Pre-Holiday Artful Weekend November 21-23


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The Arlington Artists Alliance will be holding its annual pre-holiday Artful Weekend at Fort C.F. Smith Park November 21st to 23rd, 2014.

The event is located in the historic 1902 Hendry House at 2411 N. 24th Road.  A popular pre-holiday event in our community, the weekend art show and sale features the work of nearly 40 Arlington-based artists, and includes paintings of many genres, ceramics, sculpture, artists cards, unframed works and more. Great for holiday shopping!

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, November 21 from 6-8pm; come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments in the historic 1902 Hendry House. The show will also be open 10am-5pm Saturday, November 22 and 12 noon-4pm on Sunday, November 23. Free and open to the public.
For more information about event, visit


Go Back to School Shopping – its Tax Free Weekend August 1-3, 2014

English: Hayes Street entrance to Pentagon Cit...

English: Hayes Street entrance to Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Virginia is offering a tax free weekend Friday August 1st through Sunday August 3rd for certain back to school items, including school supplies that are $20 or less and qualifying apparel and footwear that is $100 or less.

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington has announced that they will help shoppers save even more through retailer coupons and other special offerings available online at the Simon Retailer Showcase available at   Shoppers who spend $150 or more at any store in The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City can present their receipt at Guest Services for a free water tumbler gift (while supplies last).

To add some excitement to the back-to-school season, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is teaming up with Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! Shoppers can stop by to see a life-size, three-dimensional wax replica of Justin Bieber on August 2nd from 1-3 pm.

For more information, visit or call 703-415-2400.

#175 – Attend a Style Exchange

Ladies – why shop when you can swap? On Wednesday, September 30th, 2010 you can drop off unwanted clothes at the Eleventh Street Lounge starting at 5:30, enjoy a Happy Hour, and then pick up clothes you want to take home beginning at 7. Online tickets $7 or $10 cash at the door. Unclaimed items benefit Dress for Success or Goodwill. Go to the website for more information.

#172 – Shop Local. Shop Arlington.

You can save at many Arlington restaurants, shops and services by showing them your Shop Arlington card.  Visit the Shop Arlington website to get your discount card and find out about the latest specials.

#153 – Shop at Ayers

Need to stock up on school supplies? Need mulch, poker chips, guinea pig food, knitting needles, a ladder, mason jars and a tea pot, too? Tee shirts and Rit Dye for Tie Dye? And a Radio Flyer wagon? Believe it or not, there is ONE store in Arlington you can find all these things and more. It’s Ayers Variety and Hardware at Westover, an Arlington institution since 1947.

Check out Crystal Couture

Crystal Couture
This annual event will be held February 7th to February 11th, 2012 from 6-10 PM at 1750 Crystal Drive in Arlington. Crystal Couture is a fashion show and high-end bargain and trunk sale bringing over 40 of the area’s most stylish boutiques and designers all under one roof.   Shoppers will also be treated to free make-up and hair makeovers, have a chance to talk with fashion consultants, and enjoy music from DJ Neekola. This year’s event includes America’s Next Top Model contestant Bianca Charde.

Come to the Alternative Gift Fair December 10th, 2011

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift FairVisit the Gifts that Give Hope alternative gift fair at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5333 N. 16th Street, Arlington on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 from 10-2. Enjoy a stress-free, non-commercial holiday shopping experience while supporting local nonprofits. Shoppers make donations in honor of friends and family as holiday gifts. Show your children how to give back to the community!  Click the link for more information.

Artful Weekend at Fort CF Smith

Arlington Artists Alliance Artful weekend at Fort CF Smith

Come to the Arlington Artists Alliance show “Artful Weekend at Fort CF Smith.” The catered opening reception is Friday, December 2nd, 2011 from 6-8pm, and the show runs all weekend Sat. Dec. 3rd (10-5) and Sunday Dec. 4th (12-4). This popular show features 40 Arlington artists! The show is at Fort CF Smith’s beautifully renovated Hendry House, located at 2411 N. 24th St.

Editor’s Note:  For 2013, the dates are November 22nd-24th.

For future events from the Arlington Artists Alliance, visit their website.

#143 – Shop for Teen Clothing at It’s All Good

Its all good consignment shop westover

It’s All Good Consignment shop in Westover offers teen clothing and accessories. Check their website for special events like a “bag sale”  where you can  fill up your bag for just $10.

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#351 – Check out this Student Artist

It's All Good Teen Consignment Shop in WestoverNicole Dobson’s work is on display at It’s All Good in Westover until April 2nd, 2011. The Yorktown Senior has put together a photography exhibit  depict what she remembers about her childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico.