Here it comes…

The LAST First Friday of 2017!

Since May, we’ve been staying open late on the first Friday of each month to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, a delicious food truck, and craft beer & wine. September 1st will be our final one for the year, so come on out and help us celebrate a successful season!

When:  Friday, September 1st, 6pm-8pm
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.


Live folk music from The Iris Bell

Since 2013, The Iris Bell have crafted a distinctive style of folksy Americana with lush harmonies, a variety of instruments, and a generous helping of barrel-aged American whiskey. The band is a combination of veterans and newcomers to the DC music scene, melding a range of backgrounds, experiences, and influences into original songs that have been performed at farmers markets, festivals, and local clubs.


A Mystery Salvage Sale!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. It’s a secret for now, but we’ll announce the details online when the party begins.


Dinner from the Maki Shop Food Truck

“Our Maki hand rolls are inspired by the aesthetics and practicality of Japanese maki-zushi and temaki rolls. They are beautifully presented and incorporate simply prepared fresh ingredients, unique and deliberate combinations of flavors. But that’s not the best part. Rolls are individually packaged to ensure each nori wrapper is kept separate and crisp until the moment they’re ready to be eaten. Just peel, roll & eat! Goodbye, soggy seaweed. This is how a sushi hand roll should taste.”


Strolling Magician Matt Neufeld

Enjoy the talents of Matt as he dazzles and amazes with his close-up magic. You won’t believe your eyes!


Local art

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’ of things, i.e., life/death, growth, and the boundaries between the physical/spiritual worlds. Connections between people and animals and people and the world of nature are also explored. Some of my images come directly from dreams. I do not confine myself to a single medium and I create both two and three-dimensional pieces of art.” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.


Denise Marie Painting is a cooperative art business between Denise Marie, who produces oil paintings, photography, prints and note cards and Richard Brown (Riccardo), who produces, wood sculpture, silver, bronze and copper jewelry.


Julie Suarez is an oil painter, surface pattern designer and Art Educator, originally from Upstate New York. She’s been commissioned to create oil paintings and home decor for private collectors, and has also created one of a kind surface pattern designs for individuals attending special events. She creates original oil paintings, one of a kind art pieces and surface pattern designs, along with fabric designs on products, home decor, as well as design oil paintings for private collectors. “I also make an effort to use higher quality materials when creating my pieces so that your collection may be enjoyed for years.”


Kasse Andrews-Weller, born and raised in rural Georgia in a small town surrounded by Topeka Junction, The Rock, and Po Biddy, has an affinity for the local red clay. “My first experience was on a Sunday family outing, we went to Jugtown Pottery. There I was mesmerized by the potter’s wheel and the shapes that came from a lump of clay. My creativity was ignited. I exhibit nationally and internationally and rely on Community Forklift for supplies and ideas.”


Paula Claggett is an oil painter who, from her earliest memory, has had her attention fully claimed by her twin loves of art and reading. “Though the subjects and palettes and brush styles may vary, each painting tells a story. Stories that intrigue me most convey universal themes: Strength. Beauty. Freedom. Culture. My paintings of faces and figures mirror those themes. Some are graphic and grouped, others representational and solitary. All connect me with our diverse humanity, all of whom share life’s dreams and dramas. My landscapes present nature’s own dynamic story of enduring strength, beauty and unbridled freedom. Some landscapes capture close-in spaces while others offer broader vistas.”


And a Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift each month!


 Can’t make it?

We’re sorry to miss you!  Mark your calendar now for our upcoming fall events

(and please let us know if you’re interested in exhibiting or helping on one of these dates!)

October 21
FunkYard Fall Festival

November 24 & 25
Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

Details to come, so keep an eye on our blog for regular event updates.
You can also shop with us anytime on Ebay and Etsy!