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Art on the Avenue

After a hurricane delay, Art on the Avenue returns to Del Ray on Saturday, November 12. (Photo by Will Niccolls)

Alexandria, VA – For the second time in its 27-year history, Art on the Avenue was postponed due to a hurricane. The arts festival will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 10 am to 5 pm along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

“We’re grateful to our artists, volunteers, and City officials for their work to reschedule an event of this magnitude,” said Art on the Avenue founder and chair Pat Miller. “Bundle up and be prepared to finish all your holiday shopping early while supporting our wonderful artists and Del Ray small businesses!”

Held each fall on Mount Vernon Avenue between Hume and Bellefonte Avenues, Art on the Avenue reflects the diversity of the Del Ray community through the artists and their work. This year’s festival will feature over 350 local and regional artists, live music, international food, children’s activities, a pie-baking contest, and more.

The event, voted the best art festival in Northern Virginia by Virginia Living readers, is entirely volunteer-run, with support from the local business community. With the rescheduled show happening during Veterans’ Day weekend, stop by to say thanks and support these artists, who are veterans or military spouses:

  • Bee Hive Hair Buzz: colorful headbands and accessories by “the Headband Lady,” Patricia Blodgett
  • Cantra Photography: nature, city, and portrait photography in an acrylic float mount presentation by Ryan Feipel
  • Champsaw Art: chain saw art, including carved pumpkins, wildlife, and holiday decor, by David Champion
  • CMS Supply Co.: environmentally-friendly candles, soaps, lotions, and bath bombs by Cady Sinks; each purchase gives back to local charities
  • Trish Doty: watercolors by painter and graphic artist Trish Doty, inspired by her six years of study in sum-e while her family was stationed in Japan
  • Garden Home: home and garden items handmade or curated by furnishings and textile artist Bonny McMahon
  • I’m The Boss of Me: empowering children’s book series by author and illustrator Casey Waesche
  • The Lavender Whim: vibrantly colorful and playful watercolor paintings and cards by artist and illustrator Jill-Ann Mark
  • Stained Glass by Kib stained glass art by Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Owner Ernest “Kib” Kibler; don’t miss his incredible reclaimed illumination doors
  • Yarn Chef Creations: crocheted owl hats and prince/princess crowns for babies, children, and adults by Kathleen Nolen

Art on the Avenue is free and open to all. For more information, visit artontheavenue.org.

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