First Thursday: Art Walk on The Avenue
A rundown of what's going down Thursday night.
First Thursday: Art Walk on The Avenue is shaping up to be quite the event. Much like Art on the Avenue in the fall, this Thursday’s event—which begins at 6 p.m.—will provide a showcase for talented artists and craftsmen.
This time, however, the main draw will move a little south along Mt. Vernon Avenue. More than 40 local artists will have their work on display and available for purchase in three nearby locations—inside Arlandria Floors, in front of Audi of Alexandria and in the Alexandria Hyundai parking lot.
Live music will be provided in these sites by The Distillers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. They will be followed by Emy Tseng from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The art, music, events and fun don’t end there. Here’s a look at what’s going on up and down The Avenue on First Thursday (and keep your eyes peeled for a poetry flash mob):
Eclectic Nature — Unique local art will on display within the shop’s garden. Hot dogs and lemonade will be served.
Potomac West Interiors and Antiques — Wine and cheese will be served and dealers will be on hand for a “shopping happy hour.” Outside the store, artwork will be on display and available for purchase.
R & B, Inc. — Stop by for some face painting, sure to please the younger crowd.
Bellies and Babies — Janna Audey will be performing here from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Artfully Chocolate / Kingsbury Confections — Owner and artist Eric Nelson will be showcasing his own work. Ted Hovis will be performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Marlin Lord, Architect on The Avenue — Local artist Marlin Lord will have his art on display in the patio area outside the building that formerly housed Barkley Square. Lord is currently working out of the building.
Del Ray Picture Framing — Artist Don Ripper will be painting a portrait study outside his shop.
Vital — Holly Montgomery will be performing from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be followed by 50 Man Machine from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Kiskadee — Painter Cianne Fragione will be showing her work and will be talking about what inspires her work. Music will be provided by Tom O’Connor from 6 to 7 p.m. and Amber Dutton from 7 to 8 p.m.
Mind The Mat — Nathan Brown will be performing at 6:30 p.m.
Farmers Market Lot — Drop off your art supply donations for the Mount Vernon Recreation Center and listen to The Joe Rathbone Sessions.
Virginia Commerce Bank — The Alexandria Jaycees will be out front creating the what’s described as the biggest and best chalk art ever designed in Alexandria. There will also be temporary tattoos, craft-making and other activities for the kids.
Yoga in Daily Life — Jumping for Strangers will be performing two sets at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Nature’s Nibbles — Artist Cindy Redding will set up shop outside with her pet portraits.
Del Ray Artisans — The Mavins will be performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Special thanks to Pat Miller for providing the above information.