Friday, September 19, 2008

Eastern Market Arrives in Crystal City

Diverse Markets Management Executive Director Mike Berman is always a busy, busy, busy man. But, in recent weeks, he has been a bit more busier than usual.

After many years of behind the scene negotiations , as President of of the Downtown Artists Coalition, he and other displaced artists spearheaded the 5 September 2008 grand opening of F ST Arts.

And then on the following Friday evening, he and Matthew Falls as cofounders of CAOS on F hosted an Arts of Foot / Wines of Argentina reception at the F ST Arts Galleries ... before exhibiting at Saturday's 13 September 2008 Arts On Foot.

And after many months of planning he and other staff at Diverse Markets Management in collaboration with Crystal City BID inaugurated the six week Crystal Market autumn 'art festival' at the park at 2121 Cystal Drive in Crystal City yesterday at noon.

Modeled after the Downtown Holiday Market and having debued in Crystal City for the first time on Thursday afternoon, 18 September 2008, Crystal Market will henceforth be an annual fall art festival which, featuring many exhibitors associated with Eastern Market, will preceed the annual Downtown Holiday Market at Penn Quarter in NW Washington DC.

Like I said, Mike Berman who is depicted left in the picture above is a busy, busy, busy man!

Though still under construction, here is my 2008 Crystal Market photo collection.

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