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Holiday pop-up comes to downtown Mountain View

The artisan holiday market, ArtPop, returns for a second year, in a new location on Mountain View’s Castro Street.

            Several artisans from last year’s market are participating again, and new vendors are rotated in over the course of ArtPop’s three-weekend duration.

            ArtPop features a selection of locally crafted handmade items for gift giving, including fashion accessories, jewelry, home decor items, artisanal honey products, holiday items and more.

            A Saturday (Dec. 8) fundraiser for the Los Altos and Mountain View elementary and high school districts will feature holiday treats and visits from both Santa and local children’s book author Marilee Joy Mayfield.

            ArtPop was conceived in 2017 as a way to provide an affordable indoor retail space to local artists, artisans and makers during the holiday shopping season. By bringing together creative people of various backgrounds, ages and media, its mission is to foster a sense of community both among the artisans themselves and between the artisans and the surrounding neighborhood through charitable initiatives – while helping to eliminate the visual blight of a vacant and unused storefront.

            Located at 275 Castro St., ArtPop is scheduled to run Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 16. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

         For more information, visit facebook.com/ArtPopOnCastro.

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