Pop-Up Raleigh is the work of Tracey Johnson and Cynthia Deis. The team met while working together at a Raleigh craft shop. They bonded over a love of for things that were dented, nicked and patinated with actual dirt. Their travel to places and spaces around the South inspired them to create a vintage and art market right here at home in Raleigh, NC.  They are hands-on organizers of this market and work with venues and businesses to create events and markets around the Southeast. If you would like to speak with them about creating and facilitating a market for your venue, please use the contact us form on this site.

About Tracey

Tracey is a Raleigh native and the brain behind Patina South, a collection of art and vintage. She is also a founding member of the Raleigh craft collective, the Handmaidens and a driving force behind the art and craft show Handmade Market and the Urban Vintage vintage show. Her evolving work combines her love of painting and building with plundering through flea markets, estate sales and industrial history. When she is not traveling around with her vintage camper full of goodies, Tracey likes to relax at her mini farm an hour west of Raleigh with her dogs and a paint brush.

About Cynthia

Cynthia Deis was born in Ohio, but got to North Carolina as soon as she could. The former owner of Ornamentea, she lives in a tiny Raleigh house filled with collected and inherited vintage treasures. She prefers the used to the new, and likes objects with a story, even if she has to make it up. Cynthia is active in the Raleigh arts scene; consulting with local creative retailers, serving on the board of Triangle Art Works and speaking often on marketing, retail design and craft theory. When it’s not Pop-Up weekend she can be found on Instagram @cynthiadeiswrites.




  1. Hi Tracey and Cynthia,
    We just wanted to introduce ourselves. This Wednesday, June 15th, we are launching The Makers Mercantile (TMM), an online shop and blog featuring curated and hand selected pieces from local and independent artists in Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Our vision is to support and empower the artists who make our community such a creative and beautiful place to live!

    We would love to chat more about partnership opportunities to further strengthen our collective mission in highlighting local art and the stories behind each Maker.

    Maggie + Maria

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  3. Tracey or Cynthia,

    I am trying to get more vendors at our annual event in Sanford on May 20 & 21, 2017. The theme of vintage goods compliments our event perfectly. You can read about what we do on our website but we are trying to demonstrate how things were done, back in the days when they were done on a smaller scale. If you would be willing to get the word out to your vendors I would be happy to highlight either the vintage market and/or individual vendors in the publicity for our event. You can contact me by e-mail if you are interested. I will also try to make it to your Market in November. Thanks, Suzanne Rittenhouse

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