SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Black Magic Coffee

Black Magic Coffee Company is a Boston-based mobile coffee and espresso bar freshly "brewed" from Somerville, MA.

Coffee has become far more than just a beverage. It is making it's name in the food and beverage world creating it's own niche. Mobile cafes are becoming a well known standard and who doesn't like their coffee to be mobile?! David Simon owner of Black Magic Coffee Co. has created a comfortable and delicious cure to the caffeine need we all seek to fulfill throughout the day. Their menu is simple: only the highest quality espresso-based beverages and hand-crafted coffees. Black Magic Coffee Co. provides premium coffee catering services for all kinds of occasions including open markets, weddings, private parties and corporate events. 

When he's here: Every Sunday!

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Q’s Nuts

Q's Nuts is a small family-owned & operated artisan nut company started by husband and wife team, Beth and Brian "Q" Quinn. It was founded in 2000 with a simple philosophy that wholesome ingredients, a love of good food, and a passion for creating in the kitchen would create some of the best tasting roasts around. Q's is constantly experimenting in their Somerville kitchen and store front. Only making small batches at a time to always assure a fresh quality product.

When they're here: Every Sunday through October 30th!

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Frames With a History

Frames With a History is a unique custom picture frame, mirror and rustic furniture shop creating unique work from reclaimed and aged materials. Located in Ayer, MA, Bill Phaneuf and his team travel Massachusetts on a weekly basis collecting from salvage yards, antique shops and other great rustic outlets to find the best materials to create one of a kind rustic and reclaimed pieces for your home. Their materials may include exterior shutters, doors, trim, molding, flooring, siding and columns. Frames With a History focuses on original painted surfaces and natural barn / attic finishes. Only years of history can provide the unique colors and patinas found on their creations.

When the'll be here: August 28, September 4, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, October 23 and October 30

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Gina deWolfe

deWolfe Leather Goods is a Boston based company pioneered by the amazing Gina deWolfe. Her venture began in 2014 after inheriting leather-smith tools from her grandfather and has quickly grown in recognition. These days, Gina is a regular feature in fashion publications and was recently honored with the 2016 Best of Boston award for her bags! Aside from catching her at the SoWa Open Market on Sundays, you can check out her items online at Also don't miss the first ever deWolfe Pop Up boutique this Fall at 177 Newbury Street, and rediscover the value in handcrafted, high quality luxury leather goods with a price point that is within reach.  

When she's here: August 21, August 28 & future dates TBD

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: MDavid Gallery

The Founder of MDavid Gallery, Matthew Pricken, is a self-taught artist currently living in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.  Matthew’s artistic talent began in childhood, sketching for hours alongside his grandfather.  He hit his stride as an artist later on, after living and traveling abroad, always drawn to the intricate detail and remarkable architecture of buildings.

Since then, he has worked using a ballpoint pen to re-imagine iconic architecture by removing background to highlight the perfection of the subject.  His recent Animal Series, experiments with the addition of grayscale watercolor to add dimension to the organic beauty of each animal.

You can view the works of MDavid Gallery at & at MDavid Gallery Etsy Shop.  

MDavid Gallery also accepts commission requests.

When he's here: August 21st and 28th


SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Marion’s Workshop

Imagine you are entering a French boutique that is nestled right between the local boulangerie and the Cafe de Flore, facing the fountains on the main square of a small village.

Well, now imagine you’re walking in that same boutique, but outdoors - and it’s at the SOWA Open Market in south Boston!

This boutique is Marion’s Workshop, a small artistic business run by Marion. As a French native, Marion’s paintings are based on the unique mixture that happens when the colors and feelings of the U.S. and France are combined. 

Marion’s products are based on her original oil paintings, which have strong central motifs connected to her daily life (yes, including roosters!). These products include printed textiles, greeting cards, and canvas prints. She is very excited to pitch her SoWa tent, and share the stories behind her paintings with you!

When she’s there: August 14

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Calli B

Calli b. Jewelry is the ever-changing face of Glitz and Glam in the city of Boston.  Each piece is custom designed and meticulously handcrafted with love, time, care and the utmost attention by Marianne Janik.  Pearls, gemstones, druzy, glass, minerals and precious metals hang from her elegant displays and as Janik says herself, it's "simply dramatic".

