Save the date a wonderful holiday event that will inspire you to think about Local and free-trade artists and bring together community at a fun, laid back gallery opening.
Please note that this will be this will be a SATURDAY EVENT.For the 4th year in a row, Green Drinks Arlington’s founders, Genevieve Concannon and Marina Ospina along with Sweet Root Village bring you a festive party to engage the community in local art, beer and the spirit of the Season- Giving.
Since we had another successful event last year, we have added even more local artisans and boutiques from Arlington and Northern Virginia! We hope to arouse your senses with food, fun and creativity and foster more community growth. Shop local artists photography, paintings, pottery, glass art, floral design, gift baskets and more while listening to laid back music and sipping beer. Doesn’t that sound better than wresting people for sweaters at the Mall? Yeah, we thought so!
Join us and enjoy music, beer by P. Brennan ‘s Irish Pub and Restaurant and a gallery of unique art by various local and free-trade artists!
Entry: Suggested donation of a canned-good to benefit AFAC, our local area food bank. Our goal is to donate over 500 lbs of food to them.
All food donated will go directly to AFAC.
A portion of proceeds from P. Brennan’s will go to AFAC.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2012
Where: 2910 Columbia Pike (Parking Garage located off of Walter Reed)
Arlington, VA 22204
A bit about the Artists:
Sweet Root Village is an inspired community of local artists and designers collaborating to create fabulous events through their inspirational photography and design eye! They specialize in photography, event planning and decor, and floral decor. They also offer videography, makeup artistry, custom music composition, and graphic design services! Four creative souls strong, Sweet Root Village has the capacity to design and implement event planning while focusing on the individual. At the Art+Wine Bazaar, Sweet Root Village
Margeaux Marshall Denham is an artist and designer from Central Texas. She has mastered the balance of color and texture through her jewelry designs of semi-precious stones and sterling silver. She utilizes the metaphysical properties in the stones to make one of a kind jewelry pieces that truly resonate to their owners.
Tortuga Verde Gift Baskets is the perfect solution for your eco-conscious gift giving needs. Founder and owner, Marina Ospina puts the personal touches that are much needed in a world of depersonalization and gift cards! All of the products chosen for the baskets are organic, environmentally conscious and are available for any occasion. www.tortugaverdegiftbaskets.com
DIAMANTINA designs, manufactures and distributes fashion-forward leather handbags and accessories targeted to stylish men and women in tune with fashion trends, and who are appreciative of avant-garde designs and modern aesthetics. Our collections include a wide variety of exclusive handbags, designer belts and wallets, all showcasing a wide variety of colors and textures. DIAMANTINA was created from the partnership of two good friends who share a passion for fashion and wanted to provide job opportunities to skilled men and women from their home country, Argentina. Behind Diamantina there is the legacy and support of a family-owned Argentine business, which for generations has specialized in producing and exporting genuine leather garments.
Emily Dolenz, principal owner of Emily Dolenz Photography, Emily has had her work displayed all over DC and Northern Virginia, most recently at a gallery opening at Tryst in DC and currently has copies of her work at Northside Social in Clarendon. Emily captures details that not everyone sees and makes them beautiful. Nature, abstract objects and portraiture, Emily has a keen grasp on the artistic elements that make an image pleasing to look at. http://www.emilydolenz.com/#/page/home/
Marsha Lederman is a published professional artist living and working in Arlington where non-profits make up much of her client base. Marsha is accomplished in the arts of drawing, painting, portraiture and sculpture. A favorite endeavor is drawing people wherever she can ‘capture’ them without being noticed, from meetings to metro. Marsha also enjoys trying to infuse a sense of humor in her work and loves to anthropomorphize, especially animals. http://www.zazzle.com/
Allison Bosworth brings out the little monster in all of us! Her delightful graphics of zany monsters revel in comic book charisma and make for some playful concepts. Designing from the depths of under the bed and what may lurk in the closet… but in a cuddly way… Allison’s monster designs and cartoons are something you will want to bring home on any scale!
Uprcircle Studio upcycles precious baby clothes into something even more adorable than you could have ever imagined! If you were looking for something unique and sustainable for the little ones in your life, check out what Wally’s designs have to offer!
Genna Schwartz is a young local artist with a keen eye for detail and an endearing story. Let her images capture your heart and mind.
Covet Boutique is a fabulous award winning design and jewelry shop in the heart of Bluemont. Arlington owned and operated, it is a true gem of a shop when you can find the perfect gift for just about anyone!
Traderoots has an amazing local ownership and a free-trade heart. They capture and embody the spirit of what sustainability is about, and their owner, Lisa lives it and breaths it. Her shop in Westover will amaze you with the beauty and grace of the art!
(Qty. 1) 1 haul away service from 123 Junk- $139 value.
(Qty. 1) 1 Arlington Themed Gift basket Courtesy of New World Title- $50 value.
(Qty. 1) 4 Tickets to see Elf the Musical Courtesy of Pruitt Title
(Qty. 1) Gift Card Courtesy of Buzz Bakery and Rustico Restaurants
(Qty. 1) Lifestyle Photoshoot with Sweet Root Village- $300 value.
(Qty. 2) Handmade children’s dolls by Wally- $40 value.
(Qty. 1) Gift card for Relay Foods organic food home delivery service- $50 value.
More to be announced!