The Annex is:
Judy Gulas hand dyed vintage fabric and trim on display in the Annex. The shop is open
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
We are also open during any scheduled class hours (if they extend beyond whats listed),
for custom arrangements or even drop-bys — contact us to confirm a staffer is
available to let you in!
The Annex addition to Artistic Artifacts has caused some confusion; in an early blog posting, Judy wrote, “let’s see if I can remove some of the mystery. I have spent my whole life playing with fabric; I actually have a degree in Fashion Design from Radford University, but my most valuable education came from guilds and friends. Although I was always encouraged to be creative by family and friends, the practical side of life said to get the business degree as well. I did.”
After a few years in retail, Judy joined her family’s auto accessory businesses — Electrodyne, Inc.; Racing Dynamics, Inc.; and Electrodyne Performance Inc., which were housed at 4750 Eisenhower Avenue for more than 20 years (and now operate online).
Ever changing displays and merchandise at Artistic Artifacts Annex.
The businesses boasted their own retail showroom and racing museum in the store front; when the three Porsche Race Cars (not street legal!) moved out, Judy saw wide open underutilized space...enter Artistic Artifacts Annex, the physical embodiment of her already established online presence. The Annex Grand Opening was held March 28, 2008. The space that used to shelter high performance automobiles, their parts and accessories now houses fabrics, embellishments, paint, found objects, ephemera, classroom space and more.
Visit Artistic Artifacts — online or in person — for the latest “creative finds for creative minds.” No matter your medium, you'll find products and techniques to use in designing mixed media collage, assemblages, art quilts, clothing, altered books, dolls, scrap books, ATCs and more.
Washington Beltway to exit 174, Eisenhower Avenue Connector. After exiting onto the ramp and merging onto the Connector, you will come to the intersection, and take a left onto Eisenhower Avenue. 4750 Eisenhower Avenue is a red brick building approximately ¼ mile on the left, after the Fedex sign and before the condos — look for the Electrodyne sign. Store entrance is at the front of the Electrodyne building. View Mapquest »
The Van Dorn Street station, on the Blue Line, is located at 5690 Eisenhower Avenue, approximately 10 blocks (.720 miles) from Artistic Artifacts.