Del Ray Artisans (Arts Resource Foundation)

A nonprofit organization

$1,243 raised by 29 donors

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, you can become a Silver Star by donating $25 to Del Ray Artisans and our 25th Anniversary Legacy project. For each incremental donation of $25, a Silver Star will be hung in the gallery with your name.

At Del Ray Artisans we see Art and Alexandria as one, both inviting and reflecting the diversity of the city. But Alexandria wasn’t always the thriving city it is today… Just as the Torpedo Factory helped transform the waterfront and Old Town areas of Alexandria in the 1970’s, Del Ray Artisans has helped bring positive foot traffic to the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria and beyond.

Twenty-five years ago, four artists who regularly walked their dogs together thought an art organization would spice up the neighborhood. The dogs agreed, and so the Arts Resource Foundation – ARF (yes, that is in reference to arrfff!) was born. Today this organization is known as Del Ray Artisans, with an active gallery in Del Ray and a Gallery Without Walls that reaches out to libraries, animal shelters, businesses, and restaurants throughout the city.

DRA emphasizes support for emerging artists. Our focus on inclusiveness has attracted artisans with many skills, serving as a center for thriving artistic activity in the Del Ray community. Learn about our mission and work at

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Organization name

Del Ray Artisans (Arts Resource Foundation)

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Arts & Culture


2704 Mount Vernon Avenue