Artistic Artifacts is Open!

Effective June 1, Artistic Artifacts Open Hours are:

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shopping appointments are no longer necessary. Our staff are all fully vaccinated — we ask that unvaccinated customers continue to wear face masks to protect themselves.

Artistic Artifacts is the source for the latest “Creative Finds for Creative Minds.” No matter your medium, you’ll find products and techniques to use in sewing, and a full range of fiber arts and mixed media. Shop for yourself, or set up an Artistic Artifacts wish list so your friends and family can shop for you — we also have gift suggestions for your favorite Creative Minds!

hand drawn batik panels from Indonesia and fabric at Artistic Artifacts

An authorized BERNINA USA dealer, Artistic Artifacts is also the location of a WonderFil™ Threads Boutique. We participate in Quilters Trek (formerly Row by Row; now a virtual event too!) and were a stop on the 2019 Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop featuring shops throughout Virginia and Maryland.

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In addition, we offer a large range of mixed media supplies; vintage fabric, trims and ephemera.

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

Artistic Artifacts is a member of TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List. TAFA is a membership organization of artists and businesses rooted in textile and fiber art products and traditions. TAFA unites old and new traditions, their historical and modern importance, giving a shared platform to both contemporary and traditional textile techniques from all cultures.

More About Us

Artistic Artifacts is a member of the Alexandria, VA Convention and Visitors Association

Our shop is located 4750 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA. Learn more about visiting Artistic Artifacts including complete directions, nearby accommodations and more.

Keep up to date on our current activities by subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter and following Judy’s Blog. View our calendar for up to date information and our events page to learn more about the national quilt shows and art events, including information about Art & Soul creative retreats, that Artistic Artistic travels to.

A Look at Artistic Artifacts

Artistic Artifacts filmed owner in spring 2021 Judy Gula and we’re inviting everyone to pay us a virtual video visit by watching her 10 minute tour of our Alexandria, VA store! Judy shows off some of the many Creative Finds for Creative Minds that are stocked for in-person shopping as well as secure online ordering]( We are thankful for the lovely compliments we’ve already received. So many have mentioned that they wished they lived close enough to us to visit, and while we can’t control geography, we hope this video gives you an idea of how we can support your fiber and mixed media needs!

Several years ago we welcomed Great Day Washington, a local morning television program to the shop. Although much has changed since then, this is still a fun look at Artistic Artifacts as you watch video of the four different demonstration segments — surface design (block, mono- and Thermofax printing), paper piecing quilt blocks, mixed media and upcycling techniques, and hand-stitching batik panels — that were produced live that morning by host Meaghan Mooney. Visit the Artistic Artifacts blog to view and learn more »