Last summer, Hallsley, the new and growing development in Midlothian, drew visitors and home buyers with its Southern Living showcase house.
Now starting Saturday, April 11, and running through Sunday, April 19, they’re presenting a shopping festival, Spring Marketplace, that’s free and open to the public.
Throughout the extravaganza, 40 local artists will be selling a variety of unique items, from original art and sculpture to handmade furniture and gifts. There’ll also be 10 luxury model homes to tour — two decorated with furnishings and art from four local shops.
The event’s been designed in partnership with Viva-la-Local, a Richmond company that represents more than 300 Virginia artists.
You’ll find works on canvas by Hamilton Glass and Mary Nell Jackson Studio, along with other visual artists, including Miranda Crawford of Painting on a Whim, whose painting Perfect Mason is pictured above.
Art will be priced at 20 percent less than traditional gallery prices, providing a chance to support local artists and save money.
Hand-stamped spoons and brand new custom coffee by Milk & Honey Luxuries will be for sale; plus platters, bowlettes and vases by Happy Clay; items by Concrete Designs of Virginia; and paper gifts and flowers from Paper Girl Creations.
Discover rope knots by Perch Shop Home Decor (one is pictured above) and graphic prints by Grid+Love. Shown is their “Southside” Richmond design.
And that’s just nine of the 40 vendors.
Verve Home Furnishings and MidCentric have also teamed up to design the downstairs of another model home. It will be full of their Mid-century Modern furniture and accessories. There’ll be lots to buy.
Hallsley’s Spring Marketplace will be open from noon to 5 p.m. during the nine-day show. The development is off Old Hundred Road, two-and-a-half miles west of the intersection of Route 288 and Midlothian Turnpike.