Join us at Del Ray Artisans for New Beginnings, a recycled materials art exhibit. Meet the curator and some of the artists at the opening reception on Friday, February 1 from 7-9pm.
The exhibit runs February 1-24, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible
The Holiday Market is held over 3 weekends: Nov 30-Dec 2, Dec 7-9, and Dec 14-16.
Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am-6pm.
Join us for the 23rd annual Holiday Market! The Holiday Market is open for the first 3 weekends in December. Hours are Fridays 6-9pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 11am-6pm.
There are completely different artists each weekend, so visit us all three weekends! Admission is free!
The Market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists (including pottery / ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, paper crafts, and glass). In addition, 2019 wall calendars, cookbooks, and upcycled tote bags and zippered pouches will be available for purchase.
Artists are donating a percentage of their sales to help support Del Ray Artisans’ mission to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.
Holiday Market, Raffle, and Silent Auction sponsored by the Robinson Secondary School PTSO. Shop from over 70 vendors including hand crafted items as well as home based businesses. Shop locally for your holiday gifts or yourself! FREE ADMISSION!!
11am - 2pm Food Trucks
11am - 1pm Santa Visit
Silent Auction until 2pm
Raffle throughout the day
Magic is what we believe it is. We can see it as subtle or bold, complex or simple. Magical inspirations can vary with culture, age, beliefs, experience, physiology, and even pharmacology. We can suspect that magic created that special moment of connection, that fulfilled dream, that rare experience, the unexpected beauty, or that amazing phenomenon others seem to think is just the edge of new science. Come see how artists interpret this theme during the A Touch of Magic art exhibit.
RECLAIMED explores eco-conscious art practices and features 23 local artists who were challenged to use at least 25% recycled materials in their work. This juried exhibition features emerging artists such as collage artist Sarah Buchanan and self-taught pop artist Charlie Visconage, who have each recently had their first major solo shows, alongside seasoned artists, including Meghan Walsh, whose mosaic art has won numerous awards and George Lorio, whose political and environmental work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. Among the 23 participating artists, some use recognizable materials and everyday objects in their work while others integrate recycled materials in less obvious ways. The work spans many top...ics and highlights the creative potential in using recycled materials as well as the skill and creative ability of the featured artists. Other participating artists include Adam Bradley and Sarah Wegner, Matt Carl, Duly Noted Painters, Joanne Dvorsky, Amethyst Garvey, Jay Young Gerard, Eric Gordon, Marcella Morgese, Terence Nicholson, Jonathan Ottke, Leah Schaperow, Dafna Steinberg, Christine Stoddard, Tracy Wilkerson, Robb Williams and Peter “peaReye” JoCeph.
The exhibition was juried by Allie Frazier, Gallery and Studio Manager of Art Enables.
From the earliest drawings on cave walls to the journals of travelers, the exacting engravings of James Audubon and watercolors of A. A. Milne, much of our knowledge of the natural world came from artists. The Outdoors In art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans explores this topic. Artists demonstrate in painting, sculpture, textiles, found materials, drawing, and other media, the influence and representation of the natural world around us. The exhibit features work from Del Ray Artisans member artists and local high school and college students as well.
The Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market will be running through the first 3 weekends of December but I will be there selling artwork and hand-made cards during the 1st weekend, Dec 1 - 3. Hours are Friday 6-9 with Saturday and Sunday from 11-6.
Get all your holiday shopping done in one place while supporting the local community!
Del Ray Artisans artists present artwork for $100 or less that can go home with the patron at the time of purchase. The gallery will be refreshed as sales leave space, so visit throughout the month to see all the new art!
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm.
The Under $100 exhibit runs November 3-26, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine!
Every year, over 50,000 visitors stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, Alexandria, between Bellefonte and Hume Avenues – people are greeted by over 300 artists (jewelers – silversmith & beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, fabric artists), musicians (Irish, folk, rock n’ roll, country and more), and food vendors (hot dogs, BBQ, Indian, crab cakes, chocolate bananas dipped on a stick, home made cider donuts). Kids activities have always been a vital part of the festival — stuff your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, lotus flower design, weave screen art, to name a few.
ArtontheAvenue.org for more information
The Spring Art Market is a one-day event that gives you the chance to purchase original handmade artwork from talented local artists. This outdoor market showcases artwork in a wide range of media including ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, paper, glass, and more. Shop for Mother’s Day, graduation, a teacher’s gift, birthdays, or just because! The event is held RAIN or SHINE, and is free and open to the public.
LocationLNicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA (at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue).
They say “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The Speak Your Mind art exhibit celebrates the relationship between art and the human mind as a form of nonverbal communication. For some, visual arts are a platform for advocacy, a way to raise awareness of a social cause, or to express a political message. Art is a means of self-expression when it portrays emotions, thoughts, or a state of mind. For others, the process of making art is itself a form of therapy to improve mental health or as an exercise in mindfulness. This show coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month (May)..
The Speak Your Mind exhibit runs May 5–28, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
Fusion Academy Alexandria
We are now Open in the John Carlyle Community and would like to invite you to visit our school campus for our first annual art showcase. You are invited to be part of this special event by exploring the incredible art work of students and local artists in painting, drawing, photography, animation, and sculpture.
Everyone is invited. This will be an awesome opportunity to gather with your community and enjoy all types of art! Pop in from 4:00-7:00 to sample local art and food from DC bests food trucks!
Please let us know you are coming by RSVPing to Mark Cleland, Director of Admissions and Outreach, at 703.535.3130 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artomatic returns to Crystal City!!
Recycled Works wall is on the 8th floor. Brace yourself for visiting as all floors are more office format rather than open spaces but the artwork is sure to please :-) Many awesome artists are participating (as always), with lots of food options nearby and the Crystal City metro just across the street.
Recycled Works is excited to have 3 pieces in this fun, surreal show!!
Del Ray Artisans welcomes the strange, odd, and out of perspective: fish eye lens, mirror images, strange colors, impossible structures, pigs that fly, animals that dance. Through The Looking Glass is an ode to the childhood cult classic with a personal twist.
Artists bring their personal story of tumbling down the rabbit hole and the journey traveled. Summoned forth are the most elegant and colorful Jabberwockies, chess pieces fighting to the death, and wild toothy grins. An exclusive smattering of unique, awe inspiring artwork, that knocks the socks off mundane, commonplace images.
Through the Looking Glass is a collection of art from local artists that captures the beautifully bizarre inner workings of the mind. Together we revisit childhood nightmare-ish fantasies, laced with peculiar characters, and perplexing backgrounds. The exhibit runs March 3-26, 2017.
I am honored to be one of the 20+ artists-in-residence at the Palette 22 restaurant in Shirlington. Stop by anytime to check out all the awesome artwork (each artists has about 6-10 pieces displayed) and stay for the yummy food! 1-2 artists are there every lunch, dinner or brunch to entertain while they create their art.
Charles Houston Center, 901 Wythe St, Alexandria VA
This event raises money to support programs critical to women in the City, such as those dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. It also showcases the work of creative women artists and artisans, including jewelry, pottery, glasswork, prints, notecards, hats, scarves, purses and other accessories. even handcrafted soaps, chocolates and doggie treats!
Admission is free and refreshments are provided. So avoid the dreaded malls and enjoy a relaxing afternoon shopping among friends.
Artomatic 2016 is a five-week long art festival - this year in Montgomery County, MD, right by I-270’s Montrose Road exit - that is “by artists, for everyone.” It is absolutely free to the public. This year’s event features more than 350 artists: Visual arts, music, performance, film, and more. Workshops, tours, seminars, and other events are held throughout the duration of the show. No matter what kind of creative events you like, there is something for you at Artomatic. Plan your visit!
Thursdays: Noon – 10:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays: Noon – 12:00 midnight
Sundays: Noon – 6:00 PM
Closed Monday – Wednesday & Thanksgiving Day
March Melee - an Art Bash exhibit runs from March 4-27, 2016 at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 4 from 7-9pm. The curators present creatively aggressive artwork in this no-holds-barred show. This open call exhibit is a bold show with art of great diversity competing for your attention. Melee implies a brawl and malarkey means nonsense, so let those terms guide your expectations. Consider Roald Dahl's words, "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest [wo]men."
View the Show: March 4-27, 2016 during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery Hours are Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.