Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings! We hope you have a great holiday season, and a happy new year!

Stay tuned to the blog in early January for information on the 2008 market season.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Where Are They Now: December Edition

Greetings, Arts + Crafts Lovers! Tis' the season to buy handmade! Check out these holiday events where some of our favorite vendors will be selling their wares:

This Sat Dec 1st: Sean Hennessey and Rania Hassan (Goshdarnknit) have organized a Holiday Craft show at Big Bear Cafe from 3-9pm at 1st and R St. NW. Details here

Saturday and Sunday Dec 1+2 Jill Johnson of Jillory will be at the Wakefield Park 30th Annual Holiday Arts&Crafts Show, Audrey Moore RECenter, 8100 Braddock Rd., Annandale, Va.22003 Dec.1 9 A.M. to 4P.M. and Dec. 2 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Friday, Dec 7th 12-7pm and Sat, Dec 8th 10am-5pm Mary Ellen Larkins will be selling her glasswares along with Nancy Sween pottery and 6 other fine craft vendors at the 4th annual, Holiday Art Bazaar Home Show at 317 Church Street NE, Vienna, VA. For more info call: 703-281-7847

Dec. 7-19 Boxboy, Hadmatter Art and Cherie Lester will be at the Downtown DC Holiday Market; 7th and F Streets NW, Washington DC, in front of National Portrait Museum; noon - 8 p.m. Check their web sites for their exact dates. be sure to check out this festive market! and bring our favorite artists a hot chocolate if it's brisk out ;)

Dec.8 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Jillory will be at the Hillsboro Christmas Craft Fair, The Old School House, Hillsboro, Va. A quaint country setting in beautiful Loudoun County.

Dec. 9 from 8pm-midnight. Don't miss Rock & Shop at the Black Cat which will feature some of our favorite vendors from Craft Mutiny along with vendors selling vintage records, indie designer clothing, rock posters and more...

Dec 15 from 12-6pm the Craft Mutiny is hosting their 2nd Annual 'Booty Market' at the National City Christian Church located at 5 Thomas Circle in NW DC. more info here:

whew! that should keep you on your toes for the next couple of weeks! And remember: Buying handmade gifts is the way to go this holiday season.. Support local artists! Reduce your carbon footprint! And buy your friends and family cool, unique gifts that they will be sure to treasure way more than a generic gift card (move away from the gift card rack..)

happy shopping!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Where are they now? - November edition

Now that the market season has ended, I've decided to post a monthly listing of places you can find our vendors during our off-season.

Below is a list of shows and markets that some of our regular vendors are participating in during the month of Nov. After thanksgiving I'll post the December list.. happy shopping!!

You can find Boxboy at Eastern Market on Sundays and at these shows in Nov:

Nov. 3: Dominion Hills Community Center Fall Craft Show; 6000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Nov. 17: Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Holiday Market; 1909 Windmill Lane (off Ft. Hunt Road), Alexandria, VA; 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Nov. 17: Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Holiday Market; 1909 Windmill Lane (off Ft. Hunt Road), Alexandria, VA; 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Nov. 29: Patton Boggs Holiday Bazaar; Patton Boggs LLP, 2550 M Street NW, Washington DC; 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Two of our vendors, Cherie Lester and Chantal Lebreton of Birdtree Philosphy will be at Eastern Market on Saturdays in November.

DC Craft Mafia is hosting:
The UNusual Suspects Arts & Crafts Festival
The Anastasi Room
5020 Battery LaneBethesda, MD 20814
Saturday, November 3, 2007 12pm to 8pm
for info visit:

Melania Ferrara of Jewelry Link will be at these shows:
The Design Center- November 8
Fairfax Holiday Show at Fairfax High School- Nov. 17 & 18
McLean Holiday Show at the McLean Community Center- Nov. 30, Dec. 1&2

Glass On The Square will be at
Northern Virginia Christmas Market at the Dulles Expo center
November 9, 10 and 11

For info visit:

Jill Johnson of Jillory will be at these shows:

Nov. 3 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Annandale United Methodist Church Christmas Craft Fair, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Va. 22003

Nov. 10 10 4 P.M. Holiday Happening Craft Show, Robert Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Rd., Faairfax, Va. (formerly held at Woodson High School)

Nov.17 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. A Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria, Va.

