Arts, crafts, produce and antiques available

 Written by Ann Marie Bush

As published in The Topeka Capital-Journal 

A new open-air market opening in south Topeka will feature produce, antiques, arts and crafts and food.

"Everyone is excited about this," said Anje Kearney, one of two people partnering to create White Lakes Market.

The market will open Sunday morning in the parking lot of Mainline Printing, 3500 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kearney, who is known as the Resale Lady of Topeka, and Rudy Arzate worked with Henry McClure, of McClure Real Estate, to establish the market.

"We have chosen Sundays so that we do not interfere with the Farmers Market, and that we add extra activities in Topeka to a day that doesn't already have a lot going on," a news release said.

Vendors are invited to rent a booth space for $20 per Sunday, Kearney said.

There are between 10 and 15 vendors currently, but Kearney expects that number to grow. She also expects the variety of items to grow.

While White Lakes Market carries insurance for vendors, food vendors must have their own general liability insurance, Kearney said.

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor or sponsoring the market can call Kearney at 260-5458 or visit the White Lakes Market Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/pbmtmtn.

The market has dates booked through the end of October. However, Kearney said, the market's season might expand in the future.

"I think once the word gets out, Topeka will embrace it," Kearney said.