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DC Design Week: Call for Makers

DC Design Week returns to the Brookland Arts Walk for its annual Pop-Up Block Party on October 21 from 6-10 pm. This year we will feature 15 to 20 local artists.

Are you a local maker with merch to sell? Submit an application form by Monday, September 12.

Pop-Up Shop Application Form

Options for Participating in the Pop-Up

There are 2 options for participating this year:

  • Consignment with Terratorie Maps + Goods

    If you have a small amount of merchandise to sell and would prefer someone else handle the transactions, this is the right fit for you. Items will be sold on consignment and anything unsold will be returned to the artist. Makers keep 60% of sales price. Items on consignment will be allowed a max of 3 SKUs, with 6 items per SKU. Exceptions can be made if the items sold are small in size (i.e. stickers, magnets, buttons, etc).

  • Hosted by a Brookland Arts Walk Studio

    If you're interested in displaying more of your work AND can handle your own transactions (e.g. have your own Square, etc.), look no further. We'll be pairing makers up with the different studios on the Arts Walk for the Block Party. There will be both indoor spaces in the studios and outdoor spaces with tables to sell your work.

What is DC Design Week?

If you don’t already know us, DC Design Week (DCDW) is an annual celebration of DC’s creative community: An ever-growing body of professionals, makers, and voices working across design disciplines.

This year’s theme is: Community Recovery & Wellbeing. You’ll see community-based healing and wellness woven into this year’s events and branding. While the DC Design Week committee plans some of your favorite annual events (including keynotes, parties, and more), we’re excited to use our community-curated event model again. For the second year in a row, most DCDW events will be proposed and hosted by you, our community!

How else can I get involved with DC Design Week 2022?

DC Design Week is 100% volunteer-run, and it wouldn’t be the same without the support of our community. We are always looking for sponsors who can help ensure this week is as accessible and inclusive as possible, as well as volunteers who can provide support during DC Design Week.

  • Volunteer

    We'll need help with tasks like Zoom support or set-up and clean-up during the week of October 14-21 at both in-person and virtual events.

    Sign up to join our volunteer list
  • Sponsorship

    Whether you’re able to offer in-kind services or financial support, we welcome sponsorship partners who can help make DCDW even better.

    Contact DCDW about sponsorship

    Want to see past DC Design Weeks?

    We love reminiscing DC Design Week through the years. Checkout 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019!


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