Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place or practice social distancing.
This weekend: the Alexandria Sidewalk Sale, eye-popping art at Del Ray, tie-dye fun at Rhizome, and more!
Hangin’ With the League
Calling all art lovers! Deeply discounted artworks, vintage art supplies, and cool giveaways from The Art League await you at the 11th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale, Saturday, August 15 through Sunday, August 16. Look for our table on the corner of King and Union Streets at the Arcade entrance, and shop for great deals on art and more both days, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
While you’re in the area, visit The Art League Gallery and see our two new exhibits: The August 2020 Open Exhibit features over 100 works in various mediums by our member artists. “My Body, Shamed,” a series of paintings by artist Barbara Muth, chronicles her journey with body image and self-acceptance. Get 20 percent off all artwork in the August Show all weekend.
Hello, Bright Eyes
The eyes have it in this fun and quirky exhibit featuring art made from upcycled eyeglasses as well as vision-inspired paintings, drawings, and jewelry. See Hello, Bright Eyes at Del Ray Artisans Gallery or online; Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.
Indigo & Shibori 101
Learn the basics of indigo dying and create Shibori-inspired patterns with master dye maker Sophie Kanter in the backyard of Rhizome D.C. on Saturday, August 15 at 4 p.m. Materials for the workshop are provided, but you may bring a few additional items from home to dye. Tickets are on a sliding scale of $10-$25. Preregister here; Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW.
Summer Selections 2020
Addison/Ripley Fine Art presents Summer Selections 2020, an online group exhibit, features works by Sam Gilliam, Nan Montgomery, Lou Stovall, WC Richardson, Suzanne Caporael, Tom Green, Frank Hallam Day, Kerry James Marshall, Jeffrey Smith, Carol Brown Goldberg, Tauba Auerbach and Tom Meyer.
Enjoy your weekend and wear your mask.