MEET THE ARTISANS
New Artisans will be added
throughout the year.
Artisans United Gallery and Shop
4022 Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Just off Hummer Road
in the Annandale Community Park
10-4, Tuesday through Saturday
1-4 on Sunday.
The pictures above are the work of the artisans at the Artisans United Gallery where you can purchase very reasonably priced hand made giftware and keepsakes.
Art and Artisans
WHAT IS ARTISANS UNITED?
Annandale's One of a Kind Gift Gallery
Artisans United, Inc., which officially began in 1988, is a non-profit organization serving as a network of and for artists. Currently comprised of members of various Guilds and independent local artists and crafts-people, its primary purpose is to preserve, promote, and develop the disciplines of visual arts and crafts. The organization provides an intellectual and creative forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and materials among its members. Opportunities for growth and development are provided in a climate of mutual respect for the different disciplines with encouragement given to all members.
Artisans United, Inc. is tasked with taking arts out into the community. To fulfill this mission, we have participated in craft demonstrations, classes, talks, and exhibits both at the Gallery and in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and libraries. In addition, we have taken part in the Annandale Fall Festival and have worked with the Cub Scouts and the Lifetime Learning Institute (which is connected with the Northern Virginia Community College). And, we also promote a ‘Christmas in July’ event, inviting the public to join us in making holiday ornaments to be shared with the residents of the Katherine Hanley Shelter in Fairfax County.
As a community resource, Artisans United, Inc. operates The Craft Gallery of Artisans United which is located just inside the front door of the Fred M. Packard Center in the Annandale Community Park off Hummer Road. Here the artists’ creations are on display and may be purchased.
During the year, The Craft Gallery of Artisans United presents 6 shows, each of which is two-months long. The openings of the May/June show and the November/December show include a reception, during which visitors to the Gallery are encouraged to come and enjoy light refreshments while viewing the artists’ new works. In addition, the Guilds are periodically honored, and they exhibit and sell their crafts during a show. Currently, the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, which is made up of more than 300 fiber artists in the metropolitan DC area, is being highlighted for the March/April show. Gifts are very reasonably prices with the average cost of these fine artisan wares around $35.
The Craft Gallery of Artisans United is a cooperative endeavor, staffed and run by the independent members of Artisans United, Inc. as well as those individuals belonging to the member Guilds. On a daily basis, visitors will find the Gallery artisans happy to explain crafting techniques and to share their knowledge of where craft materials may be obtained. And, too, visitors will often discover impromptu demos in progress as the artists complete their creations. We are always looking for new craftspeople to join our organization. If you are interested in joining us as a member artist, please ask at the front desk for a membership packet which explains what is expected of you as a member of Artisans United.
If you are looking for gifts, please visit the Gallery where you will find an exceptional range of items appropriate for baby, wedding, mother’s day, father’s day, graduation and housewarming gifts, or a special treat for yourself
We continue to look for new areas in which to share our love and knowledge of crafts. By holding classes, workshops and shows for both adults and children relating to arts and crafts and artistic development, we strive to fulfill our mandate. If you, or your organization, is interested in having us bring the arts to you, please contact us.
The Craft Gallery of Artisans United is located in the Fred M. Packard Center, located in the Annandale Community Park at 4022-C Hummer Road, Annandale, Va.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm. We can be reached at 703-941-0202, or at our website at www.augallery.org.
Artisans United Gallery
4022 Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
703.941.0202 . www.augallery.org
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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