Crystal City Crafts Market -2019 fall

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1102 South Eads Street
Arlington, VA 22202

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We are pleased to announce the Fall edition of the Crystal City Crafts Market, featuring a new location, new time and with added amenities!

Now in its fifth year, Crystal City Crafts Market will reposition this event on Thursdays as Happy Hour At The Grounds and will be located on S. Eads and 12th Street in a spacious lot at the intersection of a new Whole Foods, abundant residential high rises and just a block from Pentagon City Mall Metro.

The Market will operate on Thursdays, from 4pm to 8pm, launchingOctober 3 and running through October 24.  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, a pop-up bar and select food trucks will be part of the programming mix.  

The market is a collaborative effort between the Crystal City BID and Diverse Markets Management, (DMM). Crystal City, Arlington’s largest downtown, boasts excellent demographics.  There are nearly 8000 residential units with an estimated average household income of $98,774.  

Broad advertising of Crystal City Crafts Market is planned by our co-sponsor, the Crystal City Business Improvement District, both regionally and targeted to the approximately 30,000 office workers, 16,000 residents, and nearly 5,000 hotel rooms.  

Convenient and free adjacent loading and parking for the market as well as an affordable $40 space fee are among the markets’ considerable amenities. The market will be managed onsite by Donald Kennedy and vendor relations and booking by Jessica Blaszczak, who is best known in Arlington as the long-time Market Manager of the Ballston Art Market. 

EVENT HOURS: Advertised hours for the Market will be from 4-8pm each Thursday. 

LOCATION:  A spacious privatye lot on S. Eads and 12th Street at the intersection of a new Whole Foods, abundant residential high rises and just a block from Pentagon City Mall Metro Highway.  It is adjacent to plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and hotels.

EXHIBITORS:    This will be a juried arts market intended to feature a diverse display of unique exhibitors.  Products of interest include: art, craft, textiles, handmade jewelry, beauty/bath, and other local and handcrafted products. Only pre-approved products will be allowed to be displayed. DMM reserves the right to restrict or reject any exhibitor with products deemed unsuitable.  Pictures of product will be required for application acceptance. 

SPACES:       The market area accommodates 20 or more exhibitors with 10x10 spaces or larger. Exhibitors provide their own tents.

FEES:           A non-refundable one-time application fee of $25 is due with the application.  Space fees are $40 for a 10x10 spot.  Tents not provided by market.                                             

ACCEPTANCE:  Qualified exhibitors will be notified of acceptance and total amount due.

LOADING:     A loading area will be available next to the market booths.  Adjacent parking is available.

SALES TAX:      Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting and reporting VA Sales Tax.