First Saturday Arts Market, Sawyer Yards Market combine to create new indoor market in Houston

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For the first time, First Saturday Arts Market and The Market at Sawyer Yards merge to create Bam Art Market, an indoor event that combines both the markets and their specialties.

Bam’s inaugural market will be held August 13 from noon to 8 p.m. at Silver Street Warehouse, 2000 Edwards St., Houston. Admission is free for all guests.

Bam Art Market will feature over 100 artists and exhibitors, many of whom have participated in pre-merger markets. Works will range from fine and traditional art, such as the paintings often found at the First Saturday Arts Market, to crafts at Sawyer Yards Market.

Both art markets used to be held outdoors, but founder Mitch Cohen said he decided to hold the event indoors this year.

“Both markets are fabulous places to hang people out, but neither offers shade from the sun,” Cohen said in a July 20 press release. “When I asked exhibitors to move the summer markets indoors for a big summer event, I was greeted with overwhelming positivity.”

Music will also be played at the Bam Art Market. Blind Uncle Charlie will perform at noon; Grifters and Shills will play at 2:30 p.m.; and Charlie and La Tribu Cubana will play at 6:30 p.m. The Pak-Man Food Truck and Houston Cider Co. will serve food and beverages onsite.

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