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Biz Talk: Shop Made in Arlington for gifts close to home

This article was written by Susan Soroko, of Arlington Economic Development.

What better time to shop local? This season’s Arlington holiday pop-up markets will put shoppers in control of supply chain, delivery and all the unique factors needed for gift giving.

Handmade holiday gifts that are Made in Arlington range from boutique soaps and scrubs by All that Yazz that are free of palm oil to unforgettable chocolate and finely crafted furniture. Spread out over several weeks, the variety of makers and artisans will fill practically every gift need thanks to these new market partnerships.

Starting on December 4, the entire loop of The Crossing Clarendon will be a wonderland filled with Made in Arlington vendors alongside artisans from across the area. Kingsbury Chocolates has been a favorite of the Courthouse Plaza Made in Arlington pop-ups and will be there with an array of sweet treats. Ready to splurge on hand crafted furniture? You won’t want to miss custom woodworker Jeff Spugnardi.

November 30 kicked off another chance to get smart about shopping with six evening pop-ups at Arlington’s George Mason University Van Metre Hall. Check out more Arlington makers like Adriana Jaramillo from Trapillo Art. Her beautiful baskets and containers from recycled fabrics are first rate. Cooler weather is the perfect time to be kind to your skin. Who wouldn’t want organic skincare with a French accent from Elodie’s Naturals?

Capping off the season of pop-ups is the National Landing Business Improvement District (BID). Creative makers from all over the area will gather on Friday, December 17, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, December 18, 12-5 p.m. Sponsored by JBG SMITH and the National Landing BID, this market is a curatorial partnership between DCBB Productions and Bun’d Up.

Vendor registration is now open (until filled).

Sneak peek: get a glimpse of fine craftsmanship from new Arlington maker Voyage Bag Works. Beautiful, ecofriendly, durable and designed for all of life’s journeys.

Feeling floral for the holidays? Let’s not forget custom arrangements from Arlington florists. Too fragile to withstand outdoor markets, but perfect for a scent of spectacular. Among them, Tiny Bloom Shop, HB Fiori, Prive Roses and  Company Flowers to name a few.

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As the summer winds down, it’s a great time to look forward to a creative fall! Art House 7 has a terrific selection of classes, for preschoolers to adults. Our fall session, starting September 6, offers painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, ceramics (including the wheel) and sewing. We have specialty classes such as Suminagashi, the ancient art of Japanese water marbling.

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