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Special Events

Saturday, Dec. 5 & Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.

Free Admission. Registration is required. Activity No. 2011.220

 

Founded in 1982, The McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival is a highly anticipated, juried show featuring exceptional regional artisans. These fine, handcrafted works include established, high-quality, seasoned artisans as well as new artisans exhibiting innovative concepts. The show includes pottery, glass, jewelry, holiday decorations, mixed media, fashion accessories, wood, fine art, artisanal foods, and more. See behind the scenes and watch how these artists create their masterpieces. Support the arts and buy a unique gift for someone special!


Show management will be provided by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG). Founded in 1972, the NVHG, a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based organization, is dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promoting the development of arts and crafts in the community and supporting arts and crafts educational activities.

McLean Holiday Art & Crafts Festival Artists

Basketry

Linda Bowers, Just For You Baskets, www.just4youbaskets.com 

Pam Scott, Just For You Baskets, www.just4youbaskets.com 


Candles and Wax

Ashley Mahan, McLean Candle Company, www.mcleancandle.com 


Ceramics

Barry Hash, B H Ceramics, Inc., www.etsy.com/shop/bhceramicsinc 

Charles Cheek, CDC Stoneware, www.cdcstoneware.com 


Clothing

Anne Alden, Fringe Benefits, www.etsy.com/shop/fringebenefitsscarf 

Anikka Becker, Anikka Becker Design, www.anikkabecker.com 


Fiber and Textiles

Sandra McCaslin, Alexandra's Accents, www.etsy.com/shop/AlexsAttic 

Ivy Wong NG, G's Glory Handbags, www.gsglory.com 

Joanne Strehle Bast, Joanne Bast, www.jbast.com 

Suzanne Wennermark-Roskowick, swr@roskowick.com

Anne Alden, Fringe Benefits, aralden@comcast.net


Glass

Anne Clark, Anne P. Clark, www.anneclarkglass.com 

Anjali Sunderam, Sovereign Treasures, www.artontheavenue.org/glass/sovereign-treasures 

Emily Pezzulich, Pezzulich Glassworks, www.pezzulichglassworks.com 


Glass Jewelry

Shona D'Cruz, Blue Hyacinth Mosaics, LLC, www.bluehyacinthmosaics.com 


Jewelry

Réjane Pratelli , Anvil Fire and Time, www.anvilfireandtime.com 

Rona Fisher, Rona Fisher Jewelry Design, www.ronafisher.com 

Jungwhon Joo, Jungwhon Joo, www.enamelsbyj.com 

Michele Ross, Shiny Objects by Michele, www.etsy.com/shop/shinyobjectsmichele 

Cindy Shafer, Classics by Cindy, www.etsy.com/shop/StatementsinLeather 


Leather

Lisa Strauss, Col de Mar Sea Leather Accessories, www.coldemar.com 


Multimedia

Andrew Gallagher, Andrew Gallagher, www.etsy.com/shop/WoodAndGlassDesign 

Ellen Rosenthal, ERosenthal Printmaker, www.etsy.com/shop/erprintmaker 

Maritza Maxwell, Hatch, mmaxwell@hatchskills.com


Painting/Drawing/Etching

Carol McPherson, Sparrow, www.carolslittlesparrow.com 

BJ Opfer, Opfer's Wildlife Art and Pet Portraits, OpferBirdsandPets@gmail.com

Bob Friedenberg, Not-Wolf-Productions, Dr.Bob@Not-Wolf-Productions.com


Paper

David Jenkins, David Jenkins Papercuttings, www.davidjenkinspapercuttings.com 

Mila French, Gilded Paper Art, gildedpaperart@aol.com


Photography

Gloria Freund, Freund and Friends Photos, www.sentientseas.com 

Elly Uehling, Nature Cards by Elly, www.etsy.com/shop/cardsbyelly 

Chris Fedderson, MacroFine Photography, www.macrofinephotography.com

Soap and Skin Care

Brenda Simon, Brenda's Bars, www.brendasbars.square.site

Specialty Food

Bobbie Pontzer, Betty Jane's Sweet Delights, Inc., www.BettyJanesSweetDelights.com 

Amy Yule, Pecan Yummies, www.pecanyummies.com

Woodcraft

Paul Dunlap, High Ridge Woodworking of Deep Gap, NC, highridgeww@yahoo.com

 

Questions? Please contact events@mcleancenter.org.



Live Virtual Event!
Sunday, Dec. 13, 5-6 p.m.
Free admission; registration is required.
Activity No. 2012.220

Wine down the fall, get ready for the holidays, and enjoy this fun, virtual, live and interactive wine tasting event. Four unique wines for this tasting are available (two whites and two reds) to pre-purchase by registrants at The Wine Outlet in McLean (see purchasing instructions below). Selected wines are from regions and wineries around the globe. A wine expert will lead this session and explore the selected wines as well as other interesting aspects of the art of wine. Registrants will access pre-event setup information including best wine temperatures, a tasting mat, a wine rating sheet, and wine glossary. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! 

During the our December McLean Uncorked you will have the opportunity to enjoy the following wines:

Janna De Mare Cagnulari Isola Dei Nuraghi
Puriri Hills Mokoroa Sauvignon Blanc
Romain Duvernay Domaine De Cabane Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Lovisolo Barbera Rose Brut

How to purchase the wines
In Person:
Visit The Wine Outlet at 6727 Curran St, McLean, Va. 22101, mention the McLean Uncorked or the McLean Community Center wine bundle, and one of the friendly associates will assist you.

Online:
Step 1:  Visit the purchasing link here.
Step 2:  Add each of the four wines to your cart.
Step 3:  Proceed to check out.
Step 4:  Follow instructions to log-in or create your account.


Note:  The full discount is applied after the above steps are completed. 

 

McLean Uncorked is a series of three unique wine tasting events featuring local wine experts. 
Sunday, Oct. 25, featuring Chain Bridge Wine Cellars.  Click here to view.
Sunday, Dec. 13, featuring holiday-themed wines from The Wine Outlet in McLean. Register today.
Sunday, Feb. 7, featuring food and wine pairings from Balducci's.  Registration opens in December.

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Live Launch: Saturday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

Free admission; resgistration is required.

 

The Be Fit McLean health fair is back! This event offers valuable information on a variety of health issues and preventive practices. Learn how to better manage your mental and physical wellness. Health experts and wellness-related exhibitors offer up-to-date information on such topics as COVID-19, stress management, work-life balance, happiness, nutrition and much more.

Live Launch: Sunday, Feb. 7, 5–6 p.m.
Free admission; registration is required.

For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! Join your friends or surprise your Valentine and enjoy this fun, virtual, live and interactive wine tasting and food pairing event. Four unique wines for this tasting are available to pre-purchase by registrants at Balducci’s in McLean. Selected wines are from regions and wineries around the globe. A wine expert will lead this session and explore the selected wines as well as other interesting aspects of the art of wine tasting.

 

For more information about McLean Uncorked, contact events@mcleancenter.org.

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-noon
Free admission; preregistration required.


This drive-through, outdoor, environmental action event provides a convenient way for McLean residents to better the planet. Several local community businesses and organizations will provide four key facets of environmental health in the spirit of shredding, reusing, recycling and planting. Free tree saplings and pollinator seeds will be distributed, first-come, first-served. Limits apply.

Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915
McLean Day 2021

Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free admission

 

New! McLean’s favorite annual event is celebrating our hometown in a di?fferent way this year! Check this space closer to the event date for up-and-coming information. Due to Covid-19, event details may change.

 

Exhibitors, please check the Exhibitor Page to apply.