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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Craft Gallery showcases work of Annandale artisans

The Artisans United Craft Gallery at 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale, displays amazing pieces by incredibly talented artists and crafters from Annandale and throughout the region. It also happens to be a great place to find a special gift for Mothers Day.

An open house at the gallery Saturday showcased work from the National Capital Art Glass Guild. Future open houses will focus on artists from the other 10 guilds that are part of Artisans United. The guilds specialize in weaving, knitting, carving, woodturning, fiber arts, quilting, polymer clay, basketry, and handcrafting, as well as glass.

Scarves and a hat by Robin Milburn of Annandale, the director of the Craft Gallery.
“As a non-profit organization designed to help raise awareness of handcrafted arts in Fairfax County, we serve as a way for these separate guilds to function as a group, sharing resources and coordinating outreach to the community,” said Cindy Carlson, co-president of Artisans United. The other co-president, Dan Burke, a woodworker who lives in Annandale, was featured in the Annandale Blog in November.

The Craft Gallery only accepts for sale works that are approved by a jury. It is operated as a co-op, and artisans are expected to contribute volunteer hours working in the gallery. Thirty percent of sales proceeds are used to maintain the gallery. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Turned-wood pens by Bob Kahane of Annandale are $40 to $60.


  1. Thanks for stopping by, Ellie!

  2. Thanks for highlighting this wonderful place. There are other Annandale artists represented, as well.