Upcoming events

    • June 01, 2017
    • June 30, 2017
    • www.alexandriaanimals.org/clickyourpick


    Do you have a cute pet? Enter them into the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's Annual Photo Contest and encourage your friends to vote for your picture! The pet with the most votes will be Alexandria's Animal of the Year, featured on the cover of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's 2018 calendar, in a movie theater ad, and more! Full details on the contest are here: www.alexandriaanimals.org/clickyourpick

    • June 02, 2017
    • June 25, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue,


    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 individual artists were invited to submit pieces. The featured artwork was selected by curators Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira. A big thank you to these exceptional volunteers who qualified for the exhibit: Rebecca Barnes, Melanie Bikowski, Ron Blank, John C. Bordner, Kathryn A. Brown, Andrew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Sean Crumley, Linda Elliff, Gordon T. Frank, Joe Franklin, Gale S. Goldfarb, Heike Gramckow, Rachel Grodsky, Lesley Hall , David Heckman, Patricia P. Hickey, Bonnie Holmberg, Dawn Wyse Hurto, Kim S. Joy, Tom Kelly, Veronica Barker-Barzel, Nancy S. Kline, Theresa A. Kulstad, Stephen Lally, Brandy Lellou, Miles Liss, Marlin G. Lord, Linda Lowery, Judy Lynn, Rusty Lynn, Liz Martinez, Milagros Mateu, Betsy Mead, Eileen Marie O’Brien, Joshua C. Oliveira, Kurt Peterson, Zade R. Ramsey, Katherine P. Rand, Karen Schmitz, Rita Schooley, Dale Spivey, Pat Stacey, Kathy Stoner, Karen L. Thomas, Kathy Turner, Pamela Underhill, Lydia Walter, Tamara Wilkerson, and Tracy Wilkerson.

    Del Ray Artisans is extremely grateful to its members who have gone above and beyond—working tirelessly to make our little corner of the art world successful. The organization itself has only two part-time employees and relies on the dedication, commitment and generosity of its members to keep providing the high-quality exhibits, programs and special events for which Del Ray Artisans is famous.

    This year also marks Del Ray Artisans 25th anniversary. We are celebrating with special events throughout the year. The next event is a special Theater Night reception for the first showing of the play “Red, White and Tuna” on Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, and a Champagne intermission. The curtain goes up at 8pm. Tickets are just $45 each. All proceeds support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Tickets for this special Theater Night will only be sold through Del Ray Artisans. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery or online at www.DelRayArtisans.org/LTA

    The Thanks For All The Fish art exhibit runs from June 2–25, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please visit www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits or contact the curator Kathy Turner (kturnersan@gmail.com).

    Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.


    • June 24, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • June 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Along Mount Vernon Avenue


    We are so excited about WELL RAY 2017!  Join the Del Ray Business Association on Saturday, June 24 from 9am to 1pm for a celebration of health and wellness and Livin' Good in the Neighborhood.   All classes, speakers and exhibits are FREE and open to all; bring your own mat and water and be ready to MOVE!  Walk-ups are welcome at all classes, though we encourage you to pre-register to reserve your spot.

    BEAN CREATIVE FIELD
    2213 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: Morning Yoga Wake Up with Yoga in Daily Life.  Register here
    9:30am-10am: Pilates Boot Camp with Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga. Register here.
    10am-10:30am: Fitness Interval Training For All with Fit4Mom. Register here
    10:30am-11am: Yoga with Mind the Mat Yoga and Ease Yoga & Cafe.  Register here
    11am-11:30am: CrossFit for Kids with CrossFit MVA. Register here
    11:30am-12pm: Foundation Fitness Workout with Foundation Fitness.  Register here
    12pm-12:30pm: Heart Rate Monitor Interval Training with Orange Theory Fitness. Register here.
    12:30pm-1pm: Kids Yoga with Downward Dye.  Register here. 1pm: Closing ceremony for Soar interactive art project by We Live Big

    There's truly something for everyone -- all ages and fitness levels are welcome.  The event is rain or shine; for weather updates and more information, visit www.wellraydelray.com.

    A complete list of events:

    WELL RAY LOT
    Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: 5 Rhythms Dance Class with Ann Kite Dance. Register here.
    9:30am-10am: Kids Dance Class with Tippi Toes. Register here.
    10am-10:30am: Karate Class for Adults and Kids with Potomac Kempo. Register here
    10:30am-11am: Pilates Apparatus Class with Studio Body Logic. Register here.
    11am-11:30am: Parkour for All with PK Move. Register here.
    11:30am-12pm: Celebrity Bigwheel Showdown hosted by Velocity Bicycle Co-op
    12pm-12:30pm: Skate & Safety Demo with DC Wheels
    12:45pm-1pm: Closing meditation

    ASCEND CYCLE DECK
    Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here
    10am-10:30am: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
    11am-11:30am: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
    12pm-12:30pm: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.

