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Welcome to Diverse Markets Management

Diverse Markets Management (DMM), LLC is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending and in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs. Members of the DMM team have an experienced and successful history of working together on markets, especially at historic Eastern Market. Key attributes of the team include the manager of The Flea Market at Eastern Market (FMEM), decades of business activity as exhibitors and managers, as well as long working relationships with other stakeholders of the Market. Because our team has actual investments and livelihoods based on vending and deep roots in the city, we have a particularly personal commitment to a market's success. We are strongly dedicated to developing and maintaining a financially sustainable market while enhancing the ongoing integration of a market into the community.

Announcing the 2015 Downtown Holiday Market

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Downtown Holiday Market exhibitor application process is now open.  Celebrating its eleventh year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region.  This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 27 consecutive days and will have 4 weekend dates.  Opening on Friday, November 27, it will run continuously through Tuesday, December 23.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 p.m. each day.

The market is held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood in DowntownDC with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop.  The festival will again be located on the wide sidewalk on the north side of F Street, stretching from 7th to 9th Streets NW. Both ends of the market are within view of entrances to the Gallery Place Metro. Adjacent to the market are the Hotel Monaco, the Spy Museum, the Verizon Center and the bustling 7th Street Gallery Place corridor with many upscale restaurants.

DHM has experienced tremendous growth in stature, sales numbers and customer attendance. This success can be attributed to the hard work of the event producers, the variety of on-site features, and the caliber of participating artists and businesses.  Additionally, DHM is well promoted by media partners and a considerable PR campaign.



In 2013 the long-running annual spring D.C. Antique Photo Show expanded to include both a continued second sales room devoted to postcard exhibitors and also exhibitor utilization of a third adjoining room. 

The combined 4th annual D.C. Antique Photo and Postcard Shows will be held 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209.          

The DC Antique Photo Show opens with an 8:30 AM $25 preview admission and continues 10 AM to 4 PM with a $10 public admission. The hotel is walking distance from Georgetown and only one block from the Rosslyn station on Metro's orange and blue lines.

Click here for information and registration.

Crystal City: Sparket - A Creative Market

We are pleased to announce SPARKET, a weekly arts market in Crystal City, Virginia, returns for its second year.

Situated on the wide shaded sidewalk on the 1800 block of Crystal Drive, it is adjacent to the Crystal Shops mall, several popular restaurants and retail establishments. Crystal City Metro is 2 blocks away and there is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and hotels.

The Sparket Creative Market will operate on Wednesdays, from 11am to 2pm, launching April 29 and running through Nov 18, 2015.  A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty and other local and handcrafted products are desired.  As an additional draw, live-music and select food products will be part of the programming mix. 

Info and application here


MarketSW at Waterfront Station

We are pleased to announce MarketSW, a monthly 4 to 9 pm Friday evening arts market at Waterfront Station in SW DC, beginning on May 29, continuing every fourth Friday through October 23, 2015.

Situated on the Square at Waterfront Station at 4th and M Streets SW, MarketSW will be located among Waterfront Station Metro, Safeway, the popular restaurants Station 4 and ZBurger, and Arena Stage. There is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and the thriving Southwest neighborhood.

This brand-new market is a production of DMM supported by Waterfront Station and the Southwest Business Improvement District.

South West DC, boasts excellent demographics. 17,000 people live in the immediate Waterfront Station area with an average household income of $51,611. The neighborhood is well known for its proximity to the Washington Channel, Fort McNair, and the national headquarters of more than two dozen federal agencies. Most residents in SW are highly educated long-term condo and coop owners with senior positions in government and District agencies.

A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, vintage and antique furniture, furnishings, accessories and collectibles, as well as other local and handcrafted products are desired.  As an additional draw, live-music and select food truck will be part of the programming mix. 

Convenient loading and free adjacent parking for the market and an affordable $40 space fee are among the market’s considerable amenities.


The Markert is SOLD OUT for the season.  No more applications available. Info  here.


The Flea Market at Eastern Market

Every Sunday, Year 'Round

THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET in Washington, DC, operates EVERY SUNDAY.  In 2015 we continue for OUR 32nd SEASON.

The flea market is located along 7th Street SE between C Street and Pennsylvania Avenues SE, ON CAPITOL HILL.  The Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange/Blue Lines) is at 7th & Pennsylvania.  The location is enhanced by a fine urban neighborhood.  It is A FUN PLACE TO SELL.

Apply at: EasternMarket.net