Like most businesses, Huerich House — and even it’s popular backyard garden — is closed. But you can still get a virtual taste of that famous Senate Beer, along with some stay-at-home springtime cheer, as the Heurich House Museum hosts its first-ever Christkindlmarkt in April.
“Craftsmanship and entrepreneurship are integral parts of the Heurich House Museum’s history and the city’s economy,” explained Executive Director Kim Bender in a release. “Especially now, we want to honor that spirit while also being of service to our community. Christkindlmarkt in April is our way of supporting the talented entrepreneurs who have been part of our markets in seasons past.”
The unprecedented Christkindlmerkt is an online market featuring virtual stalls from more than 25 local artisans from around the District, Virginia, and Maryland. “Guests” can shop the best products from a selection of locally-made prints, bath and body, pantry items, jewelry, housewares, and more from the comfort of their couches from Saturday, April 18th through Sunday, April 26th.
Check out virtual “stalls” by 734 Coffee, Bicycle Trash, The Card Bureau, Carmonamedina Studio, Cindy Liebel Jewelry, The Cookie Jar DC, Elizabeth Graeber Art & Illustration, Handmade Habitat, JSquared Candle Co., Kicheko Goods, Langdon Wood Maple Syrup, Marni Manning, Moonlight Bindery, The Neighborgoods, Old Town Suds, Pratt Standard Cocktail Co., Printed Wild, Revery Paper Flora, Sarah Cecelia Jewelry & Metal Goods, Seyyah, Stitch & Rivet, Sweet Crimes Bakery, and more.
“This simple one-stop-shop marketplace format will allow visitors to choose from over 100 locally-made products, but pay only once with free shipping from the comfort of their homes,” says Bender. “It’s an easy way to support these vital small businesses in our community while doing our part to flatten the curve!”
For a full list of participating artisans, sponsors, and more information, see here.