Artistic Artifacts -- Creative Finds for Creative Minds

The Artistic Artifacts Annex

Hold Your Event at the Annex!

Rental space ideal for quilt guild meetings, charity work sessions, arts organizations, guild workshop rentals, and more is available. Request rental rates and availability.

The Annex is:

  1. Your source for creative found objects for the contemporary fiber/mixed media artist
  2. Home to a wide variety of classes and workshops with renowned instructors — visit our calendar to learn more. Join us monthly for our “How Do I Use This?” demonstrations and play-time (we now host both daytime and evening sessions), and the 3rd Sunday of each month for Judy’s Altered Minds (JAMs)!
  3. An exhibit/show space
  4. A place for artists to gather

Artistic Artifacts Annex products
Judy Gula’s hand dyed vintage fabric and trim on display in the Annex. The shop is open
Tuesdays through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
We are also open during any scheduled class hours (if they extend beyond what’s 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.

Directions to Artistic Artifacts

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.

Accomodations for Out of Town Guests

For those who are traveling from out of town to attend an Artistic Artifacts class, the following are located just 5 minutes or so away.

Old Town Alexandria, a popular area for tourists, is very close by to our location and offers additional accomodations, shopping, restaurants and historical venues. Visit to learn more. Alexandria, VA is also close to Washington, DC, another popular tourist destination.

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