The house, 7 feet wide, about 25 feet deep and a whopping 325 square feet in two stories, is a tiny landmark on Queen Street in the Old Town district in Alexandria, Va. It’s called the Spite House because John Hollensbury, the owner of one of the adjacent houses, built it in 1830 to keep horse-drawn wagons and loiterers out of his alley. Indeed, the brick walls of the living room have gouges from wagon-wheel hubs. Click here to buy
The Alexandria King Street Art Festival returns September 7 – 8, 2013 with Pat Palermino and more than 200 of the finest artists in the country, an eclectic array of original artwork, live music, interactive art activities, and a free art giveaway. This highly anticipated two-day celebration of the arts is produced by national festival promoter Howard Alan Events and hosted by the City of Alexandria. Admission is free and open to the public.
For nearly a century, Dolle’s has been serving up caramel corn and salt water taffy. Dolle’s began in 1926 and moved to its present location in 1927. During the storm of 1962, the 3,500 pound taffy machine fell through the floor and into the sand below. The machine was rescued and is still in use today. Before air conditioning, candy shops would make chocolate only in the fall, winter or spring and then fall back on brittles, caramel corn and other treats in the summertime. Thankfully, you can buy delicious chocolate all summer at Dolle’s but buying this picture will give you joy without all the calories!
“Painters perform magic – capturing a likeness, adding wood grain where none exists or creating the illusion of a marble floor.”
American-Artists.com is a juried website, ensuring excellence in every piece. The artisans are connoisseurs as well as craftsmen and have been chosen for their professional workmanship and originality of design. They take contemporary liberties with past forms, and their creative license gives the term “craft” fresh meaning and prestige. Committed to continuing the tradition of American handmade folk art, furniture and fine crafts.
In music circles, the reputation of the Birchmere is legendary. Many careers have been launched from this internationally recognized music hall. On any given night, a star may be born. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and k.d. Lang are just a few of the artists counted as good friends of the Birchmere. The Birchmere is committed to the presentation of the highest quality music in a comfortable and intimate atmosphere in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
Pat Palermino has captured the toe-tapping swing of dancers at the Birchmere and this original artwork is available in cards and prints. Click here to buy
The Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia, dates from the early eighteenth century. Scottish Presbyterians were among the early European settlers of Northern Virginia and were involved in establishing Alexandria as a port in 1749. The Society of Presbyterians worshiped publicly in the city from the 1760s, and the congregation’s first installed minister arrived in 1772. The history of the congregation is summarized in the Chronology and History sections of this Web site, and the Meeting House itself and other facilities belonging to the congregation are discussed in the Facilities section. Among other services that George Washington attended here was one conducted by the Rev. Dr. James Muir for the National Day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer in 1798. Alexandria’s memorial services for George Washington in 1799 were held in this sanctuary, and the church bell tolled in mourning during the four days between his death and burial. The Tomb of an Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution is located in the burying ground adjoining the Meeting House.
It’s a bit fantastical to imagine an ark full of animals – two of each to be exact! Of course no pictures of the actual event are available, but once again Pat Palermino dreams up what it could have looked like in her Two by Two original folk art painting. If we had been there our only request would be to not be seated next to the octopi!