2017 Takoma Park Street Festival Vendor List

2017 Vendors

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Absolutely Abstract
Aburi Botanicals
Acorn Hill Waldorf Nursery and Kindergarten
Active Potential
Adventist Community Services of GW
Alex Vice/Jordan Levine/Fonz the Space Cadet
Allstate Insurance/Cashwell Agency
Amano, Inc.
Amnesty International Group 297
Art for Ice Cream
Ashleigh For Ward 2
August Nine Designs
Bags of Gold by MEOOHMY
BAMI Products
Bath Fitter
Be Admired
Beadage Jewelry Designs
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.
Bespoke Not Broke
Beyond Art Studios
Bikram Yoga Takoma Park
Black Lab
Black Oak Games
Blessed Coffee
Body Mind Spirit MFR & Therapeutic Massage
Bogan Pottery
Bouncing Bambini
Bow Glass
BriteCloth TieDye
Busboys and Poets
Buttons and Beads
Celestial Gardens
Cherry Blossom Creative
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Children’s Digital Media Center of Georgetown University
China Garden
City of Takoma Park – Arts and Humanities Commission
City of Takoma Park – Board of Elections
City of Takoma Park Emergency Preparedness Committee and Police Department
City TV Department
Claude Taylor Photography
Climate First!
Color Inspirations
Community Forklift
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
Congo B. Creative Designs
Coolidge High School (DCPS)
Cub Scout Pack 33
Dance Exchange
DC Arts Studios
Decoractive LLC
Discover Long Branch 5k Oct 15
Dogs Got Class Dog Training
Duende District Bookstore and La Mano Coffee Bar
Early Learning Project, Georgetown University
EF International Language Centers
Efua’s Baby
Elite Dental
Fair Days Play
Falun Dafa Association of DC
Fast Snail Creative Greeting & Design
fearless threads
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Fran Ngong Organic Bodycare
Fresca Frankie Recycled Accessories
Friends for Cindy Dyballa
Friends of David Moon
Friends of Lorig Charkoudian
Furtastic Collars
Girasol unique gardens & ponds
Gladsyl Insurance
Gnarly Artly Design Shop
Great Hill Pottery & Gardens and Pots
Habitat for Humanity
Handmade by Zahra
Handmade Especially for You
Heels and Hardware
Hero Heads
Historic Takoma
Holly Blue Jewelry
Homefix Custom Remodeling
Hourglass Creations
House of Musical Traditions
InGrace Yoga Therapy
Infant and Child Studies at the University of Maryland
jb brown and company
jim spillane
Joe Edgell for Takoma Park Ward 2
Joe Shymanski Photography
Kacy Kostiuk for Takoma Park (Ward 3 Candidate)
Kate Stewart for Takoma Park Mayor
Kitchen Saver
Kris Krafts Stained Glass
Landis Architects/Builders
Laura Wolf
Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
Learning and Development Lab at Georgetown University
Leaves by Jenney
Lil’ Fishy
Little Loft
Long and Foster Real Estate
Lucid Arts
M.A.M.A.S., Inc.
MAD Fitness
Madison Expressions
Magic Wand Murals
Mango Bay Designs
Mann Made Designs
Maryland 529
Michael’s Fine Art
Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing
Mike Roberts
Miks Letterpress +
mirasa design
Montgomery College Office of Community Engagement
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery County Green Party
Mosaic Community Church
Mully Lingua
Music for Life
Mystic Water Soap
Naked Decor
Neighborhood Development Company
Neighborhood Sun
nonasuch vintage & craft
One Leg Up Dogwalking
Office of At-Large Council Member Elissa Silverman 
Office of Council Member Tom Hucker
Paper Z-Art
PAX Apothecary
Piney Branch Pool
Power Home Remodeling Group
Printemps Pottery
Reinvented Elegance
Renewal By Andersen
Richardson School of Music
Roanne Glassworks
RuthieLine Jewelry Designs
Saboon Company
Sam’s Botanicals
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Savor Wellness
Scrubbles Bubbles
Seeing in Fabric
Seekers Church
Seth Grimes for Montgomery County
She Peppers
Silver Oaks Cooperative School
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
Solar Village Project
Souk & Soul
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
sparkle and rust
Stagg Photography
Stein Legal LLC
Sunrise of Chevy Chase
Sustainable Takoma
Takoma Beverage Company
Takoma Bicycle
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Horticultural Club
Takoma Montessori School
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Takoma Park Friends Meeting
Takoma Park Recreation Center and Safe Roadways Committee
Takoma Park Welcoming Group for Syrian Families
Takoma-Langley Crossroads Development Authority Inc.
Takoma Voice
Terry Pool Design
The Art of DionJa’Y
The Art of Karen Y. Buster
The Eddington Group/Up Close and Floral
The Fox and the Hare
The National Center for Children and Families
the Nature Lab LLC
The Purple Kiln
The Still Point
The Treasures of Travel
Things From Egypt and Beyond
Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique
TPSS Co-op
Vivens Media Company/Chunky and Friends
Washington Chiropractic
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Weichart Realty – Stephanie Anderson
Where In The World – Global Children’s Books
Why Islam
Willow Street Yoga Center
Wing Chun MD
YB Green Jewelry
Yoga Heights

