EatBar Bazaar

“I don’t think there is anything similar to this in town.” That’s the word from founder Becky Swiney, aka “Rockabettie,” on Jonesy's Art Bazaar. And she has a point: For one thing, this bazaar takes place in Jonesy’s EatBar, a restaurant; for another, it’s squarely alternative in nature. “I only have local artists who use their art only for supplemental income,” Swiney says. “With the economy in ruins, they don’t necessarily make much money, but it gives them a chance to get out into the community and show what they can do, and it’s free to attend.”

The bazaar settles into Jonesy’s from noon to 3 p.m. every third Saturday of the month, March through November, and offers everything imaginable: jewelry, accessories, handbags, rockabilly-style hair flowers, photography, ceramic teacups, T-shirts, comic books and more, created by people from all walks of life and of all ages (including a thirteen-year-old girl who makes domino necklaces), as well as live DJing by Rockstar Aaron.

Jonesy’s EatBar is at 400 East 20th Avenue; for details, go to
Third Saturday of every month, 12-3 p.m. Starts: March 20. Continues through Nov. 20, 2010

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