A little over a year ago, I started this blog. It was a great outlet for me while I was mostly working from home, contracting event and marketing work…. basically “finding myself” (for about the 18th time in my 30 … Continue reading
I wish I could remember where I saw this quote originally- “I am made of good intentions, stitched together by flaws.” It certainly resonates with me & also makes me try to think about things from a different perspective. My … Continue reading
Hey readers!! I have not given up on this project but life has been busy and transitional so I’ve had to take a bit of a break- I’ll be back soon though!! xo, Pete
I’ve found myself at Logan Tavern between 14th and 15th on P Street (across from the Logan Circle Whole Foods) several times for brunch over the last couple years. I love the casual & cute atmosphere of the place, the option of … Continue reading
Those of you who know me personally (or perhaps follow me on social media or this blog), know that I have about 8,000 jobs. This is mostly because I contract work but also because I love being busy and involved in awesome projects. I thought I’d outline all my different projects in a series of posts I’m calling “Work It Wednesday”!
One of these projects is the DC MEETMarket, a local outdoor community market held on the first Saturday of each month, April – November at 15th and P St NW (Logan Circle near Whole Foods), in DC. I started with the market in January after answering a Craigslist ad for part-time help and finding out that the market is actually managed by someone I had met previously! Virginia Arrisueno is a local knitwear designer and owner of the brand DeNada. Her and her husband, street artist Kelly Towles, started managing the MEETMarket last year after taking it over from a friend who had started it and then ended up moving out of the area.
The market’s mission is to engage the local community by showcasing and supporting local small businesses, artists and designers and thoughtfully collaborating and working with local-minded, community-heartened partners, supporters, and vendors. Each month’s market includes over 40 local vendors selling goods such as accessories, home goods, beauty products, food, baby items, and art in all forms, as well as food trucks, and live music from great local bands and DJs. We also have theme each month that includes a fun activity fit for all ages. The market is family and pet-friendly.
The most important thing that Virginia, Kelly, myself and our vendors want to do is to connect with our local community. It’s so rewarding to know that we’re creating a space where small local business can sell and promote their products to their neighbors and local people who care about helping build their local economy and community.
My job for the market is Community & Event Liaison. I help with all the social media, updating the website, writing our newsletter, sending info and coordinating with our vendors, sponsors, & partners and then of course, helping the day of the market setting up, making sure our vendors are doing well and making sure everyone has a great market experience!
The next market is this Saturday, May 3rd and we’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a live Mariachi band and colorful craft activities. Get all the details on this event here.
In June we’ll be celebrating Capital Pride- more on this soon because it’s going to be HUGE!
Stay up to date by following DC MEETMarket:
And our website always lists participating vendors and lists the information for upcoming markets!
Here are some pictures from our Opening Day in April!!