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Explore, Create, and Shop During Old Town Alexandria’s Makers Mile: Mini Edition

July 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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If you missed our first ever Makers Mile, then you’re in luck. From July 19 to 21, we are introducing the brand-new Makers Mile MINI event. If you’re a Maker in the making or a seasoned veteran who is looking for something fun to do this summer, then we have the thing for you. Come out to Old Town Alexandria and spend some quality time with family and friends while practicing a new skill. Experience everything from paper and paint to fabric, yarn and more. Register now and we will reserve a Corkcicle water bottle* so you can stay hydrated as you walk Makers Mile.   With it, you can stop at each store to collect flair, visit a “make and take” station, dine, and shop! Each store will have a limited-edition vinyl sticker, made especially for decorating your water bottle and “make and take” craft stations, where you can practice your crafty skills and take home your new handmade item!

11 am to 5 pm each day!

Here’s what you can look forward to:

AR Workshop: Pop into AR Workshop’s NEW DIY Studio on King Street and learn different painting techniques to create your very own Summer Themed mini wood block. Crafters will get to choose from multiple Summer designs and non-toxic stain and paint color options (while supplies last).

fibre space: Learn how to make a tassel! Crafters will use our tassel makers to make their very own tassels from natural wool yarn.

(NEW!) MeggRolls: Show your Makers Mile Mini water bottle and enjoy a free 20oz fountain drink with your purchase.

(NEW!) Nicecream: Enjoy fresh handmade ice cream at 20% off when you show your Makers Mile Mini water bottle.

Penny Post: Tap into your creative side when you decorate your new pencil pouch. It’s perfect for throwing in your purse or backpack!

Red Barn Mercantile: Conflicted Pixie is back at Red Barn Mercantile, this time we will be creating her signature zipper pull. Add a little zip (pun intended!) to your jacket, purse, or backpack!

Stitch Sew Shop: Learn to make colorful friendship bracelets with us. Quick and simple to make, you’ll want to make several to give to friends…and a few to keep for yourself!


*Here’s the fine print…participants should be 10 years or older. Anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult. (Parents, make your reservation and join the fun too!) Each reservation includes a water bottle, a sticker from each store to be picked up at the stores, and a make and take craft. To collect stickers and partake of the craft you MUST have a reservation and show your water bottle before starting the event. Water bottles and crafts are while supplies last. Make and take stations are from 11 am to 5 pm each day.