by February 15, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

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The Loving Market will take place at Epic Yoga near Dupont Circle at 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Loving Market will take place this Saturday, February 16, at Epic Yoga (1323 Connecticut Avenue NW) and will feature a daytime pop-up shop, silent auction, art exhibit, panel discussion, craft-making activity and evening cocktail reception.

The event will benefit DC nonprofits dedicated to love-themed causes, including sex workers’ health and freedom from domestic violence. Proceeds raised will go to Becky’s Fund, HIPS and Break the Cycle.

The Loving Market Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Epic Yoga:

  • Pop-Up Shop & Art Auction, 10 am to 5 pm. Free and open to the public.
  • Panel Discussion, 2 to 2:45 pm, Free and open to the public.
  • Letter Writing & Postcard-Making Workshop, noon to 3 pm, Free and open to the public; kid-friendly.
  • Cocktail Reception & Music, 6 to 8 pm. $20, ages 21 and up. Please RSVP.

Artists in Auction

The online and in-person auction will offer pieces and products from local artists and artisans, including:

  • Dafna Steinberg
  • Elisa Rafter
  • Emily Greene Liddle
  • Gregg Deal
  • Greg Slade
  • Jack Labadie
  • J’Nell Jordan
  • Julian Lytle
  • Paul Mericle
  • Superwaxx

Other local vendors will also contribute food, products and services to the event. Those who can’t make it to the event can still participate in the auction online. For more information, visit The Loving Market’s website.

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