ReCYCLE Public Art Project

reCYCLE Public Art Project

reCYCLE is Takoma’s favorite annual public art project. Each year, the Old Takoma Business Association commissions artists to create imaginative outdoor sculptures made from a portion of recycled materials which are installed along the sidewalks creating a self-guided walking tour of Takoma – from Takoma Park, MD to the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC  – with the goal of attracting and engaging visitors. Seats are installed June-October each year and then auctioned off to the public.

Online Auction – Starts Monday, October 17th

You can own your own Seat! Participate in our online auction, and one of them can be yours to enjoy in your yard or a favorite community space. All proceeds go to public art for Takoma! Don’t miss out on the chance to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art! Click here for the auction. Auction ends October 31st at noon (12 pm)

Special thanks to: w&M










1. “Flower Power” by Juana Beverly
The Spice Suite, 6902 4th Street, NW

2. “Doubled Over Bass” by Howard Connelly Design (From 2015, not for sale)
Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th Street, NW

3. “Glassitopia” by Gravity Glass Studio
Takoma Central, 235 Carroll Street, NW

4. “Tessellation Bench” by  Forty Third Place
Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street, NW

5. “Man with a Red Heart” by Peter Krsko
Takoma Business Center, 6930 Carroll Avenue

6. “Frozen Water” by Peter Krsko
6918 Willow Street, corner of Willow and Maple

7. “Takoma Roost” by Juana Beverly
Carroll and Laurel Avenues

8. “Hangin’ Out Takoma-Style,” by Joyce Wagner
Dolci Gelati, 7000 Carroll Avenue

9. “Wheelie Motorcycle,” by Howard Connelly Design (from 2015, not for sale)
Republic, 6939 Laurel Avenue

10. “Chatting with Anita,” by Friends of Anita Datar
Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Avenue

11. “Bench Botanical,” by Becky Borlan
Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Avenue

12. “Surfing the Fields,” by Juliana Vellejo and Becky Suter
Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Avenue

13. “Seat Dreams,” by Nancy and Andrew Gurganus
201 Ethan Allen Avenue at TPSS Co-op

14.  “Help Yourself” by Blake Sloane (from 2015, not for sale)
Spring Mill Bread Co, 7300 Carroll Avenue

15. “Bird Seat” by Howard Connelly Design
By Morrison Park





Art Hop Takoma

Join us for this special weekend when we transform Takoma into a lively arts district showcasing the work of local artists. We’ll match artists with our local businesses to display their work over the weekend of April 28-29, 2018.  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 all weekend too.

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 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 to be eligible for prize drawings!

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

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Find out more HERE







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2018 Application HERE

We are looking for a broad range of local artists, both established and emerging, working in a variety of media at all ranges of pricing.  Do you work in ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking?  We encourage artists to have offerings at multiple price points including offering prints, cards, and clothing with images of your work.

Please complete the application which includes the request for 2 images of your work. When you complete the application, you will receive an automated reply. If you do not receive this reply, we have not received your application. If you are accepted, you will be notified by February 23rd and be required to pay the $75 application fee. Also, you will pay 25% commission to your host business for all work sold over the weekend.

Additionally, we are looking for performers and activity partners to create live art for the public over the weekend.  We welcome the unconventional!  If interested, please contact Stipends available for performers and activity partners.

Important Dates:
February 16, 2018- Artist Applications Due
February 23, 2018- Notification of Selected Artists
March 2, 2018- Deadline for submission of Artist Participation Fee.
By March 15, 2018 – Meet with Host Business and agree on art placement.
By April 26, 2018 – Artist installs work in assigned business (unless alternate date is mutually agreed upon)
April 28-29, 2017- Art Hop 2018 event


Check out the work of these talented artists that participated in 2017


BK Adams

sculpture, painting, mixed-media


BK Adams Studio
117 Carroll St NW



James S. Adams

photography, mixed-media


Artful Framing
6960 Maple St NW, B



Jennifer Alexander

fabric Art


Little Loft
7007 Caroll Ave




Debbie Annen

pen and ink


House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Ave



Alexandra Arata



Takoma Central
235 Carroll St, NW



Image Coming SoonArt Spring Community Arts Store

In-House Artists


Art Spring
7002 Carroll Ave


Joanna Axtman

mixed media




Artful Framing
6960 Maple St, Ste B


Michelle Bailey


Roscoe’s Pizzeria
7040 Carroll Ave


Kanchan Balse


6939 Laurel Ave




Ruth Beer Bletzinger



Gladsyl Insurance/Allstate
117 Carroll St NW


Paige Billin-Frye




Park Florist
6921 Laurel Ave


Jawara Blake





Education First Language School and Takoma Station
6896 Laurel St NW/ 6914 4th ST NW


