Final Market SW Of The Year Friday Evening October 23

Octobet 17, 2015

A DJ party with an eclectic evening of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, and Downtempo vibrations  will be featured as the monthly MarketSW returns for its final 2015 installment  5 to 10 pm Friday, October 23  at Waterfront Station, 4th and M Streets, SW.

“Credit goes out to our associate Brady Rall for booking guest DJs Yola Mon (Computa Age)  and David (Bump 'n Grind) who will be gracing the MarketSW stage ” said 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.”  The event-long vinyl concert has been headlined “Computa Age meets Bump’n Grind” by Rall.

Food trucks participating will be Nom Nom Gourmet, a Southeast Asian specialist, and Ada's Kitchen on Wheels, with “homestyle” Southern foods. The trucks will be joined by desert specialist The Capital Candy Jar, which will create giant S’mores on site.

An enhanced outdoor bar will again be presented by Sugar Rim Bar. Also returning will be master cigar roller Arian Castenada. Further activity in Pomajambo's Blind Whino Arts Club section will be live painting on the shipping container and free art stations supplied for patrons and their families to join in the creativity. Live painter of the container will be renowned muralist Mas Paz, the Columbian-born Artist Frederico Frum who returns from the initial event in May.




Another attraction will be the This Place Matters booth sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. According to the Trust, “Every single person in the country has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. Celebrate the places that matter to you.”  Additional community sponsors include Zip Car, City Bikes and The Lex at Waterfront Station.

Among the 30 small businesses exhibiting at the market will be several popular returnees among an eclectic mix of crafts persons, artists, furniture designers, jewelers and importers from all over the world. See the entire array of exhibitors and activities

“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, 11- 2 p.m. Wednesdays in Crystal City, VA; and The Downtown Holiday Market which kicks off “Black Friday”, November 27 in downtown DC.
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".