and personal care products — as well as vintage finds and other tantalizing treasures.
More About the Pop-Up Capital of the Jersey Shore
The Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace is located at Serenity by the Sea Too, 1004 Main Street, directly across from Surf Taco between 10th and 11th Avenues, Belmar.
For a full list of workshops, classes and walk-in art events offered at Serenity by the Sea Too throughout the week, visit its Facebook page.
To learn more about becoming a vendor, featured artist, or hosting workshops or classes, call 973-699-1760 or email email@example.com.