This past Sunday, I sold my art at Eastern Market in DC. For those of you who are not familiar with Eastern Market, its a farmer’s market, flea market and artist market all rolled into one. Before I became a vendor I would go with a girlfriend a few times a year- if I lived closer I would have gone even more often. Like me, many in the area also have nice things to say about visiting.
“This is a must do experience for everyone who lives in and visits DC. It is a special part of Washington’s fiber.”
“Honestly, if you are visiting the DC area and aren’t really into the Federal buildings or the Smithsonian is packed, this is a great time for all ages.”
“I would highly recommend coming here and whiling away some of your time in D.C., as it’s a breath of fresh air from the usual touristy things.”
I honestly feel so blessed to be able to take part in the market. I do feel that this market will get me the visibility that I really need at this stage in my art career. And if my sales this past weekend prove anything, I am a good fit!
But getting all of my stuff there takes a lot of work! I don’t think people understand what it takes to set up this 10’x’ 10′ space. First I have to bring up everything from my studio, and from the shed out back. Then we pack up our SUV. We get to Eastern Market by 8:30 to get our space. Spend the next hour or so setting up and then we have to sit outside in all kinds of weather. Two weeks ago I sat outside in the freezing cold and spent the next two weeks miserable with a cold.
Then at 5:00 we have to pack everything back up in the car, drive home and unload it all until we do it all over again the next time. I’m not complaining, really, I am not. But it is a lot of work. No lie.