RVA Fashion Week: Art and Jewelry Gala

Photos and story by Briana Thornton
The Art and Jewelry Gala, the second event in RVA Fashion Week, kicked off at Gallery 5. Local jewelry makers and artists were able to present their work and attendees could shop over a glass of wine while mingling with other local art enthusiasts. Keep reading to meet some of the awesome artists that I had the privilege of talking to:

Spit and Wishes

Adriane Dalton is a local jewelry designer that makes uniquely crafted pieces out of repurposed, recycled and ethically sourced materials, like wallpaper. All of the pieces featured here are made of recycled vintage wallpaper and can be purchased on her website.


Adrienne is the talented mastermind behind AddieRawr and actually graduated from VCU with a bachelor’s in creative advertising. Adrienne creates beautiful prints using watercolor or acrylic paints then transfers them onto several different mediums, from canvases and greeting cards to mugs and notebooks.

Jenny Martos

Jenny Martos is a metal and wood jewelry designer. Her pieces are super unique and can be purchased here.

Lightbox Print Co.

Lightbox Print Co. is run by James and Meredith and every print they collectively produce is 100% handmade, screen-printed and are based off their original drawings, photographs and concepts. Check out their website to see the variety of products they hand-produce and sell!


Whitney Kuhn describes her jewelry in two words: clean and modern. All of her jewelry can be found on her Etsy site.
For a full list of the local artist and jewelers involved, check out the link here.

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