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GRUMP! Holiday Art and Craft Fair —
CONTACT: Tina Henry Barrus ( or Beth Baldwin: (


Four Times the GRUMP!
Grump returns for your chance to buy handmade and local with Four shows spread out over 2 locations

December 6,7,8, 2019, 5 pm – 9 pm at ZOOLIGHTS at the Smithsonian National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008
December 14, 11 am- 4 pm in CRYSTAL CITY (in the former Tech Shop location) 2100-B Crystal Drive, Crystal City, Virginia 22202

Shoppers looking for the best in unique and local handmade gifts know GRUMP. The beloved holiday indie-craft show returns to Crystal City on December 14, 2019, setting up their cave in the old Tech Shop location at 2100-B Crystal Drive. In addition to over 50 vendors, GRUMP will have three all-day stations to make a craft of your own, including Yeti Crowns made from reclaimed office supplies sponsored by Arlington Arts. The ever-popular Yetis will be on hand for all your Instagram selfie needs and also on hand to judge a make-your-own-ornament competition using (and reusing) supplies brought from the very vendors you will be shopping from! Doors open at 11 am.

Why spend time in lines at cookie-cutter malls when you can meet local vendors selling everything from handmade toys to letterpress cards. You can check out all of the vendors online at: An added bonus is meeting the people who make the things that you buy, hearing their stories, and getting inspired yourself.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to find gifts for family and friends at GRUMP, a European-style outdoor market, Dec. 6,7,8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. during ZooLights, powered by Pepco. Located near the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance, this alternative art and crafts holiday market features gifts for all ages made by more than 60 local artists across the 3 nights. Unique and quirky finds include handmade clothing, jewelry and toys as well as inventive home décor made from upcycled materials. For more information about this event and to view a full list of participating artists, visit the Zoo’s website.

GRUMP is the brainchild of Tina Seamonster and Beth Baldwin, two local independent designers who have produced GRUMP since 2011. Our Crystal City event is produced in partnership with the Crystal City BID with promotional consideration from Arlington Arts.

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GRUMP at Zoolights photos can be found here:


GRUMP Crystal City photos can be found here:

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