Artistic Artifacts is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are closed on most Sundays and Mondays, but please check our calendar for the most up-to-date information.
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 www.visitalexandriava.com to learn more. Alexandria, VA is also close to Washington, DC, another popular tourist destination.
Artistic Artifacts founder/owner Judy Vincentz Gula considers herself a fiber person, having been involved in fiber art since elementary school. After graduating college with majors in Fashion Design and Business Marketing, Judy learned to weave, sew, dye, stamp, quilt, bead, craft jewelry and more. Those experiences and contacts bought her to fiber art and mixed media, which she explores through art quilts and fiber/mixed media jewelry.
Judy Gula Artist Statement:
“I believe that to make art, you must live art. Every day, I am surrounded by the things that inspire me, both at home and in my shop. I find inspiration in materials, my interactions with other artists, and in surprising and unexpected experiences.
“My art comes from my experiences and from my circle of friends. I often work with vintage materials and they fill me with visions and ideas. The materials speak to me and I provide their voice.
“My goal is to share my love of art with as many people as possible. In empowering them to create their own artwork, I find my bliss. ”
Judy is the founder (and namesake) of Judys Altered Minds, an altered arts group that meets at Artistic Artifacts on the third Sunday of each month. This group is open to all interested — learn more »
Her passions for creating unique art and collecting wonderful bits and treasures combined to create Artistic Artifacts Annex, a place where artists gather... learn more via the links above.