    PAT MILLER NEIGHBORHOOD SQUARE
    Intersection of Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues
    EXTENDED FARMERS' MARKET HOURS!  The Del Ray Farmers' Market will be open from 8am to 1pm!
    Ongoing: Cooking demonstrations & discussions with Ironman & Chef Will Artley, Evening Star Cafe Chef Keith Cabot, and The Switch Doctor's Chris Dunning

    SPEAKERS' ALLEY
    Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: Safe Summer Fun with Pediatric Associates
    9:30am-10am: Live Courageously with Vessence
    10am-10:30am: Understanding Your Back Pain with Healing Tree
    10:30am-11am: Essential Oils For Wellness with Wise Light Wellness
    11am-11:30am: Running Injury Free with Solutions PT
    11:30am-12pm: Minding Your Mental Wellness with Running Brooke & Rob Krupicka
    12pm-12:30pm: Discovering Your Why for Exercise with Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions
    12:30pm -1pm: Feldenkras Method Demonstration with Vital Body Mind

    HEALTH & WELLNESS INFORMATION & DEMONSTRATIONS, FEATURING...
    Ann-Kite Dance // Arbonne Independent Consultant // Ascend Cycle // Beautycounter // Caring Acupuncture // Casa Sophia // Chrysalis Chiropractic at The Wellness Center // City of Alexandria GO Alex // Core Wellness & Physical Therapy // Counseling of Alexandria // CrossFit MVA // Cyclebar // Del Ray Animal Hospital // Del Ray Psych & Wellness Associates // Del Ray Smiles // Dental Excellence // Doggiewalker // Downward Dye // Ease Yoga & Cafe // Fit4Mom // Foundation Fitness // Four Directions Wellness // Galley Foods // Icon Undies // Juice Plus // La Clé // LucidArts // Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga // Mom's Organic Market // Mount Vernon Family Therapy Associates, LLC // Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray // NOVA Women's Health Collective // Orange Theory Fitness // Pediatric Associates of Alexandria // PK Move // Potomac Kempo // ProFlex Physical Therapy // Purium // RunningBrooke // [solidcore] // Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine // South Block // Starz of Alexandria // Studio Body Logic // The Switch Doctor // Territory // The Board Bus // The Healing Tree // Tippi Toes® Dance // Velocity // Vessence // VITAL Body & Mind // Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions // Washington Nationals // Waxing the City Alexandria // Whole Foods // Wise Light Wellness // Xtend Barre Old Town // YMCA of Alexandria // Yoga in Daily Life

    All activities are free and open to all; participants are encourage to make a donation to Running Brooke, an organization that inspires at-risk children in the City of Alexandria to move.  For more information about Running Brooke and to donate, click here.

    For more information, visit www.wellraydelray.com

    • June 24, 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • FireFlies, 1501 Mt. Vernon Ave.

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    Details: Come prepared to perform three or four original poems (depending on number of participants and rounds) at the first Great Del Ray Poetry Slam, presented by The Del Ray Players 

    Slam Masters: Neal Learner and Rob Krupicka

    More Info: (from Poetry Slam Inc., http://poetryslam.com/)

    What is poetry slam?
    Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. In competition, the poets are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets’ content and performance.

    Who gets to participate?
    The vast majority of slam series registered by Poetry Slam, Inc. are open to everyone who wishes to sign up and can get into the venue. Though everyone who signs up has the opportunity to read in the first round, the lineup for subsequent rounds is determined by the judges’ scores. In other words, the judges vote for which poets they want to see more work from.

    What are the rules?
    Though rules vary from slam to slam, the basic rules are:
    1. Each poem must be of the poet’s own construction;
    2. Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.
    3. The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments;
    4. Of the scores the poet received from the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.

    * Contributions to support The Del Ray Players programming are welcome at the door.

    • June 25, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Oak, 1603 Commonwealth Ave.


    • June 26, 2017
    • July 14, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue


    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. How about digital art? Or, in our polymer clay classes you can create a 3D work of art! Have you ever tried fused glass art? Now is the time! Do you need to develop your artistic focus? Try meditation for artists. If you're the type that accumulates all kinds of odds and ends around your house, we have classes that range from mixed media to using recycled materials. Love nature and the outdoors? Consider our nature drawing workshop. Already engaging in art but need to f ocus on the "Business of Art"? Come to our workshops on tax information, websites, and other issues for artists.

    GUAC runs from June 26 to July 14 with daytime and evening classes taught by REAL artists! It's a great creative boost and a fun, interactive activity for you and your friends. Register for as many workshops as you want! Questions? Please contact Programs@DelRayArtisans.org. Register at the gallery or online at www.DelRayArtisans.org/GUAC

    Workshops are held at Del Ray Artisans Gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Regular gallery hours are suspended for the month of July. The gallery is handicap accessible.

    Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

    Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

    • June 28, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • July 01, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • July 05, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • July 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue

     

    First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mount Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue, special events, food and music from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Each month has a different theme with activities for children, live music, and a festive atmosphere.

    Pets welcome.
    • July 08, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • July 12, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • July 15, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • July 15, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • On fields of Mt. Vernon Rec Center at Mt. Vernon Ave and Commonwealth Ave


    The Jen Walker Team presents Cinema Del Ray -- one of Del Ray's favorite summer traditions!  Join us for ZOOTOPIA on July 15 at the Mount Vernon Rec Center fields.  The fun starts at 7pm, the movie starts at dusk.  This event is free and open to all. 

    • July 17, 2017
    • July 21, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue


    2017 Youth Summer Art Camp at Del Ray Artisans

    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 architecture from near and far; learning how materials, texture, form, and design come together to make memorable structures. Working with cardboard, paint, clay, and other natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds! 

    Choose either week one (July 17-21, 2017) or week two (July 24-28, 2017). Camp is Monday through Friday9am to 4pm daily, and costs $300 per child until June 1. After June 1 the fee is $325 per child. Scholarships may be available upon request. All art supplies and snacks are provided. For more information and registration forms, please visit: DelRayArtisans.org/event/Art-Camp-2017

    There will also be a special, one-day only, gallery show on the Saturday following camp (July 22 for week one campers and July 29 for week two campers) to show off students’ work. The reception is from 1-3pm and is a great chance for campers, family, and friends to talk to the Art Camp Administrator, Susan Tremblay, and other students about their experience.

    Art Camp and the gallery show will be at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible.

    For inquiries, please contact the Director of Youth Programs, Lydia Walter, at Youth@DelRayArtisans.org and the Office Manager, Betsy Mead, at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org 

    Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.


    • July 17, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue


    Program: TBA

    Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

    Catering: TBA

    Reminder: 
    Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) promotional items/coupons for the DRBA Promotion Bags. Each month at the luncheon, 20 promotion bags to be delivered to potential new clients.

    • July 19, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • July 22, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • July 22, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue

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    2017 Youth Summer Art Camp 
    at Del Ray Artisans

    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. ArtCamp 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 architecture from near and far; learning how materials, texture, form, and design come together to make memorable structures. Working with cardboard, paint, clay, and other natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!   

    Choose either week one (July 17-21, 2017) or week two (July 24-28, 2017). Camp is Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm daily, and costs $300 per child until June 1. After June 1 the fee is $325 per child. Scholarships may be available upon request. All artsupplies and snacks are provided. For more information and registration forms, please visit: DelRayArtisans.org/event/Art-Camp-2017

    There will also be a special, one-day only, gallery show on the Saturday following camp (July 22 for week one campers and July 29 for week two campers) to show off students’ work. The reception is from 1-3pm and is a great chance for campers, family, and friends to talk to the Art Camp Administrator, Susan Tremblay, and other students about their experience.

    Art Camp and the gallery show will be at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible.

    For inquiries, please contact the Director of Youth Programs, Lydia Walter, at Youth@DelRayArtisans.org and the Office Manager, Betsy Mead, at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org

    Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

    • July 22, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pat Miller Neighborhood Square; Corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue

       A cold beer (or margarita or wine!), food from some of the area's top restaurants, and a free outdoor concert featuring some of the region's best local music -- including jazz, alt-rock, blues rock, alt-folk, and "funky stuff."  We can't think of a more perfect summer night. 

        Local musicians will perform on two stages at the 10th Annual Del Ray Music Festival on Saturday, July 22 from 4pm to 9pm at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue in the heart of Del Ray. 

        Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed to traffic for the three blocks adjacent to the stage, and seven of Del Ray's top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens -- a first for an outdoor street festival in the City of Alexandria. 

          Held each summer, the Del Ray Music Festival celebrates the diverse, local talent in the Washington, DC area music scene. The event is free and open to all.  For more information, visit www.delraymusicfestival.com.


    • July 24, 2017
    • July 28, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue


    2017 Youth Summer Art Camp at Del Ray Artisans

    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 architecture from near and far; learning how materials, texture, form, and design come together to make memorable structures. Working with cardboard, paint, clay, and other natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds! 

    Choose either week one (July 17-21, 2017) or week two (July 24-28, 2017). Camp is Monday through Friday9am to 4pm daily, and costs $300 per child until June 1. After June 1 the fee is $325 per child. Scholarships may be available upon request. All art supplies and snacks are provided. For more information and registration forms, please visit: DelRayArtisans.org/event/Art-Camp-2017

    There will also be a special, one-day only, gallery show on the Saturday following camp (July 22 for week one campers and July 29 for week two campers) to show off students’ work. The reception is from 1-3pm and is a great chance for campers, family, and friends to talk to the Art Camp Administrator, Susan Tremblay, and other students about their experience.

