Del Ray area of Alexandria has summer shopping options

July 5, 2013 by  

Del Ray is home to many small stores, restaurants, and artisans. This summer, there will be several reasons to visit the area, especially for those on the lookout for unique and handmade items.

The Alexandria Art Market takes place in Del Ray on the first Saturday of every month from May through September from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. It is presented by Del Ray Artisans, and this year is the fourth occurrence of the market. Featuring more than 25 local artisans selling such items as ceramics, paintings, clothing, and handmade jewelry, there will also be musical entertainment provided by such bands as After Jack and Snakehead Run.

Also this summer, the 4th annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale will be held in Old Town Del Ray over two days. Over 60 area businesses will be participating and will be holding special sales, product demonstrations, and handing out free samples. Restaurants will also be participating, as will such stores as florists, tea shops, and fashion boutiques. It will be a great opportunity for the general public to be made aware of the variety of stores in the area.

Alexandria area printing companies are likely helping the organizers of each event by providing such services as sign and banner printing.

The next Alexandria Art Market will take place at Nicholas A. Colasanto Park on July 6. Admission is free. For more information, call 703-838-4827.

The 4th annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale will take place from August 10-11.