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Making Markets Thrive
DMM's experience and hands-on management create exceptional experiences for customers, exhibitors and the community.
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.

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Announcing the 2014 Tysons Corner Center Holiday Market
 

We are pleased to announce the second annual Tysons Corner Center Christmas Market.  This event will be a spectacular outdoor shopping experience inspired by the traditional German Christmas Markets.  The event will take place for 21 days during prime holiday shopping time.  It will open Friday, December 5, and will run through Wednesday, December 24.  Hours will be from 11am-9pm each day, ending at 4pm, December 24.

Located on the grand new Plaza at new mall entrances from the Silver Line Metro, the festival will be in a spectacular new space surrounded by amenities, including an ice skating rink, new offices, a new Lord & Taylor entrance, a Shake Shack, and outdoor seating around fire pits.   A stage, spectacular Christmas tree, entertainment, beer garden and other festive and engaging activity will support the intimate gift purchasing and fun shopping experience of the market for 20+ exhibitor booths plus a large outdoor, tented German merchandizer Kathe Wohlfahrt store

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Announcing the 2014 Downtown Holiday Market
 

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Downtown Holiday Market exhibitor application process is now open.  Celebrating its tenth 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 26 consecutive days and will have 4 weekend dates.  Opening on Friday, November 28, 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.

The Application is now closed.

 

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The Flea Market at Eastern Market
 

Every Sunday, Year 'Round

We are pleased to announce CONTINUATION OF THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET in Washington, DC, EVERY SUNDAY.  In 2014 we continue for OUR 31st SEASON, our 22nd at Hine Junior High School.  We are able to accommodate 100 EXHIBITORS EACH WEEK.

The flea market is located along 7th Street SE at C Street on the Hine School grounds between Pennsylvania and N. Carolina 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

 

 
Crystal City: Sparket - A Creative Market
 

We are pleased to announce SPARKET, a weekly arts market in Crystal City, Virginia.

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 July 16 and running through November 17, 2014.  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

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Announcing the 32nd Annual DC Antique Photo and Postcard Show
 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 32nd ANNUAL D.C. ANTIQUE PHOTO & POSTCARD SHOW ON SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2015

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 3rd annual D.C. Antique Photo and Postcard Shows will be held 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2015, 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.

For more information and to register click EVENTS> Antique Photo Show above.