Washington event celebrates small business

November 27, 2013 by  

The Winter Arts Festival is taking place in Washington, D.C. this Small Business Saturday. The day, promoted by both American Express and the Small Business Administration, is planned for the busiest shopping day of the year and is designed to encourage shopping at local stores and companies.

The festival, presented by MRB Creative Strategies, will allow new small businesses and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services. Vendors can rent a table for only $25, providing an opportunity for those who work from home or online to sell their items to the general public, and to make their company name known in the area.

It will also give them a chance to network with their fellow business peers and might result in future collaborations. For the public, it is a chance to pick up an original and handmade item for a co-worker, friend, or family member.

Vendors are listed on the event’s website as selling such items as paintings, clothing, jewelry, and holiday gifts. Musical entertainment and raffles are also planned for the evening, along with the giveaway of a beauty basket.

The organizers are probably planning to advertise this festival throughout the region, including nearby Reston. They might consider doing this through flyers purchased from local printing companies.

The Winter Arts Festival is taking place at the Emergence Community Arts Collective on November 30 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and there is no charge to attend. To find out more, or to become a vendor, call 571-327-0152.