Photographer Christopher Rok has an exhibition of his photography up at The Shenandoah Valley Art Center (SVAC), 126 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA. The show, titled Mandika's Marks on Earth is up until December 5th.

His work can also be found on a regular basis at WalkerHome, 409 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, (540) 899-3683


Along with some of our other vendors, Erika of Hadmatter Art will also be at Eastern Market most Saturdays and Sundays.

She'll also be at: Bazaart, November 24, 2007, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD.
So if you need your fix of your favorite Ballston Arts+Crafts Market vendors, come find them at these upcoming shows!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

pictures from our October market:

Thanks to all of our awesome vendors, and those who visited our market during our 'Discover Arts: Ballston' day of festivities! It was a crisp fall day full of music, food, arts and craftiness.. here are some photos for your viewing pleasure!

a shopper picks out fun pins at Just Plain Jane's booth

Beth of Magpie DC and Tina of I Like Seamonsters offer up awesome tees, plush creatures, cute totes and more in their booth.

children dancing to the musical stylings by Dan 'the Man' Cunningham

shoppers peruse the racks at painter, Mark Cottman's booth

vendors all around the circle...
stained glass panels by Glass on the Square

the day wrapped up with a lovely concert by bluegrass band, Dead Men's Hollow

Thanks to everyone who made this year's market season a success!.. and for those of you who haven't made it out yet, get ready for May 10th, 2008- opening day for our '08 season!

ps-I'll be updating the blog throughout the winter with stories, tidbits, opportunities and more

Vendors: stay tuned to the blog after the new year for info on applying for the '08 markets

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Last Hurrah- Final Market of the Season 10/13!

Saturday, October 13th will be the final market of the 2007 season...So we decided to do it up right!! This next market will be our most fun-filled yet!

We've joined forces with nearby hot-spots, the Ellipse Arts Center and Grand Cru Wine Store and Vineria to Create an all day arts extravaganza called Discover Arts: Ballston

It's a jam-packed celebration of visual arts, arts and crafts, wine and culinary arts, all centrally located around the arts+ crafts market which will be going on from 10am-4pm. Here's the rundown:

10am-4pm: Ballston Arts + Crafts Market in Welburn Square with over 30 local artists and indie designers (see vendor list to the right), live music and swag bags for the first 100 visitors! Local musician Dan 'the man' Cunningham performs between 11:30am and 1:30pm.

12-2pm: Just Steps away, Ellipse Arts Center hosts an Artist Talk and Reception: featuring YOU ARE HERE artists Dawn Gavin, Julie Jankowski, Renee Van Der Stelt and Karey Kessler. Reception to follow with refreshments including veggies from the Ballston Farmer’s Market and sweets kindly donated by Willow Restaurant. Gallery opens at 11am and it is the last day to see You Are Here: Maps Re-Defined by Mid Atlantic Contemporary Artists. (4350 N. Fairfax Drive )

1-3pm: Across the courtyard, Grand Cru Wine Store and Vineria holds an in-store wine tasting event. Sample their finest wines and discuss wine with the experts! The café opens at 11am and features small plates to accompany their extensive menu of wines by the glass. Shop their collection in their attached wine store. (4401 Wilson Boulevard, across the courtyard from the Ellipse Arts Center)

2-4pm: Local Bluegrass band, Dead Men’s Hollow, performs a free concert at the Arts + Crafts Market at Welburn Square. Sit on the grass and enjoy the music from a band the Washington Post calls One of our area's most talented traditional acts".

We'll be pasting colorful footprints to connect all three connect the dots and find your way around to all of the fun and festivities.
If you haven't been out to the market yet this year, you won't want to miss our grand finale!!
see you there!

Another Opportunity for Crafters:

Taste of the Pike is an international food festival and street fair in Columbia Pike taking place on Sunday Oct. 21st from noon-7pm.

There will be food vendors, beer+wine, music and dance performances, arts+crafts, community health fair and activities for kids.

The call for arts+crafts vendors is still open and 10'x10' spaces are available for $75 ($100 if reserved after 10/15). Vendors should bring their own tent, tables, display, etc.

