Market on the Ave - Farmers and Artisan Market - July through October

Market on the Ave - Farmers and Artisan Market - July through October

The 2017 season opens on July 8th! Market on the Ave will be held from 12PM to 5 PM on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, July through October. The Market will be held on the vacant lot across from UDM between Florence and Grove.

The market will be filled with a variety of beautiful handmade items, delicious food and fresh local produce.  We’ll feature existing and new businesses in our community. Spend a few minutes with us  - or a few hours with activities and entertainment for all ages.

Easy access and parking on Livernois. Think of it as a block party with family and friends!

Market Dates

  • July 8 and 22
  • August 12 and 26
  • September 9 and 23
  • October 14 and 28

Apply by June 28 to join the market!

Calling all artists, local farmers, chefs and crafters, the Market On The AVE offers vendors an affordable, marketplace to build your local following and connect with a community of entrepreneurs.  You may choose to participate as a drop-in vendor, or sign up for the entire season.

Produce vendors pay $15/day for one space, all others $25/day. This is a convenient option for vendors who would like to try out the market and test their product.

If you’re interested in participating in the entire season, we have a deal for you. Produce vendors pay $100 for one space, all others $160.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please:

  1. Read the Vendor Guidelines
  2. Complete the  Application Form due on June 28, 2017
  3. You will be notified by June 30, 2017 if you are selected to participate in the Market. Due to limited space, we anticipate that not all applicants will be able to participate.

Better Block event

Better Block Foundation is a nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.

For Better Block Detroit, we’re teaming up with the Better Block Foundation, the City of Detroit, University Commons, and Detroit Collaborative Design Center to re-envision a more walkable and vibrant Livernois.

Better Block is a streetscape installation that will occur as a component of the Jazz on the Ave celebration on August 6. From design to build, this process relies on the participation of the community! What would you like to see happen on the Ave? Would you like to help build the installation? Let us know here.

For more information on Better Block, you can check out their website here.

See what happened at our last Better Block event on Livernois here.

Jane’s Walk 2016: Learn and Share About Our Neighborhood

Join us for Jane on 6, Live6’s 2016 Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 7 at 1pm! You’ll learn about the history of the McNichols corridor and have the opportunity to share your stories. Our goal is to collect memories and stories in order to build a living history of the Live6 Corridor.

The walk will focus on the history of the McNichols corridor at Livernois. We will be meeting at University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) campus at the New Entrance on McNichols. Parking is available on campus. Our route will take us through UDM’s campus, and the Fitzgerald neighborhood, down to Marygrove, and back to campus along McNichols. Be ready for several guest speakers and story tellers to share the history of several locations along our route. Some of the points of interest we will be highlighting include: University of Detroit Mercy, The Fitzgerald Neighborhood, Marygrove College, Old Sanders and Winkleman’s Storefronts, the old Varsity Theater and the old Chessmate to name a few.

For any questions, contact Samantha Szeszulski at sszeszulski@gmail.com or Julia Kowalski at kowalskij.dcdc@gmail.com.

Can’t make the walk but want to share your story? We still want to hear from you. Share your story on our Story Page.

What’s a Jane’s Walk? Who was Jane? Find out at www.janeswalk.org.