Since every piece is handcrafted, Marianne often replicates designs of those of us who find that piece of jewelry that we simply cannot live without.  Her pieces are constantly changing depending on what's trendy, her mood, or yours!

The thing that makes Calli B one of SoWa's most unique jewelry vendors is just how this fantastic jewelry is made.  Marianne travels far and wide searching for her own gemstones, pearls, druzy and beads.  She hand-selects every piece used in her jewelry, truly making it one of a kind.

When they’re here: July 24, Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 11, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30



On July 29, Design Museum Boston will host a 3-day urban hack-a-thon that will include teams consisting of 4-6 innovators from various industries each paired with a community advisor. They will be challenged with revitalizing 10 overpasses in the City of Boston. During the 3-day festival teams will brainstorm, ideate, and prototype solutions in full view of a public audience underneath the I-93 overpass. The audience will be able to provide feedback in real-time in-person and over social media.

While anyone is welcome to come and observe, Design Museum Boston is looking for 10 Community Advisor's - be you a Business Owner, Student, People who know the history of the site, elderly, parents, high school students... a diverse group!)

The Commitment
1. Attend the Kick Off Party on July 21st at Microsoft
2. Attend the 3-day festival July 29-31st and provide feedback.
(You do not have to be there for the entire event, only at given times)

Check out our website for more info or email us to get involved at


SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Speakeasy Travel Supply Co

It's officially summer which means one thing: VACATION!  And where better to stock up your carry-on and luggage than at the SoWa Open Market?

The lovely couple (and dog Chachy) behind , Speakeasy Travel Supply Co will change the way you travel forever.  And they should know, believe it or not, Beth and Randy were travel-bloggers before creating these fantastic travel accessories.  And it was that "day job" that lead them to create the Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarves.  What's a hidden pocket scarf you ask? Well remember the last time you were abroad, you weren't sure whether to leave your passport and extra travel cash in the hotel safe or perhaps stick it somewhere in your purse?  Well with these scarves, the hidden pocket provides you a safe place to tuck your valuables no matter where you are in the world.

Beth says she was on the road when a light bulb went off, "I wished my scarf had a secret pocket in it. I could stash my important items in there and no one would ever know.... the perfect travel item"!

Since then, they've been featured on Buzzfeed, Mashable, Hello Giggles, Conde Nast, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Airfare Watchdog, Eagle Creek, Smarter Travel and so much more.  Being travelers themselves, the trio know exactly what it's like to be on the road, on a boat, or in the jungle and say quality and love goes into each hand-made scarf. The pocket is truly hidden and accessible only by a zipper. Our zippers stay closed until they are opened so you will never have to worry about anything falling out. The pockets are also double stitched or serged for extra strength and are appx 9"x9". They fit a variety of items  from passports, phones, wallets, sunglasses, memory cards, camera filters, chapstick, money, maps, keys and notebooks making them perfect for your days sightseeing, nights out in the city or any time you need to keep your items safe, secure and easily accessible while you still look fantastic. They are also large enough to fit a flask in them - I call this the Prohibition Scarf - a scarf your grandparents would've loved. You might like it for sneaking items into festivals or other events.  

So really the only question left is, where will your Speakeasy Travel Scarf take you?

When they're here: July 24, September 18, October 9, October 23

Find them on Instagram and Facebook

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Mayur Naturals

 When one thinks "SoWa Market", beauty essentials probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.  But for one D-I-Y-er turned business woman, beauty essentials are exactly what she's been providing the lovely city of Boston.

Mayur Naturals was founded on the principles of inner beauty.  In fact, 'Mayur' is the Sanskrit word for peacock, a bird that reminds us all of a hidden beauty just waiting to surface.  And in that spirit, Mayur Naturals strives to provide magnificent beauty products exemplifying one's true colors.

Their products are handmade in small batches, using high quality fresh ingredients without chemicals or added preservatives.  Mayur likes to keep things simple with wonderful scrubs, lotions, oils and skin serums.

So whether you've got dry skin on your toes, a bit of a dandruff issue, or just want to be baby-smooth all over, Mayur Naturals will customize to your needs.

When they're here: Every Sunday