Ralph Blessing



Kin Da
6923 Laurel Ave


Malika Bryant





Mark’s Kitchen
7006 Carroll Ave


Beth Carmella




Education First Language School
6896 Laurel Street NW



Marie Cilia De Amicis




Takoma Central
235 Carroll St NW




Forrest Bankston



Metro Village Apartments
7053 Spring Place, NW



Glenn Clevenger



6960 Maple St, NW



Roy Comiskey



Takoma Central
235 Carroll St, NW


Jacqueline Cruz

handcrafted furniture


6939 Laurel Ave

Sara Daines



Takoma Central
235 Carroll St, NW


DC Arts Studio

Thirty Participating Artists




DC Arts Studio
6925 Willow Street, NW


Jennifer Dreyfus

encaustic, monotype



Busboys and Poets
235 Carroll St, NW


Rebecca Drummond




The Nature Lab
7003 Carroll Ave, 2nd Floor

Erika Florez

pen and Ink




Fair Days Play
7050 Carroll Ave



Marcelle Fozard




Roscoe’s Pizzeria
7040 Carroll Ave


Henry Friedman



Salon Jam
7054 Carroll Ave

Lena Frumin




Things From Egypt
7002 Carroll Ave


Leslie Goldman




Little Loft
7007 Carroll Ave


Elizabeth Graeber

pen and ink, watercolor, painting




La Mano Coffee Bar
304 Carroll St NW


Adam Griffiths

pen and ink


Education First Language School
6896 Laurel Street NW

Julie Gross





Middle East Cuisine
7006 Carroll Ave


Scotlund Haisely





The Big Bad Woof
6960 Maple St, NW


Kris Herbst



Seeker’s Church
276 Carroll St,NW


Sara Kahle


Willow and Maple
6918 Willow St, NW


Julius Kassovic



Takoma Central
235 Carroll St, NW


Ge’Vonna Keyes & Edwin Salmeron




Elite Dental
6925 Willow St NW, Ste B106

Bobbi Kittner





Salon Jam
7054 Carroll Ave


Jessica Lendon




Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave


Sasha Lezhnev



Takoma Beverage Company
6917 Laurel Ave


Mary Ann Lipovsky

pen and ink, watercolor




Roscoe’s Pizzeria
7040 Carroll Ave


Selena Mallot



Education First Language School
6896 Laurel St NW


Rachel Mann




Capital City Cheesecake
7071 Carroll Ave


Holli Mintzer





Polly Sue’s Vintage Shop
6915 Laurel Ave


Jake Muirhead




Victoria Research and Consulting
7006 Carroll Ave, Ste 200


Meghan Narayan





Maplesden Group/ Long & Foster Real Estate
1 Columbia Ave


Carol Petrucci




7034 Carroll Ave



Alexis Polen





Roda Movements
7014 B Westmoreland Ave


Floyd Roberts

sculpture and painting



Maplesden Group/ Long and Foster Real Estate
1 Columbia Ave

Steven Robinson




The Nature Lab
7003 Carroll Ave, 2nd Floor




Robert Rudick



The Magic Carpet
6925 Laurel Ave



Dilip Sheth




Artful Framing & Gallery
6960 Maple St NW, Ste B

Gabrielle Stanners




Willow & Maple
6918 Willow St NW


J.R. Sullivan Voss





Willow & Maple
6918 Willow St NW


Gloria Tseng Fischer



Spring Mill Bread Company
7300 Carroll Ave


Paulina Velazquez-Solis



6950 Maple St NW



Joyce Wagner




Old Takoma Ace Hardware
7001 Carroll Ave



Katie Walls



Busboys and Poets
235 Carroll St NW


Kelly Wargo





Willow Street Yoga
6930 Carroll St NW


Larry Watson

cast silver and bronze jewelry


6927 Laurel Ave




Susan Woollen

ceramics, pottery


The Covered Market
7000-D Carroll Avenue



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.

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.

Takoma Park Street Festival



About the 2018 Festival
The 37th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10am-5pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.

The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more.

Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!

Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info both in front of 7000 Carroll Ave (by Dolci Gelati).

Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!

Sponsorship opportunities abound — More HERE.



The Crawl

Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info both in front of 7000 Carroll Ave.

Festival attendees may reuse their commemorative TAKOMA beer mugs or purchase a new mug at the event for discounted pours (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) throughout the day beverages inside Takoma’s cafes, restaurants and bars. Note: alcoholic beverages must be enjoyed inside the businesses.

