Riverside Arts Market to Partner with Community First Credit Union to Promote Shopping Local

November 01, 2013 4:34 pm EDT

In addition to the multitude of one-of-a-kind gift ideas offered by RAM vendors, shoppers may purchase RAM gift tokens beginning on Small Business Saturday. RAM gift tokens may be used as currency with any vendor in the market and make great stocking stuffers or gifts for those hard-to-shop-for friends and family members.

“We’re proud to support Small Business Saturday at RAM,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First Credit Union. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and benefit the most from your support.”

As always, a variety of dining options, live entertainment on the River Stage and street performers throughout the market complete the festive experience visitors find at North Florida’s largest open-air market. RAM is open every Saturday, from 10 4 p.m. through December 21st.

Visit the upcoming events section of RAM’s website at or join the Small Business Saturday at Riverside Arts Market event page on Facebook for more information.

About the Riverside Arts Market:
Organized by Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), a neighborhood non-profit, the Riverside Arts Market, also known as RAM, offers a dependable and affordable marketplace for artists and artisans to sell their products in a vibrant environment that serves as an inexpensive weekend storefront for their creative efforts. In addition to artist vendors, the weekly market features live musical entertainment, street performers, food vendors and a fresh produce market. The market site includes space for more than 150 vendors, a performance stage with seating for 350 and ample free parking, all under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge. For more information visit