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Local Artists Featured in Katrina Anniversary Exhibit
Calendar Section (Page 15), Mount Vernon Gazette - August 20, 2015
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, artists from all over the country, including Alexandria's Del Ray Artisans members Linda Elliff, Theresa Kulstad, and Guy Jones, will participate in the "Thanks Y'all" exhibit...

Del Ray Artisans: Mixed Media, Reprise Exhibit
by The Librarians, Arlington Public Library - July 2, 2015
The pieces in this exhibit were selected from two recent shows at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery — Building Bridges, featuring art that visually interprets the building of bridges between peoples and cultures, and Mix, showcasing art that used more than one medium...

This time, it's the adults going to camp
by Bettina Lanyi, The Washington Post "Living Local" Alexandria/Arlington - June 24, 2015
...for three weeks this month and in July, the campers will be somewhat older. The Alexandria nonprofit organization is holding its third summer Grown-Ups Art Camp...

WETA Arts - Episode 304
by WETA - Originally aired: April 3, 2015
WETA Arts features Del Ray Artisans' Gallery Without Walls exhibit ("Paws 'N Claws for Art") at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in the second spotlight of episode 304 (starting at the 5:35-minute mark).

Del Ray Artisans: Mixed Media, Art and Story
by The Librarians, Arlington Public Library - April 2, 2015
The power of art and story is universal. A good story or other form of literature can spark the imagination and inspire artists to create meaningful work. Behind every piece of art is a story—whether borne of the artists' experiences or their interpretation of social or cultural events. The works in this show...

"Art and Story" Exhibit
AlexandriaNews.org - March 13, 2015
"Art and Story," an art exhibit at the Shirlington branch of the Arlington Public Library, opens on Sunday, March 29 featuring the artwork of Del Ray Artisans members...

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 2
by Lauren Landau, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio - January 2, 2015
"The Color Pink" opens today at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria. While paler hues don't quite pack the same punch as red or purple, magenta and other variations of pink can be bold as any color...

Del Ray Artisans: Mixed Media, Art and Story
by The Librarians, Arlington Public Library - October 7, 2014
The power of art and story is universal. A good story or other form of literature can spark the imagination and inspire artists to create meaningful work. Behind every piece of art is a story—whether borne of the artists' experiences or their interpretation of social or cultural events. The works in this show...

Getting to know Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood
by Holley Simmons, The Washington Post "Going Out Guide" - September 25, 2014
Del Ray Artisans: This community gallery, steps from the Mount Vernon Recreation Center and the James M. Duncan Branch Library, provides a place for budding van Goghs to show their work...

All Creatures Great and Small; AWLA hosts Del Ray Artisans animal art exhibit
photos by Jeanne Theismann, Alexandria Gazette Packet - August 14, 2014
The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter joined forces with the Del Ray Artisans Aug. 8 to celebrate the opening of "All Creatures Great and Small," the first animal art exhibit to be held at the AWLA facility on Eisenhower Ave...

Del Ray Artisans: Sculptures and Paintings, Reincarnations
by Shirlington Librarians, Arlington Public Library - June 2, 2014
The artwork displayed in this month's exhibit comes from members of the Del Ray Artisans, a non-profit arts organization based in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. Selected works from Del Ray Artisans' Reincarnations show are featured...

Del Ray Art Market Opens for Season
photos by Louise Krafft, Alexandria Gazette Packet - May 22, 2014
For the fifth year, artists filled the Nicholas A. Colasanto Park offering their work for sale at the annual Del Ray Art Market. Held on the second Saturday of the month from May through October...

Gallery Beat
by F. Lennox Campello, Old Town Crier - May 2014
Another interesting show in the area is another iteration of the traveling and always evolving "Eyes on the Borders" show. This one is at Del Rey Artisans and it is on exhibit through June 1st. As noted in their release, "Beyond landscapes, cultures, borders and boundaries lies...

Pop Culture Madness
by JaneƩ Williams, Northern Virginia Magazine - March 7, 2014
Pop culture has been running our world for quite some time now. It has taken over our televisions, moving people away from world issues and re-focusing them on the celebrities in the tabloids. The bulk of almost every...

Kahani Pakistani (A Pakistani Story), an Urdu TV program through Voice of America (VOA)
TV host Ayesha Gilani, Kahani Pakistani - December 19, 2013
Urdu-speaking friends: In November 2013, Del Ray Artisans' Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show curators Rob Rudick and Jen Chappell were interviewed by TV host Ayesha Gilani for Voice of America (VOA), an Urdu TV program "Kahani Pakistani" (A Pakistani Story), which follows the host as she explores American life and culture.

The Washington Post Going Out Guide
by Macy Freeman, The Washington Post - December 16, 2013
Saturday, pick up crafty presents at Del Ray Artisans' mart. Christmas is fast approaching. For last-minute gifts, check out the Del Ray Artisans' arts and crafts market...

'Del-Ray-Geous'
by Jeanne Theismann, Alexandria Gazette Packet - October 10, 2013
The Del Ray Artisans held an opening night reception Oct. 4 for its latest exhibit, "Del-Ray-Geous," a members-only show of works that expresses each artist's impressions of the spirit of the Del Ray community...

Del Ray Artisans Art Camp Not Just for Kids
by Leighanne Ellis, Northern Virginia Magazine - July 1, 2013
This July, Del Ray Artisans presents a jam-packed schedule aimed at the adult artists among us—whether novice, student, or professional. Grown-Ups Art Camps (GUAC) promises that the summer fun no longer belongs only to kids...

