Wednesday, August 20, 2008

join over 40,000 for del ray's art on the avenue

Last year's Art on the Avenue was hot. I mean uncomfortably hot. When I saw our good friend, painter, and silk-scarf designer Wynn Creasy melting in the sun, I really knew it was hot. Wynn doesn't wither away easy, you know.

Vendors lined up nice and early and they were the refreshing, cottage-y kind - moms trying to make a business out of nothing but elbow grease and intuition. Jewelers trying to out-design and out-create sustainability adornment. Or take the couple who had hand-pressed dried flowers into elaborate and careful garden inspirations. That's Del Ray's Art on the Avenue. It has a completely different feel, different flavor, and different fun for art lovers in Alexandria.

October 4, 2008 is the date set for the Mt. Vernon Avenue multicultural extravaganza, festival, and all around part-ay. If you're in for that kind of thing, you may want to check out the volunteer opportunities as exhibitor slots are now full. If you're a musician hoping to impress what is sure to surpass last year's 40,000 visitors count, you won't want to miss this Saturday soiree.