Anonymous said: Hi aRtVA, I was a vendor at last year's Independent Art & Craft Show and would Love to be a part of it this year if you're planning on having one. Is there a 2013 in the works? Thanks for your time! -Sheree Semonich, Designs by Jewelree

Hi Sheree! Many apologies for the delayed reply!! We are currently discussing the show options for this year’s holiday season but have not come to a decision as of yet. Thanks for inquiring! We’ll be in touch with our plans soon! Best wishes and thanks again for keeping in touch!

Vendor profile ~ Atomic Bakery

We are absolutely giddy that the Atomic Bakery will be joining us again this year with their decadent cupcakes, cookies, and sweet treats!

Check out their website for more info ~

Artist preview ~ Didi Chisholm / Half Past Noon

aRtVA’s  co - founder, Didi Chisholm of Half Past Noon, will display her jewelry designs lovingly created from antique, vintage and recycled treasures.

Visit Didi’s Etsy shop to see more of her one of a kind creations ~

Artist preview ~ Karen Watson / Karen Watson Art & Decor

Karen Watson Art & Decor will offer her original mixed media acrylic pieces, on canvas or wood, as well as paper-based art to enliven your home or office.

Visit Karen’s Etsy shop to see more of her creations ~

Vendor profile ~ Grayhaven Winery

Established in 1978, Grayhaven is a family run vineyard and winery specializing in small batch production of specialty wines. They will have samples as well as wines available to purchase at the show.

Visit their website for more info regarding tastings, tours, and private events ~


Artist preview ~ Diana Vicenti / sew!Diana

Diana Vicenti’s delightful fiber creations range from highly sculptural art pieces to fun and functional jewelry and accessories. 

Visit Diana’s Flickr photostream to see the diversity in her work ~

(Source: Flickr / sewdianavicenti)

We are pleased as punch that Richmond Magazine included us in their “Elvish Artisans” article in this months issue!! Thanks Richmond Mag!


Artist preview ~ Jenna Guthrie

Adding to the list of talent is RVA artist Jenna Guthrie. She’ll be joining us with her line of original art from her preferred mediums — acrylic painting, drawing and pen and ink.


Visit Jenna’s website to see more of her work ~


Artist preview ~ Renee Woods Stramel

Another great talent we are proud to have this year is Renee Stramel. Renee joins us with her edgy original art and prints.

Vendor profile ~ Pizza Tonight

Pizza Tonight will be baking their delicious wood-fired oven pizzas to help you keep up your strength while shopping. Look for them out back or, just follow your nose! 

A further look into their business which includes bake at home pizza packets and catering is encouraged! Go here ~

Photo by Joyeuse Photography