2018 Takoma Park Street Festival Vendor List

2018 Vendors


Abi Art and Jewelry
Absolutely Abstract by RAE
Acorn Hill Waldorf Nursery and Kindergarten
AFSCME Local 3399
Amano, Inc.
Amnesty International Group 297
Amy Marx Seaglass Jewelry
Artful Framing
Aurora Bath and Jewels
BAMI Products
Beacon Threads
Beadage Jewelry Designs
Be Admired
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects
Beyond Art Studios
Bikram YogaWorks
Black Bear Leather
Black Oak Games
Bleecker & Pacific Designs
Blessed Coffee
Blue Ridge Cutting Board Company
BriteCloth TieDye
Busboys and Poets
Charmington Holistics
Cherry Blossom Creative
Cheryl’s Kitchen LLC
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry
Chimera Ceramics
City of Takoma Park
Clean Bee Soapworks
CleanChoice Energy
Community Forklift
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
CREATE Arts Center
Creative Capes
Cricket Wireless
Dance Exchange
DC Arts Studios
Design ByCo
Divaris Commercial Real Estate Company
Earthborn Beauty
Early Learning Project, Georgetown University
EF International Language Centers
Efua’s Baby
Elite Dental Takoma Park
Elizabeth von Oehsen Illustration & Design
Fair Day’s Play
Falun Dafa Association of DC
Fast Snail Creative Greeting & Design
Female Power Project (Black Lab)
Femme Fatale DC
Feral Blue
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Foxtrot Chocolates
Freres Brachiaux Candle Co. 
Fresca Frankie Recycled Accessories
Girasol unique gardens & ponds
Gladsyl Insurance
Gnarly Artly Design Shop
Great Hill Pottery & Gardens and Pots
Great Shoals Winery
Green Party of Montgomery County
H2 Yo Yo
Handmade Especially for You
Heitzi Arts
Hero Heads
Historic Takoma, Inc.
Holly Blue Jewelry
Home Crafts
Hourglass Creations
House of Musical Traditions
Infant and Child Studies at the University of Maryland
jb brown and company
jim spillane
Julie Christenberry Art
Kayla Kinsella Meier Art & Illustration
kerry henry pottery
Kitchen Saver
Knock On Wood Tap Studio
Kris Krafts Stained Glass
Landis Architects/Builders
Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
Leaves by Jenney
Leona Thompson
Liberatus Jewelry
Lil’ Fishy
Lily Banning
Little Loft
Long and Foster Real Estate
M.A.M.A.S., Inc.
MAD Fitness Studio
Mann Made Designs
Manna, Inc.
Marc Elrich for County Executive
Marcella Kriebel Art & Illustration
Margreta Silverstone
Mark Cottman Gallery
Maryland 529
Maryland Sunrooms
Mathnasium of Downtown Silver Spring
Mayva Creations
Michael’s Fine Art
Mike Roberts
mirasa design
Montgomery College
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Moonlight Pottery
Mundo Art Studio
Music for Life
Mystic Water Soap
Naked Decor
Nuture Designs
Neighborhood Development Company
Odyssey Mobile Escape Rooms
Old Takoma Ace Hardware
Out to Tea
Pack 33 Boy Scouts
Pat’s Pots
PAX Apothecary
Planet Awkward
Plum Creative Studio
Power Home Remodeling Group
Printemps Pottery
Rachel Pfeffer Designs
Red Carpet Remodeling
Reinvented Elegance
Renewal By Andersen
Renzi Sanders Art
Roanne Glassworks
RomaSteel Soap
RuthieLine Jewelry Designs
S&K Roofing, Siding & Windows
Saboon Company
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Seeing in Fabric
Seekers Church
Serious Whimsey
She Peppers
Silver Oaks Cooperative School
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Sol Knits & Things
Solar Village Project
Souk & Soul
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
sparkle + rust
Stockbridge Sewing Works
Takoma Artists Guild/Color Inspirations
Takoma Bicycle
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Healing Station
Takoma-Langley Crossroads Development Authority Inc.
Takoma Montessori School
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Takoma Park Gynecology
Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op
Takoma Wellness Center
Tamara Kucik Team
Terry Pool Design
TeTe’s Butter Company
The Art of DionJa’Y
The Artful Sojourn
The Comptoir
The DC Dentist
The Richardson School of Music
The Saboon Company
The Still Point
Things From Egypt
Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique
Where In The World – Global Children’s Books
Why Islam
Willow Street Yoga Center
Without A Ladder Studio
Wooden Pencil Company
Yan’s Art Studio
Yoga Heights
Your Access Acupuncture LLC

