Monday, February 4, 2013

Handmade Valentine Mart is February 9 at Nana

Mount Pleasant boutique clothing store Nana is hosting the Handmade Valentine Mart this weekend. Nana recently transitioned from being primarily a brick and mortar shop to operating online and through scheduled  special events. 

The 2013 Handmade Valentine Mart will be happening in the Nana space at 3068 Mount Pleasant Street NW. It's this Saturday (Feb 9) from 11AM-5PM.  Last year's event had over 15 artist selling crafts, clothes, accessories, and more. This year there will be at least a dozen artists, live music, a make-you-own Valentine spot and much more. Keep up with the new Nana ventures here and check out the Etsy store as well. 

From the organizers:

"Nana’s Handmade Valentine Mart is a mini bazaar of unique, locally-made gifts held in Mt. Pleasant in the Nana boutique space. Filled with items of all types—from printed cards to silver money clips to knitted socks (all of them handmade)—the mart will feature over a dozen Beltway artists.

 Many of the crafters will be present to chat about their wares, making the mart an unusual opportunity to meet the people who created each item. Customers will love the one-stop shop appeal, and they’re sure to find the perfect present for someone special. Don’t know what to get your honey this Valentine’s Day? Well, look no further!

This is the second Handmade Valentine Mart produced by Nana, and the one-day event features more than local artists and their goods. Live performances by local musicians are planned, and kids are encouraged to participate at the “Make Your Own Valentine” table and face painting station. Everyone can join in the festivities!

“We want to make it easy to find thoughtful, mindfully-made gifts, while enabling families and shoppers to have fun!” said Nana owner Jackie Flanagan.

Nana’s Handmade Valentine Mart will take place in the Nana space located in DC’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood: 3068 Mount Pleasant St. NW. The event is from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, February 9th, 2013.