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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Marcātus, a creative market near the Nationals Ballpark / Call for Artists

Art Whino announces its new Creative Art Market and is currently taking submissions.  Please email artiststents[at]artwhino.com 3-5 examples of your work if you are interested in participating.

Once accepted the guidelines to participate are simple.

1.  You bring your own tent (They cost about $60 )
2.  You setup and run your tent
3.  The gallery will not take a commission.  Its a simple $100 per weekend fee for the tent space.  All your sales go 100% to you.
     
Marcātus, a creative market near the Nationals Ballpark, will be a multidimensional event different than any other to reach the District.  Marcātus invites you to come out for the whole day to enjoy the sounds of live music, smells of exotic foods, eye candy of art, to hunt for creative treasures, or simply to relax on the Great Lawn with a frosty beverage taking in the picturesque views of the Anacostia River.

Location: The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC
(Intersection of 3rd St SE and Water St SE)
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Schedule:
First Sunday of every month (Except July which will be Second Sunday).   
April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th, Aug 7th
Hours every Sunday: 11am-6pm. 

ARTISTS TENTS  - Water Street
50+ 10'x10' Artist Tents.
Each artist will have the opportunity to display a large array of artwork

PRODUCE VENDORS - Park Pavilion
24 - 10'x10' Produce Tents
Stock up on fresh produce from various local farmers.

SPONSOR TENTS - Park Pavilion
10 - 10'x10' Sponsor Tents
Browse through various companies and their goods and services.

FOOD VENDORS - Park Pavilion
8 - 10'x10' Food Tents
Try the many yummy delights from local food vendors and discover a new favorite DC Eatery.

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS - Terraced Steps
60 - 2'x8' Arts and Crafts Tables
Explore through seas and seas of unique and amazing goods, ranging from robots hand-built from clock parts to jewelry made from found objects.

MUSIC
At Marcātus music will be an integral part of each Sunday.  This year's premiere opening on Sunday, April 3rd will host the FORWARD Festival's Closing-Day Party. Entering its 4th year in the DC Area FORWARD Festival is a 5 day celebration of electronic creative culture featuring music, educational workshops and digital art installations. On Sunday, April 3rd the festival, along with presenting partners LilSoSo, will curate 2 sound systems of music featuring local and national DJ's and Live electronic talent.  To find out more about the FORWARD Festival visit: www.forwarddc.com

Would you like to participate?
Email artiststents[at]artwhino.com for information on reserving an artist tent.
Email artsandcraftstents[at]artwhino.com for information on reserving a arts & craft table.
Email shane[at]artwhino.com for information on reserving a produce, sponsor or food tent.

The Yards Park
This riverfront park provides green space to enjoy the outdoors along the river. It includes open grassy areas, a water feature, a terraced performance venue, biking/jogging trails and riverside places in which to eat and shop. The park is part of a larger Yards development that will blend adaptive reuse of historical industrial buildings with construction on new sites.  The park, canal basin and water feature, iconic bridge, boardwalk, terraced lawn area and gardens are currently open to the public.

http://www.dcyards.com/

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