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Art Hop is Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26

Join us for this annual weekend when we transform Takoma into a lively arts district showcasing the work of local artists.

We match artists with our local businesses to display their work inside the businesses and at select outdoor Art Hubs over the weekend of April 25-26, 2020.  Businesses are located in Takoma Park, MD and Takoma , DC – all near the Takoma Metro.

Grab a map and explore! You will find ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking and more offered for sale at a variety of price points. Enjoy live outdoor music and dance performances and meet-the-artist receptions all weekend too.

Art Hop Events
Visitors can grab an Art Hop Map from any of the participating businesses and explore art at their own pace while taking in “Meet-the-Artist” receptions, workshops and live performances all weekend. The Art Hop Map doubles as a punch card which will be stamped at each Art Hop Stop location and may be turned in at the Art Hop Info Booth for a free prize!

Wine Hop
Visitors may pick up a souvenir Art Hop glass on Saturday and enjoy wine specials at participating businesses plus stop by the Art and Wine Hub next to the TPSS Co-op for wine tastings from local vineyards, artists booths, and music courtesy of Takoma’s independent community radio station, WOWD.

Presented by the Old Takoma Business Association, Your Main Street Takoma.

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2019 SPONSORS

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Application
Event is April 25-26, 2020

Artists
Apply HERE to get matched with one of Takoma’s unique, independent shops or restaurants or an an outdoor art hub to display your art for Art Hop Weekend 2020!

We welcome artists working in all mediums to apply: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking. We encourage offering items at multiple prince points including prints, stickers, cards and clothing.

Upon receipt of your application (when you hit the SUBMIT button) you will receive an immediate message to the email address you have indicated to notify you that your application was received. If you do not receive this email, we have not received your application.

Important Dates
Application deadline: February 28, 2020
Artist notification: by March 9, 2020
Contact host business: by March 20, 2020
Set up art: by April 23, 2020
Event weekend: April 25-26, 2020

Locations
We love to match artists with businesses that works best for their art. Please be sure to share size of your work and any special requirements so that we can find the right location for you.

Outdoor Spaces
We have a limited number of outdoor spaces to offer on each day. Please indicate if you are interested in being outdoors. You will be need a tent and table and be responsible for setting up and breaking down each day.

One Day Participation
The event is primarily a two day festival, but we have a limited number of venues, including outdoor spaces, that are offered for Saturday only at a reduced fee. Please indicate if you would be interested participating Saturday only.

On-Site Participation
We ask that artists spend the entire weekend in the shop with their art.

Fees
Participation Fee: $100/weekend, $50/day
Commission: 25% of sales payable to host business

Grab a map at any participating businesses or the festival info booth.

WINE

Grab a $10 commemorative Art & Wine Hop glass and enjoy discounted pours in area restaurants, cafes and bars and free wine tastings at retail shops and the Wine Hub next to the TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Avenue.

PICK UP OPTIONS:

Art & Wine Hop Gazebo Info Booth

Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op Wine Hub

2019 Wine specials:

SATURDAY ONLY WINE SPECIALS WITH YOUR ART & WINE HOP GLASS:

Busboys and Poets$6 Busboys Sangria All Day 4-7PM Happy Hour Red & White $5
Cielo Rojocoming soon
Great Shoals Winery:$5 Wine Tasting Flights and art-themed wine cocktails.
Kin Dacoming soon
Middle East Cuisine$5 House Red & House White
Republiccoming soon
Takoma Bev Co6 Wine Offerings for $6 each
Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-opFree Tastings from Artisans & Vines, DMV Distributions & OSLO
Takoma Station Tavern$4 Happy Hour Wines All Day
The Girl and The Vinecoming soon

Please join us all weekend long for outdoor performance, classes, wine tastings and meet-the-artist receptions.

2019

SATURDAY Gazebo Schedule 11AM-5PM bring a blanket and join us at the Gazebo

DRUM LADY K

11 AM KIDS SHOW! Wake your kids up with some drumming sounds for the soul!

SARA CURTAIN

12PMSara Curtin is a CMJ.com premiered artist and her 2015 album “Michigan Lilium” charted on the CMJ Top 200 charts.

AJ “ANGIE” HEAD

1PM Do you know Takoma Park has their very own Tracy Chapman?! You do now!

TBA

2PM 

BOBBY THOMPSON

3PM While that glass of wine (or glasses..) is tingling through your body, come tingle your soul with some Bobby Thompsons blues!

KANKOURAN WEST AFRICAN DRUMS

4PM An absolutely amazing drum group out of Takoma Park via West Africa … that will bring out the dance in all of us!


SUNDAY Gazebo Schedule 10AM-3PM

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DRUM LADY K

10 AM KIDS SHOW!

JON MORROW

11 AM Takoma Park’s very own 8 String Guitarist with some funky sounds and special guest Jason Maloney on Percussion! If you are a Charlie Hunter Fan … prepare to find a new love!

FLAMENCO DANCING

12 PM 

KATY GAUGHAN

2 PM 

VISITOR INFO

Location:  Art is installed INSIDE the businesses on Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park and Carroll St, NW, Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC and adjacent streets. Grab a map at any participating shop (Look for an Art Hop Stop sign in the window). Or start at the Art Hop Info Booth at the Takoma Park Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Avenue and take in a free outdoor performance too!

Getting Here:

Metro: The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line.

Metro Bus and Ride On: Multiple bus routes that are within walking distance of the event. Please check the Get Around Guide for more information or google maps to plan your route using public transportation.

Capital Bikeshare: Stations at Takoma Park Metro, right in front of the Takoma Park Gazebo and at Carroll & Ethan Allen Ave. A limited quantity of free single trip passes will be distributed at the event. Check with the info tent to pick yours up, while supplies last.

Bike Parking: There is bike parking along Carroll Ave and both lockers and racks available at the Takoma Metro.

Parking available in the public lots below:

  • Lot behind the shops on Laurel Ave
  • Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave.
  • Lot on Ethan Allen Ave next to the TPSS Co-op

Plus metered street parking (free on Sundays) and at the Takoma Metro parking lot.

Event happens rain or shine.

Date & Time

April 25-26, 2020, Sat: 11-5 and Sun: 10-3

Location

Takoma Park, MD to the Takoma neighborhood in Washington, DC

E-mail

arthoptakoma@gmail.com

Phone

301-891-6789