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,
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-afrocentric t-shirts and apparel
Southeastern Roastery-specialty coffee
nonasuch vintage & craft-handmade jewelry with gemstone beads and vintage components
Mohtown Works-Illustrations, mix media, prints