MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The goal of a monthly sidewalk market downtown is to promote area art and tourism.
"Let's Fall in Love with Martinsburg Again" is the theme for the First Saturday Street Fairs that began in April and will run through October, if the weather holds, said Bonnie Rockie, president of ArtBerkeley, a local artisan group.
"It snowed in April, so we may start a little later next year," Rockie said.
ArtBerkeley, the Heritage Craft Center and Main Street Martinsburg collaborated to present the street fair, Rockie said.
Rockie, a china painter from Los Angeles who moved to Martinsburg, said she wants to do more to promote artists and encourage tourism.
About 20 vendors were set up on Queen Street between Martin and Burke streets, with items including artwork, jewelry, pottery, hand-woven rugs, soaps and clothing.