This is the first annual Taste of the Pike, and my friends over at the Columba Pike Revitalization Organization are doing an awesome job of organizing and promoting the event.

If you're looking for one last fall festival sign up for a booth! For a vendor application contact Pamela Holcomb at or 703-892-2776

visit their site here for more info on the event:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Crafty Bastards this weekend!

The 'Crafty Bastards' arts & crafts fair is this Sunday 9/30 from 10am-5pm in Adams Morgan. In it's 4th year, this annual favorite hosted by the Washington Citypaper is an all-day craft extravaganza featuring 100 crafters (national and international!), a series of craft workshops, live music and an annual breakdancing competition!

The festival, which I've participated in over the past 4 years, has a been a huge inspiration to me in the way I've organized Ballston Arts+Crafts Market. They have a fun advertising campaign, great web site and over the years have become known for having the best, newest and coolest crafts in the area. As an artist, it's a way for me to check out the hottest stuff out there- and I'm always inspired to get back into the studio and start coming up with new designs.

You can check out the list of vendors and get directions to the fair here:

Hope to see you there! and mark your calendars for the next installment of the Ballston A&C Market on Sat. October 13th!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Beltway Ramblings reviews the market:

Local blogger and real estate guru, Mary DeLuca, posted a review of our market on her web site Beltway Ramblings. Click the link below to read about her experience at the market which includes a 'hot-list' of vendors that struck a chord with her, and a bunch of images.

Opportuntiy or Crafters: Capitol Hill's Barracks Row Fest

My friend Stuart over at Barracks Row Festival says there are still spaces available for arts + crafts vendors at the upcoming Barracks Row Fest on Sept. 29th . Here's the info:

Barracks Row Main Street will be hosting its fifth annual street festival on Saturday, September 29.

Last year’s Barracks Row Fest attracted over 6,000 attendees with 80 vendors and musical acts on the stage all day. This year, we hope to increase attendance by partnering with the Capitol Hill Community to bring an Oktoberfest and Military Cook-off to Barracks Row. The Armed Forces Military Cook-off, modeled after the popular Iron Chef television competition, will showcase the culinary skills of the nation’s top military chefs.

This will also be the first year that Barracks Row will feature a beer garden. Popular features from last year’s festival, including a children’s area with a moon bounce and petting zoo, art vendors, and a performance by the Marine Corps’ Silent Drill Team, will also be present at this year’s festival.

We still need vendors. Whether you represent a non-profit group, or wish to sell food, arts, or crafts, we invite you to download the application available at We hope to make this the biggest festival on Barracks Row yet.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

What's in the bag?

Every month you hear us touting 'Goody Bags! Goody Bags!' what's the deal? is it worth walking over to the Ballston-Virginia Square booth to pick one up?


Every month I solicit (okay, stalk) local restaurants, businesses, artisans and other unsuspecting people with the offer to donate a gift or 'goody' to our bags. It's a great chance for cross-promotion. And since we don't offer food at our market, it's nice to have coupons for specials at a few nearby restaurants and cafes.

We make 100 bags for each market and the first 100 people to come by our booth reap the rewards. Each month is a different mix.

What's in this month's bag?
-a coupon for 50% off membership at Curves
-a mini-flashlight/keychain from Advance Car Rental
-herbal tea from Penelope Spa
-a coupon for 10% off from Jillory that can be redeemed at her booth or online
-a coupon for a free sandwich at Chic-fil-A in the nearby Ballston Common Mall
-cool toothbrush from Mai T. Phan dentistry

and more!!

The next market is this Saturday 9/8 10am-4pm, so come by our booth on your way in to get a bag, while supplies last!

See you Saturday!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ballston A+C Market: Back to School Edition! Saturday, September 8th

The sun is fading, you’ve back from vacation, and the writing’s on the wall: it’s time to go back to school! Or worse yet, the office! But don’t fret, the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market, Back to School Edition will give you one last hurrah before the summer’s through…

Pick up a cool school supplies from our vendors and stand out from the herd! Check out these finds:

Store paperclips, business cards or candy in a one-of-a-kind box by Boxboy like this one from his ‘scary clown’ series:

Survive your morning commute by using Peneleope Spa’s hand sanitizer. Made with natural ingredients, this sanitizer leaves a light, citrus-y scent rather than a strong chemical one and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.

