Union Market's Three-Day Event Highlights Artisans

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Union Market's Three-Day Event Highlights Artisans

10/18/2013

Union Market is organizing a three-day event that will feature more than 30 local and national unique and independent brands from around the country.

Union Market's Thread, an “expertly curated retail salon” located at Dock 5 in Washington, D.C., will include a variety of participants in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art and home arenas. In addition to showcases by premier retailers and exclusive products, Thread will feature installations and art for sale. Union Market vendors will provide sips and bites. Thread will be open on Friday, Nov. 29 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Indie rock band The Walkmen will perform at Union Market's Thread on Nov. 30. The Walkmen, an indie rock band comprised of five Washington D.C. natives, have toured with Grammy Award-winning Arcade Fire, and Fleet Foxes among others. DJ Will Eastman, who has collaborated with a diverse range of DJs including Fatboy Slim and Tiesto, will also perform. Eastman is the owner of U Street Music Hall, which has been named "best dance club in the region" by The Washington Post and a top-10 dance club in America by Rolling Stone.

The Walkmen's concert will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. VIP tickets are $125, and include a private area with artisanal food provided by Rappahannock Oysters Co., and cocktails provided by Green Hat Distillery and mixologist Gina Chersevani of Union Market's Buffalo & Bergen. General Admission tickets are $25. Tickets are available online.

Union Market features more than 100 businesses that employ 1,500 people in food production and distribution. The Market at Union Market is an artisanal, curated, year-round food market with more than 40 local vendors, including: All Things Olive, Mama Organic Market, Red Apron Butcher, Righteous Cheese, Peregrine Espresso, Lyon Bakery, Trickling Springs Creamery and Harvey's Market.

More information about Thread is available online.