Please check back later in the summer for details.






Music Schedule


Please check back later in the summer for details.


Musicians:  Interested in performing at the 2018 festival ? Send your promo material to music coordinator David Eisner at


2017 Vendors

36 Letters
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

Visitor Info


Event takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD from the DC border at Eastern Ave, NW to the intersection with MD Rt. 410.

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

Parking Map
Parking is available in the public lots below.

(1) Lot behind the shops on Laurel Ave -enter through Eastern Avenue exit. Handicapped parking available. FREE

(2) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day

(3) Lot at the corner of Laurel St, NW and Aspen St, NW. Rate: $5/day.

Plus free metered street parking and at the Takoma Metro parking lot.

Parking available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways.

Leashed dogs welcome!

Bring your water bottles for free fill ups at our water bottle refill station (located at Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues, by the Gazebo stage).

Port-o-lets located on Willow Ave (across from Bank of America at Carroll Ave) and Park Avenue, by the kids’ inflatables and Columbia Avenue stage.

Volunteers  – we need you!


Ever wanted to see how a street festival comes together? Now’s your chance! The 37th annual Takoma Park Street Festival is back this year on October 7th from 10 am to 5 pm and needs volunteers. With over 200 artists, local businesses, and community groups, along with three stages bursting with music, the hustle is on starting at 7:30 am. Not a morning person? Consider coming in the late afternoon instead. SSL hours offered!

AM jobs:

Good at giving directions? Guide vendors to their booth spaces. Enjoy catching a first glimpse of their goods? Help unload. Handy with canopy tents? Vendors always love a helping hand with those. See the stages and food court come together while assembling tables and chairs.

PM jobs:

Vendors need to pack up and head out by 6 pm, and always can use extra hands to do so after a long day. Tents need to come down, cars need to be guided out.

The signup will post in September. To be added to the volunteer signup mailing list, please email

Zero Waste

We’re going Zero Waste again at the festival this year! We’ll be composting, recycling and donating our way through another great event.

What is Zero Waste?

The goal of a Zero Waste is to reduce the amount of resources and food waste used at the festival. We’ve included resource reduction into the planning of the festival, educated our vendors on acceptable serviceware, and are offering our vendors resources to recycle or donate their post-event waste. We’ve also incorporated resource recovery and waste stations stations throughout the event so that our festival attendees can easily and properly dispose of any waste (also see What You Can Do Below).

What Our Vendors Will Do
Food Vendors:

  • Offer only compostable dish and flatware and drinkware.
  • Recycle/compost food and paperware that cannot be donated.

All Vendors:

  • Recycle any cardboard boxes used to transport their products in our cardboard recycling station, post event.

Festival Attendees – What You Can Do

  • Bring your own refillable water bottle – we’ll have a water bottle refill station located at the event.
  • Bring your own drinkware and seviceware.
  • Follow the instructions of our 3 part waste receptacles located throughout the festival which will be separated by Recycling (plastic and cans), Composting (food waste and compostable packaging) and Garbage (landfill-bound – let’s minimize this!)

2018 Application The 2018 application is now online. Once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated email confirmation, and will be contacted within four weeks of submission. If you do not receive the auto confirmation, your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit. Questions for next year? Please check our FAQs.

2018 BOOTH FEES (for 10’x10′ booth space; 15’x10′ for food court vendors). Vendor must provide and assemble their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity is not provided. Rates good through JULY 15.

Artist Booth Space: $175
Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50
Corner Space: +$100 (based on availability)
Community Groups Booth Space: $150
Company Booth Space: $650
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $350
Takoma Commercial District Business Rate: $120
Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $450
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,000

In order to qualify for this rate, items must be hand-produced by you; no imports or pre-fab kits.
To maintain a diverse offering to festival goers, we will accept a limited number of vendors in popular categories (jewelry, clothing, photography, bath/body products, etc).

In your application, you must include either a website or three images of your items as well as an image of your booth setup. More vendor guidelines can be found here.

Food Vendors:
We are looking for a wide variety of food options. Trucks and tents welcome. Please review food vendor guidelines here. For Montgomery County food permits, click here.

Interested in performing at the festival this year? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at

Zero Waste:
We are striving to be lean and green in 2018! In keeping with Takoma Park’s progressive environmental policies, the festival is striving to go Zero Waste this year. We have specific requirements for food packaging and trash disposal which will mainly impact the food vendors. Click here for details.
Any questions? Please email