In Photos: Big Love Festival

More than 150 vendors came out to Pack Square Park on Sunday to spread the local love. (Hayley Benton/Mountain Xpress)

A downtown festival spread big local love on Sunday, featuring more than 150 local vendors, artists and organizations.

Big Love Festival is designed to “celebrate the vibrancy of indie, DIY and entrepreneurial Asheville,” according to the festival’s website. And vibrant served as a great description the event, which spanned from Vance Monument through Pack Square Park.

With two stages featuring local music, food trucks, art and a kid-zone from Asheville Flyer, both locals and passersby enjoyed getting a taste of Asheville.

Didn’t make it to the event? Here’s a list of vendors to check out from Big Love’s website:

2 Hearted Studio
3 Bead Designs
A PIXI PLACE tutus, etc.
Amber Hatchett Designs
Andy Herod
art in the blue square
arts alive
Asheville Flyer
Asheville FM
Asheville on Bikes
Asheville Table Tennis Club
Audrey Laine Collection
Baker Place Originals Jewelry
Beloved Threads
Benbow & Associates
Beth Huntzinger’s Massage Therapy and Art
Blue Ridge Pride
Blue Ridge Roller Girls
Byers Pottery
Cache Bags
Cara Mae Skin Care
Chapeaux by Simone
Clay Wanderer
cmjr. photography
Coconut Organics
creature comforts
designs by Dara
Diamonds and Coal
Down South Vintage
Earthstar Studio
El Kimchi
Faerie Made
Fired Up! Creative Lounge
FiZi Futon
Gabriel Shaffer
Gardens of Health Chiropractic
Grateful Threads Organics
Gypsy Queen
Holdfast Printworks
ilana Designs
Irene Wortham Center
Lauren Adams Ceramics
Maid of Mars
Megan Lee Studio, LLC
Melt Your Heart
Mike Krupiarz & Hayden Wilson
Monroe Harrison Moore
MudStuffing Pottery
No Evil Foods
Noah Prinsen & Lucy Kruesel Art&Craft
Olivia de Soria Jewelry
Paper Majik
Patch Design Studio
Patton Ave Pet Co
Peaceful Way Massage & Reiki
Sable & Gray Paper Co.
Sarah Sunshine Pottery
scumbag ink
Seed & Sky
soleildia designs
Sow True Seed
Stuart Engel
Sweet Tea Clothing Co
The Cap Man
The High Fiber
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
the lowdown
The Unpaper Towel
Those Kooky Chickens (TKC)
Tipsy Star Quilts
Ursa MInor Coffee

About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at hayleyebenton [at] Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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