Best Of 2019

Best New Night Market: Market Bleu

Market Bleu, held quarterly at the Contemporary Arts Center, is a different approach to the maker pop-up that showcases elevated handmade products and fine arts from local vendors in a museum setting. The more streamlined approach to a modern market focuses on high-quality works from working artists — think an upscale flea with vetted vendors. And the evening hours — the market runs 6-10 p.m. — means it’s a perfect place to pop by before or after dinner or cocktails. The juried show includes some of the city’s top makers and is helmed by the founder of Eliza Dot Design and partners. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, marketbleu.com.