EWI’s Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace is just a few days away, we hope you are as excited as we are. Give the gift of empowerment with every purchase.  Join us for a dynamic shopping experience to help propel the businesses of local entrepreneurs on Sunday, November 16th from 10:30 am to 5 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD.


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Alyscia Cunningham, Photographer

Alyscia Cunningham is a portrait and lifestyle photographer. Her main focus is human images and how they can be incorporated with light and shadow. Alyscia will be selling her book Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty is a refreshing and inspiring, book of photography. View her portfolio and learn more about Alyscia’s passion for photography here.

Diana and Mame N’Diaye of Nyogea Enterprisesmamediane1

Mame was encouraged by her mother Diana, to start drawing at a young age. Mame works mainly in pen and ink and  derives her themes from mystical, fantasy worlds. Mame is also passionate about music, she composes, sings and produces her own music. View her inspired pieces here. Her mother Diana is also an artist who works with fiber/textiles and designing jewelry. This talented mother-daughter duo will have various creations for sale at the marketplace including art prints, quilts, and scarves.


Sarah Folts of Butterfly Babesarah3

Sarah is an entrepreneur and artist who is inspired by nature.  Sarah mounts and frames real butterflies, which she purchases from various buttery sanctuaries. She also creates unique jewelry out of their beautiful wings and takes photography of their natural existence in the wild. Her ultimate goal is to preserve nature’s greatest masterpiece through art while increasing awareness of the harm afflicted by humans on this species. Sarah has new products for the holidays, butterfly ornaments! These could be a great addition to your Christmas tree this year. Visit  Butterfly Babe, and check out her products!

Jameela Alter, Craft Artist & Author


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Born in Calcutta, India Jameela transformed her journey and travels into a compelling book entitled On Clipped Wings. She also creates beautiful handmade crafts utilizing various mediums and techniques. Jameela will have her book as well as crafts like Christmas tree frames and angels that are just in time for this holiday season!

Alison Sigethy, Glass Artist 


Alison Sigethy is a sculptural glass artist at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She makes environmentally themed and nature inspired sculptures out of salvaged materials. Alison will have small glass art pieces and sculptures at the marketplace, these piece could be a great addition to your home decor! Visit her website for a closer look at her amazing glass creations.

Rana Yaseen, RJY Creations


Rana is a writer, poet and an artist.  She was inspired to turn her talent into a business when she learned that she could turn tragedy into something therapeutic and beautiful. Check out works of art from handmade jewelry to paintings at the marketplace.


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Macha is a biochemist by profession. Her chemistry background and commitment to combating communicable diseases, fueled her  production of  anti-bacterial and viral soaps which play a great role in the reduction of water-borne and food-borne disease transmission.  The company’s name 3 prime derived from Macha’s three children who were the first people to use her soap products. This is Macha’s dream company, support her vision! Stock up on her hand and body soaps at the marketplace.

Patti Euler of The Queen’s Ink


The Queen’s Ink is a art shop that  specializes in art classes, high quality paper and art materials for artists and creatives. Learn more about the classes and products offered  here.



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