Outdoor Arts Market Coming to National Landing
Emphasizing small-scale makers and sellers, National Landing Market debuts May 15 and runs Saturdays through July.
If your idea of weekend bliss includes casually strolling an outdoor market and supporting small-scale makers and sellers, here’s a new venue for ya.
National Landing Market debuts this weekend, May 15, and will run every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through July 31, featuring vendors selling furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, antiques, a curated selection of jewelry, arts and crafts and artisanal foods.
The weekly market will take place at “Plaza at 220,” on the surface parking lot at 220 20th St. South in Crystal City/National Landing.
Watch for makers like apparel designer Nina Thirakul, whose separates and dresses are inspired by the styles of the early 1960s. The Northern Virginia native spent many years working for Chanel before launching her own fashion line, which includes fun matching pieces for dogs.
Also on the vendor list: Camille Blavec, who offers home fragrance and body care products (under the name EverybodySweet), made from lavender from her family’s farm in Provence; tempting desserts by D.C. baker Sweets by Shy; and Scuttlebutt BakeShop, a small-batch, woman-owned confectionary serving up monster cookies with nautically themed names like Chipwreck, The Anny Bonny and Shark Bait.
Arlington artist Liz Hutcheson of Fast Snail will have greeting cards and personalized stationery, and George Washington University student Ananya Murthy will showcase hand-painted denim wearables and other art pieces. Check the market website for a complete list of each week’s vendors.
“We place an emphasis on utilizing the talent of the DMV as well as the entire state of Virginia,” says organizer David Ross, whose company, DCBB Productions, brought the Below Zero market to D.C.’s Dupont Underground in 2020. “The surrounding regions are incredibly diverse, so there’s a lot to work with. We’re just trying to curate an experience where there’s a little of everything.”
As the vaccine rollout continues, social distancing protocols will be maintained, with vendors spaced 10 feet apart, offering cashless and touchless payment options. Masks and temperature checks will be required for anyone entering the market.