We're kind of depressed. Well, not really - but - we can't believe that it's the end of Summer. What happened to the time seems like a question that we ask a lot, so we won't bother. We opted out of the beach and decided to enjoy the last unofficial weekend of the season by wandering favorite back-ways of DC. Highlighting some of the gritty, not too often seen spots in place of our more than grand // European architecture - these are places we frequent and enjoy. One in particular has been on the rise and holds the most AUTHENTIC draw - The Union Market. As an area that has housed Washington DC food markets since the late 1920s along the B&O Railroad - it's one of the few 'industrial' sites that resonates with us.
Over 40 artisans can be found in the main hall of Union Market ... from the Red Apron Butchery to Righteous Cheese. It's a refreshing way to interact with food & understand the origins and process of each one. The market elevates the senses and creates a sense of community that you only heard of second hand from your grandparents. The ideal is that each artisan knows you - your likes on cuts and flavor, your daily favorite. Knives can be sharpened, the fish monger, pastry counter, bread baker, fresh cut flowers are all there and there's more coming.
ART IN THE MARKET is an initiative that UNION MARKET started to bring visual purpose to artisans and apprentices to the unique property. The heart of the market is comprised of such folks and they launched the space with installation art from artist Dan Steinhilber - a DC based sculptor with solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, and the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston. He has been awarded artist grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship ... his copper chandelier can be seen in the main market hall.
photography by Justin T. Gellerson Enjoy more of UNION MARKET at ... http://unionmarketdc.com https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com/dc http://dolcezzagelato.com/locations/factory/