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Global Marketplace


The Global Marketplace features jewelry, ceramics, personal accessories, and home decor created by women artisan groups living in emerging economies throughout the world. Exhibitors representing the craftswomen will also discuss the arts as a powerful vehicle of economic development.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, NMWA hosts its third annual Global Marketplace in conjunction with Passport DC.

The Global Marketplace is part of NMWA’s Empowering Women through Art initiative, and proceeds from the two-day event go directly to the women artisans. Countries represented include: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos, Mexico, Peru, Swaziland, Turkey, Vietnam among others.

NMWA thanks Coca-Cola for its generous support and Vital Voices, Women for Women Intl., and NEST for their partnership.


Empowering Women through Art

The National Museum of Women in the Arts supports socially responsible artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors with the shop’s Global Marketplace and Empowering Women through Art initiative.

The Global Marketplace actively promotes the sale of and provides information about products made by individual women artisans or in cooperatives worldwide. It brings recognition to their global, artistic traditions and links decorative design and functional craft with social responsibility. Successful business and entrepreneurial skills provide women with sustainable incomes and enables movement toward financial independence. Products sold in the in the Museum Shop’s Global Marketplace support these efforts and represent the valuable intersection of art and commerce.



Location and Hours

  • 1250 New York Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20005
  • Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Sunday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.