Formerly known as Tacoma Flea Market, La Paloma Marketplace has rebranded and launched a three-location market series that reflects not only the character of each neighborhood location, but showcases the very best of the Tacoma arts community. Local vendors include handcrafted jewelers, weavers, painters, fashion designers, vintage dealers and more.
La Paloma Proctor is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is located on North 27th Street (near Alegre Bakery and the post office). Nestled within a charming, historic neighborhood, La Paloma Proctor is family friendly, eclectic and inviting. Spend the morning perusing a curated collection of handcrafted home goods, accessories, jewelry, children’s wear and more from local artisans, crafters, and “mama” makers. Opening day for this market is Saturday, June 2 and it runs through October.
La Paloma Point Ruston is Tacoma’s premier weekly evening market. Twinkling lights, the sounds of the sea, summer breezes, and a canopy of stars set the scene for La Paloma’s signature Waterfront Night Market, which evokes the feel of a romantic European bazaar. Spend the evening listening to strolling musicians while shopping for the loveliest wares from local artisans. Located in the covered pavilion at Point Ruston, this market runs from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday evening. Opening day for La Paloma Point Ruston is Thursday, June 14.
Finally, La Paloma Pearl Street is a monthly market with unique atmosphere. Casual and eclectic, this market is a patchwork of goods, exhibitors and artists located just up the road from Point Defiance Park, at the future home of Central Co-op on Pearl and N. 45th Streets, this market will be open the second Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Opening day for La Paloma Pearl is Sunday, June 10.
Complete details for each market and participating vendors can be found at www.lapalomamarketplace.com. La Paloma Marketplace’s mission is to uplift, inspire, and promote the unique and hardworking artisans, crafters, junkers, pickers, collectors, curators, and creative small-business owners that call this area home and to do so in context of a quality shopping experience.