2017 Food


Atlas Roasted Corn
Blessed Coffee
Busboys and Poets
Capital Kettle Corn
Carnivore BBQ
Chef Hogate ’85
Daisy Lane Creamery
Eats by Yonina (gluten -free)
El Pollo Submarine
Go Fish Food Truck
International Grill Company
Kin Da
La Mano Coffee Bar
Middle Eastern Cuisine
PattyCakes Mobile
People’s Bao
Red Hook Lobster Pound DC
Sardi’s Pollo A La Brassa
Say Cheese!
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Thai Master Grill
The Stackery

A Festival Of American Primitive Guitar

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose

A Festival of American Primitive Guitar

April 13-15, 2018 • Takoma Park, Maryland


The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, A Festival of American Primitive Guitar. is a 3-day music festival that will take place in Takoma Park and will bring together for the first time more than 25 acoustic fingerstyle guitar and banjo players from every era of the American Primitive/Guitar Soli movement.

Half of the festival performances are open to the public and will be staged at venues in Takoma Park on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, including Republic, Takoma Bev Co, Carroll Cafe, Allyworld, Busboys and Poets, Rhizome DC and the Takoma Park Gazebo. All Access Festival Passes for the other half of the performances, panel discussions, and movie screenings are ticketed events and presented at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: www.1000rose.org

What is Primitive Guitar?

When Takoma Park native, John Fahey sat down to record “The Takoma Park Pool Hall Blues” for Fonotone Records in 1958 he could not have imagined that he was starting an artistic movement or that generations of players would follow in his footsteps. The term has come to refer to a certain approach to playing the guitar (or banjo) that favors emotion and mood over virtuosity for its own sake It is only fitting that this festival is being staged in Takoma Park, Fahey’s boyhood home, and that 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of his very first recordings.
Tickets and performers info: www.1000rose.org
Event presented by Rhizome DC, the City of Takoma Park and the Old Takoma Business Association, Your Main Street Takoma.

Thank You Sponsors














Alexander (CT), Alexander Turnquist (NY), Anthony Pasquarosa (MA), Charlie Schmidt (IL), Chuck Johnson (CA), Daniel Bachman (VA), Danny Paul Grody (CA), Don Bikoff (NY), Dylan Aycock (OK), George Stavis (NY), Glenn Jones (MA), Harry Taussig (CA), Is@s@ (SP), Itasca (CA), Joseph Allred (TN), Lloyd Thayer (MA), Marisa Anderson (OR), Mark Fosson (KY), Matt Sowell (MN), Max Ochs (MD), Nathan Bowles (VA), Nick Schillace (MI), Peter Lang (MN), Peter Walker (NY), Rich Osborn (CA), Rob Noyes (MA), Sarah Louise (NC), Will Csorba (TX), and Willie Lane (MA)

Main Performance Space:
The Takoma Park Community Center – 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912







Festival Pass $135

Save money and support us by pre-purchasing the Poster and T-Shirt Bundle, starting at $25!

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Pass Holders receive a laminated festival pass which gives them access to:

  • Limited Reserved Seating at all Public Performances
  • Two Full Days of Exclusive Programming, Including 14 Performances
  • Panel Discussion
  • Robbie Basho Documentary
  • Exclusive Performance footage

Pass Holders also receive:

  • Festival Program
  • Access to Private Festival Content Portal after the event with Music and Video of the Performances

Buy Tickets Now

Free music venues:

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912


25 Days of Roscoe

On the 1st day of the holidays, Roscoe gave to me:

Shop small and local this holiday season in the locally-owned, independent shops of Takoma! Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

DAY 1: Everyday Kitchen Essentials

Go retro chic with ceramic storage jars, cake tins, stacking mugs, teapots, and tea towels from from Orla Kiely by Wild & Wolf. Your holiday parties will never be the same!


Tabletop Takoma, 6927 Laurel Ave

DAY 2: Holiday Wreathes and Garland

Fresh wreaths and garland for holiday decorating.



Park Florist, 6921 Laurel Ave



DAY 3: Toys and Games

Takoma Park’s independent toy store with games, toys, books and more!


