When you have a newspaper reporter for a husband, art shows get covered in a whole new way. We just wrapped up Porter Flea a few hours ago, and he was still so motivated after an incredible show that he went ahead and compiled Instagrams and tweets from the artists and shoppers who attended and we're sharing them below.
He used Storify, which is a really convenient tool for crowdsourcing and compiling social media when lots of people come together in one place — and especially when those people are snapping tons of photos and tweeting their thoughts.
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Porter Flea Holiday 2012 packs out Marathon Music Works
Porter Flea has become Nashville's most well-attended independent arts and crafts show just two years after launching its first event. The latest holiday show took place Dec. 1, 2012 at Marathon Music Works. This Storify collects social media buzz, and especially Instagrams, from the event.
Storified by Tony Gonzalez · Sat, Dec 01 2012 20:14:02
• P O R T E R F L E A •Mati Hays
The show takes place at Marathon Music Works in downtown Nashville, within sight of the capitol, in a renovated pre-1920s auto manufacturing plant. As excitement was building, artists and organizers posted photos in advance of the event.
Nashville #porterflea #nashville #love #handmade #modernLeanne
1 more day till #porterflea Saturday @marathonmusicworks. 11 - 6. Come say hi. There will tons of awesome stuff to buy from lots of good folks.Bingham Barnes
11 Thump Trunks Finished, Charged, and Tagged. Come see me at Porter Flea. Dec. 1st. At Marathon Music Works. #nashville #thumptrunk #porterfleathumptrunk
Barnwood Artwork. A Porter Flea exclusive! Come see this Saturday at Marathon Music Works! #porterflea #barnwood #artJamie Bennett
I think we're ready... #porterflea #popup #nashvilletn #nashville #marathonmusicworks #vintage #sabrosavintagesabrosavintage
T minus 2 hours to #porterflea! See y'all soonporterflea
Sun is shining on handmade in Nashville! 3 hours to #porterflea!porterflea
As usual, a line of shoppers grew before doors opened at 11. The place quickly packed out, forcing organizers to slow entries. But the line moved quickly, with people reporting waits of about 10 minutes. Clearly, worth the wait! Don't believe those hasty folks on Twitter. If you left the line, you missed out!
First time at #porterflea and came home with some amazing goodies for our homeBrad + Jen
Waiting to get into Porter Flea. Looks like all of Nashville had the same idea. @ Marathon Music Works http://instagr.am/p/StVgDmSVQR/Lindsey May
Long line for #porterflea FYI. But it has moved rather quickly and the people-watching is top notch! Oh, and the weather is fantastic.lconley
tonsssss of people at Porter Flea today ... I may not be sticking around very long #anxious #toomanypeople http://instagr.am/p/Ss9mwEMmNY/Megan Hope
Holy. Moly. Porter Flea.Sammie Colletta
Inside the doors, some 60 artists showed off their latest prints, posters, vintage finds, handmade jewelry, books, succulents, furniture, ceramics, and other treats and oddities.
#porterfleaBrad + Jen
the raddest thing I saw at Porter Flea today -- this thing brings a whole new meaning to music that moves you! #thumptrunksBekah
#PorterFlea opens at 11! @linenlaidfelt is ready. @porterfleaTony Gonzalez
Honeybean by @kaelahbee is ready! Come see them today at #porterflea!porterflea
Meanwhile, many people tried to tweet clever things about hipsters and mustaches.
Visited the Porter Flea Market in Nashville today. It was like walking into an episode of #Portlandia. "Put a bird on it!"Jennifer Reed
At Marathon Village for the Porter Flea market. There is a line of hipsters 100 yards long for this thing. I'm not hip enough for this.Andy Atkins
Hipsters a go-go. RT @FTJ_Julie #BestTweet RT @ErinsFoodFiles: If anyone is missing a hipster, check at Porter Flea.Jen Burns
over/under on the number of combovers and mustaches at a #nashville flea market? #porterflea @emdemailleErin Crosson
Porter Flea has started!! I'll be here until 6! #porterfleaEmily Marlow
I think everyone in nashville is at porter flea.Jess Pesut
#porterflea #shuttersandshuttles #weaving #booth #craftfair #nashville #nashvillegramAllison
I've been in love with #paperandclay for awhile now so I was pleasantly surprised to meet the @ Porter Flea http://instagr.am/p/StMS-jlBgF/Lisa
Less than an hour to go! #porterfleaporterflea
There was also one celebrity sighting, one of the stars from "Nashville." Speaking of, printer Bryce McCloud featured a print inside the show that read, "As Seen On Nashville On TV."
Guess who @laceybrown and I saw at #porterflea today?? Claire Bowen aka Scarlet from the show #NashvilleLeslie Hales
Omg just saw Clare Bowen from #Nashville at the Porter Flea Market! She is so prettyMegan Matthews
After the show, happy shoppers debuted their new art items and other favorite finds.
By far the craftiest event I've ever been to! Porter Flea Market = Etsy in real life. #porterflea #Nashville @jennyjewJudy Lee
Between a shoots in Mboro and White Bluff today, I HAD to stop at the @porterflea ... In just 45 mins I waited in a 3 block line and filled my arms with Christmas gifts!Shea Halliburton Wright
All my loot from #PorterFleaCassidy Carson
New lamp @ Porter Flea http://instagr.am/p/StCP22pA4h/Stevie
Braved the unholy hordes of hipsters at Porter Flea and came away with this. Merry Christmas to me. http://pic.twitter.com/CTNuqYzuChadd M.
Nice find today at Porter Flea. @ Marathon Music Works http://instagr.am/p/StP3mOIJ-V/Leslie Sigler
To learn more about Porter Flea, search for it online, and on Facebook and Twitter, or click the links below.
Porter Flea - Nashville, TN - Attractions/Things to Do | FacebookPorter Flea, Nashville, TN. 2433 likes · 321 talking about this.
Porter Flea (PorterFlea) on TwitterPorter Flea. @PorterFlea. Porter Flea is Nashville's premier independent craft market featuring modern handmade goods, local fare, ...
With high attendance and interest, Porter Flea crowd finds success ...Nov 14, 2012 ... Social media promotion, focus on buying local buoys annual sales for flea market industry More.
Storify is free tool that gathers social media posts and pictures to create narratives and report the news. Tony Gonzalez created this Storify. Find him on Twitter @tgonzalez.