Shop Tenleytown’s Artisans in December

Winter Market Boutique

Winter Market 2013 – photo courtesy of Jane Varner Malhotra

Many talented artists and craftspeople call Tenleytown home, and this December the community has two opportunities to showcase and purchase their work. The Tenley WinterFest Winter Market is December 6, followed by the HeArts for Humanity arts fair on December 12. 


Tenley WinterFest

The Tenley WinterFest will hold the 10th annual Winter Market on December 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Janney Elementary School. In past years, the market has featured jewelry, bags, hats, and other accessories; hand-painted textiles; beaded, knitted, and crocheted items; holiday ornaments and decorations; henna tattoos and hair wraps; gently-used toys; and specialty foods and sweets.

Artists, crafters, cooks, and entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to purchase a table to sell their wares. Tables are $10 (half) and $20 (full) for students, and $30 for all other vendors. Registration is available online.

The Tenley WinterFest is a seasonal community celebration in Tenleytown, DC. What began in 2004 as the Janney Winter Fair craft market has expanded to include area organizations, shops, and restaurants with activities for the whole neighborhood.

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The Humanities, Arts, and Media academy and Wilson International Studies Program at Wilson High School will host HeArts for Humanity, a holiday arts fair with a human rights focus, on Friday, December 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Artisans are invited to sell their wares at the event. Tables may be rented for $20 each. To reserve a table, contact Belle Belew at

Free tables may also be reserved to display human rights information.

The event will feature student art, music, and performances. An evening performance by the Wilson Players will follow the event.

The Woodrow Wilson High School academies are small learning communities that offer a specialized and enriching academic experience for Wilson students.