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We're About Diversity
Our public markets feature an exciting array of diverse products, diverse people, delivered by professionals with diverse skills.
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 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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Fashion Trucks on U: A Mobile Marketplace, featuring the DC Fashion Truck Tour
 

Situated at 912 U St NW, DC, a parking lot near the intersection of U Street and 9th St. NW, the Fashion Trucks on U will feature Fashion Trucks on Sundays from 12 – 5 p.m. starting June 22, 2014.  

Info and application for Fashion Truck Sundays 

 
Anacostia Big Chair Flea Market
 

Situated in the large parking lot at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Ave and Pleasant Streets SE, the market hosts a diverse mix of art, crafts, imports, antiques, collectibles and furniture every Saturday from 9 – 4 p.m. The market will also feature local specialty food items such as fruits and vegetables, flowers, preserves, prepared foods and beverages, and neighborhood organizations for the community to enjoy this new neighborhood gathering place..

Market open Saturday April 19.  Application and more information here.