In 2019 the first night market was launched which included local start-ups, artists, musicians, and community members showcasing their talents and products. Over the past year, despite the pandemic, Gente Market has been able to not only survive but THRIVE. Having worked with over hundreds of different vendors, artists, and community members the vision of Gente continues to grow.
Husband & Wife, Mario and Alexis Garcez work tirelessly behind the scenes on all aspects of Gente Market. Event organization, theme conceptualization, marketing/advertising, graphic design, vendor selection, vendor support, hiring and event management. Since 2019 they have been able to grow Gente Market in the city of Santa Ana, gaining a huge support system and community name.
Alexis Garcez, has a love for seeing people grow and following their own passions. As a Marriage & Family Therapist she understands the impact of community on mental health and when supported has limitless potential. Her vision for Gente Market is to create local opportunity for creatives and entrepreneurs to build their brand in front of a community whom they represent, to further inspire future generations of entrepreneurship.