    Art Camp and the gallery show will be at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible.

    For inquiries, please contact the Director of Youth Programs, Lydia Walter, at Youth@DelRayArtisans.org and the Office Manager, Betsy Mead, at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org 

    Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.


    • July 26, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • July 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • July 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue

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    2017 Youth Summer Art Camp 
    at Del Ray Artisans

    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. ArtCamp 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 architecture from near and far; learning how materials, texture, form, and design come together to make memorable structures. Working with cardboard, paint, clay, and other natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!   

    Choose either week one (July 17-21, 2017) or week two (July 24-28, 2017). Camp is Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm daily, and costs $300 per child until June 1. After June 1 the fee is $325 per child. Scholarships may be available upon request. All artsupplies and snacks are provided. For more information and registration forms, please visit: DelRayArtisans.org/event/Art-Camp-2017

    There will also be a special, one-day only, gallery show on the Saturday following camp (July 22 for week one campers and July 29 for week two campers) to show off students’ work. The reception is from 1-3pm and is a great chance for campers, family, and friends to talk to the Art Camp Administrator, Susan Tremblay, and other students about their experience.

    Art Camp and the gallery show will be at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible.

    For inquiries, please contact the Director of Youth Programs, Lydia Walter, at Youth@DelRayArtisans.org and the Office Manager, Betsy Mead, at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org

    Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

    • August 02, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • August 03, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue

     

    First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mount Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue, special events, food and music from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Each month has a different theme with activities for children, live music, and a festive atmosphere.

    Pets welcome.
    • August 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • August 06, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Gesture (clothed) - Sunday, August 6th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Short/Long - Wednesday, August 9th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • August 09, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Gesture (clothed) - Sunday, August 6th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Short/Long - Wednesday, August 9th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • August 09, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • August 12, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • August 13, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Oak, 1603 Commonwealth Ave.


    • August 16, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • August 19, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • August 19, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • On fields of Mt. Vernon Rec Center at Mt. Vernon Ave and Commonwealth Ave


    The Jen Walker Team presents Cinema Del Ray -- one of Del Ray's favorite summer traditions!  Join us for the original animated BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on August 19 at the Mount Vernon Rec Center fields.  The fun starts at 7pm, the movie starts at dusk.  This event is free and open to all. 

    • August 21, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue


    Program: TBA

    Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

    Catering: TBA

    Reminder: 
    Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) promotional items/coupons for the DRBA Promotion Bags. Each month at the luncheon, 20 promotion bags to be delivered to potential new clients.

    • August 23, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Short/Long - Wednesday, August 23rd, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • August 23, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • August 26, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • August 30, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Cool Yoga
    Taught by Maureen Clyne and Jo Kwong
    Free outdoor yoga classes

    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm from June 28 – August 30
    Just ASK Publications Lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue

    Cool Yoga 2017 Celebrates our Fifth Anniversary!

    Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2017 when Cool Yoga returns for a fifth fabulous summer of free outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening at the Just ASK Publications lot, 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Chill out after class with the Cool Yoga After-Party featuring complimentary cool refreshments courtesy of Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market. Cool Yoga is taught by Maureen Clyne, assisted by Jo Kwong and suitable for all levels. So grab your mat and c'mon down for the coolest yoga in town! Cool Yoga powered by @home real estate lounge & design center and generously sponsored by Just ASK Publications and Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market.

    • September 02, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • September 06, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Short/Long - Wednesday, September 6th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, September 6th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • September 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue

     

    First Thursdays is a series of free outdoor street festivals along Mount Vernon Avenue in the spring and summer. Every first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, July, August and September the Del Ray Business Association features businesses along Mt. Vernon Avenue, special events, food and music from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Each month has a different theme with activities for children, live music, and a festive atmosphere.

    Pets welcome.
    • September 09, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • September 10, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Gesture - Sunday, September 10th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

    • September 16, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • September 16, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • On fields of Mt. Vernon Rec Center at Mt. Vernon Ave and Commonwealth Ave


    The Jen Walker Team presents Cinema Del Ray -- one of Del Ray's favorite summer traditions!  Join us for MOANA on September 16 at the Mount Vernon Rec Center fields.  The fun starts at 7pm, the movie starts at dusk.  This event is free and open to all. 

    • September 18, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue


    Program: TBA

    Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

    Catering: TBA

    Reminder: 
    Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) promotional items/coupons for the DRBA Promotion Bags. Each month at the luncheon, 20 promotion bags to be delivered to potential new clients.

    • September 20, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Short/Long - Wednesday, September 20th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • September 23, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • September 30, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • October 07, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • October 07, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue

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    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!

    Every year, over 50,000 visitors stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, Alexandria, between Bellefonte and Hume Avenues – people are greeted by over 300 artists (jewelers – silversmith & beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, fabric artists, and more), musicians (Irish, folk, rock n’ roll, country and more), and food vendors (hot dogs, BBQ, Indian, crab cakes, ,homemade cider donuts, and more). Kids activities have always been a vital part of the festival — stuff your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, lotus flower design, weave screen art, to name a few.

