It’s a crafty, art filled weekend in DC

Weekend Round-Up: October 1 and 2


Hellrazor, a D.C. based producer of men’s personal care items, will be one of the vendors at this weekend’s Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair. 


The annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is back in D.C. this Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. More than 500 applications from all over the United States, Canada and the UK were submitted for the 150 coveted vendor spaces at this year’s crafts fair, which will be held at Union Market (located at 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC). Single day and weekend passes to the festival — now in its 13th year — may be purchased online and a limited number of weekend discount passes are available when using special code REALDEALCB16.

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art, designed by I. M. Pei. Photo © Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery ArchivesEnter a caption


Following last weekend’s opening of the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Gallery of Art celebrates the reopening of its East Building. Home to the gallery’s contemporary art collection, it was closed for three years to renovate the existing galleries and construct new galleries and a roof terrace. The updates to the East Building will allow the  number of works on view from the museum’s collection to increase from 350 to 500.


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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