September 25, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

Immerse By yourself in Arts and Crafts in Occoquan

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By Wendy Migdal | Sponsored by Town of Occoquan

Irrespective of whether your flavor runs from the great arts to the functional crafts or any place in in between, mark your calendar for Sept. 23 and 24. Every single drop, the City of Occoquan places on its Arts and Crafts Demonstrate and goes from staying an art magnet to an artwork mecca. That weekend, you will be capable to see it, experience it, watch a talented artist or artisan make it, and this yr, even develop some by yourself. (You can, of class, invest in it as well.)


The Exhibitors

With 300 exhibitors in 25 types, you could want to system to go both equally days. The good arts class (watercolor and acrylic portray, pottery, etcetera.) has been steadily developing just about every year. Crafts incorporate jewelry, fiber arts, paper arts, tub and overall body, candles, and many far more. Some crafts are extra exclusive, this kind of as cartography and art on home furnishings, but even within just groups this sort of as jewelry, there is a extensive assortment of types on display screen. And never fail to remember the gourmand food stuff category – while it just may well be also rather to consume.

Suffering from Art

If you haven’t been to the Craft Present in a number of yrs, you may not be knowledgeable that art demonstrations have been added to the lineup. Appear for the demonstration station at the corner of Mill and Washington or for a sign at individual exhibitors’ booths. There is no established plan, so arrive ready to be delighted by regardless of what is in retail store – a potter throwing a bowl or a painter creating a watercolor.

And this calendar year, older people will be ready to produce art on their own at the Paint & Sip tent. Discover your inventive aspect! Regional artist Rachel Bright will wander you via how to make your very own portray that looks just like the product. Tickets involve every thing you have to have to paint your very own masterpiece, as nicely as appreciate an grownup beverage even though you work. There are two two-hour sessions both equally Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets are out there on EventBrite for prepurchase and on site in the park.

Occoquan arts & craft fest

Creativeness Alley

For the previous two many years, young children have been ready to create art at Creativity Alley. (Note that there is a fee for some pursuits.) Young children can make artwork from recycled merchandise, paint rocks, have their faces painted, make spin artwork, and far more. Some actions will be led by nearby junior artisans, including the recycled artwork booth and a studying by a junior author.

And More!

The Arts and Crafts Show features a great deal for your other senses as properly. Two food courts will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both times. The Beer and Wine Backyard garden will be set up at River Mill Park. Which is also exactly where you can sit and hear to dwell area bands in the afternoons. This weekend, you will also be authorized to “sip and stroll” the craft demonstrate with beverage in hand.

Due to street closures, it is advised that you stroll into the display, or park at either the Lake Ridge Commuter Whole lot, the Rt. 123 Commuter Ton, or the Workhouse Arts Centre and take the shuttle. Tickets for the shuttle are very good for both days, value $8 for a spherical trip, and can be obtained forward of time on line. Shuttles commonly operate each individual 15 to 20 minutes. The demonstrate operates from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. equally days and admission is cost-free. For much more details and a schedule of events, see


Wendy Migdal is a freelance writer who has lived in the Northern/Central Virginia place because 2000. She enjoys record, reading through, and all issues pet.

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