    This event is free and open to all.  For more information, visit artontheavenue.org

    • October 08, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Gesture (clothed) - Sunday, October 8th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Short/Long - Wednesday, October 11th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, October 11th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • October 14, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • October 16, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue


    Program: TBA

    Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

    Catering: TBA

    Reminder: 
    Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) promotional items/coupons for the DRBA Promotion Bags. Each month at the luncheon, 20 promotion bags to be delivered to potential new clients.

    • October 21, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • October 25, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Short/Long - Wednesday, October 25th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • October 28, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • October 29, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt Vernon Ave and Commonwealth



    Grab Your Ghosts and Goblins and Head to The Avenue for the
    21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade!

        One of Del Ray's favorite traditions!  The 21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade takes place Sunday, October 29, at 2 p.m. Please note that both judging for Best Decorated Stroller and registration for Best Pet Costume will begin at 1:30 p.m.

    The parade begins at Mt. Vernon Avenue, south of E. Bellefonte, and continues down to the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center play fields at Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. Children, pets, and strollers in costumes are invited to march and show off their finest and scariest Halloween garb. The Parade and all activities are free!

    Awards will be given for Best Pet Costume, Best Decorated Business, Best Decorated Home, and Best Decorated Stroller. Judges include elected officials and city dignitaries.

    The parade is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA). Sponsors and financial contributions, goodie bag contributions, and volunteers are always needed. For more information contact Gayle Reuter at delrayhalloweenparade@yahoo.com.


    • November 04, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • November 05, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Gesture - Sunday, November 5th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Short/Long (clothed) - Wednesday, November 8th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • November 08, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Gesture - Sunday, November 5th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

    Short/Long (clothed) - Wednesday, November 8th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • November 11, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • November 18, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • November 20, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue


    Program: TBA

    Networking: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    $15 for members
    $20 for non-members

    Location:  Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

    Catering: TBA

    Reminder: 
    Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) promotional items/coupons for the DRBA Promotion Bags. Each month at the luncheon, 20 promotion bags to be delivered to potential new clients.

    • November 23, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starting line at GW Middle School, at Mt. Vernon Ave and Braddock

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    42nd Alexandria Turkey Trot


    For full information on the Turkey Trot, visit www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com. Check out the course map here.

    Registration for the 2016 Turkey Trot is not yet open.

    Want to help? We need volunteers. We need about 100 volunteers to make this event a success -- help with setup, runner registration, t-shirt sales, crowd control, water stop, finish line management, and cleanup.

    A Thanksgiving morning tradition, the 40th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot is the Mid Atlantic's premiere Turkey Trot. With over 6,000 runners, and some of the fastest elite runners on the east coast, as well as stroller and dog divisions, the Turkey Trot is a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning.

    • November 25, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • December 02, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • December 02, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Avenue and E. Oxford Avenue (Del Ray Farmers' Market)


     Kick off the holidays with a visit to Del Ray for the annual holiday tree lighting at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Oxford Avenues.  The event features an appearance by Santa Claus, who will lead carols and sit for photos with children. Participants are urged to bring nonperishable food and diapers for Carpenter’s Shelter.  Continue the celebration (and start your holiday shopping!) with a stroll down Mount Vernon Avenue, which will be illuminated by thousands of luminarias, and vote for your favorite in the neighborhood business association's annual Christmas tree decorating contest.  

    • December 06, 2017
    • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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    Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

    Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

    The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.

    Session Types

    Gesture Sessions (two hours)
    Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

    Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

    Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
    If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

    This week's sessions are:

    Holiday Party - Wednesday, December 6th, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

    Short/Long - Wednesday, December 6th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    Long - Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

    • December 09, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • December 16, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • December 18, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA

    HOLIDAY PARTY and Star Awards Presentations

    Free for Members and Guests

    Social: 11:30am - 12:00pm
    Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Location:  TBA

    Catering: TBA

    Reminder: 
    Members are reminded to bring twenty (20) promotional items/coupons for the DRBA Promotion Bags. Each month at the luncheon, 20 promotion bags to be delivered to potential new clients.

    • December 23, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

    • December 30, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, 203 E Oxford Avenue, Alexandria


    The Del Ray Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.

    For more information about our market and our vendors, visit delrayfarmersmarket.com.

