Local designers looking for a regular monthly opp to sell their wares take note: Angie Ansanelli and her husband Charles got in touch this week to let us know about Treasure Island Flea, an open air market that they’re launching over Memorial Day weekend.
They are encouraging interested designers to get in touch to find out how they can participate in the event. Sounds promising, and I’m definitely looking forward to hitting this event when it starts up later this year.
Here’s the official press release:
Treasure Island Flea Announces Grand Opening Memorial Day Weekend 2011
San Francisco, California. February 16, 2011 –The Treasure Island Flea will host hundreds of local Bay Area exhibitors. In addition to antiques and collectibles there will be independent designer merchandise, handmade one of-a-kind items, repurposed and up-cycled goods, shabby chic and French garden pieces, art, specialty food purveyors and more. The open-air market will be held on Treasure Island, Ave of the Palms, opening Saturday, May 28th & Sunday May 29th 2011, from 9am to 4pm and will be held the last weekend of every month thereafter.
“We want this show to be an experience, a haven of cool and unusual finds. It will be a place where shoppers connect directly with the designer, maker or collector of the products. Each market experience will be different, it will have a changing selection of both merchandise and food”, stated, co-founders, Angie and Charles Ansanelli. “We look to include local entertainment and special events. Customers attending the Treasure Island Flea will not only walk away with great treasures but also with memories of their finds to share for years to come.”
Treasure Island itself is world renowned and has played a significant role in history. The island was man made in 1937 making it San Francisco’s 3rd great project just behind the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The island hosted the World’s Faire in 1939. After the World’s Faire the island was set to become San Francisco’s Municipal Airport but ended up being seized by the Navy and played a pivotal role in WWII. Treasure Island is centrally located in the heart of the Bay Area and boasts some of the most spectacular views of the city.
About Treasure Island Flea
Treasure Island Flea is owned and operated by The Marin County Flea Market LLC., a privately held company, co-founded by Angie & Charles Ansanelli, with offices located in Novato, California. The company is committed to bringing a quality open-air market to Treasure Island where families and friends can gather and enjoy shopping for unique one-of-a kind items.
Treasure Island Flea can be contacted at Info@TreasureIslandFlea.com or 415.898.0245.