2nd Sundays Art & Music Festival


Upcoming LoveLight Placemaking Popup Artisan Markets

Often called the Artists & Musician’s Mom- our 2nd Sundays & LoveLight Placemaking Founder & Director, Shirley Vermillion, has been looking for opportunities to fill in “holes” in Williamsburg & the area’s creative community and highlight the area’s talent since 2007(First Colony (her neighborhood) Art Bazaar was where the artist & artisan organizing began, which led to the beginning of 2nd Sundays in 2010).

To add a little more local handmade shopping during the Holiday season in 2021 and to give Grand Illumination Tourists, and families getting photos with Santa more to do in downtown Williamsburg while they awaited nighttime activities, she added some Pop Up Maker’s Markets on Prince George Street on the Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas before Valentine’s Day 2022!

When the City of Williamsburg decided to revoke the permit for additional pop ups on Prince George Street in Sept of 2022- Vermillion followed her LoveLight Placemaking mission of spreading Arts, Music and Creativity all around, building CommUNITY, partnering with event spaces with residents and businesses that fully embrace the concept of creative placemaking &  “TOGETHER we’re BETTER!” She also answered the call of many in First Colony to bring back the First Colony Art Bazaar on 11/26/22 10a-4p! Several weekends of successful Midtown Row’s Maker’s Markets, down in December of 2022, now on to some long awaited SweetheART Markets in February of 2023, collaborating, spreading the creative vibes further… we held our inaugural SweetheART Markets at Indian Fields Tavern’s Big Barn on Sun 2/5/23, at Alewerks in Williamsburg on Sat 2/11/23  and added a few artists to the indoor lineup of artisans at Frothy Moon Brewhouse on Sun night 2/12/23! We closed out our 2023 popups Cohosting Firs Colony Art Trail(our Director’s Neighborhood- She had 5 artisans set up in her yard at 160 John Rolfe Lane, Williamsburg, Va) with a number of sites on 12/2/23 11a-5p(including complimentary SIPS at each stop) and our final 1st Sunday-a Holiday Market on 12/3/23 at Indian Fields 11a-4p!

We started 2024 with a Sweetheart Market at Indian Fields on 1st Sunday 2/4/24 11a-4p and one at Alewerks in Williamsburg on 2/10/24, and a St Patty’s Day Preview Market at Indian Fields with great tunes from The Irish Drinking Band on 3/5/24! We’ve been steadily growing our 1st Sundays markets at Indian Fields Tavern and are super exited about the year as their on site brewery, 5 Fields Brewing, is officially open now!

Come out for our Spring 1st Sundays at the Fields 6/2/24 11a-5p!

Take your time to leisurely walk around and take a look at the beautiful and wonderful handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery,photography, paintings, soaps,lotions, wood works, sweets and other items from the market’s artists. We can’t wait to see you!
Live music from
11-2  Jay & Ruby Turner in 5 Fields Courtyard
2:30-5:30 Ryan Link in 5 Fields Courtyard
Free Parking- Plenty of it behind the Barn!
Restaurant Hours 11:30 am – 5:00pm
Bring your lawn chairs.
Barn floor is gravel please wear appropriate shoes. 👟🩴🥿👢
No outside drinks, food or coolers allowed on premises please. 🚫🥪🥃🚫
Pets are welcome! Please make sure they remain on a leash and with you at all times.🐕 😄
Exhibiting Artisans
1. Nobska Craftsmen- Caitlin Rudders’s intricate silver & gold smithed jewelry designs(Williamsburg, Va)
2. Puppy Love- Terri Barrett-Vaden’s pet collars, leashes, bandanas, Home made treats and more(Charles City, Va)
3. Wandering Cow Farms- Mary Murphy’s heavenly smelling soaps, lotions, Felted wool animals, Baby Mobiles and more! (Mechanicsville, VA)
4. Mia Mia Designs – Sharon Sawyer’s Polymer Clay Designs(Williamsburg, VA) 
5. Whimwares- Laura Ernst’s pottery (Charles City, Va)
6. Kevin Caudle Nature Photography (Williamsburg, Va)
7. Longneck Coffee Roasters- Bob & Debbie Bayton’s roasted coffee beans- by the Bag & Coffee by the Cup (Williamsburg, Va)
8. Creations by Shila Love- Shila Love’s whimsical paintings as original art, prints, on bags, mouse pads, journals, stickers, book covers…Art that makes you SMILE!! (Williamsburg, Va)
9. Cookie Momster- Carletha Ayres-Rogers’ sweet Treats-cookies, cakes, cinnamon buns -even some tasty Gluten Free options! (Painter, Va Eastern Shore)
10. Mama Girl Folk Art- Paper Mache’ Art flowers& animals in the legendary Mama Girl tradition (Painter, Va Eastern Shore)
11. Freedom Cottage- Antwyne & Tara Anderson’s candles (Williamsburg, Va)
12. Emily Brody Chair Massages- book an appointment with her soon!  (Williamsburg, Va)
13. Dandillie- organic Baby clothing (New Kent, Va)
14. How Sweet-Freeze dried candy & fruit (Powhatan, Va)
15. Thistle & Thyme Apothecary- Sarah McWhirt’s skin creams, medicinal Balms, salves, teas, tinctures & herbal remedies (King William, Va)
16. Dan Elko- Birdhouses & Feeders (Charles City, Va)

17. Silver Quill Writers- Susan Williamson Author (Williamsburg, VA)

18. Phil Turns Wood- Phil Duffy’s Fine Woodtured pens, bowls & more (Williamsburg, Va)

19. The Guardian Retreat- for Children, Veterans (Charles City, Va)

20. Heirloom Pewter Studios (Newport News, Va)

21. John Alexander Fine Driftwood Art (West Point, Va)

22. Red Willow Jewelry Co – Laura Richard’s Clay Jewelry (Rapidan, Va)

23. Boondock Crafter- Rachel Clack’s Tshirts, tumblers, caps, notecards, photography & earrings(Charles City) 


For further inquiry, email lovelightplacemaking@gmail.com or text Market Director, Shirley Vermillion at 757-879-3029. Any other person posing/impersonating to be the contact person is a SCAM! Sadly Scam artists are all too abundant nowadays!