World Market Place

Come to the World Market Place and experience the sounds and textures of intriguing creations handcrafted by skilled artisans from over 30 countries. You will discover quality jewelry, baskets, chess sets, musical instruments, pottery, nativity sets and more at reasonable prices.

The World Market Place is a nonprofit, volunteer-based program which helps low income craftpersons in developing nations by marketing their handicrafts. With each $1,200 of retail sales, full-time employment for a year is provided at a fair wage for one family in the developing world.

Volunteer Opportunities World Market Place depends on volunteers to help the manager with daily operations of the store. Volunteers receive training to be sales clerks, to unpack merchandise, stock shelves and help with inventory. Volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the crafts and the people who make them so as to serve as advocates for the craftspeople. Individuals who volunteer generally work 8 - 16 hours per month. Call 254-8374 for more information.

Store Hours The World Market Place is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Store Location The store is located at 10 College Street in downtown Asheville, where College Street meets Patton Avenue at Pritchard Park. Phone: 254-8374.