I can’t even tell you how excited I get when I have the opportunity to explore a local market or bazaar. There is something magical about that community feeling, artists and creatives coming together to share their gifts and talents. As well as, fellow art lovers and art supporters coming together to show their love! So you could imagine my excitement when the Bavaro Locals Market was created, located in the town of Bavaro, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Curated by local entrepreneur Ana Laura Martinez, (Owner of Mermaids Organic Beauty – organic lip balms and body scrubs. And Lilu Shop – which offers women’s clothing and accessories, and soon art and creative pieces from local artists) Bavaro Locals Market is a community event taking place on Sunday’s at Habana 537 Bar in Plaza Turquesa.
Ana’s goal is to gather local entrepreneurs, and create a community where not only artists can support other artists to help each other grow and build, but to also help create exposure for the artists from the tourists visiting the area of Punta Cana. Her mission is to not only provide an authentic local experience for those who come to visit the island, but to also bring home an authentic creation or piece. Ana hopes to expand the market and create larger scaled events for the community.
This past Sunday I took the opportunity to explore the Bavaro Locals Market, to meet with the vendors and marvel in their creations and businesses. It was a great experience, with many friendly faces, yummy treats, and fabulous creative pieces!
Organic body products from “Ayanti Organic“
This is a Soap CAKE!!! From Paradise Island Soaps
Gorgeous clothing and accessories from “Tangerine Boutique“
Beautiful stickers from local artist “Meshall“
Visit the “Little Shop” from the “Mandala Learning Community“, or stop by to learn more about the classes and courses offered.
Beautiful hair accessories, floral and mermaid crowns from artist “Ivy La Mae“
Awesome women’s clothing and accessories available at “Lilu Shop“!
I took home with me a fabulous Marmalade Jam from “Corazon de Mermelada“
….aaaaaaand a highly addictive, totally delicious Garlic Butter from “Chef Carlos Chapellin“.
If you are a local artist, wishing to take part in the Bavaro Locals Market – you can contact Ana Laura Martinez: firstname.lastname@example.org // (809) 386-9516
Bavaro Locals Market takes place Sundays, at:
“Habana 537 Bar“, In Plaza Turquesa. In the community of Los Corales. Bavaro, Punta Cana.
Hope to see you there!