Last Minute Thoughts On Alleycat Artist Market This Weekend


For 8 years, I've been working on projects and events in which local artists interact with their supporters within the community. I believe that in the new creative economy (formerly known as the "art industry") that there is plenty of opportunities for independent artists to grow and for the art-loving public to both encourage and benefit from these artists' creativity.


Tomorrow, Saturday, April 1st, is the latest Alleycat Artist Market. Please come down, poke around, and be a supporter of the local arts. You'll see that the vendors will have merchandise of all types and all price ranges: jewelry, t-shirts, prints, paintings, vinyl records, stuffed toys, -you name it! Get something beautiful for your home or yourself; or better yet, buy an unsuspecting friend a piece of art.


We are also having Deejay Oso Fresh and the DC Vinylheadz spin a classic all-vinyl set from noon until 4 and we will be giving away arty door prizes every hour. I hope you come through. I think we're about to go through a rough time in the arts, but I've never been more excited for the ingenuity and creativity of the small artist. Please help me support them by coming through tomorrow.

Thank You So Much,

You're Invited This Saturday April 1st To The Alleycat Artist Market!

25 awesome and creative vendors (like Anuradha Mehra, AfroBaby and TurtleWalk Pottery and many more) come to St. Stephen's in Columbia Heights to dazzle your world with cool local art and merch for you. DC Vinyl Headz are spinning a classic all-vinyl set, while we give out cool, arty door prizes every hour. Awesome sponsors like One Love Massive and Words Beats & Life make this possible. Please make space on your calendar, buy your tickets with the button on the left and let us know you're coming.

Swankee Shop Comes To April Fools' Alleycat Artist Market Saturday 04/01/17

Swankee

-afrocentric t-shirts and apparel


Swankee is a variation of the word Swanky which means to be elegant, fashionable, and have swagger. Our designs not only embody that definition but derive from a variety of cultures and styles woven together to express knowledge, beauty, and creativity. We work with incredible artists from all around the world to bring our ideas to life. Calligraphy and graffiti is very prominent in our designs because they are two very distinct and underappreciated art forms that we love and respect. Wherever you are, we implore you to stay Swankee at all times.

https://www.swankeeshop.com/



Alleycat Market Is Happy To Announce Southeastern Roastery Coming April 1st, 2017

Southeastern Roastery

-specialty coffee


Southeastern Roastery started in 2016 with roots in Isle of Wight, Virginia and Washington D.C. Beautifully southern, it is committed to promoting the cultural exchange, open dialogue, and collective creativity that coffee communion has historically and internationally nurtured. Southeastern Roastery unabashedly continues in this warm tradition by offering fresh, high quality, specialty coffees and sharing inspiring roasts in love.

http://www.southeasternroastery.com/



Nonasuch Vintage & Craft Announced For Alleycat Artist Market April 1st, 2017


nonasuch vintage & craft

-handmade jewelry with gemstone beads and vintage components



Vintage accumulator and maker of things. Bringer of craft, jewelry, sewing supply, vintage baubles trinkets and other handmade creations.

https://www.instagram.com/nonasuch/



Alleycat Artist Market Welcomes Mohtown Works April 1st, 2017


Mohtown Works

-Illustrations, mix media, prints


Bold abstract linework reveals fun and playful masks and figures. A mix of media provides drawings, paintings and collage.

http://www.mohtownworks.com/

The Chic Card Cafe' Comes To Alleycat Artist Market April 1st, 2017


The Chic Card Cafe'

-the dopest handmade cards and crafts



A cool, local design studio that creates couture and fun handmade greeting cards, invitations, paper craft decorations and more.

http://facebook.com/chiccardcafe
http://instagram.com/chiccardcafe