2018 Food

A&B Soft Serve Ice Cream
Blessed Coffee
Busboys and Poets
Capital Kettle Corn
Carnivore BBQ and Mac Attack
Charlie’s Empanadas
Chix N Stix
Cielo Rojo
Eats by Yonina (gluten -free)
El Pollo Submarine
International Grill Company
Kin Da
Middle Eastern Cuisine
People’s Bao
Red Hook Lobster Pound DC
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Takoma Beverage Company
Thai Master Grill
Trattoria Da Lina

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

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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. For locations, MAP


DAY 1: Bicycles and Accessories

Bikes for the entire family. Plus bike gear makes great stocking stuffers.




Takoma Bicycle, 7030 Carroll Avenue


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: Bar Accessories

Beautiful gifts and everything that you need for your holiday entertaining.




Tabletop, 6927 Laurel Ave


DAY 5: Holiday Entertaining Starts Here

All the ingredients that you need for your holiday festivities plus prepared options, wine, beer and more!




TPSS Co-op 201 Ethan Allen Ave

DAY 6: Local Wine and Cider

Bottles of wine and cider available for holiday gifts or stop by for a glass of holiday cheer with friends.




Great Shoals Winery Tasting Room, 7050 Carroll Ave

DAY 7: Treats for Your Best Friend

Don’t forget your furry friend this holiday season.




The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St, NW


DAY 8: Holiday Cheer

Toast the holidays with friends, have a lite bite and a drink, or grab beer and wine to go.




Takoma Beverage Co, 6917 Laurel Ave

DAY 9: 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 10: Books

Relevant topics, current releases and a focus on local authors. Plus don’t miss the Takoma Park Author’s Fair on Saturday, December 15th, 2:00 -5:00 pm at Busboys and Poets. Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!


Busboys and Poets, 232 Carroll St, NW


DAY 11: Yeti Bottles

Yeti Ramblers available in a variety of colors, just ask if you don’t see the one you’ve always dreamed of on the shelves and they’ll order it for you on the spot! Plus housewares, plants, and many more gift options!


Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave


DAY 12: Mosaic Table Lamps

Add that bit of sparkle to any room.




The Covered Market, 7000 Carroll Ave


Day 13: The Gift of Music Lessons

Give the gift of music with an introductory package. Package includes 4 lessons (group or private) for any instrument.




Richardson School of Music, 7318 Carroll Avenue


DAY 14: A Good Hair Day

Give someone a gift card for a good hair day.




Scissor and Comb, 7009 Carroll Ave

DAY 15: Republic Gift Cards

Gift cards make great gifts or stop by for a holiday meal with friends.



Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave



DAY 16: Farmers Market Tokens

Give your favorite foodie farmers market tokens in increments of $5.



Takoma Park Farmers Market, Open Sundays, year-round on Laurel Avenue.


DAY 17: Custom Framing

For all of your custom framing needs. Also, check out the gallery for original artwork by local artists and gallery owner, Dilip Sheth.




Artful Framing, 6960 Maple St, NW

DAY 18: Tanjines

Tunisian ceramics make unique gifts for your favorite cook.




Things from Egypt, 7002 Carroll Ave


DAY 19: Beads from Around the World

Give beads from around the world or pre-made jewelry for all styles and tastes.A gift card for a beading class makes a great gift.



S & A Beads, 235 Carroll St, NW


DAY 20: Boots

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




Amano, 7034 Carroll Ave


DAY 21: Instruments

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 22: Handmade Earrings

Plus hand-crafted pottery, art, jewelry, clothing  – all locally made.




Artspring, 7002 Carroll Ave


DAY 23: Colorful Bangles

Handmade in South Africa.




South African Bazaar Cooperative, located in Things from Egypt
7002 Carroll Ave


DAY 24: Ibah Handmade from Bali

Ibah Handmade was born from a recent trip TSP founder, Tori Paide, made to Bali. Upon doing some personal shopping, she found many beautiful handmade items she knew would be a great addition to the TSP boutique.



The Still Point, 6 Grant Ave

DAY 25: Ceramic Mugs

For the coffee lover in your life.





Magic Carpet, 6925 Laurel Ave


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Who is Roscoe? Read here