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Young Artist Market in
La Plata Maryland

What is YAM?

Established in 2022, the Young Artist Market (YAM) offers an open-air market showcasing local, handmade products by young artists, artisans, and kid-friendly small businesses in southern Maryland.  YAM operates seasonally on Third Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Thanks to Joyful Studio, LLC and local sponsors, YAM offers a low-key, fun, family-oriented gathering to celebrate children + community with complimentary balloon twisting, face painting and caricatures for everyone!

YAM welcomes the entire community!  All ages are free to attend.  Kid vendors are normally ages 5 and above.  Participating as a kid or kid-friendly vendor requires advance registration (see link below). 


Thanks for stopping by…  Joyful Studio is delighted to share details about the Annual Young Artist Market (YAM) with you! 

Approaching YAM’s third season (2024), we are excited and look forward to continuing our mission of featuring young artists and connecting kid-friendly small businesses in southern Maryland!

We are thankful for our sponsors and community partners for working with us to bring this joyful, summertime kids market + community celebration to life!  If you are interested in volunteering with YAM or learning more about the Market, please email us at  We look forward to hearing from you soon!  

La Plata's family-friendly painting studio & event space

We appreciate your support for our small, veteran, and woman-owned business. Our hope is that your connection with us adds an extra touch of joy to your experiences!

What parents say
....The Young Artist Market event was amazing! It was beautiful seeing all the young entrepreneurs shining with confidence and being fully supported by their parents and community. My daughter was one of the young entrepreneurs ☺️ This was her first event ever & she really enjoyed herself. It boosted her confidence to a level I never witnessed....
Yasmine Mone't

Summertime market for
kids and families

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