$10 – $15

BLK GOLD: Black Creative Showcase + Marketplace

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Distinctly Creative

4710 Auth Place

Suitland, MD 20746

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Join Distinctly Creative for BLK GOLD: Black Creative Showcase + Marketplace on Sunday, December 9th from 6-10 PM at Distinctly Creative's Coworking + Makerspace in Suitland, MD. Hosted by Frank in the City

Grab all of your creative friends, entrepreneurs, and those looking for good vibes to this interactive event showcasing + celebrating black creativity through vendors, performances by Black Folks Don't Swim?, Drew Keys, DJ Smith Sax, and Carl Obeng, music by DJ Geena Marie, art, a fashion installation, sips, light refreshments, giveaways, + more!

Your $10 early bird, or $15 general admission ticket includes light refreshments, and two drink tickets. We'll also be doing a giveaway for one of our Black Creatives Matter t-shirts and a one week day pass to our coworking + makerspace.

For more info about all of the featured vendors,designers, and performers you can click the links below.

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FEATURED VENDORS:

Food:

Fashion + Accessories:

Art & Multimedia Design:

Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care

Photography:


Home Decor:


Featured Performers


Featured Designers

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FAQs


Metro + Parking options?

There is a free parking lot around the space. Our space is a five minute walk from the Branch Avenue metro.

Are any of the food vendors gluten-friendly? Vegan-friendly? Allergen-Friendly?

Each and every vendor is an expert in their food category and will be able to help guests navigate dietary and allergy restrictions. Please be sure to state your allergy or dietary restriction upon meeting our various vendors in order to avoid any issues.

How do I become a vendor, showcase my artwork, etc.?

Unfortunately, we do not have any available spots. If anything changes it will be announced via our Instagram @distinctlycreative.

Will tickets be sold at the door?

Door tickets are sold base on availablity of space. If tickets will be sold at the door, it will be announced the week of the event. It is recommended that you buy tickets online before they sell out.

How can I get involved with BLK GOLD?

If you're interested in volunteering or being a media partner for BLK GOLD, you can email info@distinctlydc.com

Are all ages allowed?

BLK GOLD is 18+, and 21+ to drink.


MEDIA PARTNERS

The Faith Amina Show

Faith-Amina is a host and content creator. She has created “The We Talk Art 101 Podcast” that is now “The Faith Amina Show”. A show that interviewing guest who are spectacular people on taboo topics , celebrities, newsmakers and trend setters. Along with having two short documentary ( Polyamory: Millennial new way of life, and Kanye are your fans really fans? ) Faith has guess host on many different showcases and podcast. She love to get to know people so don’t be afraid to reach out.



Arabia Asked You, LLC (AAY)

Arabia Morgan, is the the host and creator of Arabia Asked You, LLC (AAY). “Arabia Asked You” can be best described as a pop-up talk show, that interviews assorted individuals and group panels about various topics that are relevant to today’s society. While the initial premise of the show was a focus on relationships, the show has broadened its topic discussion to also cover a broad array of topics, including travel in the most exotic locations. She can be seen anywhere from the plains of Africa, to the beaches of Puerto Rico or even here, her home, the United States. Although she is primarily located in Washington, DC, AAY, LLC is liable to pop up anywhere you are. She feels that everyone has an opinion and she enjoys providing a platform for them to be heard.


Arabia is a Maryland native, who has her bachelor's degree in Media Communication Studies, with a minor in Theater. She also obtained her masters degree in Marketing. She believes that beauty is nice, but its brains and creativity that make you phenomenal! Arabia believes that it is her duty to make sure that everyone knows how amazing they are.


Plus in The DMV

Your two favorite Curvy Girlfriends following the growing plus-size Fashion Scene from the DMV via Podcast! Covering events, trends & trending topics!



Black Girls Who Paint

BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT is a safe space created to support and empower black women painters as they navigate through their artistic endeavors and daily activities by promoting sisterhood, community, and positive representation.

Although we tend to be few and far in between as we dig deeper into our artistic journeys, black women painters are a force to be reckoned with. Representation needs to reflect this. As such, BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT is also a platform formed by a black girl (woman) who paints and believes in increasing our visibility. Not only will the versatility of our art be showcased through weekly themes, meaningful conversations and relationships with other black girl and woman painters will be sparked, as well.

- Sasha-Loriene, Founder and CEO of BGWP






The Sparks & Pours Podcast

The Sparks and Pours Podcast began in April of 2018, created and hosted by JaLisa Dove. JaLisa is a Raleigh, N.C. native, who moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her dreams. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University, she had the tools and knowledge to give life to her podcast idea.


Sparks and Pours was created to hear the stories from different walks of life, and create a comfortable speaking space. So far on the podcast she has interviewed small business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, and even conducted round table discussions with friends. Releasing an episode every Wednesday, which JaLisa refers to as “New Episode Wednesday”, the podcast can be heard on platforms such as iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, and Spreaker. Stay tuned as this is just the beginning for JaLisa Dove and the Sparks and Pours Podcast.


“Find Your Spark and Pour Yourself into It” – JaLisa Dove


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