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 2016 Downtown Holiday Market

 

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Downtown Holiday Market exhibitor application process is now openCelebrating its twelfth 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 29 consecutive days and will have 4 weekend dates, opening on Friday, November 25, it will run continuously through Friday, 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 event is consistently considered among the 10 best Holiday Markets nationally, and was voted 2nd best Art Festival in DC by The Washington City Paper Reader Poll in 2015, among other accolades.

The event continues to be a juried, high-quality crafts and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors.  The Market will accommodate 57 exhibitors each day. As it has done previously, the market will continue to rotate exhibitors through the event in segmented schedules, allowing for a rich variety of products and businesses to participate.  The market will accommodate a select number of professional retail-oriented exhibitors to be set up for the entirety of the event, for an added fee. Creation of an exceptional booth design to enhance appeal as a “storefront” business will be required. Price increases also apply for participation on the second and third week of the event and the final weekend, traditionally the most requested set of dates.  There is an added fee for special space requests.  As always, all exhibitors benefit from excellent amenities: 10x10' space sheltered under high peak tent structures with raised ground covering, walls and closable front. Electricity is provided to accommodate additional display lighting. A loading area is available at the curbside of the Market.  Off-site parking is included in the space fee. 

All exhibitors wishing to participate must complete the online application and pay a $45 application fee.  A jury will review applications, images of products and booth display. Upon notification of acceptance, the space fee will be due.

  • Application Deadline:     Saturday, July 9, midnight.
  • Acceptance Response:  August 6-15
  • Space Fees Due:          September 4  

 We look forward to your participation and a very profitable holiday season!


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


MarketSW at Waterfront Station

 

MarketSW, a monthly night arts market from 4-10pm each fourth Friday of the month returns to Waterfront Station in SW DC, beginning on May 27, continuing every fourth Friday through October 28, 2016.

Situated on the Lot 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. The 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.


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


Crystal City: Sparket - A Creative Market

 

We are pleased to announce the return of SPARKET, a weekly arts market in Crystal City, Virginia as a seasonal event; Spring SPARKET and Fall SPARKET.

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 Fall Sparket Creative Market will operate on Wednesdays, from 11am to 2pm, and will run September 7 through November 16.  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. 


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


Announcing the 34th ANNUAL D.C. ANTIQUE PHOTO SHOWS

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 34th ANNUAL D.C. ANTIQUE PHOTO & POSTCARD SHOWS ON SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2017

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 34th annual D.C. Antique Photo and Postcard Shows will be held 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209. The hotel is walking distance from Georgetown and only one block from the Rosslyn station on Metro's orange, blue and silver lines.         

The DC Antique Photo Show opens at 8:30 AM with a $35 preview admission for the photo room and $10 public admission for the postcard room. From 10 AM to 4 PM general admission to the combined event is $10.


For more information or to register for this event, click 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