Past events

June 21, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
June 19, 2017 June DRBA Lunch Meeting
June 17, 2017 Cinema Del Ray
June 17, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 15, 2017 The Return: Film Screening and Q&A
June 11, 2017 Northside 10's First Annual Pig Roast
June 10, 2017 Roamstock 2017
June 10, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 04, 2017 9th Annual Taste of Del Ray
June 03, 2017 Thanks For All The Fish Art Exhibit -- Opening Reception
June 03, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 02, 2017 Del Ray Artisans 25th Anniversary Celebration
June 01, 2017 VITAL Body & Mind 10th Anniversary Parking Lot Party
June 01, 2017 First Thursday: Health and Healing
May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony
May 27, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
May 25, 2017 At Home in Alexandria's 6th Anniversary Party
May 22, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
May 21, 2017 Live Oak's Cookout for a Cause
May 21, 2017 Health and Wellness Fair at Cameron Station
May 20, 2017 Cinema Del Ray
May 20, 2017 Stomping Ground Pig Roast
May 20, 2017 Del Ray United Methodist Church Spring Fair & Petting Zoo
May 20, 2017 MVCS PTA Garden Party
May 20, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
May 19, 2017 Bike To Work Day
May 15, 2017 May DRBA Lunch Meeting
May 14, 2017 La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival
May 13, 2017 Julian Dawkins Stop the Violence Community Day
May 13, 2017 Tot Rock Fest 2017
May 13, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
May 08, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
May 07, 2017 Beer and Hymns at FireFlies
May 07, 2017 Junction's 1st Annual Parkin' Lot Party
May 06, 2017 Del Ray Players' Evening of Cabaret
May 06, 2017 We Can Brew It!
May 06, 2017 Dolce and Bean Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
May 06, 2017 Spring Art Market at Del Ray Artisans
May 06, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
May 05, 2017 Speak Your Mind Art Exhibit -- Opening Reception
May 05, 2017 Speak Your Mind Art Exhibit
May 04, 2017 First Thursday: Dog Days in Del Ray
April 29, 2017 "Colors of Cuba" Artist Talk and Book Signing
April 29, 2017 Neighborhood Pharmacy Drug Take Back Event
April 29, 2017 YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2017
April 29, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 29, 2017 MV Big Flea!
April 28, 2017 Child & Family Network Centers' Spring Benefit
April 26, 2017 Live Music with Boxwave
April 26, 2017 Friends of Duncan Library Spring Book Sale
April 23, 2017 Alexandria Love Your Pet Day Block Party
April 22, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
April 22, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 17, 2017 April DRBA Lunch Meeting
April 16, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
April 15, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 13, 2017 First Thursday: Hats Along the Avenue
April 09, 2017 Easter Egg Hunt at Bellies and Babies
April 08, 2017 Waxing the City's Grand Opening Celebration
April 08, 2017 A Plan for Pets Workshop
April 08, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 06, 2017 Four Directions Wellness' One Year Anniversary Open House & Celebration!
April 06, 2017 Dining Out For Life to Benefit Food & Friends
April 05, 2017 Spring2Action: Alexandria's Day of Giving
April 05, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
April 02, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
April 02, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
April 01, 2017 Community Ceili with the Irish Breakfast Band
April 01, 2017 Raise A Glass To Raise A Roof: A Bar Crawl To Benefit Rebuilding Together Alexandria
April 01, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
March 31, 2017 Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky is the Limit Art Exhibit Opening Reception
March 31, 2017 Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky is the Limit Art Exhibit
March 27, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
March 25, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
March 25, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
March 22, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
March 20, 2017 Kulturecity LIFEBOKS Fundraiser
March 20, 2017 March DRBA Lunch Meeting
March 18, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
March 18, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
March 17, 2017 Irish Breakfast Band's St. Patrick's Day Concert
March 13, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
March 11, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
March 11, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
March 09, 2017 Immanuel Lutheran School Jr. Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Sneak Peek Open House
March 08, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
March 05, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
March 04, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
March 04, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
March 03, 2017 Through the Looking Glass Art Exhibit: Opening Reception
March 03, 2017 Del Ray Community Bingo Night
March 03, 2017 Through the Looking Glass Art Exhibit
February 27, 2017 February DRBA Lunch Meeting
February 25, 2017 Del Ray Citizens Association Chili Cookoff
February 25, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
February 23, 2017 America In Bloom Informational Meeting
February 22, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
February 18, 2017 Pork Barrel BBQ's 5th Birthday Party
February 18, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
February 17, 2017 Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week
February 13, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
February 11, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
February 11, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
