"That's one of the reasons this market came into existence," Savage said. "This neighborhood, this area is so full of creative people who have great ideas, great products and just insanely talented people, and we wanted to create a space for that."
At Galloway's first Bazaar appearance, she sold $200 worth of items, exceeding her expectations. Her least expensive item is $5 and her most expensive is $45.
Since then, her business has only expanded. Her work is now featured in Art Emporium and Gallery Eleven in downtown Charleston and she will participate in the next Downtown Charleston Art Walk.
She even had an international custom order, for two necklaces from a Canadian customer.
"Because of the Bazaar," Galloway said, "I've made a lot of sales and made a lot of repeat customers."
She said the Bazaar provides a place and home for local artisans so they don't have to have a traditional storefront to be successful.
"That's upfront-overhead costs that you don't need," Galloway said, "when you have the Bazaar and other arts and craft shows."
Savage and Cavender want to build on the Bazaar's success by encouraging local entrepreneurs. They said they hope people begin to see it as a destination.
"It's not open on Sundays, I'm hoping as it grows they'll keep it open longer on Saturdays and open on Sundays," Diuguid said. "I think everyone can benefit from it. Kids, all the way up to old people like me, are enjoying it."
The East End Bazaar is open every Saturday from April through October, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reach Caitlin Cook at caitlin.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.