Marketplace

 

Marketplace brings the artistry of the world to the Florida Folk Festival. In some instances, the vendors are themselves both the importers and the makers of traditional crafts. They may be new settlers whose booths help to support traditional artists in Guatemala or importers of exquisite beads from around the world. Whether as book and music publishers or the makers of instruments, Marketplace vendors keep the natural and cultural history of Florida alive, and showcase the state's cultural connections with the world.  The following is a sampling of Marketplace vendors that have participated in previous festivals.

 Arte Mexico has regional arts and crafts from Mexico, including Taxco silver, Talavera ceramics, tins and tile, Oaxacan carved and painted wooden animals, black pottery, carved wooden masks, Amate paper drawings, jewelry, paper mache, and cotton hammocks.

Brandi Breslin offers custom buttons, magnets and tins personalized on site.

Floridana Stuff Co. sells used books, used sheet music and related items mostly about music, Florida, folklore, crafts and related topics.

Music Junction has stringed instruments, music accessories and stringed instrument repairs.

Terre Beasley, Scarlet Fire Glass Beads: handmade glass beads, antique beads, beads and fossils from around the world, jewelry for kids, and other jewelry.

VioStrap sells a patented violin and viola strap which is designed to assist in holding your instrument to offer you more control and comfort.  VioStrap is introducing brand new products - The Hook & The Loop for other instruments such as ukulele, mandolin