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Indie Craft Experience (ICE), purveyors of dynamic craft markets and pop-up shops, is hosting a two-day shopping event celebrating summer like no other on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Dazzling Atlanta since 2005 when they debuted the inaugural summer market, ICE founders Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Petterson have moved the coveted event to a brand new location at Colony Square in Midtown. Featuring over 90 of the best craft and vintage vendors from across the country, music by DJ Zano, local food offerings and much more, Summer ICE takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day and is just $5 cash at the door to enter. Kids 12 and under get in for free.  The first 250 shoppers each day will also receive complimentary swag bags upon arrival designed by local artists.

 “We are thrilled to host the Indie Craft Experience at Colony Square this year. The unique vendors, local culinary delights and artful encounters create the perfect complement to the reimagined Colony Square experience. We look forward to exploring the creative craft market along with our guests, residents and office tenants,” says Sara Carville, marketing coordinator at Colony Square. 

Proving to be an unforgettable two-day shopping experience year after year, Summer ICE will also feature a special appearance on Saturday, June 3rd from #weloveatl.  Striving to connect the city by telling stories through photographs, guests will interact with the iconic Chevy P30 bread truck that was converted to mobile photography gallery. All print proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  Additionally, local favorite, Tiny Doors ATL, will return and host a special “tiny garden” interactive DIY experience each day. Attendees who sign up are invited to make a living tiny garden of their own design with fun miniatures and tiny succulents.  For the full list of hand-selected vendors, which includes independent artists, printmakers, jewelry makers, artisans, crafters, makers and more, visit

"We are so happy to work with such an amazing group of artists and vintage vendors once again. It's a thrill to bring so much talent together in one awesome location for a full weekend," says ICE co-founder Christy Petterson. "We are so thankful to Colony Square for hosting us for our 12th annual summer event." 

Summer ICE will be held at Colony Square on Peachtree Street at the intersection of 14th Street in Midtown at 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. The two-day shopping event will be located in the former Houlihans Restaurant, which overlooks the plaza on Peachtree Street. Shoppers should look for the giant MIDTOWN letters to find the plaza and then take the white spiral staircase to enter the event.  For additional information, visit