This Saturday, Volta Space will host its Celebrating Women pop-up shop to highlight local female vendors.
Volta Space is an event space located at 116 Person St. in downtown Fayetteville.
Deborah Effon, the event organizer, said the pop-up will serve as a relaunch of Volta Space but also as an outlet for women in the community.
“This will be the perfect time to celebrate everyone and give those people an opportunity in our community,” she said. “These small businesses constantly need our support, especially after COVID. So this is just a way to give them that support with the space that we do have.”
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Approximately 15 vendors are expected to participate, selling items that include beauty and cosmetic products, jewelry and sweets. Some of the vendors include Sweet Treats by Erica, Exquisite Lash Bar, Hair & Now Shop and Bag Lady Dee.
Deanna Holt, owner of Fayetteville medical spa Skinsavvy Aesthetics, said she wanted to participate in the pop-up for a couple of reasons.
“I love the support it brings to women-owned businesses. I know first hand that starting a business is not an easy task so I love that this event will be showcasing other successful women in Fayetteville that share the same experiences,” she said.
Holt said she sees the event as an opportunity to showcase her spa. At Skinsavvy Aesthetics’ Fairway Drive office, customers are offered services like injections and fillers, chemical peels, and hair restoration, along with brow tinting and eyelash extensions, in a spa setting.
Effon said the vendors are looking forward to the opportunity to share their businesses.
“A lot of them are very much excited coming out of COVID. This is kind of one of the first pop-up shops — at least what I’ve seen happening in Fayetteville,” she said.
There is no admission fee for the event, which is from 11 a.m. to 4 p. but those who want to attend are asked to RSVP on Eventbrite.
Effon said she hopes Celebrating Women will not only benefit the vendors but the consumers as well.
“I’m hoping that they get exposure to new products that they would love to become lifetime clients to,” she said.
Representatives from North Carolina Education Corps, a state program to help students build literacy skills in the wake of the pandemic, will also have a table at the event.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for families to bring their children and get in touch with this (NC Education Corps) and allow (them) to supply our community with whatever is needed for these children to improve their literacy skills,” she said.
To stay up to date on future pop-up events, visit Volta Space’s Facebook.
Staff writer Akira Kyles can be reached at [email protected].