Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hall Tables from the PM class

The PM Artisans recently completed their poplar hall tables - and these are some of the best ever. In fact, there have been some arguments over who has the best finish, and some distinct ribbing about small dings in the tops or legs. That tells us that they really care about their work, and are proud of what they have accomplished. Top to bottom - Fred (who finished first!), Anthony, Ty, and a group shot with James.

The Mercedes belongs to a neighbor, but it complements the photo nicely. Great work, guys!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Birdie" houses for Fannie Mae HTH Golf Classic

These "birdie" houses were made as tee markers for the 7th Annual Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Golf Classic on Friday, September 14th at Compass Point Golf Club.

Thanks to Fannie Mae hero Victor Maes, Dianne Lewis at Samaritan Ministries DC, and Chuck James from St. Andrews Episcopal School for making the connection. 100% reclaimed stock went into these pieces, which have laser marked Fannie Mae logo tops.

For information on how you can support Covenant House through Fannie Mae's Help the Homeless Walkathon, click here! Join the Artisans as we walk to end homelessness in the national capital region in November!
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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Off the Block is on the road!

Off the Block is on the road beginning this Sunday 9/9/07!

For those of you who remember us from a favorite annual craft show, Off the Block is returning to several regional shows on select weekends in September, October, November and December. On these dates the Artisans will leave their home base at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill and journey to Adams Morgan, Takoma Park, Downtown DC and Alexandria, VA. A complete date and location list is below.

Thank you to those of you who visited with and congratulated the Artisans over the grand re-opening weekend at Eastern Market! Every weekend we're not at a special event, you can find us at Eastern Market, on the Hine School lot, just south of the new East Hall building. Scroll down for a map to our location.

Click on the listings below for location information and show times.
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Adams Morgan Day
Sunday, September 9th
Metro: Woodley Park or Dupont Circle
Our first appearance! Come on out! Great food, fantastic music, and good art. One of DC's most popular street festivals.
Washington, DC

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Arts On Foot
Smithsonian Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC
Saturday, September 15th
Metro: Gallery Place

Our second annual show, in conjunction with the DC Youth Vision Arts Collaborative. Covenant House youth will be working alongside painters, photographers and printmakers from Latin American Youth Center's Art and Media House, mixed media artists from Life Pieces to Masterpieces, jewelers and painters from Washington Very Special Arts ARTiculate Gallery, and young photographers and artists of many persuasions from New Community's ArtSpace.
Great food and fun at this free downtown event!
Special thanks to the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation and Downtown DC for their support!

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Takoma Park Folk Festival
Takoma Park, MD
Sunday, September 16th
Free shuttle from Takoma Park Metro

This will be our third annual visit to TPFF - our very first craft show from 2005 - and each year our friends come back to support Covenant House! Come for the food, crafts, music - and stay for the people watching! Our youth always are amazed by the diversity of talent at this event, and you will be too!

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Art on the Avenue
Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Saturday, October 6th
Metro: Braddock Road

Our second annual visit to Art on the Avenue can be summed up in one word - HUGE! This show covers nearly a half mile of Braddock Road in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, VA - and it showcases the highest quality fine crafts, wearables and DIY from the Mid-Atlantic. Many thanks to the Art on the Avenue crew for their second year of generosity and donating our booth space for the second time!

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DC Downtown Holiday Market
Outside the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC
December 7th - 23rd (two weeks!)
Metro: Gallery Place

This is the big one - if you miss this, you've missed the best. We will be rolling out our very popular holiday ornaments at this show, along with an affordable assortment of holiday stocking stuffers. Brave the elements (we'll have our heater running if you want to warm your toes) and come down for one or fourteen days and nights of entertainment, food, art, wearables - and the Portrait Gallery stays open late for evening strolls! Right across the street from the Verizon Center.

All other weekend dates you can find the Artisans at Eastern Market! See posting below for map of the location.

Learn more about Covenant House Washington , and and visit the international Covenant House website

See what the Artisans are making to sell - Download the Off the Block Catalog

Download our Custom Table Catalog