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Handcrafted Alexandria

 

Handmade & DIY

In an age of pre-fabricated mini-malls mimicking the real-life town centers of the last century, Alexandria offers something different: authenticity. Nowhere is this more evident than in the city's thriving artisan-focused galleries and shops.

What began as an offshoot to the city's vibrant arts scene epitomized by the world-renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center is now a great collection of merchants offering one-of-a-kind handcrafted products and supplies. One of the city's premiere DIY outlets, Handcrafted Alexandria, is composed of 15 groups including the wildly popular fibre space, dedicated to shopping for, learning about, and creating art-helping form the city's artistic foundation.

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Del Ray Artisans

  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

A community art organization featuring visual and functional arts with monthly exhibits. Hours are Thursday noon-6 p.m., First Thursday (May through September) noon-9 p.m., Friday noon-9 p.m.,…Learn More

fibre space

  • 1219 King Street
  • ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

Voted “Best New Retail Shop” and "Best Craft Supply Store" by the Washington City Paper Reader’s Poll, fibre space is a full-service knit and crochet community that provides yarn, needles and notions…Learn More

Imagine Artwear

  • 1124 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Contemporary clothing, jewelry and crafts by American artists. One-of-a-kind limited editions and custom orders. Winner of Top 100 Retailers of American Crafts Award.…Learn More

Potomac Bead Company

  • 1104 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

The Potomac Bead Company offers the area's largest selection of gemstones, crystals, glass, pearls, lampwork, seed beads, pendants, sterling silver, antique brass, gold filled and copper findings.…Learn More

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Torpedo Factory Studio #18
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Metro Washington area's first co-operative fiber gallery has 70 members, including many award winning fiber artists. New juried shows are installed monthly which include original jewelry, clothing and…Learn More

Ten Thousand Villages

  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

We work with artisans in more than 30 countries to bring fairly traded items to North America. Shop an exciting array of handmade accessories, musical instruments, paper, ceramics, textiles, home…Learn More

Torpedo Factory Art Center

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

One of the world’s premier art centers – 165 artists in 82 studios, 2 workshops, and 6 galleries! Engage with artists at work in open studios with an opportunity to commission pieces and purchase the…Learn More

Truly-Life Eco Gifts

Handmade gifts created in Alexandria - this is Truly-Life. Enjoy our eco friendly gifts including soaps, perfumes, lotions, lip balms, loofahs, and wooden heirlooms from natural materials, and…Learn More

 

 

Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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