MarketSW Returns Friday Evening July 24

July 21, 2015

Following "another successful event in June,” the monthly MarketSW returns for its third installment 5 to 10 pm Friday, July 24 at Waterfront Station, 4th and M Streets, SW.

“Because of the great reception to our initial event in May, we added more exhibitors and attractions in June and are keeping it up this round,” promised Michael Berman, President of Diverse Markets Management (DMM) which is collaborating with Art Whino impresario Shane Pomajambo to present “a festive event every fourth Friday through October,”

Berman said “an enhanced outdoor bar presented by Sugar Rim Bar” has been promised by Pomajambo, who is also coordinating live painting of two shipping containers which are used as storage on the site, and free art stations supplied for patrons and their families to join in the creativity. Live painters of the containers will be Imani K. Brown, who will be joined by SUPERWAXX. Brown is a native Washingtonian who currently works in both the U.S. and Japan. SUPERWAXX is a native of Richmond, VA. She currently lives in Washington. Both have exhibited internationally.

Berman said food options have been expanded from the first two events.  Food trucks participating will be Nom Nom Gourmet, a Southeast Asian specialist; and Tokyo in the City, which serves Japanese and Korean Bento boxes and returns from the May market launch. For the first time, a desert focus will be added by Migues Magnificent Mini-Donuts a favorite from other DMM area markets, and Cevinyon, a cookie specialist.




Community outreach efforts will be presented by Zip Car and City Bikes.  The Lex at Waterfront Station has signed on as a commercial sponsor for its nearby luxury apartments.
As an additional draw live music will be presented on the stage. Gina DeSimone and the Moaners will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. and DJ Eric Disco will rock the house from 8 to 10 p.m.

Among the 30 small businesses exhibiting at the market will be: LittleTibet Boutique, SCARVELOUS, District Made Store, BAMI Products, Totally Carter Design, Pure Palette, Cherry Blossom Creative, Tunisian Touch, Poppi, Silk Road Traders, and Divine Planet. See the entire array of exhibitors and activities here!

“We strive for an internationally-connected and eclectic merchandise mix in all our markets,” said Berman, “and these exhibitors should fit into this festive setting well.” Many are also exhibitors at DMM-managed markets: The Flea Market at Eastern Market, every Sunday at 7th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. SE on Capitol Hill; SPARKET, a lunchtime arts market in Crystal City, VA Wednesdays; and The Downtown Holiday Market whose 2015 schedule was announced recently.
MarketSW is supported by Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Forest City Washington.  Berman singled out Gordon Fraley, Vice President for Development for Vornado/Charles E. Smith, “for enabling MarketSW".