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Best Convergence of Art and Capitalism: St. Pete Indie Market

Best Convergence of Art and Capitalism

At the St. Pete Indie Market, which takes place the first Saturday of the month on the 600 Block, you might find an artsy bauble for $5, vintage clothing — heck, even pickles. The market runs the gamut: upcycled jewelry, lighting, art, live painting, fashion designers, photography, candles, books, records, orchids, art supplies, food trucks and more. What’s more, it’s held along the sidewalks of the 600 Block, where the positive energy, camaraderie and progress are utterly palpable. If you’re in a funk, the monthly bazaar with its funky variety — and a healthy dose of punk rock ingenuity — will be sure to renew your spirit. The next St. Pete Indie market will be on Sat., Oct. 6, noon-6 p.m. along the sidewalks of Sixth Street and Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. stpeteindiemarket.com. —Julie Garisto