“Sensorium” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Home by Melanie Bikowski
Exhibit Dates: January 5-28, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, January 5 from 7-9pm Our senses and the apparatus in our brain—the sensorium—evoke emotional feelings of sympathy, appreciation, or gratitude, or something that is moving, heartwarming, or tender. The connection between our senses and emotions makes contact with our hearts through someone, something, or an event—be it a pat or tap on the head; or the feel of flower petals, hard steel, body parts or smooth glass. This exhibit honors h...

“$100 & Under” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

$100 and Under postcard
Exhibit Dates: November 3 - 26, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm Our popular $100 & Under exhibit from 2015 returns, featuring art by Del Ray Artisans member artists priced at $100 or less. This is a great chance to directly support the arts in your community at pocketbook-friendly prices. Please join us at the opening on Friday, November 3 from 7-9pm to meet the curators and many of the artists. The art will be sold on an art-to-go basis, with buyers taking art hom...

Twisted Masterpieces Auction at Port City Brewing Company benefits Del Ray Artisans

Twisted Masterpieces
Save the Date: Thursday, September 28 from 6-9pm Del Ray Artisans continues its 25th Anniversary celebrations this year with a special auction event called Twisted Masterpieces at Port City Brewing Company. There will be a live auction of found & rejuvenated furniture and a silent auction of original art pieces. Join Del Ray Artisans for this evening of art at Port City Brewing Company (3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304) on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6-9pm. The live furnit...

“Captured Beauty”: A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Artscape 22 by David Heckman
Exhibit Dates: October 6 - 29, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present Captured Beauty photography exhibition, which showcases artists’ visions of beauty as fine art. While there is no universal definition, fine art photography is about how artists communicate their vision, whether an idea, a message, or an emotion. The camera is merely a tool to make an art piece that reveals the artist’s vision and produces a more personal – typicall...

“Childhood Passions” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Childhood Passions by Karen Laurie Thomas and Pat Stacy
Exhibit Dates: September 1 - October 1, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 from 7-9pm What were you passionate about as a child that you don’t have much time for now? We’ve all had childhood dreams and passions. Things that we did that brought us complete joy without anyone telling us to do it. We did it instinctively because it was playful, fun, and made us feel alive. As we grow up, we tend to lose touch with the ability to play like a child and the experience of doing things for th...

“Clowning Around” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Clowning Around by Gordon Frank
Exhibit Dates: August 4 - 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 from 7-9pm Clowns have been the subjects of paintings and graphics for centuries. Clowning Around is an exhibit that reveals local artists’ inner clowns through art in fun, playful, sadistic, comedic, and tragic ways. Clowns have always evoked a variety of emotions from people. Many people are happy clown believers, drawn towards fanciful circus graphics or sympathetic weeping hobo clowns. Others prefer their clowns to be s...

Del Ray Artisans’ Grown-Ups Art Camp

Grown-Ups Art Camp 2017
June 26 - July 14, 2017 Dip into some GUAC – Grown-Ups Art Camp, that is! Del Ray Artisans is pleased to present this year’s smorgasbord of classes. The variety of workshops offered will be for all skill levels and art experience. We have workshops for you to discover and inspire your creative side. You can start with drawing, painting and sculpture. Or, do you like jewelry, or working with fabric? We offer classes that give you the opportunity to make something to wear that you can take home. ...

2017 Youth Summer Art Camp at Del Ray Artisans

Welcome to Art Camp
Choose Week: July 17-21 or July 24-28 from 9am-4pm daily For Ages: 8-14 years old Register now for the 2017 Del Ray Artisans Youth Summer Art Camp! Youth ages 8-14 years old are invited to spend a week with professional educational staff at Del Ray Artisans creating art and architecture, learning a range of creative techniques. Art Camp is a one-week experience for campers of “Building BIG” using all kinds of materials and inspiration. To build big, we will be investigating different architect...

“Thanks For All The Fish” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans

Thanks For All The Fish by Kathy Turner
Exhibit Dates: June 2-25, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm Thanks For All The Fish is a very special exhibit of artwork by Del Ray Artisans members who have made exceptional volunteer contributions to support Del Ray Artisans within the past two years. This exhibit highlights the best work by our most giving artists. Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm to meet the artists, celebrate their dedication, and enjoy the art they share. Fifty i...

Del Ray Artisans presents a Special Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Red, White and Tuna at The Little Theatre of Alexandria
Something’s Fishy! Friday, June 2 from 6:30-10pm 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! Tickets: $45/ticket includes reception, show, and champagne celebration intermission. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery or online at DelRayArtisans.org/LTA.  All proceeds go directly ...