Need a cool bag to carry your books? Find cool totes like this ‘bunny love’ tote by Manatea Party at the DC Craft Mafia Booth.

Get a book for your bag: Arlington Cultural Affairs will be giving out free copies of Rudolfo Anaya’s classic novel, Bless Me, Ultima (while supplies last) as part of their ‘Big Read’ project which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The program distributes free copies of the book in English and in Spanish, and will hold a series of discussions and events throughout the fall.

Between the Hours of 12-2pm, market visitors will be treated to a free performance of alternative world music by The Constituents. Based in Arlington the band members met each other through work, politics and community activism in the Washington metropolitan area.

And as we’ve done in the past, the first 100 visitors to stop by the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership booth will receive goody bags full of treats and coupons from area businesses and include gifts from Advance Car Rental, Penelope Spa, and a toothbrush from Mai T Phan Dentistry so you can keep your teeth clean, at school or work!

Mark your (newly purchased) calendars, and we'll see you on September 8th!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pictures from our August market:

Here are some pics from last weekend's market.
The weather was beautiful, the vendors were fabulous and the music of the Lovejoy Group provided a great backdrop for shopping and lunching on the square.

Erika of Had Matter Art

visitors rounding the square

Kristina and Ellen in the BVSP booth
(note: Kristina is donning a tee by market vendor Fort Cloudy)

Jillory fights off a crowd in her jewelry booth

musical stylings by the Lovejoy Group

Donna Estin of Advance Car Rental and Julie Mangis, director of the BVSP man the booth, otherwise known as 'goody bag central'

Ellen checks out the paintings and prints in Mark Cottman's booth

a Sunday Eastern Market fave, Boxboy, joins us for our Saturday markets

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Round Three! Return of the Craft Champions: Saturday 8/11 10am-4pm

The first two markets this season knocked the socks off of local residents and DC-area visitors alike. With a lineup of over 30 indie craft vendors and live music at lunchtime, our recent July market had our biggest turnout to date!

If you haven’t been to the market yet, be sure to come by on August 11th to see what the buzz is about. All of our favorite vendors will be there with their newest goods, and some new vendors will be dropping in to add some fierce competition in the ring.

For a glimpse at some of our heavyweight defenders, check out our recent interview with regular market vendors, DC Craft Mafia below. Other returning champs in August include Fort Cloudy from Baltimore with her hand-sewn stylings ( ) and Boxboy ( ) with his off-beat decoupage boxes and accessories.

New to the market this month are Erika Rubel of Hadmatter Art, who constructs mailboxes and key hangers from recycled aluminum and other materials ( ) and Penelope’s Spa with her line of all natural bath & body products ( ).

From noon-2pm, market visitors will be treated to a free concert from The Lovejoy Group, a local jazz ensemble and winner of the Takoma Jazz Festivals’ 2006 Jazz Jammie Award! ( )

And as we’ve done in the past, the first 100 visitors to stop by the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership booth will receive goody bags full of treats and coupons from area businesses including I love Thai, Natural Body Spa and Grand Cru Wine shop.

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Vendor Spotlight: DC Craft Mafia

The DC Craft Mafia is a local craft collective that is participating in all 5 of our markets this season. I recently chatted with them via email to find out more about them and their eclectic mix of crafts.

(Members Michael, Erica and Chandi at the July Market )

KB: What is the DC Craft Mafia, and how did you start it?

The DC Craft Mafia is a group of diverse indie artisans who endeavor to bring craftiness to the nation's capital. Our chapter is officially connected to a worldwide organization of crafty creatives, started by Austin Craft Mafia.

KB: Who are the members and what do they make?

Michael Auger (aka Arty4ever) - Offbeat Paintings, Prints and more
Erica Burns (aka Erica Burns Designs) - Wildly, Wearable Jewelry
Leah Huete (aka Curious Zoo) - kids' prints, softies and more
Chandi Kelley (aka Manatea Party) - pillows, totes, repurposed neckties
Shayne Rioux & Chris Radz (aka Novelty Kitten) - cards, buttons, novelties,kittens
Regina X. Jiron (aka BeadJewelryShopgirl) – artisan jewelry for the artistic soul

KB: What are some benefits of being in a craft collective?

