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Give Me Shelter
Alexandria Virginia Art Gallery

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NameGive Me Shelter
AddressDel Ray Artisans, Colosanto Center
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22301
Brief DescriptionArt Exhibit
CategoryArt Gallery
DescriptionDuring the pandemic we all have learned what it means to shelter in place. Shelters are often structures, yet sometimes just a state of where one is. For many it is a way to connect to our dwellings, and for others it merely means finding refuge. Some people even choose to shelter from the facts of the COVID-19 virus and its spread. The current crisis has nearly 40 million American renters at risk of homelessness. A building, box, bench, grate, tent, car—all are places where humans shelter. Come see how local artists explore the concept of shelter in the "Give Me Shelter" art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans.

Reserve a ticket for a half-hour viewing during the extended hours on opening day: Friday, March 5 between 12-8pm. Opening day tickets are not required, but ticket holders have priority entry.

Elements of this exhibit will benefit the Carpenter’s Shelter, supporting the needs of Alexandria families facing homelessness. We are asking for community help during this exhibit. Look for a designated donations box at the gallery in March and drop off in-kind donations to support the current and ongoing needs of the Carpenter’s Shelter, including new twin-size air mattresses, new full-size toiletries, and bar soap. Monetary donations and Target gift cards are also appreciated. For a list of current needs, check the Carpenter's Shelter website at:

Del Ray Artisans is ALX Promise certified and is committed to the health and safety of our visitors. Please wear a face mask and maintain 6' of personal space when visiting the gallery.

Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community. 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.

Phone 1(703) 838-4827
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance30 minutes
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Last Updated1/21/2021
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