Handmade Arlington is a high-quality juried art show held annually each Spring at Swanson Middle School in North Arlington. HA2017 featured 51 arts and crafts makers from around the DMV and was visited by more than 1200 shoppers. This will be my first time at HA and I'm looking forward to it!
Crafted is a lively celebration of handmade featuring the best in printmaking, jewelry, pottery, handcrafted housewares, artisan soaps and body products, fiber arts, paper goods, clothing, and so much more. This is my third trip to Crafted and it is a great show with good beer! What more can you ask for?
A unique, modern market featuring carefully curated artisan, handmade items, antique and vintage goods, fresh flowers, original art and more! While you shop, enjoy delicious eats from several gourmet food trucks, wine from local vineyards, fresh coffee brewed on site, and live music!
Art on the Avenue
October 6, 10am – 6pm
Mt Vernon Ave, Del Ray
One of my favorite shows of the year! Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine! The dog-watching is unparalleled, and the vendors are wonderful.
Now in its 15th year, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of unique goods from independent artists presented by Washington City Paper. As D.C.'s premier alternative newsweekly, Washington City Paper promotes underground art and strives to connect the voice and vision of independent artists with our readers. The festival creates an experience where consumers can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, designer goods, and meet the artists/makers/creatives.