Archive for April 5, 2011


The Sweetlife Festival!!

Click here to go to the FB event page!

Next Marcātus is Sunday MAY 1st from 11 am – 6 pm

We have also added a line of FREE Live Musical Performances
6 bands from Jazz, Rock and Japanese Pop!

HEAR YE… HEAR YE!!
Know how to juggle 8 balls?
Can you swallow swords?
Are you a Street Dancer?
Comedy performer?
Puppeteer?
Musician?

Well come on down!
Marcātus is a community place for all things creative.
If you want to perform please email shane@artwhino.com.
We also still have space available for artists tents and tables.
SPREAD THE WORD!!

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Marcātus, a creative art 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 – DO NOT USE YOUR GPS
This park is so new it will take you to the wrong place if you use your GPS.
Please use the map below. Even Googlemaps and mapquest have it wrong.
(One block south of N and 3rd Streets, SE )
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Event is free and open to the public

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: 11 am – 6 pm.

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50 ARTISTS TENTS – Water Street
Each artist will have the opportunity to display a large array of artwork

24 FASHION TENTS – Water Street
The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce will have a wide collection of their Couture Artists showcasing the latest in fashion.

10 VENDOR TENTS – Park Pavilion
Browse through various companies and their goods and services.

8 FOOD VENDORS – Park Pavilion
Try the many yummy delights from local food vendors and discover a new favorite DC Eatery.

60 ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS – Terraced Steps
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. With the success of the forward festival last month Eighty eight and LilSoSo continue to curate 2 sound systems of music featuring local and national DJ’s and Live electronic talent. Also added will be live musical performances by local musicians performing everything from Jazz to Rock.

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

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“OUTSIDE”

88, LilSoSo and FORWARD will once again be curating two areas of sound for Marcatus patrons to enjoy throughout the day. Music will range from down tempo boogie made for the sun to latin laced house beats. More info. to come! For More info go to: http://www.eightyeightdc.com/

GWFCC

Wide collection of GWFCC Member Designers showcasing the latest in fashion with 2 Fashions shows in July and August.
For More info on Gwfcc go to: http://gwfcc.org/

Musical Performances

– by Duc D’Angelos; THE NOBIS (Straight from Tochigi, Japan); ACME; Demivolt; and Bud Wilkinson (for more information on individual artists visit the FB event page – link is at the top of this post).

The Yards Park
Like no other park in the region, The Yards Park is a new regional waterfront destination, offering a whole new way for local residents to enjoy the outdoors and the river. The 5.5 acre park–the size of about four football fields–includes a ¼ mile long boardwalk along the water and was designed as a series of unique “outdoor rooms” to provide a variety of experiences from the great lawn to the sculptural pedestrian bridge, the waterfall/canal basin to the overlook and riverfront gardens. The Yards Park was built through a public/private partnership between the federal General Services Administration, the District of Columbia, and Forest City Washington and is managed and programmed by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. Information about the Yards Park can be found at www.capitolriverfront.org

A Ferris Wheel, performers, food and more on the Avenue of the Arts

Saturday, April 30
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Overview

The first-ever Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) is taking over the city’s art scene over 25 days featuring 135 events and over 1,500 artists (April 7 – May 1).

Gaining inspiration from the creative atmosphere in Paris over a century ago, Philadelphia is transforming into a 21st Century City of Light with incredible art, music, dance, performance, food, fashion and more.

The celebration reaches a fever pitch with PIFA’s marquis event, a massive Street Fair on the Avenue of the Arts.

Broad Street from Chestnut to Lombard will be taken over by a Parisian-inspired street festival, complete with a giant Ferris Wheel, on Saturday, April 30.

Roving street performers, over 100 vendors, craftsmen and exhibitors will provide entertainment throughout the day. Visitors enjoy a garden park in front of the Doubletree Hotel complete with café seating.

There will also be two stages set up for live music, including performances from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and the Watcha Clan.

The Broad Street Fair will come to a close with a breathtaking show from France’s La Compagnie Transe Express, who will perform suspended 100-feet above the crowd.

For more information on the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, visit pifa.org

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