Artist/Vendor Announcements & Info

The following information is for Street Sense Media Artist/Vendors. Click here if you are interested in becoming a vendor at Street Sense Media, or contact the Director of Vendor Employment, Thomas Ratliff.

This is the year of the $3 Street Sense newspaper!

  • Our Vendors still pay the wholesale price of $.50 per paper. That’s a 67% raise!
  • Street Sense was $2 for 10 years! Our Vendors deserve a raise.
  • And now the papers are higher quality too!

And we’re now printing on a higher quality paper!

  • It’s sturdier and brighter and heavier.
  • Let us know what you and your customers thing about it! Street Sense Media pays more for this paper, so we want to make sure it’s worth it to our Vendors.

Farmers Markets and Upcoming Events

  • Farmers Markets:
    • Georgetown Flea Market – Sun 8am – 4pm – 1737 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC
    • Courthouse Metro – Sat 9am to 12pm – 1400 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington
    • Columbia Heights – Sat 10am to 1pm – Park Rd NW & 14th St NW,
    • DC
    • Silver Spring Metro – Sat 10am to 1pm – 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring
    • Brookland Metro – Sat 10am to 1pm – 716 Monroe St NE, DC
    • Convention Center – Sat 9am to 1pm – 499 I St NW, DC
    • Florida Market (Union Market) by NOMA Metro – Sun 10am – 1pm – 1309 5th St NE, DC
    • Florida Market (Union Market) by NOMA Metro – Thur 4pm – 8pm – 1225 3rd St NE, DC
    • Foggy Bottom Metro – Wednesday 2pm to 6pm – 901 23rd St NW, DC
  • Washington Nationals Game Schedule
  • Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals Home Game Schedules Plus Other Live Events at Capitol One Arena in Chinatown.

Street Sense Media Office Status:

OPEN for business as usual.

  • Street Sense follows the Federal Government. If they’re closed, we’re closed. If they’re on a 2-hour delay, we’ll open at 11 am. Check out their status here:

Paper Sales and Admin Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Except Thursdays, when the office closes early at 3:15 p.m. for staff meeting.

Learn How to Accept Other Forms of Payment

Don’t let your customers have any excuse not to pay you! Come see Thomas to setup Venmo and CashApp. He can also show you how to use Twitter and Facebook to let customers know where you’re selling.

Check Out the MetroBus LIFT Program

  • 50% off all Metrobus and Metrorail trips for anyone enrolled in SNAP benefits in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
  • Get details and sign-up by visiting this website:
  • Or sign-up in person at the Metro Center Metro Offices, the L’Enfant Metro Headquarters, or the New Carrollton Metro Offices.
  • Or see Darick in Case Management for sign-up support.

Workshop Schedule

  • Monday | Poetry Workshop | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday | Illustration Workshop | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday | Writer’s Workshop | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday | Theater Workshop | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday | Workplace Workshop | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday | F.A.C.E | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Working with the Editorial Team on Your Writing

  • Our Editorial Team wants to work with you! But they’re getting the new issue ready every other Monday and Tuesday. So if their door’s open, go on in and see them.
  • Also, they come to Writer’s Workshop each week just to work with you! Writer’s Workshop is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • You can turn in a writing any day of the week. If the Editorial office is closed when you stop by with your writing, just leave it with staff in the Admin Office.


  • Receive extra newspapers for referring someone you know to new vendor orientation.
  • Vendors continue to receive free papers for proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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