The 5pm Post – Mt. Pleasant Temporium Opens Friday!

At long last the Mt. Pleasant Temporium opens tomorrow at 3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW.

From an email:

The Mt. Pleasant Temporium is a temporary, pop-up retailer coming to Mt. Pleasant St. NW for 24 consecutive days from February 18 through March 13. The project, located at 3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, is part of the District’s new Temporary Urbanism initiative and features handmade goods for sale from 30 local, independent crafters and artists.

The Temporium’s special events schedule includes autobiographical and theatrical storytelling, crafting, book readings, and live music. All events are free and open to the public. Opening weekend includes a reception on Friday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The theme of the Mt. Pleasant Temporium is storytelling, which is woven throughout the retail aspect of the shop to give visitors a truly engaging experience with the products for sale and the stories behind the artists who made them. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the theme by leaving their own handwritten stories in the Temporium’s storefront window installation, created by local artists Sean Hennessey and Rania Hassan.

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  • Hope it’s better than last time! I like the concept but the one on H Street was a big disappointment.

    • Why? I’m excited about this. But I never made it to the H St one – so what was disappointing?

      • The selection was quite small and the items were very expensive for what they were. I was looking for something under $50 to buy for a friend– I was expecting prices to be more in line with what you’d see on Etsy or at Crafty Bastards– and had to walk out empty-handed. Aside from a DJ there was no sign of entertainment or whatever other events were promised.

        So essentially it was a pricey little boutique with odd hours.

        • The MtP Temporium features 30 artists curated by Hello Craft, the same awesome people who bring you Crafty Bastards. The hours are M-F 2pm-7pm and Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. There are tons of events taking place in the space, too. check out for the latest on events.

  • this is great news!

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