Uncommon Market returns to The Foundation in Asheville on Sunday


The Uncommon Market, which set up at The Foundation in July, is set to return to that location on Sunday./ photo by Jason Sandford

The Uncommon Market, a popular Asheville vintage and antique market, makes its second appearance at The Foundation off of Lyman Street on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The market, which runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., will feature a variety of vendors selling antiques, craft items, vintage decor, art, jewelry, home furnishings and more in an outdoor setting that market co-owner Robert Nicholas says will be conducted in a manner mindful of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.

Admission is free. Friendly dogs are welcome at the market.

Vendor booths will be spread out, hand-sanitizing sanitations will be placed throughout the market and visitors will be asked to wear face-coverings.

The market’s first event at The Foundation last month was successful, says Nicholas, with  patrons observing safety protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing. “It’s all about helping people feel at ease, and everybody behaved so well.”

With a few more drink and snack options, as well as several more vendors offering antiques, Nicholas says Sunday’s event will be another unique shopping experience.

Robert and Rebecca Nicholas own Splurge, a custom lighting and antique business at Wedge Studios in the River Arts District. They are also former owners of Asheville Flea for Y’all. They’ll have more Uncommon Markets coming this fall.