We love to shop local in Jacksonville and 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. This market 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.
Looking for a luxurious gift that doesn’t break the bank? AO Fragrances offers fine soy candles that are clean burning. They last for over 55 hours, and come in amazing scents. Some of our favorites are 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 K’s Got You Covered. 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. Find this artist on her corner every Saturday with a 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.
Green Iguana offers handcrafted, artisan soaps and sundries. All products are handmade… some organic, some not. Green Iguana when a resourceful wife began making soap for her husband’s scaly and itchy skin. They used to joke that he had “lizard skin” which is where the company name came from.
Alexandria Preston is the mother of 2 girls, Leah and Rose, and is the founder of Jax Marketplace, 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.