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Jersey City's Burgeoning Artist Community Gets a Market

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Beginning next Friday, May 22, anyone heading to the Grove Street stop on the PATH train in Jersey City will be greeted by something other than the ubiquitous presence of a Starbucks and Duane Reade; the plaza is getting an artists' market.

From 2?8pm, the denizens of the neighborhood's various studios will be able to sell their art and crafts among 50 vendor spaces and then retire to an after party a tad bit richer. For shoppers, the "Creative Grove Market" will focus on "consumer education about the locally hand made" while providing "economic development and start up help" for young designers.

Sadly, the website is still under development so we can't yet divulge what vendors to expect, but it's a safe bet to assume that there will be a variety of small, affordable options with which you can easily support the community and this market idea.
· Creative Grove [Official Site]
· Neighborhood Watch: Starbucks, Duane Reade Jump on Jersey City [Racked]