The hustle and bustle at .FEST’s Flea Market marks the 11th Day of the festival
With live music performances concluding
yesterday with the final Bhubaneshwar Live concert, Day 11 of the DoT FEST
witnessed heavy footfall at Bhuvaneswar’s very own Night Flea Market. A record
number of people showed up at the flea market, which featured more than 120 stalls
offering everything ranging from local handloom and handicraft items to wooden
artefacts, jewellery and even women’s clothing. It was a remarkable night where
regional artists, start-ups, performers, makers, and creators dazzled the visitors with
their creativity and artistic brilliance.
The Flea Market, which was founded with the intention of displaying the handicrafts and
textiles of Odisha, remained the major highlight of Day 11 of the DoT FEST. Stalls like
Simple Crazies, Urbanomad, Punjab Jutti Store, Tanveer from Himachal, Traditional
Aura-Varanasi and Red Ochre in particular proved to be wonderful crowd-pullers as
they saw visitors line up to purchase their favourite goodies. The Flea market made
business worth around 7 lakhs on 24th January, which highlights .FEST has provided
regional entrepreneurs with an opportunity like never before.
Not just the regional entrepreneurs, the .FEST has also given a platform to local and
tribal artists to showcase their talents like Dance, Music, Magic, etc. Performers from all
trends of the state showcased their art at the 3 stages placed in the 3 zones at the Flea
Market. Tribal performances like, Dhuduki, Dhap, Jodishanka, Ras along with local
bands, singers and dancers performed throughout the .FEST.