Michael Sparks, owner of Michael Sparks Design, is the brains behind Antiques in Manchester, which will launch its second year on Saturday. Sparks said he envisions the event as a little slice of Europe in the commonwealth.
“I think if the arts and design communities really get behind this, it could be like our own version of a Paris flea market,” he said.
Sparks said that this year he wanted to incorporate more produce and food in the event. Farm 2 Family Farm Bus will be at the event Saturday.
According to the event’s website, vendors reserve spaces for $10 for in the open air and $15 under a canopy. The site lists 23 vendors.
Antiques in Manchester, which is also sponsored by Ghostprint Galleries and Maurice Beane Studios, will be every Saturday through the end of December from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Third and Hull Streets.