When the intellectual property law firm Dunlap Codding decided to host a winter market at its Film Row headquarters, the idea was a simple one — invite local crafters to set up tables for free to sell their wares to the public.
The response from local crafters for the Friday night event has been overwhelming, said Julie Oseland, a litigation paralegal with Dunlap Codding, who also coordinates many of the community events the firm hosts.
More than 45 crafters and retailers selling everything from handcrafted candles to vintage jewelry have signed up since the firm announced the event earlier this week on its community blog.
“The number of vendors was a little bit of a surprise to us — it became this huge winter market overnight,” Oseland said.
The DC on Film Row Winter market, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dunlap Codding's headquarters at 609 W Sheridan, will feature wares including hand salves and lip balms made by GoodJuJu, paper and wood crafted goods by Kahoy Studios, perfumes by Pink Zebra and candy by WallyCado Caramels.
The winter market also will feature live music by the local rock band G3.
The food blog Foodie Robots and personal chef service Gold Plated will serve holiday candy and baked goods during the event. Drinks will be served by Prairie Wolf Spirits, Strong Tonic and Broadway Wine Merchants.
Dunlap Codding is hosting the event in conjunction with Premier on Film Row, a monthly Film Exchange District event that features live music, movie screenings, food and other events.
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The number of vendors was a little bit of a surprise to us — it became this huge winter market overnight.”
A litigation paralegal with Dunlap Codding