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Shop for Unique Finds at the Del Ray Artisans 28th Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market

Three weekends in December 2023, plus bonus market days on December 22-23

Artist Maxine Cholmondeley, Max’s Mixtures Candles & Soaps (All Photos: Del Ray Artisan)

Alexandria, VA – Looking for great gifts that are unique, hand-crafted, and special? Then you must be at the Del Ray Artisans’ 28th Annual Holiday Market the first three weekends in December. “You might want to attend all three because different artists are featured each weekend!” says Amy Kitchin, DRA Curating Director.

The market offers unique handmade fine arts and fine crafts from local artists presenting a variety of media, including fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, polymer clay, ornaments, mosaics, painting, prints, paper crafting, photography, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, wood, candles, soaps and more. In addition, 2024 wall calendars featuring art by Del Ray Artisans members will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Artist Alanna S. Graboyes, asgraboyesart
Artist (right) Amy Kitchin Hower, AKHStudioDesigns

This year’s Holiday Market artists are:

  • Sandra Alami, There’s Something About Purl;
  • John T. Allen, Permian Designs;
  • Bridget Anthony-Hlioui, B A Hlioui;
  • Bhavani Arabandi, Samhara Ceramics;
  • Caron Arnston, Caron & Co. Creations;
  • Pinar Artuk-Boegel, Renkli;
  • Victoria Barnes, Victoria Barnes Photography;
  • Carolyn Barone;
  • Ken Beerbohm, Ken Beerbohm Sculptures;
  • Lynn Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Design;
  • Maxine Cholmondeley, Max’s Mixtures Handcrafted Candles & Soaps;
  • Edward Colahan, Ed Colahan Pottery;
  • Evelyn Rose Cook;
  • Gretchen D’Amore, Gdamore Original Art;
  • Marcel Artes Deolazo;
  • Timothy Duncan;
  • Patty Moloney Figlioloa, Aisling PhotoArt;
  • Laine, Lainemindinventions;
  • Alanna Graboyes, ASGraboyesArt;
  • Tom Johnson, Infinite Variations Pottery;
  • Maria Kinnane;
  • Amy Kitchin Hower, AKH Studio Designs;
  • Nancy Kline, Nancy Kline Art;
  • Audrey Kremer, AudreyK-Designs;
  • Stephen Lally, Stephen Lally Pottery;
  • Steve Lapin;
  • Susan Lefler, Susan Lefler Studios;
  • Megan Levanduski, Megan Elaine Designs;
  • Nan Lopata, Nan Lopata Metalsmith;
  • Diana Manchak, DesignsInClay;
  • Liz Martinez;
  • Patti North, All Fired Up!;
  • Miyoung Obenschain, Purple Cardinal Arts LLC;
  • Diana Papazian, Papazian Design, LLC;
  • Mary Pike, Recycled Bag Lady;
  • Madeline Ramsey, Unique Stained Glass;
  • Stacy Rausch;
  • Ken and Sue Reed, Green and Burning Tree;
  • Donna Reinsel, Irons in the Fire;
  • Cynthia Schoeppel;
  • Kevin Sherlock;
  • Ann Cameron Siegal;
  • Kathy Stoner;
  • Jackie Vavra; Birdybeads Handmade Jewelry;
  • Christine Vinh, Stitches n’ Quilts;
  • Joyce Wagner, Reinvented Elegance;
  • Tracy Wilkerson, Recycled Works;
  • Tamara Wilkerson, WiRealm by Tamara;
  • Nancy Yonehiro, Angst and Attitude
Artist Nancy Kline, Nancy Kline Art.

Held at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301, the eye-popping market will also have bonus market days on December 22 and 23. Regular market hours are Fridays 6-9 pm and Saturdays & Sundays 11 am-6 pm. Hours for Friday, December 22 are 3-9 pm. The market is free to browse and is open to the public.

To see which weekend each artist is present and for more information, please visit

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