Alton’s Green Gift Bazaar Boosts Local Vendors | Riverbend News



Shoppers explored a colorful assortment of goods at Saturday’s Green Gift Bazaar in downtown Alton.

The 19th annual event, a collaboration between Alton Main Street and the Sierra Club’s Piasa Palisades Chapter, purchased green gifts from local businesses. Twenty sellers sold jewelry, art, adornments and clothing, to name a few.

The bazaar spanned two locations – Jacoby Arts Center and Post Commons – so shoppers could spread out more and feel safer during the pandemic, said Christine Favilla of the Sierra Club at Big Z. She says the he small business event is still held on Saturdays, encouraging consumers to patronize local stores.

First time seller Brianna Hill, of Honeycut Creek, sold soy wax candles and melts to Post Commons. She heard about the bazaar through social media and its involvement in the Alton Farmers Market.

Natalie Emmons of Nats Looking Glass has returned for her sophomore year. She says she enjoys interacting with new customers at the bazaar.



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