We are excited to share that the Brookland community will be able to start shopping at Analog, one of the first Studios of the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk, on Saturday September 7, at their grand opening. Analog is the collaboration between two great vintage-loving crafty startups, Beltway Vintage and Craftgasm. Beltway Vintage offers “the finest vintage for every day…You’ll find vintage clothing, vintage accessories, and vintage home decor items from the 1950s through the 1980s”. Very cool. Craftgasm “creates reclaimed paper goods with a sense of history using maps, found materials, & some snazzy vintage typewriters.” Sounds awesome! We are very excited about this unique venture and wish them the best of luck. Check out the grand opening press release below for details and see you at the grand opening!
Here is their press release with information about the artists and their work:
Analog opens at Monroe Street Market on September 7, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT INFO: Lisa Rowan and Melissa Esposito
Washington, DC (September 3, 2013) — The owners of Analog, a handmade and vintage shop, are pleased to announce the store’s grand opening on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from noon to 7 p.m. Analog, located at the new Monroe Street Market at Brookland Metro, features handmade stationery and paper craft items from Craftgasm alongside vintage clothing and accessories from Beltway Vintage, formerly known as Quarter Life.
Owners Melissa Esposito of Craftgasm and Lisa Rowan of Beltway Vintage are pleased to welcome shoppers who might have visited them at local markets and events throughout the Washington, D.C. region over the past few years. Their studio/shop space at Monroe Street Market provides space for Esposito to make art prints using recycled paper goods and for Rowan to design accessories from reclaimed fabric.
“Alongside our products and work space, we’ll have room to invite visitors into the shop for events and workshops,” Esposito explained. Esposito is planning mail-art and letter-writing workshops, while Rowan envisions vintage-themed socials and fashion history discussions.
Analog’s owners are thrilled to be a part of the Monroe Street Market community. “Each day we meet another artist who will be joining us,” Rowan said, “and each day we’re blown away not just by the talent that’s being collected here, but by the kindness and sense of community we’re feeling right away.”
A handmade and vintage shop by Craftgasm and Beltway Vintage
716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 5
Washington, DC 20017
Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: by appointment or luck