Monster Market is an annual curated pop-up retail experience curated by Holtermonster. I carry a juried selection of art, apparel and novelties from weirdo makers, artists, designers, and small brands all over the country. The store appears somewhere new in Memphis, TN each year and is open only for the month of October.
In 2017, I hosted it at 88 N. Main, a cramped downtown storefront courtesy of the DMC (pictured here). In 2018, we hosted in the Retail Hall of Crosstown Concourse.
If you’re interested in hosting us for 2019, click here.
In addition to curating the stock, arranging the store, and manning the register, I also brand Monster Market and design all the collateral throughout the year!
There is a 13th dimension beyond that which is known by man. It is a dimension as hairy as hobgoblins and as yellow as yeast yogurt. It is the middle ground between September and November, between odd and the macabre, and it lies between Concourse Ave and N. Watkins St. This is the dimension of crafted goods. It is an area which we call The Monster Market.
The Monster Market brand includes silkscreened art prints, signage, t-shirts, several stickers, an enamel pin, souvenir badges, business cards, and stamped bags.
In 2017, I turned a cramped downtown storefront into the shop of my wildest nightmares! The first Monster Market lived at 88 N. Main Street.
In 2018, I kicked off the pop-up program at Crosstown Concourse in one of their retail bays— with easily triple the floor space from the previous year!