29th annual public market opens Friday

Juneau’s version of Black Friday — the annual Alaska-Juneau Public Market — gets going at noon Friday, continuing through 5 p.m. Sunday. Vendors from Juneau and beyond will gather to offer their wares, which can range from homemade jam and handmade soap to winter coats and ivory jewelry.

According to organizer Peter Metcalfe, more than 160 vendors from around the Pacific Northwest will participate this year — 40 percent of whom did not participate in last year’s event. Many of these vendors are presenting for their first time.

Metcalfe started the event in 1983, making this its 29th season.

Event hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The event takes place at Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Admission is free at the JACC and $6 for the weekend at Centennial Hall.

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