Having a sense of community is really nice. It is also helpful to have people to bounce your ideas off of rather than going it alone. As a collective we are able to do art shows together rather than having to drag a friend or spouse along!

KB: How did you all meet?

We recruit new members through our website.

KB: What is your favorite item in your collection right now?

Erica Burns of Erica Burns Designs says, "My favorite item right now is my Octopussy necklace. It makes me smile whenever I look at it because it is so unexpected!"

Arty4ever's Michael Auger likes his States and Capitals cards best. "They're my big seller."

Leah Huete of Curious Zoo started an entire line of prints based on her flying bear.

Chandi Kelley of Manatea Party's favorite right now is her High Society totebag

Novelty Kitten's Shayne Rioux is in love with her new "Periodic Table ofMonsters" cards right now.

and Bead Jewelry by Shopgirl’s Regina Jiron loves her Leilah Necklace, she says “It’s my ‘omigosh’ piece. When I tell people I wove itty bitty seed beads to decorate a wooden bead, it never fails to amaze!”

Come see the DC Craft Mafia in action at the next market Sat, 8/11!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Photos from Bastille Day Market 7/14!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Bastille Day event!..and a big thanks goes out to our awesome lineup of vendors, live music and nearby cafe, Grand Cru, for their food demo!

click on the link to see the slideshow of photos:

the next market is Sat. August 11th..see you there!

Ballston A+C Market in the Press

Here are some links to various articles and press mentions, including a cool video blog-isode taken by the Washington Citypaper Crafty Blog!

Falls Church News, July 12
Arlington Connection, July 4
Washington Citypaper Crafty Blog Video Spotlight, June 14
Washington Citypaper Crafty Blog, June 7
DCist, June 7
What's Up Arlington, June 7
Falls Church News, June 7

Friday, July 6, 2007

Sat. July 14th Market: Bastille Day Celebration!!

Get your berets out and your shopping shoes on for an awesome day of French-inspired fashion, food, music and activities at this month's Arts+Crafts Fair.

At noon, the chef from Grand Cru, a nearby wine boutique and cafe will be doing a cooking demo on the square..At 2pm visitors will be treated to a free concert by local band Bette Noir. We have over 30 vendors this month selling handmade wearables, artwork, jewlery, ceramics and more!!

Stroll over to Grand Cru Wine Shope and Cafe during the event for an in-store wine tasting with great deals on imported wines.

The first 100 visitors to swing by the Ballston - VA Square Partnership booth (market sponsor) will receive a goody bag with coupons for nearby restaurants including the nearby hotspot Willow!

À bientôt!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Opening Day 6/9!

I've finally recovered from all the fun and festivities of opening day.. Thanks again to all of the awesome vendors who set up. Also a big shout-out to Omegaband and Indigo Son for rocking out on the plaza, and to all of the visitors who came by to check it out!

Here are some photos from the event..more to follow!

booth shot: Tina Dale handbags, Craft Mutiny and Ron Leibfried photography

a few lovely members of DC's craft collective 'Craft Mutiny' : Tina the Seamonster, Woolarina, and Rania Hassan of Goshdarnknit

Our super-intern Ellen and Wendy Rahm of the Arlington Arts Commission man the partnership booth...

psst- insider tip: goody bags are given out to the first 100 attendees who visit the partnership booth! don't forget to visit next time..The partnership booth also serves as the info booth for visitors and vendors and has loads of info about other area news and events.

More photos and recapping to follow.. the next event is July 14th, Bastille Day..mark your calendars!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

2 Days To Go!...

..anticipation is in the air!.. Saturday 6/9 is our big opening day, and it's gonna be a blast! We're slated for great weather and we have two awesome bands playing in the afternoon (see band list to the right) and an AMAzing lineup of vendors! check out the vendor's sites to the right so you can start envisioning that new artwork in your apt. or cool clothes in your summer wardrobe!