Del Ray Artisans have mighty good show for June 2013
by James George, Examiner.com - June 8, 2013
The intersection of art and music is excellent theme for an art show and the curators, Paul and Jackie Tury are adept at integration because Paul is also a musician. During tropical storm Andrea last evening, we made it to...

Paul and Jackie Tury, first family of art at Del Ray Artisans
by James George, Examiner.com - June 7, 2013
Tonight, I attended the opening of "Music in Art" at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria. The show opened and will run through the end of June. Anyone interested in the intersection of art and music must see this exhibit. There are extraordinary...

'Music in art': What a concept at Del Ray Artisans
by James George, Examiner.com - June 4, 2013
Many Arlington Art readers, including those as far away as Portland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona appreciate the combining of music and visual art. One art friend, Wen LePore described recently how listening to music while painting...

Del Ray Artisans Present Annual T. C. Art Show
by Katie Smythe, AlexandriaNews.org - May 7, 2013
About a dozen of T. C. Williams High School's best art students are selected each year for the National Art Honor Society. Their work is displayed in a dedicated art show at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery. This year's exhibit features...

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 1
by Lauren Landau, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio - March 1, 2013
This month you can check out Power Art at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria. The exhibit features quilts from the nationally touring Power Suits collection and artwork that connotes power, however you define it.

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 4
by Lauren Landau, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio - January 4, 2013
Alexandria's Del Ray Artisans presents its all-member show tonight, which will run through the 27th. In Shades of White, artists from different disciplines use only the various hues and tones found in white...

17th Annual Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market
photos by Louise Krafft, Alexandria Gazette Packet - December 6, 2012
The entrance at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery overflowed with poinsettias for the opening of the annual Holiday market on Friday evening, Nov. 30...

At Alexandria Art Market
photos by Louise Krafft, Alexandria Gazette Packet - September 6, 2012
Art glistened beneath the tented booths while Snakehead Run performed live at the third season of the Alexandria Art Market in Del Ray on Saturday, Sept. 1...

Local Art Group Celebrates 20 Years
by Dana Damico, Del Ray Patch - March 15, 2012
A lot has changed since a small group of artists and their friends refurbished a storefront on Mt. Vernon Avenue and invited the neighborhood to a slide show and lecture called "What is Functional Art?"

Del Ray Artisans Host New City Manager
AlexandriaNews.org - March 14, 2012
Jointly with the Alexandria Arts Forum and the Alexandria Commission for Arts, DRA hosted a Welcome Reception for the new City Manager, Rashad Young.

Del Ray Artisans Welcome Young
by Drew Hansen, Del Ray Patch - March 12, 2012
Del Ray Artisans hosted a welcome reception for Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young and his wife Tameka on Thursday night. The group is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month and the reception offered a chance for members of Del Ray Artisans and many of the city's other arts organizations to get cozy with the city manager.

It's All Fun and Games (and Art) at Del Ray Artisans
by David Sachs, Alexandria Times - February 2, 2012
Artists hanging their work at Del Ray Artisans' newest exhibit, Love, Politics, and Scrabble: The Games We Play, tackle the theme literally and metaphorically.

Best Holiday Markets / Fine Art & Craft Holiday Market at Del Ray Artisans
The Washington Post "Going Out Guide" - December 3, 2010
Twenty artists put handmade wares -- from photography to pottery -- on sale during a three-day holiday sale. The best time to go: Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., when the gallery hosts a reception for the market's artists.

'What's in Your Bag?' at Del Ray Artisans
by Mark Berman, The Washington Post (Local Living section) - April 1, 2010
For most people, backpacks, shopping bags and totes are simply utilitarian tools for when you're on the go. This show looks at these items and sees something different: art.

Valentine's Day Came Early to Del Ray
by Sandy Levitz Lunner, Alexandria Gazette Packet - March 19, 2009
Budding artists joined the professionals at the Del Ray Artisans Valentine's Day card-making party last Saturday at the gallery.

Celebrate the Art of Making
by Mary Louse Clifford, Alexandria Gazette Packet - March 19, 2009
Del Ray Artisans is presenting a new all-member, all-media show from March 27 until April 26 to celebrate the art of making.

Del Ray Artisans Building Communities
VFTA Foundation - January 13, 2009
"Del Ray Artisans is a very important cog in the wheel of Potomac West in general and Del Ray in particular."

Del Ray Artisans Open 'An Art and Technology Journey'
by Craig Lancto, Alexandria Times - August 14, 2008
The Del Ray Artisans enjoyed a gratifying turnout last week for the opening of their August show, An Art and Technology Journey.

Wash. DC Channel 9 Interviews DRA
Washington DC Channel 9 - 2008
DRA members, who made special covers for breast cancer patients, were interviewed and taped recently at the gallery.

Also showing in Del Ray
by Craig Lancto, Alexandria Times - May 5, 2008
T.C. Williams High School juniors and seniors present their work in a juried exhibition at Del Ray Artisans.

Salute To Woman Banquet Presents Awards
by Chuck Hagee, Alexandria Gazette Packet - April 2, 2008
The Cultural Affairs Award is presented to Kathryn Brown, a founding member of the Del Ray Artisans.

Del Ray Artisans Show Stroke of Genius
by Erika Platt, The Good Neighbor - July 1996
Perhaps while sipping cappuccino at St. Elmo's or ordering a bit to eat at the Snuggery Cafe, you've taken notice of the attractive artwork adorning the walls. Del Ray residents might be surprised to learn...

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124
Phone: 703-838-4827 | Directions

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Thursday:  Noon to 6 pm
First Thursday (Apr-Sep):  Noon to 9 pm
Friday:  Noon to 9 pm
Saturday:  Noon to 9 pm
Sunday:  Noon to 6 pm

Free admission, Open to the public