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Sneak Peek Time - TOMORROW, October 1st!

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You never know what you are gonna find Wednesdays at SPARKET. With new exhibitors popping up all the time, stop by Crystal Drive TOMORROW to check out all of the one-of-a-kind artwork and more we have just waiting for you to collect!

Sneak peek time -


Arnine's Designs

The Lavender Whim
Amano Artisans



Arkinbuna Coffee

Booda Soap Box


Painted Coins
And so much more! TOMORROW. 11AM - 2PM. Come support your local artisans in Crystal City.

Painted Coins - October 1st

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Crystal City rejoice. Manny and his painted coins returns Wednesday, October 1st.

Hand-painting coins is a very old art form. In painstaking fashion, the artist, Manny Zeevi, applies color initially to outline the design, followed by high tempered firing process. The firing process is repeated after each color is applied. The hand-painting process for each piece varies, some taking as long as two days to complete! No wonder these coins are stunning.Manny hand-paints coins from around the world and crafts them into cufflinks, golf markets, earrings, belt buckles and more.

Manny has TONS of designs to choose from, from countries all over the world. Hope to see you at SPARKET this Wednesday.

InBloom Designs Returns - October 1st!

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Good news, Crystal City! InBloom Designs returns to Crystal Drive this coming Wednesday, October 1st.

Artist/designer, Stacey Krantz, brings back her elegant, hand-crafted collection of upscale jewelry and we can hardly wait. Whether you are in the market for a pair of one-of-a-kind earrings for a friend or need a special necklace to spruce up your own wardrobe, InBloom is your go-to boutique for wearable artwork.

SPARKET. 11am - 2 pm. EVERY WEDNESDAY. Something new.

Sneak Peek - TOMORROW!

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You never know what you are gonna find Wednesdays at SPARKET. With new exhibitors popping up all the time, stop by Crystal Drive to check out all of the one-of-a-kind artwork and more we have in just waiting for you to collect!

Sneak peek time -

Three Stone Steps

Brighter Day Beads

Chandra Clark Designs


Arkinbuna Coffee

Booda Soap Box

Laura Moore Designs
TOMORROW! 11am - 2pm! Come support your local artists and businesses! 


Armine's Designs - September 24th!

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Have you seen Armine's Designs at SPARKET yet? If not, here's your chance!

Perfect for the nice, cool autumn weather, all of their hand-crafted scarves are just the thing for sprucing up an outfit for work or play.

And their colorful, fiber-based jewelry is a fun, breezy everyday accent that will become part of your go-to attire.

Check out Arnine's Designs for yourself, THIS WEDNESDAY, September 24th. 

ARKIBUNA - Wednesday, September 24th!

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Do you love a good cup of coffee? Does having that wonderful beverage make you feel all warm and happy? If you are anything like us, you answered, "Yep!" to both questions.

ARKIBUNA aims to give you the best coffee experience with each cup. Arki means satisfaction, and Buna means Coffee, and that’s what they deliver with their high-quality Ethiopian coffee beans.

Enjoy a cup while strolling the market, or bring a bag back to the office. ARKIBUNA is a nice fixture at SPARKET. Wednesday, September 24th.

Three Stone Steps - September 24th!

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SPARKET is on fire! We have the hottest artisans around. And did you know that every week we add new ones to the show?

On September 24th, lets give Three Stone Steps a warm welcome as they bring their unique metal art from Haiti, textiles from Central Asia and more to the heart of Crystal City.

An avid traveler, owner, Ellen Reich, founded Three Stone Steps to merge her love of travel and her commitment to economic, social, and environmental justice with her keen sense of aesthetics.

Join us next Wednesday as we expand our love of all things beautiful at SPARKET.

Tomorrow - Sneak Peek!

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Woohoo - SPARKET is tomorrow! And it's gonna be a beautiful day. So, get out of your offices. Listen to some live music. And chat with some of the best local artisans, right here, in Crystal City. Lunch time has never been so much fun! Take a gander at some of the talent we have exhibiting tomorrow, September 17th.

Laura Moore Designs

Christi Bowers Photography





Yinibini Baby

Booda Soap Box

Hand Painted Coins


Brighter Day Beads
And that, as always, is just a sneak peek. Please join us tomorrow and support your local artists!


Pure Palette - September 17th!

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I can not emphasize how much I LOVE Pure Palette's handmade soy candles, room diffusers and
body-care products.

They have made my home smell better, my skin softer and has even has brightened my mood. It's really amazing what high-quality products can do.

Enlighten your home and office with Pure Palette THIS Wednesday, September 17th from 11-2.

Tunisian Touch - Wednesday, September 17th!

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Great news, Crystal City! Tunisian Touch returns  to SPARKET this coming Wednesday, September 17th!

Tunisian Touch is a family owned and operated business with roots in North Africa, Tunisia, which is situated on the beautiful Mediterranean coast.  They visit the most talented artisans there, searching for fine hand-crafted home accents to share.

Trust us. Their olivewood products and Foutas (intricately patterned cotton or linen fabric) will become treasured additions to your home or office.

Color Me Reckless - September 17th

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Although SPARKET was just yesterday, we're excited for the next market on September 17th! Let's keep the momentum going with more awesome artisans, like Color Me Reckless.

Color Me Reckless creates beautiful crochet housewares, that bring color and warmth into your home or office. Coasters, bath scrubbies, napkin rings, dishcloths, hot pads - you name it. Color Me Reckless has it. And all made with loving care from local crafter, Lisa Seyfried.

And while you're at it check out her cool, crafty blog HERE.

Wednesday. September 17th. 11AM - 2PM. Crystal City.

Tomorrow Sneak Peek - September 10th!

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Another Wednesday, another SPARKET! Take a break during the afternoon and stroll along Crystal Drive. Get a cop of fresh-roasted authentic Ethiopean coffee from ARKIBUNA. Pick up some handmade paper flowers for your desk by Crystal City's own, The Little Mock Shop. Or, buy a special gift for the little ones in your life by mirada design. Check out a sneak peek below!


Amano Artisans



4thehefainu-Handmade Leather Accessories




















Laura Moore Design



mirada design



Brighter Day Beads



The Lavender Whim

Get over the hump - TOMORROW, September 10th from 11AM - 2PM

Lavender Whim - September 10th

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I am so excited for September 10th! Not only is there another SPARKET, but Lavender Whim joins us this Wednesday.

Lavender Whim specializes in whimsical illustrated stationery and home goods. Great gifts for the Holidays, your home or office, or a pick-me-up for a friend, check out these colorful and imaginative works of art, right here in our own backyard - Crystal City.

11AM - 2PM.

Dennis Crayon - Tomorrow!

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Looking for some interesting and original artwork for your office or home? Look no further than Crystal City's own, Dennis Crayon.

Dennis works in oils on canvas and panels, using color and position to convey contemporary composition combined with a classical painting technique. Each his paintings features extreme attention to detail, especially the effect of light as it hits objects.

An active member of Washington, D.C.’s artistic community, Dennis' artwork has been shown locally at Gallery West, Spectrum Gallery, Light Street Gallery, and the Art League of Virginia.

Now, it's your chance to own one of his originals. Dennis will exhibit tomorrow from 11-2 at SPARKET.

Brighter Day Beads Returns THIS Wednesday!

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Artisan beads at their very best - Brighter Day Beads and their vibrant designs return for more SPARKET this Wednesday, September 3rd!

Brighter Day Beads offers super-cute jewelry and super-fun mobile jewelry-making parties for all ages. There really is something for everyone - boys and girls, men and women!

Check out Carolyn's hand-made creations THIS WEDNESDAY in Crystal City.