Fair Day’s Play, 7050 Carroll Ave


DAY 4: Bicycles and Accessories

What kid wouldn’t love a new bike under the tree? $25 off kids bike, $40 off adults bike or 10% off purchase of $50 or more.

Takoma Bicycle, 7030 Carroll Ave



DAY 5: Holiday Stockings

A holiday stocking and holiday toys for your furry friend. Receive a free bag of Acana freeze-dried treats with purchase of a holiday stocking.

The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St, NW


DAY 6: Essential Oil Diffuser

Give the gift of personal wellness with MONQ. This personal essential oil diffuser allows you to feel the way you want, where you want, whenever you want. Perfect gift for the health & nature lover in your life! Plus a gift card from The Still Point makes everyone happy.

The Still Point, 6 Grant Ave


DAY 7: Spice Blends

Add a little spice to your holiday party or holiday gift giving! Find spices, oils, vinegar and honey and more! Don’t forget a copy of owner Angel Anderson’s, Little Black Cookbook.



Spice Suite, 6902 4th St, NW


DAY 8: Books

Relevant topics, current releases and a focus on local authors. Plus don’t miss the Takoma Park Author’s Fair on Saturday, December 9th, 2:00 -5:00 pm. Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!



Busboys and Poets, 232 Carroll St, NW

DAY 9: Yeti Bottles

Valid until 12/11. Plus housewares, plants, and many more gift options!


Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave


DAY 10:Tote Bags and  Open House

For a $5 cash donation to DC Arts Studios, get a DC Arts Studios totebag and check out DC Arts Studios Open House happening today from 12 noon – 5:00pm where you can purchase original artwork and handmade gifts directly from the artists and artisans themselves in their studios — photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and much more.

DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow St, NW


DAY 11: A Little Black Bag

Add a unique accessory or find that one of a kind outfit.


Polly Sue’s Vintage Shop and BeSpoke Not Broke, 6929 Laurel A.


DAY 12: Custom Framing

20% off custom framing until December 20th. Also, check out the gallery for original art.



Artful Framing, 6960 Maple St, NW



DAY 13: Kilim Hand Bags

Be unique with kilim hand bags, boots, sneakers and more




The Covered Market, 7000 Carroll Ave


DAY 14: Republic Merch

Grab a Republic mug, T-shirt or hoodie to go with a gift card to make a great gift!


Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave


DAY 15: Egyptian Blown Glass Ornaments

Beautiful and unique. Plus perfume bottles, pottery, tagines, rugs, jewelry and more. Don’t miss the Back Wall Gallery with local art.




Things from Egypt, 7002 Carroll Ave

DAY 16: Ready-to-Wear Jewelry

Beautiful pieces for all styles and tastes. Or give beads from around the world.

S & A Beads, 235 Carroll St, NW


DAY 17: Boots

Stylish Blundstone boots and other lines, plus women’s clothing, jewelry and more.


Amano, 7034 Carroll Ave


DAY 18: Makala Ukulele

Instruments big and small including tongue drums, egg shakers, kazoos, nose flutes, ukes, banjos, guitars and more. Plus rental options.



House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave


DAY 19: Handmade Pottery

Handmade pottery, art, jewelry, clothing  – all local.

Artspring, 7002 Carroll Ave


 DAY 20: 3 Day Mini- Soup Cleanse

A little help to bounce back after the holiday season and to start 2018 off feeling your best! With the help of Soupergirl’s Cleanse there is no fear of those pants feeling just a little too snug!

Soupergirl, 314 Carroll St, NW




DAY 21: Growler Fills

Fill up for your holiday parties or buy wine by the bottle.

Takoma Beverage Co


DAY 22: Colorful Socks

Stocking stuffers or for yourself – make your feet happy!


Magic Carpet, 6925 Laurel Ave


DAY 23: Co-Working Passes

Give the gift of co-work through day passes to Takoma’s newest coworking space.


Takowork, 7000 Carroll Ave


DAY 24: Froth Bombs by Pacha Soap Co.

A bath fizz and bubble bath, all-in-one. Available in Birch Muscle, Rosewater, Coconut Hibiscus and French Lavender.




TPSS Co-op 201 Ethan Allen Ave


DAY 25: Physical Fitness Gift Card

Give .the gift of good health with a gift card to one of Takoma’s health and fitness studios! Spin, yoga, break dancing, tap dancing, Capoeira, circuit training – there are a lot of ways to stay healthy!

Fitness, Movement and Dance in Takoma


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Dine and Drink Takoma


Who is Roscoe? Read here
Be sure to check out the new rooster feet crossing Laurel Avenue while you shop for the holidays in Takoma!