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Crafty Arts & Makers Festival

Crafty is the go-to destination for discovering unique, ethically sourced goods from independent artists and visionaries. Now in its 16th year, the fair connects consumers with rare products they won’t find anywhere else, giving them a shopping experience unlike any other. The Washington City Paper, the District’s premier alternative newsweekly, hosts the annual event that unites artists, makers, and creatives from all walks of life.

If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind gift or shopping for something that can add a little personality to your home, Crafty is the place to be. It’s where you can strike up a conversation with vendors and learn more about their design and production processes. It’s where you can stumble upon unexpected gems and wonder how you ever lived without them. And maybe, just maybe, it’s where you’ll be inspired to get crafty yourself.

Washington City Paper

In a city where a great deal of attention is focused on national affairs, Washington City Paper stays local. Now in its 39th year of publication, Washington City Paper is D.C.’s most popular weekly newspaper among local urban dwellers.

Washington City Paper’s role as a guide to cultural and civic life in the District and its effort to focus more on features rather than news, gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, arts and entertainment, restaurants, sports, and the pros and cons of their city. City Paper's groundbreaking local reporting reflects its strong commitment to the watchdog role of the alternative press in a city of opinion-makers.