A Show of Hands is closing

showofhandsA Show of Hands, the Del Ray retail store that has been a showcase for local artists since opening in November 2005, will close on April 15.

Owners Pat Miller and Maria Wasowski cited a downturn in business for the closing of the store, located at 2303 Mount Vernon Ave.

“The snow and ice and the Federal Government shutdown have made the last few months very difficult and left us with no alternative but to close the shop,” they said in a statement on the store’s website.

The statement said the owners are preparing a list of websites of their artists so that customers can contact them directly.