Del Ray Artisans

New Website!

Starting August 1, 2016, the old website will no longer be updated. Please visit our new website now!


"March Melee" Opening Reception

Friday, March 4 from 7-9pm

March Melee

March Melee - an Art Bash exhibit runs from March 4-27, 2016 at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 4 from 7-9pm. The curators present creatively aggressive artwork in this no-holds-barred show. This open call exhibit is a bold show with art of great diversity competing for your attention. Melee implies a brawl and malarkey means nonsense, so let those terms guide your expectations. Consider Roald Dahl's words, "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest [wo]men."

In conjunction with the March Melee exhibit, we invite you to these events:

  • 'Build a Beast' textile workshop on Monday, March 7, 6-9pm - Learn how to construct a fantasy creature from your own doodles. Workshop fee: $10 members / $15 non-members. Materials fee: $10.

  • Generative Digital Art program on Monday, March 14, 7-8pm - The cutting edge of today's modern art, presentation by computer engineer and artist Cameron Turner. Program fee: $5 members / $10 non-members.

  • Silly Hat Making workshop on Monday, March 21, 6-9pm - Put on your thinking cap and get creative if you'd like to make a fanciful Easter bonnet or a wacky April Fools Day chapeau. Workshop fee: $10 members / $15 non-members. Materials fee: $10.

View the Show: March 4-27, 2016 during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery Hours are Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

Feedback or Questions?

Share a note on Del Ray Artisans' Facebook page, send a tweet to Del Ray Artisans, or contact the curators Kathy Turner ( and Joshua Oliveira (, or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
Duration: 2 hours
Category: Event*, Show*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:06am EST
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124
Phone: 703-838-4827 | Directions

Facebook   |   Flickr   |   Twitter   |   LinkedIn   |   Pinterest   |   Instagram   |   MeetUp

Thursday:  Noon to 6 pm
First Thursday (May-Sep):  Noon to 9 pm
Friday:  Noon to 9 pm
Saturday:  Noon to 9 pm
Sunday:  Noon to 6 pm

Free admission, Open to the public