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Some of the Best, Affordable Art in Washington

Some of the Best, Affordable Art in Washington

Nestled in the back of The Art League Gallery is a small gallery that is absolutely stuffed with artwork. Some people think this is the clearance room, or the room that contains artwork that is not yet worthy of primetime wall space. This is hardly the case. The Bin Gallery (named for all the bins of artwork the room contains) is home to some of the area’s most talented artists and some of the most affordable artwork in the region.

To exhibit in the Bin Gallery, an Art League artist must be accepted into three juried exhibitions within the League’s calendar year. Out of the 1,000 member artists, 275 are currently “Bin” members. These are some of the most proficient artists in the Gallery. The works in this gallery are small, and therefore, more affordable. Framed and unframed works are featured, as well as small sculptures. The works on the wall rotate monthly, so there is always something new to see.

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

Walmart Announces Major Initiative to Make Healthier Food More Affordable

Walmart Announces Major Initiative to Make Healthier Food More Affordable

Walmart is launching a major initiative that could potentially change the food industry as a whole. Their goal is to provide customers with healthier, affordable options. First Lady Michelle Obama joined Walmart executives today as they unveiled their plans to help people save money, and moreover, allow people to live healthier lives.

“To say I am excited is an understatement,” said the First Lady. Walmart’s new initiative is aligned with Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign that launched about a year ago. “This new nutritional charter has the potential to change the way our kids eat,” she explained.  

While the timeline to roll out the program in its entirety is 5 years, Walmart has already begun to establish relationships in niche communities. Right here in Alexandria, Walmart has set up partnerships with local farmers to lower distribution costs and help sustain local farms.

Kid's Night at Whole Food Market

Kid's Night at Whole Food Market

Tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Whole Foods in Old Town Alexandria. The Whole Foods Market is located at 1700 Duke Street. This event is in honor of Winnie the Pooh day and guests are invited to try out some healthy snacks for tea time with your favorite stuffed animal! 

DC Housewives...in Alexandria

DC Housewives...in Alexandria

Circe Salon and Day Spa in Old Town Alexandria was visited by 3 stars of Bravo TV's DC Housewives this week. The new owners, Ellen and Richard Vlasak, who took ownership last May, have been working on creating a new twist on luxury for the salon. They have established relationships with hotels in the area to arrange limo services to and from the spa, as well as provide pre-service aromatic footbaths for customers.

Circe Salon and Day Spa is an upscale, luxury destination, and surely a place to spend quality beauty time. Vlasak said, "If the place burned down, I would still have excellent staff." With 27 full-time staff members, she believes it is not about the building, it is about the people and the experience that they provide.

The Perfect, Last Minute Gift Idea

The Perfect, Last Minute Gift Idea

If you’re still searching for the perfect holiday gift for someone on your shopping list, consider encouraging someone to discover his or her creative side through the gift of an artistic experience.

Get Ready for Black Friday in Alexandria

From VisitAlexandriaVA.com:

The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. This year enjoy your holiday shopping with a charming one-of-a-kind experience on Alexandria's historic main streets. Alexandria shops are rolling out the red carpet for shoppers on Black Friday with FREE parking in select City parking lots and garages, early and extended hours, and deep discounts in your favorite local stores. Shop as early as 6 a.m. and warm up with a hot beverage and breakfast from some of Old Town's favorite cafés.  Stay tuned for the announcement of participating stores, their hours and special discounts.  Happy Holidays!

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