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:
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
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 27-28, 2019. 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.
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 to be eligible for prize drawings!
NOTE: once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated email confirmation, and will be notified within 3 weeks of submission if you have been accepted. If you do not receive the auto confirmation, your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit.
3:00 -5:00 pm Meet the Artists Reception – Michelle Bailey and SallyAnn Rogers Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Ave
3:00 -5:00 pm Meet the Artists Reception – Chris Blanchard, Jennifer Brewer Stone, Julie Christenberry, Julius Kassovic and Stuart Sarkozy-Banoczy Takoma Central. 235 Carroll Street, NW
3:00-5:00 pm Artist Reception w/ Selena Malott – Swing by to catch a glimpse of Selena’s new show and chat with the artist while having a glass of wine and light fare. The Still Point Spa, 6 Grant Avenue
3:00 – 6:00 pm Meet the Artists Reception – Sally Brucker, Clark Lindsey, and Dilip Sheth Artful Framing and Gallery, 6960 Maple Street, NW
4:00 – 7:00 pm Meet and Greet with artist Marquita Fowler, Things from Egypt’s Back Wall Gallery, 7002 Carroll Ave
5:00 -7:00 pm Meet the Artists Reception – Emily Harmeyer, Meghan Narayan and Floyd Roberts Long and Foster Real Estate, 1 Columbia Avenue
5:00 -7:00 pm: Meet the Artist Reception w/ Elise Benetreau, PollySue’s Vintage Shop, 6929 Laurel Ave
5:00 – 8:00 pm: ¡Cosmic Cumbia! – A visual and sonic dance party & community gathering. Dance, build community, and experience a none-of-its-kind visual and sonic party at Dance Exchange. “¡Cosmic Cumbia!” features live visual art displays by Tune.In.Light alongside an energetic and danceable Cumbia mix set by DJ Mezkla. Open to all ages, we bring together visual art and sonic grooves as an invitation for artists, participants, organizers, and supporters to also come together and build community. Art Hop Participants welcome to bring work to share – For more info contact Hugo Nájera at email@example.com or (240) 498-5411. Dance Exchange – 7117 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park
SUNDAY – April 29th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: DC ARTS STUDIOS SPRING OPEN STUDIOS – Our talented artists will open their doors to the public. Take a self guided tour through the studios. Purchase original artwork and handmade gifts directly from the artists and artisans themselves. Artwork and gifts will include photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and much more! Enjoy delicious snacks and refreshments. Shop the Willow Street Gallery Group Show and Sale, The Color Blue! DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow St NW 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Bounce House – Free! EF Language School, 6896 Laurel St, NW
10:00 am – 3:00 pm:Meet the Artist w/Paige Billin-Frye Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St. NW
10:30 am – 2:30 pm: Pottery Throwing Demo w/ Samantha Gordon, Outside Elite Dental, 6925 Willow St NW
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Meet the Artists Reception- Marie-B Cilia De Amicis, Sarah Kahle, Keith Kozloff, Craig Moran, and Eileen Sullivan EF Language School, 6896 Laurel St, NW
11:00 am -3:00 pm Artist Reception S&A Beads, 235 Carroll St NW
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Meet the Artist w/ Annalisa Leonessa, Park Florist, 6921 Laurel Ave
11:30 -3:00 pm Meet the Artists Reception -Kittner, McMillian, Reyes, Seaton, Schewe, and Storms
12:00 – 3:00 pm:Meet the Artist Reception – Matthew D’Agostino Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street NW
12:00 – 3:00 pm: Music Jam with Artist Debbie Annen. Centered on ukulele, but not exclusive of other instruments. All are welcome to sing or play along. Bring your uke, and the yellow and/or blue Daily Uke Book if you have them, plus a music stand. Weather-permitting, we’ll set up a tent and jam outside. You can jam with the artist anytime on Saturday as well. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Free Inkblot Workshop for Kids, Limited to 16 kids ages 6-12. Registration required. Little Loft, 7007 Carroll Ave 2nd Floor
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Close Down Art Hop Reception including postcard printing with Jane Leuders
The Nature Lab, 7003 Carroll Ave, 2nd Floor
4:00 pm: Meet the Artist Reception w/ Chinedu Osuchukwu, Takoma BevCo., 6917 Laurel Ave
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!
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.
The 38th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC. Please check back in late January for the online application.
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 booth across from 7000 Carroll Avenue.
Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!
A special thanks to our 2018 sponsors! Interested in becoming one this year? Details HERE
The Crawl (2018 participants)
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 booth 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 for updates!
Busboys and Poets: Select draft beer special Cielo Rojo: At booth: Organic Housemade Horchata: $4 Organic Aguas Frescas: Jamaica & Strawberry-lime $4 Great Shoals Winery Tasting Room: $5 select 16oz drafts and $7 for 8oz select cider pours Kin Da: $2.25 for thai iced tea, thai ice coffee, and iced green tea Mark’s Kitchen: 20% off all drinks Middle Eastern Cuisine: $4 on select 16 oz drafts. The Olive Lounge: $4 on select 16 oz drafts. Republic: White Sangria Roscoe’s Pizzeria: Sangria pints $7 Takoma Beverage Co: In shop: $5 on select 16 oz drafts. At booth: coffee and tea – $2.50 Spring Mill Bread Company: 15% off iced and hot drinks
Location 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. You can put 7000 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD in your GPS to get here.
Metro The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line. Festival is 3 blocks from Metro.
(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: $6/day. *Pay by mobile app only*
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 6th 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!
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.
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 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.
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!)
The 2019 application will post by the end of January.
2019 EARLY BIRD BOOTH FEES (for 10’x10′ booth space; 15’x10′ for food court vendors). Vendors must provide and assemble their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity is not provided. Fees valid through July 15th.
Artist Booth Space: $185 Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50 ($235 TOTAL) Corner Space: +$100 (limited and based on availability) Community Groups Booth Space: $175 Company Booth Space: $700 Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $375 Takoma Commercial District Business Rate*: $125 Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $495 National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250
*business must be brick and mortar establishment within Takoma Park and Takoma DC commercial areas.
NOTE: once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated email confirmation, and will be notified within 3 weeks of submission if you have been accepted. If you do not receive the auto confirmation, your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit. More information is available under our FAQs
Artists: 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, 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.
Musicians: Interested in performing at the 2019 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at email@example.com.
Zero Waste: We are striving to be lean and green in 2019! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.