AFRICATOWN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST BRINGS ITS SOUL HOLIDAY MARKET
TO THE WATERFRONT AT PIER 62 WITH VENDORS, FOOD, AND LIVE MUSIC
SEATTLE ) — Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) is partnering with Friends of Waterfront Seattle to bring its Soul Holiday Market to Pier 62 on Saturday and Sunday, December 11th and 12th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The two-day, open-air market will feature dozens of local Black-owned businesses selling gifts and products just in time for the holiday season. Vendors will include everything from food to beauty products, home goods, clothing, keepsakes, and art. The Soul Holiday Market food options will be provided by Chick’n Fix, Po’Boys & Tings, and Swagg-N-Wagon.
A talented line up of local soul, hip hop, and jazz artists and musicians will be performing throughout the weekend. In order of appearance: Gina A, Jonathan Grant, Mercedes, April Shantae, and Tiffany Wilson will perform on Saturday. Coming on Sunday: Ro’Nae, FANCI, Darrius Willrich, Goody Bagg, Miz Floes, and Z. Jones. A full list of vendors will be available on the event page.
Word has it that even Black Santa will make an appearance to ring in the holiday cheer and take photos with market visitors.
K. Wyking Garrett, President and CEO of Africatown Community Land Trust, said, “ACLT is working to not only create quality, affordable spaces for Seattle residents to live, but to also support events that elevate and celebrate the work of Black artists and businesses. We are excited to hold this year's Africatown Soul Holiday Market in partnership with Friends of Waterfront Seattle to help our regional community discover amazing local talent, to shop must-have gifts from vendors, and to share in the holiday spirit.”
Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s Director of Programs, Yoon Kang-O’Higgins said, “We are thrilled to facilitate a space for Seattle’s Black business owners, vendors, and artists to sell their products and share their work this holiday season. Pier 62 is a special place where communities can come together in celebration and support, and there’s no better example of this than the Soul Holiday Market.”
The Soul Holiday Market is a great opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and community while supporting local businesses and artists this holiday season.
Additional organizations partnering to make this event possible: Black Dot Underground, Ladies Who
Hustle, Dope Culture Events, and Goody Bagg.
Africatown Community Land Trust Seattle Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) is a nationally recognized community development organization founded in 2016 to preserve and promote African-American community, businesses, and culture in the Central District and Greater Seattle region. ACLT is working for community ownership of land that will ultimately build community wealth, prevent further displacement of Seattle's Black population, and preserve the Central District’s Black cultural heritage. Visit www.africatownlandtrust.org for details.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for
helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open. Visit waterfrontparkseattle.org for details.