February 08, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
February 05, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
February 04, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
February 04, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
January 28, 2017 "Hands on: Collaborate Abstractly" Workshop at Del Ray Artisans Gallery
January 28, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
January 25, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
January 23, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
January 23, 2017 January DRBA Lunch Meeting
January 22, 2017 MV Big Flea Shop & Drop
January 21, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
January 14, 2017 Simply Abstract at Del Ray Artisans Gallery -- Movie on Pollack
January 14, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
January 12, 2017 Immanuel Lutheran School Open House
January 11, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
January 10, 2017 Bellies & Babies Winter Clearance Sale!
January 09, 2017 Mindfulness Mondays
January 08, 2017 Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions
January 07, 2017 ROAM Winterfest
January 07, 2017 Neighborhood Pharmacy Drug Take Back Event
January 07, 2017 Del Ray Farmers Market
January 07, 2017 Simply Abstract at Del Ray Artisans Gallery
January 06, 2017 Simply Abstract at Del Ray Artisans Gallery Opening Reception
January 06, 2017 ROAM Winterfest
December 31, 2016 First Night Alexandria: An Old-Fashioned Carnival In Del Ray
December 31, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
December 24, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
December 19, 2016 DRBA Holiday Party
December 17, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
December 16, 2016 Del Ray Artisans’ 21st Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market
December 14, 2016 Duncan Library Holiday Open House
December 14, 2016 Stomping Ground's 5 Breweries 5 Farms Beer Dinner
December 13, 2016 Shakthi Fundraiser For Rose Cruz's Family
December 13, 2016 Rally for Rose Fundraiser
December 12, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
December 11, 2016 Truly-Life Holiday Shopping Pop-Up
December 10, 2016 Dental Excellence Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
December 10, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
December 09, 2016 Candy Cane Bar Crawl
December 09, 2016 Del Ray Artisans’ 21st Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market
December 08, 2016 Mindfulness Power Hour: Holiday Rest & Relaxation
December 08, 2016 Shops of Del Ray’s Ladies Night Out
December 08, 2016 Immanuel Lutheran School Upper School (5th-8th Grade) Open House
December 03, 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting
December 03, 2016 Finding Your Bliss In The Season's Hustle & Bustle
December 03, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
December 02, 2016 Del Ray Artisans’ 21st Annual Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market
November 28, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
November 26, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
November 21, 2016 November DRBA Lunch Meeting
November 19, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
November 14, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
November 12, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
November 11, 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony
November 10, 2016 Immanuel Lutheran School Open House
November 09, 2016 Friends of Duncan Library Fall Book Sale
November 05, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
November 04, 2016 Del Ray Artisans H2O/WATER WORKS Opening Reception
November 04, 2016 Del Ray Artisans H2O/WATER WORKS Exhibit
November 03, 2016 Del Ray Aglow: Annual Neighborhood Lantern Walk
October 30, 2016 20th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade
October 29, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
October 22, 2016 Neighborhood Pharmacy Drug Take Back Event
October 22, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
October 17, 2016 October DRBA Lunch Meeting
October 17, 2016 eye2eye Optometry Corner 8th Anniversary Celebration!
October 15, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
October 10, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
October 08, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
October 07, 2016 Local Flavor Art Exhibit & Birdhouses Of Del Ray Silent Auction
October 06, 2016 Immanuel Lutheran School Open House
September 28, 2016 Solarize Alexandria Information Session
September 26, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
September 24, 2016 I Heart Del Ray Block Party
September 24, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
September 19, 2016 September DRBA Lunch Meeting
September 17, 2016 Cinema Del Ray
September 17, 2016 Alexandria Children's Dentistry Office Opening Party
September 17, 2016 ChildSpace Learning Center Open House
September 17, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
September 15, 2016 Solarize Alexandria Information Session
September 12, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
September 10, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
September 03, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
September 01, 2016 First Thursday: Health & Wellness on the Avenue
August 31, 2016 Cool Yoga & Senzu Juicery After-Party
August 29, 2016 Solarize Alexandria Information Session
August 27, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
August 24, 2016 Cool Yoga & Senzu Juicery After-Party
August 20, 2016 Cinema Del Ray
August 20, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
August 19, 2016 Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week
August 17, 2016 Cool Yoga & Senzu Juicery After-Party
August 15, 2016 August DRBA Lunch Meeting
August 13, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
August 13, 2016 Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale
August 10, 2016 Cool Yoga & Senzu Juicery After-Party
August 06, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
August 05, 2016 FUN-derful Opening Reception
August 05, 2016 FUN-derful Art Exhibit
August 04, 2016 First Thursday: Music & Dance on the Avenue
August 03, 2016 Cool Yoga & Senzu Juicery After-Party
August 02, 2016 National Night Out
July 30, 2016 Del Ray Artisans Youth Camp Art Show
July 30, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
July 27, 2016 Cool Yoga & Senzu Juicery After-Party
July 25, 2016 We Heal: Community Health Outreach and Open Meditation
July 25, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
July 23, 2016 Del Ray Artisans Youth Camp Art Show
July 23, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
July 18, 2016 July DRBA Lunch Meeting
July 16, 2016 Cinema Del Ray
July 16, 2016 Neighborhood Pharmacy Drug Take Back Event
July 16, 2016 DIY Del Ray Urban Farm Tour
July 16, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
July 15, 2016 Last Chance: Del Ray Artisans' Indoor Art Supplies Yard Sale
July 14, 2016 Al's Steak House Pop-Up Fundraiser
July 09, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
July 07, 2016 First Thursday: Red, White & Blue
July 02, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 27, 2016 Del Ray Artisans' Indoor Art Supplies Yard Sale
June 25, 2016 Well Ray
June 25, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 20, 2016 June DRBA Lunch Meeting
June 18, 2016 Cinema Del Ray -- The Peanuts Movie!
June 18, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 13, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
June 11, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 06, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
June 05, 2016 8th Annual Taste of Del Ray
June 04, 2016 Ease Yoga & Cafe's 1st Anniversary Party
June 04, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
June 04, 2016 RESPECT: Unsung Heroes in Uniform Art Exhibit
June 03, 2016 RESPECT: Unsung Heroes in Uniform Opening Reception
June 03, 2016 Fox 5 Zip Trip To Del Ray
June 02, 2016 First Thursday: Paint Del Ray
June 02, 2016 UNITY Public Art Project Launch
June 02, 2016 Four Directions Wellness Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House
June 02, 2016 Nickels for Nonprofits to Benefit Del Ray Artisans
May 25, 2016 Simpson Park Playground and Passive Lawn Community Meeting
May 25, 2016 The Entrepreneurial Equation
May 23, 2016 Mindfulness Mondays
May 22, 2016 Alexandria Kiwanis Club Annual Children's Concert
May 21, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
May 16, 2016 May DRBA Lunch Meeting
May 14, 2016 La Bella Strada-An Italian Street Painting Festival
May 14, 2016 Tot Rock Fest 2016
May 14, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
May 12, 2016 First Thursday: Dog Days in Del Ray
May 09, 2016 Developing Willpower for Artists Workshop
May 07, 2016 DRCA House & Garden Tour
May 07, 2016 Del Ray Artisans Spring Art Market
May 07, 2016 MVCS Garden Party & Bazzar
May 07, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 30, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 30, 2016 The Big Flea: Support Mt. Vernon Community School
April 23, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 20, 2016 Friends of Duncan Library Spring Book Sale
April 20, 2016 Discover the Many Faces of Art! Spring2ACTion Activities at Del Ray Artisans
April 18, 2016 April DRBA Lunch Meeting
April 16, 2016 Del Ray Farmers Market
April 14, 2016 First Thursday - Hats Along the Avenue
March 21, 2016 March Melee Silly Hat-Making Workshop
March 21, 2016 March DRBA Lunch Meeting
March 14, 2016 March Melee Generative Digital Art Program
March 07, 2016 March Melee Build-a-Beast Textile Workshop
March 04, 2016 March Melee Opening Reception
March 04, 2016 March Melee Art Exhibit
February 20, 2016 Chili Cookoff - Del Ray Citizens Association
February 16, 2016 February DRBA Lunch Meeting
February 12, 2016 "Around the Next Corner" Art Exhibit Opening Reception
February 12, 2016 The Heart of Del Ray Award
February 12, 2016 "Around the Next Corner" Art Exhibit
January 31, 2016 Emotional Aromatherapy 101 - Complimentary Essential Oils Class
January 19, 2016 DRBA Meeting and Annual Election
January 08, 2016 True Colors: Like a Rainbow Opening Reception
January 08, 2016 True Colors: Like a Rainbow Exhibit
January 07, 2016 Immanuel Lutheran School Open House
December 23, 2015 (copy) DRBA Meeting and Annual Election
December 21, 2015 DRBA Holiday Party
December 18, 2015 Del Ray Artisans 20th Annual Holiday Market
December 17, 2015 Beer & Business Cards Networking Happy Hour
December 11, 2015 Del Ray Artisans 20th Annual Holiday Market
December 09, 2015 Ladies Night Out - Shopping Event
December 07, 2015 DRBA BOARD MEETING
December 06, 2015 Indulge Your Senses: A Holiday Community Appreciation Event
December 05, 2015 Holiday Tree Lighting
December 04, 2015 Del Ray Artisans 20th Annual Holiday Market
November 26, 2015 Turkey Trot
November 22, 2015 Run for Shelter
November 21, 2015 Sixth Annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair
November 19, 2015 Beer & Business Cards Networking Happy Hour
November 19, 2015 Leggings...Sparkles...Bubbles Fundraiser
November 18, 2015 Workshop: Mindful Night's Rest for the Busy Brain
November 16, 2015 November DRBA Lunch Meeting
November 14, 2015 Beginner's Mindfulness 101: for the Stressed Person
November 14, 2015 Alexandria Community Health Fair
November 14, 2015 Closing Liquidation
November 11, 2015 Grace Episcopal School Open House
November 07, 2015 Free Estate Planning Seminar
November 06, 2015 "Under $100: Affordable Masterpieces" Opening Reception
November 06, 2015 Under $100: Affordable Masterpieces Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery
November 05, 2015 Second Annual Lantern Walk
November 05, 2015 Immanuel Lutheran School Open House
November 02, 2015 DRBA BOARD MEETIN