Sunday's Artisan Market is Worth a Visit

Posted Apr 12th, 2019 in Weekend Wish List


The Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace (HDWM) Artisan Market opens this Sunday at a new location on North Front Street, between Walnut and Red Cross Streets. Like the Riverfront Farmers’ Market, it has been temporarily displaced because of the Coast Guard bulkhead repairs that will be starting soon at Riverfront Park.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Artisan Market brings a diverse selection of art, music and crafts to enrich the shopping experience for downtown visitors. This outdoor market is popular for all the family. The mix of sunshine and showers forecast for this weekend will not affect the event. Rain or shine, the vendors will set up canopies and display their work for sale each Sunday from now through October. And, on-street parking is free on Sundays!

The market is just one block from the Cape Fear River so after you browse the market, you could take a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk. The 1.75-mile Riverwalk that spans between the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the north and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the south is the perfect place for a stroll. You can stop in at the Railroad Museum, admire the convention center and check out all the new development to the north. Or, you can head south and browse shops in the center city.

As you walk south, be sure to visit the businesses in the Water Street Center. Tug Boat Tony’s Bagel Café is a great place to get brunch. You can choose from an assortment of bagels, breakfast or lunch sandwiches and baked goods. They also sell water, soda and a selection of hot beverages.

If you’re looking for a personalized gift, stop by R & D Designs for hats, drink-ware, clothing and more. R & D Designs specializes in embroidered monograms. They have a great selection of bags and totes for all occasions—perfect for carrying all the great things you want to buy downtown.

Enjoy downtown this weekend and support local artists and merchants.

Visit the HDWM Artist Market


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R & D Designs
106 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Riverwalk
Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe
106 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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