Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2011 Monster Craft Mash - October 29th!

Announcing The 2011 Monster Craft Mash!

The DC Craft Mafia will be holding The Monster Craft Mash craft show outdoors in the parking lot at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 1514 15th St, NW (15th and P).

We are very excited, as we had kickass crafters at May's Spring Thing, and we generated lots of traffic! The location is close to Dupont Circle Metro.

Please review the updated spooky guidelines before applying. We're super-excited to be working on this show and can't wait to see all of your amazing art and awesome creations!

Submission Form Coming Soon ....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yarnbombing of Jimmy Valentine's

Who - You! Me! Everyone we know!

What - Cover the facade (and marquee) of Jimmy Valentines with knit hearts. Size to be determined by you but preferably ranging from 6″-26″ (and preferably in the colors of red/white/pink).

When - NOW! Seriously. NOW. Start knitting! This is going be their part of Artventures on H St which is a cool event for H street NE. (I mean it’s all about art and food and who doesn’t like that?)

Where- Jimmy Valentines is located at 1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE Washington DC 20002. It has no sign. Really. That’s part of its charm.

Front of Jimmy Valentine's

Why - Because, to the best of our knowledge, there has never been a yarnbombing of this size in DC. This place is really rad and I can’t imagine a better pairing.

Once you’ve completed a heart (and told your friends) you are welcome to drop them off at Jimmy Valentines (1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE) or Little Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H street NE DC).

Please don’t keep this a secret! Tell your friends! Enlist your aunts! Let’s cover this building with yarn!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Free Law-Related Panel Discussions for Artists!

Attention Artists & Crafters! Have questions about the law and your art business?

The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (ACM), co-sponsored by the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA), will be holding a two-part panel discussion on the common issues and pitfalls attorneys regularly see with their creative business clients.

Targeting both emerging and existing entrepreneurs, this event can help you protect your creative endeavor and watch it grow. Bring your pads, pens and questions for our legal experts.
  • Part 1: Tuesday, June 21 at 7pm: Why Do I Need a Lawyer? Common Legal issues for Writers and Visual Artists.
  • Part 2: Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm: Why Do I Need a Lawyer? Common Legal Issues for Emerging and Existing Creative Businesses.
Both sessions will be held at the ACM located at 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020. Completely FREE to attend, so why not?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Family Day: All Things Gullah - Call to Artists!

The Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum is organizing a special event, Family Day: All Things Gullah, on Saturday, July 23 from 11AM to 4PM (In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, July 24th).

This is the close-out event for the museum’s current exhibition, Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language. The event will be a last-chance viewing of the exhibition before it closes the following day on July 24th. It will be a fun-filled day for the whole family with live entertainment, storytelling, arts & crafts demonstrations and workshops, face painting, oral history presentations and a vendor’s marketplace. The event will conclude with hopefully the largest “Ring Shawt” ever recorded. This program is FREE and open to the public.

As a part of the Family Day, the Anacostia Community Museum invites artists and crafters from the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas to apply to become vendors. Applications received by
June 17th will receive priority consideration.

To receive an application, please email Soyini George at or call 202.633.4807.

Friday, May 20, 2011

DC Craft Mafia Spring Thing - TOMORROW!

Spring has officially sprung. The DC Craft Mafia Spring Thing is TOMORROW - Saturday, May 21st from 11 AM - 5 PM, you don't wanna miss it!

Join us and more than 40 talented artists and crafters at what's surely to be an exciting day. We'll has a couple of musicians lined up, Fojol Brothers will be there and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will be hanging out all day with an artist raffle and adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes.

The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend, so join us for a glorious Spring day of arts & crafts near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC! The Spring Thing will take place in the parking lot of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, only three blocks from Dupont Metro station.

See you there!