Ardmore, PA, March 30, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Clover Market, the Main Line’s first outdoor art and antiques market, launches Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schauffele Plaza (at 12 East Lancaster Ave.) in downtown Ardmore.
The upscale vintage Market will feature antique furniture and lighting, affordable original art, decorative home accessories, architectural salvage, and estate jewelry. It is focused strictly on items for the home, and merchants must apply in order to participate in the events.
The Market is free and will be held rain or shine two Sundays per month in the spring and fall. Additional spring dates are April 25, May 9 and 23, and June 6 and 20. Fall dates are to be announced.
The Clover Market is being produced in cooperation with The Ardmore Initiative, the local business authority, and is being sponsored by MainLineNeighbors.com. “The Ardmore Initiative has been instrumental in getting the Clover Market off the ground and in coordinating the strong support of the entire Ardmore business community,” said Janet Long, Clover Market’s creator.
The Market has attracted many of the area’s best-loved antique dealers and artists, including Chairloom, Kitsch-N-Kaboodle, More Than Old, Nannygoat Antiques, The Bees’ Nest, Trove Décor, and sellers from The Antique Store in Wayne. Wynnewood-based Salvation Nation will be at all six markets this spring with vintage estate jewelry, and other dealers will have smaller decorative accessories for the home. A variety of artists plan to participate, including local painter Nancy Herman, whose Postcards From Merion blog chronicles her daily paintings around the Main Line, and William Ternay, an accomplished landscape and portrait painter and former Chairman of Illustration at Moore College of Art. Other artists such as Chris Magan and Gillian Pokalo will be participating as part of The Clover Market’s partnership with InLiquid, a Philadelphia based nonprofit which seeks to expand opportunities and exposure for visual artists.
The Clover Market will also feature one local non-profit each week to help promote their efforts in the community. Featured nonprofits include The Main Line Art Center (April 11), Laurel House (April 25), Main Line Animal Rescue (May 9), The Lower Merion Conservancy (May 23), The Bryn Mawr Film Institute (June 6), and Friends of Linwood Park (June 29).
Janet Long is the producer of the Clover Market and owner of interior design firm Elements Design (elementsdesignllc.com). She has designed many properties on the Main Line and the award-winning James Restaurant in Philadelphia (jameson8th.com). Her passion for finding unique and interesting items for her clients’ homes, her access to many local antique and art resources, and her desire to contribute to the revitalization efforts in Ardmore motivated her to create the Clover Market.