Shop local, shop often! This year makes the 13th Petworth Art & Craft Fair on Upshur Street, with local artists, vendors, crafts, food and more. The event kicks off on Saturday, December 1st, 11am to 4pm on Upshur & 9th St NW. You can take part in gingerbread house or pie-making competitions, make a wreath or just chill out in the hot cocoa lounge!
Co-produced by the Petworth Arts Collaborative (PAC) and the Petworth Community Market (PCM), the fair offers a series of new, free, creative art and food experiences for everyone to get into the holiday spirit and connect with community.
This year’s Petworth Art & Craft Fair line-up:
Art & Craft Vendors: Over 40 creative, local artisans and crafters selling one-of-a-kind, handmade items.
Gingerbread House Making Online Contest & Day of Winter Wonderland Craft: Get crafty with us during a FREE workshop sponsored by Realtor Eddie Suarez of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. We will be building winter wonderland scenes with sugar cones, icing, and candies between 11am and 4pm during the Craft Fair! Building materials will be provided (while supplies last). PAC and PCM with Mr. Suarez are also hosting an online social media contest for the “Most Creative Holiday Gingerbread House.” Participants need only post a photo of their creative “house” onto instagram or twitter tagging #gingerbreadhouseDC and @PetworthArtsDC or onto the Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair Facebook Event Page, by 11:59pm on Monday, December 26th. The selected winner will receive a $50 gift card to a local, Petworth business of their choice.
Inaugural Petworth Holiday Pie Contest: Stay tuned for rules and fun details to follow. Creative and fun awards, local judges, and opportunities to sample the
Pop-Up Arts & Hot Cocoa Lounge: Take a break from shopping and relax in the arts lounge with some sips of hot cocoa, faux fire, meet-and-greets with local Petworth leaders, holiday-oriented story hour, and a dedicated mailbox for your letters to Santa.
Holiday Wreath-Making: Create classic, holiday decorations with evergreen boughs and beautiful mini-wreaths.
“The Petworth Arts Collaborative is excited to be co-producing this long standing signature Petworth event with the Petworth Community Market this year. We can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season surrounded by our neighbors and friends as we craft it up and add some new and exciting art line-ups,” said Maria Mandle, co-founder of the Petworth Arts Collaborative. “As our weekly farmers market season comes to a close later this month, we are excited to end 2018 co-hosting this exciting event with the vibrant arts, craft and business community in Petworth and beyond,” added Meaghan Murphy, board chair of the Petworth Community Market. Both organizations are excited to support the Mary’s Center Holiday Toy and Treat Drive with the PCM tent serving as a designated drop off for donations. We are also thrilled neighbors can again hit up the Friends at Petworth Library Used Book Sale happening the same day!
About the Petworth Arts Collaborative
Activating Community through local ART events to spark creativity, educate through hands-on experiences, and inspire collaborations and connections between the diverse residents of Petworth DC where the ARTS can be experienced by All. For additional information, visit www.petworthartsdc.org or www.facebook/petworthartsdc. On Twitter/Instagram: @PetworthArtsDC
About the Petworth Community Market
The Petworth Community Market, Inc. (PCM)is a 501c3 non-profit organization of Petworth residents, which manages a weekly seasonal market that acts as a catalyst and stimulator of economic and social activity for the benefit of the Greater Petworth Community. PCM seeks to improve the quality of life for local producers, artisans and entrepreneurs as well as residents and neighbors throughout the neighborhood and the City. For additional information, visit www.petworthcmarket.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/petworthcommunitymarket. On Instagram: @PetworthMarket