Visible Touch: A Look at Texture Art Exhibit February 2–24, 2024

Visible Touch: A Look at Texture Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Exhibit Dates: February 2–24, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm

Come see the Visible Touch: A Look at Texture exhibit featuring works by local artists that explore texture through physical form or visual illusion. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 2 between 7-9pm at Del Ray Artisans gallery to meet curators Dawn Wyse Hurto and Lesley Hall and the artists. Mark your calendar or set a reminder:

Texture is one of the fundamental elements of art. In anticipation of how texture can prompt a desire to touch, visitors are allowed to touch some of the art. (Pieces that allow touching are marked.) Artists have also shared statements on how they created the various textures. Enjoy the visual and the tactile experience of this exhibit!

In the mood to create? Drop-in to the free, fun, “I Likey” Card Making Party on Saturday, February 3 between 4-8pm to make cards to benefit our nonprofit art organization. Donations appreciated for any cards you make that you are taking home. Come solo, with friends or your Valentine. The event is open to all ages and skill levels.

Interested in more hands-on activities? Register in advance for these creative workshops:

New Year, New Flow: A Creative Reset Workshop on Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm

Playing with Resin Workshop on Monday, February 12, 6-9pm

Flowers Everywhere Workshop on Saturday, February 17, 6-7:30pm

Ceramic Turtle Workshop on Saturday, February 24, 5-8pm

Del Ray Artisans also offers many drop-in drawing programs (Life Drawing, Del Ray Urban Sketchers, and Nature Journaling Club). You may also RSVP to our Partners in Art artist support group or Creative Book Club. Details on all Del Ray Artisans programs can be found at

The Visible Touch: A Look at Texture art exhibit runs February 2–24, 2024 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 the last Sunday of the month).

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.

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