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Jun
1
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
Jun
2
Fri
2017
“Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria @ The Little Theatre of Alexandria
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Little Theatre of Alexandria - Red, White and Tuna - June 2, 2017 - Del Ray Artisans
Del Ray Artisans’ “Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria on June 2, 2017

As we’re celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th Anniversary, join us for an evening at The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s “Red, White and Tuna” comedy production, complete with opening reception and champagne intermission, plus a “fish art” exhibit and raffle on Friday, June 2, 2017.

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The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, an art exhibit, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to play for your favorite fishy art.

The curtain goes up at 8pm, and the play will be performed by The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s actors. An intermission will feature Champagne and cupcakes, plus the art raffle drawing!

Tickets are just $45 each. All proceeds support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Tickets for this special Theater Night will only be sold through Del Ray Artisans. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery or online.
Note: Online ticket purchases will be available for pick up at Will Call at the theater on the day of the event when the doors open.

Play Synopsis: The play welcomes you to Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal, Patsy Cline never dies, and the residents never stop listening to OKKK, the local radio station. In this production, two actors again create the memorable population of Tuna, including a few hippies who have returned to their roots for their high school reunion. Is Tuna ready for them? Join the wild ride of quick changes and comedic characterizations.

The “fish art” Exhibit: The artworks for raffle are by Del Ray Artisans members: Linda Elliff, Theresa Kulstad, Karen Schmitz, Guy Jones, John Bordner and Angela Calos. Purchase raffle tickets at the reception and drop them in the fish bowl in front of the art piece you hope to win. The raffle drawing will be at the conclusion of the Champagne Celebration Intermission. Raffle tickets will also be available at the gallery before the show, and you need not be present to win.

For more information, contact the organizers John Bordner (vp@delrayartisans.org) and Angela Calos (imsureiam@gmail.com).

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Jun
3
Sat
2017
“Thanks for all the Fish” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: June 2-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm

Thanks For All The FishThere is nothing fishy about volunteers – and they are owed a lot of thanks. This exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of Del Ray Artisans by honoring and featuring members who have proven to be exceptional volunteers for this art organization.

Fifty individual artists were invited to submit pieces. The featured artwork was selected by curators Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira. A big thank you to these exceptional volunteers who qualified for the exhibit: Veronica Barker-Barzel, Rebecca Barnes, Melanie Bikowski, Ron Blank, John C. Bordner, Kathryn A. Brown, Andrew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Sean Crumley, Linda Elliff, Gordon T. Frank, Joe Franklin, Donna Lee Gallo, Gale S. Goldfarb, Heike Gramckow, Rachel Grodsky, Lesley Hall , David Heckman, Patricia P. Hickey, Bonnie Holmberg, Dawn Wyse Hurto, Kim S. Joy, Tom Kelly, Nancy S. Kline, Theresa A. Kulstad, Stephen Lally, Brandy Lellou, Miles Liss, Marlin G. Lord, Linda Lowery, Judy Lynn, Rusty Lynn, Liz Martinez, Milagros Mateu, David McClure, Betsy Mead, Eileen Marie O’Brien, Joshua C. Oliveira, Kurt Peterson, Zade R. Ramsey, Katherine P. Rand, Karen Schmitz, Rita Schooley, Dale Spivey, Pat Stacy, Kathy Stoner, Karen L. Thomas, Kathy Turner, Pamela Underhill, Lydia Walter, Tamara Wilkerson, and Tracy Wilkerson.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm to meet the artists, celebrate their dedication, and enjoy the art they share.

Del Ray Artisans is extremely grateful to its members who have gone above and beyond—working tirelessly to make our little corner of the art world successful. The organization itself has only two part-time employees and relies on the dedication, commitment and generosity of its members to keep providing the high-quality exhibits, programs and special events for which Del Ray Artisans is famous.

We are also celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th anniversary with special events throughout the year. The next event is a special Theater Night reception for the first showing of the play “Red, White and Tuna” on Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, and a Champagne intermission. The curtain goes up at 8pm. Tickets are just $45 each. All proceeds support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Tickets for this special Theater Night will only be sold through Del Ray Artisans.

The Thanks for all the Fish art exhibit runs June 2-25, 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.

For more information, please contact Kathy Turner (kturnersan@gmail.com).

Jul
6
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
Aug
3
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
Aug
4
Fri
2017
“Clowning Around” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:  August 4-27, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryLocal artists release their inner clown in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic and tragic ways.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm.

The Clowning Around exhibit runs August 4-27, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm (First Thursdays 12-9pm), Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curators Gordon Frank (gordonfrank666@gmail.com) and Zade Ramsey (zaderamsey@gmail.com).

Sep
1
Fri
2017
“Childhood Passions” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:  September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryReliving the joy of childhood dreams and passions.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm.

The Childhood Passions exhibit runs September 1 – October 1, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm (First Thursdays 12-9pm), Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curators Karen Thomas (karen@karenthomasfineart.com) and Pat Stacy (patstacyart@gmail.com).

Sep
7
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art