A Polish delegation visited several spots in Del Ray on Tuesday as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
About a dozen school, museum and theater personnel, cafe owners and representatives from various cultural organizations from the Eastern European nation made stops at Del Ray Artisans, Artfully Chocolate, A Show of Hands and St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub.
Amber Gordon of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts helped lead the delegation through Del Ray on a tour titled “The Role of Culture in the Development of Local Communities.”
Gordon and others shared how the local art scene helped revitalize Mt. Vernon Avenue and Del Ray in the 1990s, a subject that was touched on in a March Del Ray Patch article about the 20th anniversary of Del Ray Artisans.
The program was arranged by the Meridian International Center.