Indulge Your Artsy Side At Mount Pleasant's Handmade Fest

mountslide
If you're tired of seeing all your fast-fashion baubles on every single other person riding the Red Line, we've got a flea-market find that'll knock your mass-produced socks off. On Sunday, Mount Pleasant hosts this summer's can't-miss open-air bonanza, Make It Mount Pleasant, a feel-good festival highlighting curated vintage collections, ultra-cool DJs, and local vendors selling their own quirky handmade goods.
Ever yearned for a wax-printed bow tie? Neither have we. But if we found one we loved, like the handcrafted versions from Alexandria designer Jennifer Darlington of J-Darling Designs, you bet we'd swipe that — along with her super-sassy headbands and skirts. Same goes for the so-unique wares from Voyo Woo, an artist who snips paper into figurines and garlands that put elementary-school snowflakes to shame. But, the artistic genius doesn't stop there: Beyond the rad local designs, the street will be lined with sidewalk sales from neighborhood shops and bumping with the beats of DJs and live bands spanning the musical spectrum. We're talking everything from the apocalyptic post-punk of Dangerosa to Latin/reggae group Kickoman. Could we ask for a better day to celebrate all things local to the District?
When: Sunday, June 10, from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: McCormick Paints parking lot, Mount Pleasant Street NW at Kenyon Street NW.
Photo: Courtesy of Make It Mount Pleasant

More from Washington, D.C.

Folks, it might be time to consider relocating. The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released a report measuring price disparities across different ...
From the east to the west, the U.S. is sprinkled with various “Old Towns," from Old Town San Diego to Old Town Albuquerque. But Virginia's Old Town ...
Rihanna took her reign south after receiving her tens at the Miyake-Mugler "Porcelain: A Sanctuary of Ostentatious Extravagance" vogue ball in Astoria, ...
What does our Washington, D.C. editor Holly Thomas have in common with Ellie Goulding? A love of running, obviously. Both of them hit the Nike Women Half ...
You can't always get what you want. But, if you try sometimes, you just might find — wait, we got off track. You can't always get what you want, and on ...
On one special night of the year, the men and women in D.C. trade in their pocket protectors and ID lanyards for pocket squares and custom gowns to attend ...
In D.C., the White House has issued a list of recommendations to colleges about how they should handle and prevent sexual assault on campus. (The ...
How do you like to start your day? What news show do you like to kick it off with? We don’t play favorites. Instead we feature anchors we love, one being ...
While buttery leather bags, luxe facial serums, and glitzy baubles are certainly splurge-worthy, we're making the case that original artwork is the ...
Thanks for joining us for this month's final book club discussion, where we're hashing over the last three chapters of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and ...
Welcome back to the R29 Book Club! If this is your first time with us, we've just gotten through the middle portion of The Goldfinch. So, let's dive ...
We’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to getting in shape, we've used all sorts of excuses to try to get out of a tough workout. One that really ...
Normally, when someone asks us what we're wearing to brunch, the answer is "Something stretchy, duh." After all, this is only the most perfect meal of the ...
The best way to describe how you'll feel after watching Anita, a new documentary on Anita Hill? Flattened — whether simply by the film itself, or by all ...