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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Local Briefing: Atlas Hiring, West Elm Pops Up, DDOT Visitor Parking Passes

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Lab 1270 (photo courtesy of MoKi Media)

The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St.) is hiring a Marketing and PR Manager and a Patron Services Manager, as well as seeking interns in production management, and technical productions.

The District Department of Transportation has begun accepting applications 2017 Visitor Parking Passes (VPP). Apply by Dec. 16 to get your pass by the start of 2017. A VPP will allow "residents' guests to park for more than two hours on Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zoned blocks. A VPP is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and in the same RPP zone and ANC boundary as the residence. The passes are not necessary on holidays or other times when parking restrictions are not subject to enforcement."

West Elm has opened a 6,130 sq. ft pop-up store in Union Market's Lab 1270 space (1270 Fifth St.). West Elm has established a “Makers Residency Program” under which local artists and makers will be able to showcase their work at the pop-up. To start, Samantha Testa of Painted Palettes and Kaitlyn Morrison of Morrison Makers will use the space to produce new works, host interactive and educational workshops and give customers insight into their creative process.

Here's some of what you'll find at the pop-up (along with West Elm furniture and decor):

Forty Third Place - Trays made from salvaged and reclaimed wood with a modern design made in Hyattsville, MD.
Foxwood Co - Handmade sculptural vessels, dishes and objects carved from locally sourced wood in Annapolis, MD.
Fybur - Art prints with organic, geometric abstract shapes made by artists in Ashburn, VA.
Morrison Makers - Minimal and modern home décor handmade in Pasadena, MD.
The Neighborgoods - Hand-printed dishtowels and cards inspired by the beauty of food and made in Washington, DC.
Painted Palettes - Handmade art, stationery and prints created in Arlington, VA.
Typecase Industries - High-quality paper goods and letterpress prints produced in Washington, DC.
The Vintage Vogue - Modern, hand-painted wood coasters made by a Baltimore-based artist.
Waxing Kara - Beeswax-infused bath and beauty products made by a beekeeper based in Owing Mills, MD.

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