Office of the Arts Presents First Friday: Family Art Night April 5

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For Immediate Release: March 26, 2019

It is that time of year again, there will be another memorable and inspiring evening for your family and you. Plan to attend the First Friday: “Family Art Night” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on Friday, April 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. A “meet and greet” begins at 6 p.m. with pizza, soda and water complements of the Office of the Arts. Art activities begin at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. 

Reservation includes one art experience, art supplies, pizza and soda. Select from the following three art experiences: 

  • Paint with Teresa Brunson - Ages 5 and up with adult
    Activity #: 355202.06
    Do you love to paint? No experience necessary - Patrick will guide you through painting your very own masterpiece. Take your masterpiece home at the end of the evening.
    Limit: 50 registrants 

  • Create Mosaics with Maria Illingworth – Ages 6 and up with adult
    Activity #: 355202.07
    Design a mosaic trivet that you can give as a gift or use in the kitchen.
    Limit: 30 registrants

  • Create a clay sculpture with Sharmila Karamchandani - Ages 5 and up with adult
    Activity #: 355202.08
    Back by popular demand is an opportunity to create a clay sculpture.  Teresa will guide you through creating a 3-D multi-color fantasy dragon. The dragon sculpture can be given as a gift, or you can showcase it in your house.
    Limit: 20 registrants

Reservations are $9 per person. Children under 5 years old are free. Children must be accompanied by one adult. Register online by visiting

The “Family Art Night” is part of the “First Fridays” Series. The Series is a project of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Office of the Arts.

For additional further information, please contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 or email:, or visit

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.