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80 Reasons to Come to Artfête This Friday!

Artfête — The Art League’s annual open house/party/sale — returns this year with all the cheer and fun we can fit inside the building.

To help you convince your friends and family that they need to come too, here are 80 reasons to make it!

The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers

Things will be getting jazzy over in the sculpture room! We have the Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers lined up to play, so bring your dancing shoes!

A wearable art fashion show

Come to the Community Hall room to see work by our fiber and jewelry students as models walk the runway. If you feel inspired, we have lots of jewelry and fiber artists among our …

21 artist demonstrations


We have 21 artist instructors lined up to give demos. Feel free to pop in, see what they’re up to, and ask questions!

  • Nick Barnes
  • Andrea Blackmon
  • Julie Booth
  • Michael Brehl
  • Sylvia DeMar
  • Candace Edgerley
  • Charlene Furhman-Schultz
  • Barbara Garren
  • Abby Goldblatt
  • Marilyn Harrington
  • Michael Heilman
  • Dianna Krueutz
  • Ed McCluney
  • Nancy McIntyre
  • Blair Meerfeld
  • Renate Maile Moskowitz
  • Tea Okropiridze
  • Jimmy Powers
  • Gretchen Raber
  • Donna Reinsel
  • Ava Soriano

55 ceramic artists

This year 55 artists will be selling their wares in our Holiday Ceramics Sale. That’s a lot of variety and a lot of shopping to do! Here are the ceramics sale hours (yes, it’s open during the open house!):

  • Friday, 12:00 noon–9:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:00 noon–5:00 pm

Get your shopping wrapped up

Ceramics aren’t all — we also have a jewelry, fiber, and stained glass sale during the open house! The jewelry sale continues into Saturday. Here are the jewelry sale hours:

  • Friday, 12:00 noon–9:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Scope out our classroom space

Thinking of taking a class at The Art League? (Winter term starts January 8!) This is your chance to see our main classroom space! Your next instructor might even be one of those giving demos.

When & Where?

We’ve sold you? Great! Come find us at our Madison Annex, 305 Madison Street in Alexandria, VA. The Open House is 6:00–9:00 pm on Friday, December 8. The hours for our Ceramics and Jewelry Sales are above and on our Artfête page.

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