Did you know some of the best gifts can be found under a bridge? The Riverside Arts Market is a weekly extravaganza of local flair that’s located under the Fuller Warren bridge. Your delightful visit will feature some of the best food, products, and fun that Jacksonville has to offer! From 10am to 3pm every Saturday, you can stroll through a #shopsmall focused market that showcases items like beeswax wraps, soy candles, handmade leather purses, and more. Looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift? This is the place! Here are a few of our favorites, but with the huge selection of artists and makers, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
This local mother decided that her babies would not suffer from dry, itchy skin any longer. Since then,she’s been a Riverside Arts Market staple that offers some of the best locally-made bath and body products in town. With moisturizing vegan soaps, gentle sugar scrubs, body frostings, bath bombs, and shower tabs, you’ll be able to find something that’s beautifully fragranced and naturally healthy. Bella Lina Bath is also a family business as she now employs her daughter and teachers her how to own and operate a small business.
Looking for a luxurious gift that doesn’t break the bank? Ao Fragrances offers fine soy candles that are clean burning, last for over 55 hours, and come in amazing scents like Sea Salt & Orchid, Caribbean Teakwood, Bergamot Black Tea, and more. All of their candles are proudly poured in St. Augustine and they’ve been a Riverside Arts Market favorite since they started in 2018. With a focus on luxury, this growing brand likes to make fragrance a personal topic and explores the real reason why you love a certain scent. You can’t get that at a big box store!
Get your family and friends started on a greener lifestyle with Ks Got You Covered. This gem is focused on sustainability, cutting paper waste, and eliminating plastic. Her products include washable sponges, cloth wipes that can replace paper towels, beeswax wraps to save those leftovers from last night, and face rounds that take off makeup while minimizing your beauty bill. Her product line of eco-friendly items will be sure to leave your house clean and your wallet happy.
This boss babe has a deep love of leather goods and offers some of the finest leather bags in North Florida. Her handcrafted art comes from years of expertise and it shows in her beautiful work. Small handheld totes, medium over the shoulder bags, and large transition styles are just some of the pieces you’ll find on your trip to the market. Plus, the owner of Anney Life Designs, Annsley, employs a talented teen as her apprentice making her business just another at the market that gives back to our younger generation.
Nothing says Florida like our geography. We live in a stunning land of water and who better to capture that then local cartographer, Julie C. Fetzer. This artist can be found on her “corner” every Saturday witha warm smile and some amazing maps. Her designs of our local waterways include areas of Mandarin, Ortega, Amelia Island, the TPC Golf Course, and more. Your family and friends will love a truly local gift that accents their community and their home.
Alexandria Preston is the mother of 2 girls, Leah and Rose, and is the founder of Jaxmarketplace, a free advertising Instagram blog that focuses and features all of North Florida’s artisan makers including many of your favorites from the Riverside Arts Market.