Del Ray Artisans November Exhibit House Mates

By East City Art Editorial Team on October 30, 2023

Fri, November 3 2023 — Sun, November 26 2023

Charlie’s Photo Op by Robyn Seaton McGarry, photograph

Housemates Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Exhibit Dates: November 3–26, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 7-9pm
Have you ever had a housemate who made you laugh, drove you crazy, made you shake your head in wonder or filled your heart with love? Do your housemates have fur, feathers, scales, fins or are they actually people? In the Housemates art exhibit, the members of Del Ray Artisans share their housemates through many creative forms: painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, or whatever medium brings to life their pets or human housemates. Lucky us, we get to share and enjoy them.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 3 between 7-9pm to meet curator Robyn Seaton McGarry and the artists.

Del Ray Artisans is also hosting Meet and Greet events with two volunteer rescue groups in November:

  • King Street Cats (KSC) volunteers will be in the gallery on Saturday, November 4, 12–4pm. (free)
  • Aussie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic (ARMA) volunteers will be in the gallery Saturday, November 18, 1–4pm. (free)

Both organizations will provide information about their purpose, rescue parameters and adoption process. Who knows? You may even have the opportunity to meet your future housemate. (free)

In addition, you may drop off donations for cats and dogs in the designated box in the entryway of Del Ray Artisans gallery during the Housemates exhibit. For cats, KSC needs washable cat toys, washcloths, paper towels, large trash bags, and litter (Fresh Step Clay or Feline Pine only, please). For dogs, ARMA needs dog toys, leashes, collars, and harnesses. Thank you for your support!

The Housemates exhibit runs November 3–26, 2023 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (closed on Thanksgiving Day). Hours will differ in December. Save the dates for our 28th annual Holiday Market: December 1–23, 2023.

Face masks are recommended inside the gallery. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information, visit

Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.