The annual Arts & Crafts Fair has been MMEG’s main fundraising event for more than thirty years. It started very informally with individual volunteers hosting small-scale events to raise funds. By 2009, the Preston Auditorium and Glass Lobby at the World Bank HQ, in Washington, DC, had become the coveted venue of choice for artists and vendors from around the world.
The MakeHER Mart features a pop-up artisan market, promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise. A wide variety of products, including jewelry, fine art, home accents, and personal accessories will be available.
An annual event, this year’s Mart is part of the first ever MakeHER Summit, a two-day dynamic mashup of the museum’s annual Maker’s Mart and the renowned Fresh Talk public program series. The MakeHER Summit will provide space and opportunity for connection and community building, as well as programming and workshops to help creative women entrepreneurs grow their business and thrive.
Not required; tickets available at the door. Entrance to the MakeHER Mart included with museum admission; does not include the Fresh Talk and Catalyst cocktail hour portion of the evening.
$8 students & seniors
Free for members
ArtTepuy | BenneboKids | Digital Method | Eluke | Gaylia Wagner Design | Grey Moggie Press | Handmade Habitat | KC Design | Kicheko Goods | Lil Fishy | Living Threads Co. | Love Lori Michelle| Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration | Maré Naturals | Off on a Tangent | Printed Wild | Rachel Kapisak | RADOST | Red Dirt | Sharlaine Anapu | Siwar Box | Stitch & Rivet | The Neighborgoods | The Outrage | TigerFlight | Whim and Vigor
Celebrating its 40th year this year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day is a family-friendly celebration with music, art and activities for all ages. We welcome residents and visitors alike to meet our neighborhood businesses, artists and service organizations.
Spring has been a long time coming this year…let’s welcome it together! The Heurich House Museum presents Frühlingsfest, a seasonal celebration modeled after a traditional German Festival. Spend the day in the Castle Garden (one of the only open spaces of its kind in Dupont Circle) enjoying maibock, eating delicious German sausages, expressing yourself with art, and playing games. We’ve invited some of our favorite local artisans and businesses to join us.
Plant a perennial in our new Native Plant Butterfly Garden, guided by Kellie Cox, assisted by Love and Carrots. Enjoy our garden games, including a traditional maypole, and explore a mini-market featuring wares by local artisans. A floral installation by Sidra Forman will adorn the antique garden archway.
Special museum tours will be offered, focusing on the flora & fauna decorative elements found throughout the first floor, and an art exhibit of Kellie Cox’s botanical-inspired paintings can be found in the museum Conservatory.
Guests have the option to purchase festival tickets during the event, which can go towards:
Beer by Port City Brewery
Non-alcoholic drinks by Element Shrub
German sausages by Garden District
Succulent-planting classes, led by Cody Alexander of Urban Jungle
Botanical drawing classes, led by Eva Calonder of Printed Wild
In partnership with Shop Made in DC, enjoy discussions with Shop Made in DC co-founder Stacey Price, as well as spotlight talks with local makers Cherie Lester and Eva Calonder. Featured DC makers include: Tanya Maynigo-Loucks, Craft Kombucha; Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner Republic Restoratives; Alissa Werres, Off on a Tangent; and Mariko Iwata, Miks Letterpress Plus.
$12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed. Reservations strongly recommended for Phillips after 5 as this popular event tends to sell out in advance.
Support local women artisans!
The Makers Mart Arts & Craft Fair features a pop-up artisan market, promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise. A wide variety of products, including jewelry, fine art, home accents, and personal accessories will be available.
Tickets will be sold at the door. General admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students, and members are free. Children under 18 are free. Tickets to the craft fair include admission to the museum’s collection and the special exhibition Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today.
Sunday, October 29, 12 p.m.–5 p.m. - Monday, October 30, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Please join us for an end of the school year Trunk Show featuring local DC designers and artists; Printed Wild Bags & Home Decor, Poppyor Hand-Crafted Jewelry, Karin Lithell Artwork and Jules Conley Photography. The rooftop will be open to soak in the warmth of DC's setting sun and expansive views while enjoying a glass of wine and something savory or sweet. Also enjoy 10% off all purchases during the show and feel free to bring a friend or two... or more!
The festival will have its official kickoff party at Storey Park (1005 First St. NE) on Saturday, May 20, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. The event will include live art-making, local vendors, DJs, food trucks, and more. POW! WOW! DC will also feature several walking tours, led by Towles, of all mural sites, both as the artwork is in progress and once all murals are completed. Learn more at the NoMa BID website: nomabid.org/powwow.