SoWa Open Market will be open all weekend long this year

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You’ll have double the chances to check out the SoWa Open Market this year.

Organizers announced this week that the seasonal marketplace featuring more than 150 small businesses will be open on both Saturdays and Sundays during the 2017 season, starting with its opening weekend beginning Saturday, April 29 and concluding on Sunday, October 29.

SoWa attracts thousands of visitors every year with an arts market, farmers market, food truck bazaar, and beer garden all packed into a small block on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

Another change for SoWa this year is a charitable one: Proceeds from sales of exclusive SoWa merchandise and donations collected from boxes set up around the market will go toward a different local nonprofit organization each month.

“Arts, culture and creativity are part of the DNA of our great city, said Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture for the City of Boston, in a press release. “The SoWa Arts & Design District and Open Market are a vital element of our cultural infrastructure.”

Rebecca Rutenberg