Looking for Cool Holiday Gifts?
Find one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists at these upcoming craft shows and holiday markets.
Gilded paper crafts at the McLean Holiday Crafts Show
MONA Sip N’ Shop
Hosted by Mothers of North Arlington, this annual event at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Little Falls Road features locally made jewelry, clothing, home goods and more. Shoppers can snack on free desserts; drink bracelets available for $5. www.monamoms.org
Arlington Artists Alliance Art Show
Some 40 Arlington-based artists will show (and sell) their paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more at the historic Hendry House in Fort C.F. Smith Park. Meet the artists during Friday evening’s opening reception. www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org
Thanksgiving Art and Craft Show
The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild brings its bounty to McLean’s Spring Hill RECenter, where 80 juried artisans will be selling their work, from framed art to glass, pottery, fabric, wood and jewelry pieces. Admission $5 (free for kids 12 and under). www.nvhg.org
Framed art galore at the McLean Holiday Crafts Show
McLean Holiday Crafts Show
Head to the McLean Community Center, where 70 juried artists will offer home décor, jewelry, artwork, fashion and gourmet items. An on-site café will provide fuel for hungry shoppers. Admission $5 (free for children 12 and under). www.mcleancenter.org
Washington-Lee Holiday Bazaar
Now in its 57th year, this annual event at Washington-Lee High School shines a spotlight on more than 75 local artists and vendors. Shoppers can also support student clubs and school teams by purchasing holiday greenery, citrus, homemade food and gifts. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/WashingtonLeeHighSchool
Falls Church Holiday Gift and Craft Show
In addition to handmade items and baked goods from more than 50 vendors, this event at the Falls Church Community Center hosts a children’s holiday shop, lunch with Santa and food for purchase. Admission $1 (free for children under 12). www.fallschurchva.gov
Dec. 3, 4, 7, 10, 11
Hendry House 11th Annual Holiday House
Find pottery, woodwork, jewelry, quilts, paintings, handwoven rugs, fused-glass trays and handmade gifts from local artisans at this juried craft and artwork show at the historic Hendry House in Arlington’s Fort C.F. Smith Park. A kids’ corner with items for $15 or less makes shopping tot-friendly.
Rosslyn Holiday Market Festival + Bonfire
Vendors from near and far will showcase their wares in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park. Stick around for the Friday evening bonfire. Kids and pets are welcome. www.rosslynva.org
Needlecraft at GRUMP
The self-described “best ever alternative arts and crafts holiday show” has moved from Artisphere to The Shops at Crystal City. Expect original, vintage, quirky and handmade items that range from adorable to bizarre. ilovegrump.com