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The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG) will hold its annual Thanksgiving weekend show on November 24 - 26, 2023, at the Vienna Community Center in Vienna, Virginia (120 Cherry Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180). This show features 40 – 60 local (Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.) juried artists and crafters from the NVHG.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 show through ZAPPlication. Application fee is $12. The application deadline is May 31 and the notification date is July 10. Use the "Apply Now" button to see more information about the show and to start the application process. The application is open to both members and non-members. Both members and non-members need to submit 6 photos of their work plus a booth photo. However, members who have already been juried and submit their applications before the deadline will automatically be included in the show. Members who need to rejury this year and who apply to the Vienna show can rejury just by pictures. This jurying will occur during the month of June, when the Standards Committee reviews the Vienna applications.
If you have any questions, please contact Cara Jablon at or 202-333-5332.

This show, which has run for over 30 years, offers original, handmade arts and crafts, including decorative painting; fused, etched, painted, and stained glass; ceramics and pottery; woodworking; handweaving; paintings and drawings; textiles; jewelry; and other crafts.

The admission fee supports the NVHG scholarship program for college arts students. Children 12 and under are free. Ample free parking is available at the Vienna Community Center. The NVHG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which also supports Second Story, a Northern Virginia home for teens in crisis, and Meals on Wheels.

The show has included a drawing either for “NVHG Bucks,” which can be used at the show to purchase work from the show’s artisans, or a drawing for art and jewelry items and free classes donated by the show participants.

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