Press Release

Release Date: Apr 15, 2015

Spark Creativity: Sparket Returns to Crystal City



Spark Creativity: Sparket Returns to Crystal City

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – Sparket – A Creative Market returns to Crystal City on Wednesdays starting April 29th.  Produced by Diverse Markets Management, Sparket is a thoughtfully curated marketplace where shoppers and micro-entrepreneurs can make meaningful connections. Shop a unique mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other handcrafted products as well as live music and artisan food products. Support local, celebrate the DIY and maker culture, and experience this lunchtime attraction for neighborhood workers, hotel guests, and residents.

When: Every Wednesday, starting April 29th - November 18th from 11 AM – 2 PM

Where: Along Crystal Drive, between 18th and 20th Streets

Exhibitor application information is available here

A sampling of vendors exhibiting at the first Sparket of the season:

  • Lavender Whim: Watercolor illustrations and greeting cards.
  • Herban Life: Handcrafted soaps, sugar scrubs, body butters, lip crèmes and men’s grooming products, made in small batches in Falls Church, VA.
  • Throwing Shop: Pottery by Marie Kennedy, created with entertaining, gift giving and the handmade life in mind.
  • LeeUnique Boutique: Shop a modern range of custom jewelry for men and women.


About the Crystal City BID
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, GREEN, and INNOVATIVE. For more information, visit

About Diverse Markets Management, LLC
Diverse Markets Management, LLC is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending and in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs. To learn more about Diverse Markets Management, visit