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Spring Thing this Saturday!


Enjoy a DC Spring day with an arts & craft show! Design by Night and Jill Popowich Designs will have a space at this wonderful show this Saturday.

Get a gift for mom while you're with us! This DC Craft Mafia’s Spring Thing craft show is just around the corner! This year’s show will feature over 40 local vendors showing off their creative DIY house wears, baby goods, jewelry, silk-screen t-shirts, art, photography, pet wares and more.

Food! Music! Give aways!

So come out and pick up some unique crafts while enjoying the Spring weather and supporting local artists and crafters!

When: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Where: 1514 15th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 (get directions)

Time: 11:00am until 5:00pm


www.craftmafiadc.com

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