Welcome to Diverse Markets Management


Diverse Markets Management (DMM), LLC is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending and in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs. Members of the DMM team have an experienced and successful history of working together on markets, especially at historic Eastern Market. Key attributes of the team include the manager of The Flea Market at Eastern Market (FMEM), decades of business activity as exhibitors and managers, as well as long working relationships with other stakeholders of the Market. Because our team has actual investments and livelihoods based on vending and deep roots in the city, we have a particularly personal commitment to a market's success. We are strongly dedicated to developing and maintaining a financially sustainable market while enhancing the ongoing integration of a market into the community.



MarketSW at Waterfront Station

 

MarketSW, returns to Waterfront Station in SW DC. This night arts market runs  from 4-10pm on alternate Fridays of the month beginning on May 3 and continuing every other Friday through October 18, 2019.

Situated on the Lot at 4th and M Streets SW, MarketSW will be located among Waterfront Station Metro, Safeway, the popular restaurants Station 4 and ZBurger, and Arena Stage. There is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and the thriving Southwest neighborhood. The market is a production of DMM supported by Waterfront Station and the Southwest Business Improvement District.

Southwest DC, boasts excellent demographics. 17,000 people live in the immediate Waterfront Station area with an average household income of $51,611. The neighborhood is well known for its proximity to the Washington Channel, Fort McNair, and the national headquarters of more than two dozen federal agencies. Most residents in SW are highly educated long-term condo and coop owners with senior positions in government and District agencies.

A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, vintage and antique furniture, furnishings, accessories and collectibles, as well as other local and handcrafted products are desired.  As an additional draw, live-music and select food trucks will be part of the programming mix. 

Convenient loading and free adjacent parking for the market and an affordable $50 space fee are among the market’s considerable amenities.

 


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


Crystal City Crafts Market

 

We are pleased to announce the Fall edition of the Crystal City Crafts Market, featuring a new location, new time and with added amenities!

Now in its fifth year, Crystal City Crafts Market will reposition this event on Thursdays as Happy Hour At The Grounds and will be located on S. Eads and 12th Street in a spacious lot at the intersection of a new Whole Foods, abundant residential high rises and just a block from Pentagon City Mall Metro.

The Market will operate on Thursdays, from 4pm to 8pm, launching September 12 and running through October 24.  A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty and other local and handcrafted products are desired.  As an additional draw, live-music, a pop-up bar and select food trucks will be part of the programming mix.  


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


Beacon Market Silver Spring

 

Downtown Silver Spring’s new Beacon Market at 1200 East-West Highway is back for the fall!

Re-opening Saturday September 14 and running every other Saturday through Oct 26, the market will operate from 10-4pm on the plaza fronting the popular boutique coffee and vinyl record shop Bump n’ Grind. The Beacon Market takes its name from the iconic Ray King sculpture, East/West Beacon, located in the center of the market plaza at the intersection of Blair Mill Road and East-West Highway.

The market will feature a diverse mix of artists, crafters, vintage and collectible sellers, handcraft importers as well as other neighborhood-enhancing vendors such as a fresh fruit and produce farmer, specialty food vendors and local organizations tabling their information.  Local Montgomery County small businesses will be showcased. The market will be enhanced by Bump n’ Grind’s offerings of fresh roast coffee, locally made baked goods, sandwiches, treats and craft beers and wines, as well as live DJ performances, outdoor seating, and free Wi-Fi .

Beacon Market is supported in part by the Silver Spring Urban District as a means to affirm and grow local community economic development activities and enrich the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District.


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


Enchant Christmas Market

 

We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Enchant Christmas to present vending opportunities at its newest venture in Washington DC.   After record-breaking attendance in Vancouver in 2016, Arlington, Texas in 2017 and Seattle in 2018, Enchant is now bringing the World's Largest Christmas Light Maze to new Major League Ballparks in 2019. With over 300,000 expected guests Enchant Christmas will be an immersive Christmas experience that will take over Nationals Park in 2019. 

In addition to the world's largest Christmas Light Maze, the ticketed event also features an ice skating trail, great dining and custom food offerings, live music, Santa and Mrs Claus, VIP suites and lounges for corporate events and the opportunity for 60 market vendors to participate.

We are looking for local artisans and market vendors to partner with us to make this event a community driven success. Handcrafted and German products are preferred. To accommodate your needs as a Vendor, we have several options available for time commitment and booth construction. As a Vendor you will be provided with a custom built booth created specifically for The Enchant Christmas Market. All Vendors will also receive marketing materials to help promote your presence at Enchant!

There are limited spots available that are already filling up for this event so please get your application in! 

Enchant will open from November 22 - December 29 (closed Nov 25-28, Dec 2 & 9) and operate from 4pm-10pm Sundays Thursdays and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from Dec 13 through the 29th.

Please contact dcvendors@enchantchristmas.com for any questions.

Online registration is available here.   



Announcing the 2019 Downtown Holiday Market

 

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Downtown Holiday Market exhibitor application process is now openCelebrating its fifteenth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region.  This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 31 days and will have 5 weekend dates, opening on Friday, November 22, it will run continuously (closed Nov 28, Thanksgiving Day) through Monday, December 23.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 p.m. each day.

The market is held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood in DowntownDC with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop.  The festival will again be located on the wide sidewalk on the north side of F Street, stretching from 7th to 9th Streets NW. Both ends of the market are within view of entrances to the Gallery Place Metro. Adjacent to the market are the Hotel Monaco, the Capital One Arena and the bustling 7th Street Gallery Place corridor with many upscale restaurants.

DHM has experienced tremendous growth in stature, sales numbers and customer attendance. This success can be attributed to the hard work of the event producers, the variety of on-site features and the caliber of participating artists and businesses.  Additionally, DHM is well promoted by media partners and a considerable PR campaign.  The event is consistently considered among the 10 best Holiday Markets nationally, and was voted 2nd best Art Festival in DC by The Washington City Paper Reader Poll in 2015, among other accolades.

The event continues to be a juried, high-quality crafts and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors.  The Market will accommodate 58 exhibitors each day. As it has done previously, the market will continue to rotate exhibitors through the event in segmented schedules, allowing for a rich variety of products and businesses to participate.  The market will accommodate a select number of professional retail-oriented exhibitors to be set up for the entirety of the event, for an added fee. Creation of an exceptional booth design to enhance appeal as a “storefront” business will be required.   As always, all exhibitors benefit from excellent amenities: 10x10' space sheltered under high peak tent structures with raised ground covering, walls and closable front. Electricity is provided to accommodate additional display lighting. A loading area is available at the curbside of the Market.  Off-site parking is included in the space fee. 

All exhibitors wishing to participate must complete the online application and pay a $55 application fee.  A jury will review applications, images of products and booth display. Upon notification of acceptance, the space fee will be due.

  • Application Deadline:     Saturday, July 6, midnight.
  • Acceptance Response:  August 3-16
  • Space Fees Due:          September14  

 We look forward to your participation and a very profitable holiday season!



The Flea Market at Eastern Market

 

Every Sunday, Year 'Round

THE FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET in Washington, DC, operates EVERY SUNDAY.  In 2019 we continue for OUR 36th SEASON.

The flea market is located along 7th Street SE from Pennsylvania Avenues SE, and on the new C Street Plaza, ON CAPITOL HILL.  The Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange/Blue Lines) is at 7th & Pennsylvania.  The location is enhanced by a fine urban neighborhood.  It is A FUN PLACE TO SELL.

Information and Application at: EasternMarket.net