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Punk Rock Flea Market founded Raquel Duplin at Market by the Tracks March 19.
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Secret Midnight Band
The Secret Midnight Band at the Punk Rock Flea Market March 19.
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Vendor Christian Faith at Punk Rock Flea Market.
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Marilyn Garrett art
A painting by Marilyn Garrett at the Punk Rock Flea Market
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Adam Williams of Birmingham Oddities at the Punk Rock Flea Market at Market by the Tracks.
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Mariah Metcalfe & Brandon Nolen
Vendors Mariah Metcalfe and Brandon Nolen of Dream World Design at Punk Rock Flea Market.
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art at Punk Rock Flea Market
A suitably punk image on sale at the Punk Rock Flea Market.
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Hero Doughnuts stand
The Hero Doughnuts stand at Punk Rock Flea.
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punk rock flea art
Art on sale at Punk Rock Flea.
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Allison Jane selling her photo art.
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victoria richardson & jacky taylor
Vendors Victoria Richardson (L) and Jacky Taylor.
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Amy Keener sells her wares at Punk Rock Flea.
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Robin Taylor of Tuscaloosa's Left Hand Soap, one of the event sponsors.
Market by the Tracks in Avondale was the perfect venue for Birmingham’s Punk Rock Flea Market to celebrate its first anniversary with a big sale on Sunday, March 17, according to founder and organizer Raquel Duplin.
The venue, located on Morris Avenue next to the railroad tracks, has “a lot of space, and I love how rugged it is,” Duplin told Iron City Ink. “It’s a punk-rock atmosphere.”
The free, all-ages event began at noon and continued until 4 p.m., with about 50 vendors peddling such wares as records, zines, home décor, vintage clothing, crafts and original art work.
This was the fourth time that Duplin has hosted the Punk Rock Flea Market. The first three events — in March, June and October 2016 — were held at Saturn in Avondale.
Duplin said that she is unsure of the timing or location of the next event.
“I can’t really plan the next one until this one is completely over, because I have to regroup,” she said.
However, Duplin said that she will likely change venues for each market in 2017 in order to “kind of spread everything around and recognize different places and different venues around the city and get some people out to other areas.”
Markets that bring together artists and musicians are common in the north, according to Duplin, who moved to Birmingham from Pennsylvania in January 2016.
The events are “about exposing the artists who are involved, exposing just the creators and the collectors, the bands,” Duplin told Iron City Ink in May 2016. “The more people that get to see them, the happier I’ll be, because they’re all doing cool stuff. I really want people to see how cool Birmingham is and all the talent that’s here.”
The food vendors on site at Market by the Tracks were Hotbox and Cantina on Wheels.
Vendors interested in taking part in the next market should contact firstname.lastname@example.org