Native American Pop-Up Market Opens in Old Town Alexandria

Cherokee artist Kassie Kussman is a silversmith whose work is featured at the new market. (Photo courtesy Intertribal Creatives)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – There is a new holiday pop-up market in Old Town Alexandria. Earlier today, the nonprofit, Running Strong for American Indian Youth, opened the market at 106 N. Lee Street. It is called Intertribal Creatives.

The new business is the creation of DeAnna Bear and Sydney Farhang.

“We want to offer the wider DMV community a unique experience, by raising the voices of Indigenous leaders and artisans,” said Farhang, who is also the deputy director of Running Strong. “Through each piece of work, we educate our community about what it means to be Indigenous.”

The market hosts a gallery where customers can purchase visual art, handmade jewelry, and more. It features the work of artists from across the country and associated with various tribes. Other plans for the location include hosting  community programming, cultural events, and tribal workshops.

Old Town Alexandria is located on ancestral Piscataway and Anacostan land.

Intertribal Creatives is open daily, excluding Thursdays, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Running Strong works to meet the needs of Native American communities.

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