Alexandria Makers Market was started in 2019, with the goal to shine a spotlight on the Alexandria-based maker community. AMM plans events and promotions to show off all the amazing creative talent here in the city!
Additionally, we strongly believe in the education value of sharing our creative knowledge and talent. Because of this, you will find fun DIY classes and kits offered on our website and at our different events!
The ART BOX, LLC is a service-based business that offers STEAM and Art classes to youth of all ages. The ART BOX, LLC acts as a medium to actively engage participants in kid-friendly learning environments that are educational, fun and safe. Young artists explore texture, form and space to stimulate creativity that incite curiosity, inquiry and an appreciation for non-traditional art activities. Classes are currently offered to Preschool-aged children (ART On Overload) and School-aged youth (SCIENCE MANIA) at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center.
Synergy Float Center is the first and only float center in Alexandria, Virginia. We strive to provide a clean, peaceful, and relaxing environment for people, like you, to assess their true mental, spiritual, and physical well-being through flotation and our other services. Floating helps human beings live in harmony with nature, others and most importantly, themselves. Spend some stress-free time with yourself on your journey towards inner peace and deep relaxation at Synergy Float Center. Disabled Veteran and Old Town resident owned and operated.
At every rainbow rock show, we collect new or gently used kids items and make sure to find them a good home. Depending on the time of year, we also have annual collections, like swim suits for summer, school supplies, holiday toy drive, or winter coats! We also put together Tot Rock Festivals to collect items on an even greater scale.
First Night Alexandria is a family-friendly, affordable, accessible celebration of the New Year that annually
occupies approximately 20 venues in Old Town and one in Del Ray. First Night Alexandria routinely provides complimentary
admission to active military personnel and to disadvantaged families in this City.
The Choreographers Collaboration Project (CCP) is a 501(c)(3) modern dance company founded in 1998 by Mary Jo Smet and Janet Stormes. The company fosters the choreographic process, serves as a lab for emerging choreographers and builds collaborations with artists to inspire creativity and expand audiences for all. CCP introduces modern dance to individuals across generations, cultures, and artistic media, and presents dance performances accessible to the community. CCP has performed throughout Alexandria, VA, and the Washington, D.C. area.
Welcome to UpCycle: a reuse center and making space that encourages creativity, critical thinking, innovation and environmentally sustainable behavior.
UpCycle is a community resource. We collect secondhand materials that are used for arts & crafts and learning purposes. We organize these items and make them available to the public at affordable prices. We have fabrics and sewing notions, high-end artist supplies, various papers and boards, containers, wood bits, office supplies, jewelry and much, much more!
In UpCycle’s studio, you can participate in a workshop, schedule a party or group function, or use the open studio to create your own masterpiece during Tinker Time.