The Savannah Bazaar began earlier this year at Southern Pine Company, with the goal of bringing together people in a carefree creative environment while offering a new kind of marketplace.

The monthly event, which takes place every third Saturday, has recently moved to the first floor of Ampersand. With its large windows, open, airy feel and visible location, the public will be able to take advantage of not only the vendors' tables, live music and unique atmosphere, but also have a chance to browse the other local businesses on the same block.

As the bazaar has evolved over time, vendors have provided local wares, goods and services, ebbing and flowing with the seasons and going along with the unexpected.

The bazaar sells a variety of original wares, including art in all mediums, vegan soaps/salves, plants and other outdoor decorations, paired along with live local music, poetry and paintings being created during marketplace hours.

As with any expansion, the bazaar is on the lookout for volunteers in all areas to help with its continued mission to provide the community with local entertainment and merchandise.

"Volunteers are always welcome to come lend a hand," says Alan Wood, team director of the bazaar. "Whether it is helping set up vendors' booths, assisting with the kids' craft table or being a part of the street team spreading their mission. Or volunteers can help simply by word of mouth via social media or just by telling a friend."

The Dec. 20 bazaar is the perfect time to shop for last-minute gift ideas or to pick up something for yourself. You can also just come out with your friends and family to take in the sights, sounds and explore the tables.

This kid-friendly (and Fido-friendly) environment gives a chance for the community to come together while spending money locally.

And be sure to continue to follow the bazaar through social media, because the team is working on securing a more permanent, open-air courtyard marketplace, essentially connecting Savannah's past to the present.