Mayor Weinberger Announces the Return of the BTV Winter Market

Mayor Weinberger Announces the Return of the BTV Winter Market

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that tomorrow the BTV Winter Market will return to City Hall Park. A collaboration between Burlington City Arts (BCA) and Love Burlington, the BTV Winter Market is an outdoor market featuring a rotating group of local artists, makers, and food vendors in a festive atmosphere that captures the spirit of the season.

“The BTV Winter Market creates a vibrant and joyful space for our community to celebrate this special time of year while supporting a broad spectrum of local artists and small businesses,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “We’re excited to grow on the success of last year’s season and this year’s summer market, and to welcome even more families, neighbors, and visitors to the downtown this holiday season.”

BCA and Love Burlington launched the first-ever BTV Winter Market in 2021 and have doubled the number of vendor booths and participants for its second year. Each Market day there will be 20 booths, rotating to feature 80 seasoned makers and emerging local vendors over 6 weeks. Local vendors participating include printmakers, painters, jewelers, woodworkers, daycare providers, and photographers. Food options will range from coffee and soup to Thai, Somali, and Mediterranean fare.

"The BTV Winter Market is a tremendous collaboration between artists, small businesses, and the City,” said Executive Director of BCA Doreen Kraft. “We are so proud to continue and expand the legacy of our artists market, and add even more micro-businesses and BIPOC entrepreneurs to our wonderful rotation of vendors."

A 5-person panel of community members selected the vendors from over 100 applications. Of 80 vendors chosen for this BTV Winter Market is 19% BIPOC-owned and 80% women-owned. There will be 13 retailers and 60 artists featured.

“This market, like our summer market, is an important micro-business incubator,” said Burlington’s Director of Business and Workforce Development Kara Alnasrawi. “It allows small entrepreneurs to access a much larger customer base than normal and we hope it is the first step in growing their businesses.” 



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