Make a day of it- the first 100 visitors to visit the Ballston Va-Square Partnership booth will get a goody bag full of treats and coupons to nearby shops and restaurants. Have you always been wanting to try Willow Restaurant? there's a coupon in our bag for 1/2 price burgers! and they have a fabulous outdoor terrace right across the street from the market. There are coupons for lots of other nearby places, so if you live in the neighborhood you can use them up over the course of a couple weeks..and then use the discount at 'Curves' to work it off! ;)

The market runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday and the free concert starts between 12-1 and runs 2 hours.

If you're coming from DC, take the orange line to Ballston and cross N. Stuart Street. You can also take the 38B which starts at Farragut Sq. and travels through Georgetown and over the Key Bridge, ending at Ballston Metro.

See you Saturday!! -kristina

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Drumroll, please...

The list is in! check out our ongoing list of vendors to the right to get a sneak-peek at the work you'll be seeing at our market this summer.

We held the first round of jurying last week at Arlington Arts Center with a panel of Arlington and DC-area artists, art collectors, crafters and craft-connoisseurs. After all was said and done, we selected the 'cream of the crop' from our submissions, hoping to have a wide range of variety with something for everyone at each market date.

I am super-excited about some of the people that came out of the woodworks and applied, and I'm also thankful for the already solid group of vendors that have been here since the market opened 4 years ago. 2007 is gonna rock! (and my bank account will definitely I get a discount for working here?)

see you at the market!! -kristina

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

it's not too late!..

As our April 1st deadline for artists approaches, I just wanted to send a final shout-out to those of you who are still thinking about applying. The application process is simple, and there is no fee to apply. Just send a statement about your work, the submission form, and up to seven images (including one of your booth/display) to

you can download the submission form/brochure here:

If you'd rather go the snail mail route, send your apps to: (but hurry!)

Ballston Virginia Square Partnership
2807 North Glebe Road
Suite 515
Arlington, Virginia 22207

feel free to contact me with any questions at:
we'd love to see you at the market!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

the cat's out- goody bags for first 100 visitors

We've decided this year to create gift bags for the first 100 market visitors each market day. These bags will be chock-full of coupons and gifts from nearby restaurants and business. Attendees will be able to enjoy special discounts at restuarants such as Willow, I love Thai and Chick-fil-a (something for everyone!)...goodies from Curves of Arlington and Advance Car Rental have also come in. First come first serve! The bags will be distributed from the Ballston Virginia Square partnership booth where you can also pick up a map of Ballston area businesses.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Call For Musicians:

The applications for artists are rolling in, and we're now looking to secure more local talent in the form of live music! We've got two great bands signed up already (see links to the right), and we have a few more slots open. We provide a tent to play under, electricity, a stipend,and publicity through our site and in our press materials.

Solo musicians and all types of musical groups are invited to apply. If you're interested, send us an email with information about your music and a link to your web site if you have one.

artists: don't forget to send your applications by 4/1 for the first round of jurying and first dibs on market dates! For the dowloadable application visit:

email me with any questions..

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Call for Artists and Crafters:

Welcome to the Ballston Arts + Crafts Market Blog! The Ballston Arts+Crafts Market is held every second Saturday from June-October and is located at the Ballston Metro in Arlington, VA. The Arts+ Crafts Market is a wonderful way for Ballston and DC-area residents to spend the day! Our market features original arts and crafts, presented by the artists who make them. Live music and food demos by nearby restaurants round out the event. We are now accepting applications for vendors for our June-October 2007 season (details/info below).
The Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership is pleased to announce plans for the Ballston Arts + Crafts Market in 2007. The Market will be held on the second Saturday of every month from June through October (June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, and October 13). Market hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Ballston Arts + Crafts Market is held in Welburn Square, at 9th and N. Stuart Streets, across from the Ballston Metro station. It is conveniently located near the Ballston Common Mall and a multitude of restaurants, cafes, shops and condominiums. In its three years of operation, the juried Market has gained a reputation for quality works at affordable prices.

The Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership is now accepting applications for 2007 vendors. All fine craft and art media are acceptable including, but not limited to: clay, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, wood, original painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture, fiber art, digital, and mixed media.

The deadline for the first round of jurying is April 1, 2007 (applications received after 4/1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are subject to availability)

For more information and a downloadable application go to: