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5 Gift Ideas for the Art-Lover in Your Life

Someone special in your life loves art — whether that means making it, learning about it, hanging it in their home, or all three.

The Art League has you covered on all three fronts with our gallery, school, and supply store! Here are five ideas to get you started.

#1: original artwork

With hundreds of framed and unframed works of art in our gallery right now — not to mention our tree hung with handmade ornaments — there’s something beautiful for everybody’s home. All artwork is by our local artist members, and any art in the Bin Gallery is by artists who are juried into at least three exhibits per year.

#2: art classes and workshops

With the Winter term starting in January, this is the perfect time to start a new art class! Classes meet weekly, usually for nine weeks; workshops last one to five days for a shorter, focused experience. To browse all our classes and workshops, click here.

Because every artist needs art supplies, there’s The Art League Store, with materials you can’t find elsewhere and super-helpful, knowledgeable staff to help you pick out the perfect item.

  • Try something new! R&F oil sticks combine wax, oil, and color in a stick for a different painting experience.
  • Get them something they’ll use! We have whatever paper, board, or canvas your artist needs to keep things going.
  • Send them on an adventure! How about a sketchbook paired with a nice travel watercolor set?

New Art League swag this year includes these aprons with an Escher-inspired illustration by Stephen Procopio, and extra-soft American Apparel hoodies in Art League blue, seen here. Inquire at The Art League Store.

#5: all of the above

The possibilities are endless! Get an Art League gift card that the recipient can use for classes, artwork, art supplies, a gallery membership, or anything else we have at The Art League. You can get your gift cards in person or over the phone from the Gallery (703-683-1780). Find more information about gift cards here.

Artists, what’s on your wish list this year? Let us know in the comments!

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