The Third Year’s a Charm!

By on 10 December, 2015 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

image004If you’re sweating last minute gift ideas, like I am, here’s your solution! The Five Points Makers Emporium opened last week at 420 S. Goldthwaite St. in the historic Cottage Hill neighborhood right next to the Sanctuary/Jubilee Community Center. It’s located close to downtown and there’s plenty of parking. Now I know when you arrive it’s going to look like a huge boring auto mechanic-esque building, and it once was, but there’s holiday magic inside. The Five Points Makers Emporium is a partnership between Foomatic, Helicity and the Five Points Cultural Commission. They try to keep price points down so people can afford multiple gifts. With the popup shop in its third holiday season, Five Points Cultural Commission joined the mix adding a new flair of the artistic talent that centers around developing that five street convergence of Goldwaite Street, Clayton Street and Mobile Road, an area that drew a lot of attention with this year’s 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March.

The pop-up shop features the work of more than 40 local artists and a very wide range of items from pottery to jewelry to artwork to architectural salvage to browse through feeding you holiday spirit. Cora, the resident canine, will greet you at the door and may show you her favorite items.

The Emporium opened its doors on Dec. 4 with a special reception and will be holding live artist demonstrations throughout the season as well as meet and greets for the artists and shoppers. Five Points Makers Emporium will be open 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and at noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. And for you last minute shoppers, special hours are planned for 4 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 22! You can check out what’s happening daily at Five Points Makers Emporium on Facebook or for specific questions try

Carole King (not the singer, just the hummer) enjoys midtown living from South Capitol Parkway in Capitol Heights where she has lived for 25+years. Carole has been the historic properties curator for the Landmarks Foundation that manages Old Alabama Town for 28 years and is passionate about neighborhoods, their architectural character, their people, and their preservation!

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