The knowledgeable team at Jerry’s Artarama stockpile a vast selection of art supplies for amateur and professional projects. Staff members roam the store answering art questions and help track down hard-to-find supplies for any medium including wrapped canvases and invisible ink. The onsite custom-framing shop outfits works in traditional wood and aluminum frames with a variety of matting options to enhance and preserve enveloped images. The emporium also hosts workshops throughout the month to develop oil- and watercolor-painting techniques, as well as demos to meet and learn from instructors in a more informal setting.
Specializing in personalized party invitations, Retro Whimsy Designs boasts a bevy of colorful graphic layouts for weddings, cookouts, and time travel parties. All invitations include free proofs and choice of postman-impressing colored envelopes. Revive the ancient arts of letter writing and paper touching with Retro Whimsy’s adorable stationery and accessories, which include return address labels. Aww-inspiring candy wrappers and other customizable party favors make suburb celebratory souvenirs. Feel free to request a custom design on any product. Because designing, printing, and shipping are done in one location, orders are generally completed within 6–9 days.
Putting a brush in the hand of everyone who walks through the door, the staff at Paint Gallery aim to make art less intimidating and more fun. During classes—available for both kids and adults—participants follow an instructor's simple directions on dabbing, brushing, and Monet-ing to create a finished work of art to walk out the door with. Frequently held at local pubs, instructors encourage pupils aged 21 and older to sip on glasses of beer or wine while painting.
Signature service: Couples, maternity, and newborn photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Top Rated Miller's Lab
Pro Tip: Lover of chocolate and all things awesome, Daissy prides in capturing your joy, laughter, and love.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Established in 1991, Hackworth Reprographics, Inc. is a Virginia, State-Certified, Woman-Owned Small Business (SWAM), providing professional printing solutions and wide-format equipment to businesses throughout the state of Virginia, Northeast North Carolina, Maryland and Washington D.C.