I am currently in the midst of a 3-day stint (December 1-3) as a vendor at the Washington, DC Downtown Holiday Market, a unique seasonal shopping experience. I have my space, Booth #21, stocked with many of our Batik Tambal products, such as the silk scarves the above shopper is selecting from, plus other one of a kind items perfect for gift-giving.
The Market is set up across from the Verizon Center, in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery at 8th and F St, NW. This is right by the Gallery Place Metro station, so this festive destination is easily accessible those who work in the city, residents and visitors. It opened Friday, November 28, and will run continuously through Tuesday, December 23, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm each day.
A downtown tradition since 2005, the market was created to form a community-based holiday gathering place. Small and local businesses are showcased throughout the four weeks the Market is open, with many offering fair trade imports and gifts made from recycled and sustainable resources. In addition to a unique shopping opportunity, the Market Stage features a wide variety of musical acts: rock, jazz, gospel, folk, R&B, classical, blues, bluegrass and more, plus food and periodic special events.
Can’t make to the Holiday Market? Then come by to see us at Artistic Artifacts this Saturday, December 6, for our Annual Open House! We will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will be offering light refreshments, a make and take activity, demonstrations from some of our wonderful teachers as they preview upcoming classes. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fun day!