First Friday: “Family Art Night”, October 7

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First Friday: “Family Art Night”, October 7

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2016

Are you looking for a memorable and inspiring evening with your family?  Plan to attend the “Family Art Night” sponsored by the Office of the Arts on Friday, October 7, 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.   A “meet and greet” begins at 6 p.m.  Pizza, soda and water will be on hand, complements of the Office of the Arts.  Art activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance per person reservations: $5 residents; $10 nonresidents.  At door: $10 residents; $15 nonresidents.   No experience is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by one adult.

Reservation includes ONE art experience, art supplies, pizza and soda.  You have three art experiences to choose from: 

  • Paint with Teresa Brunson - Ages 5 and up with Adult. Do you love to paint?  No experience necessary - Teresa will guide you through painting your very own masterpiece. Take your masterpiece home at the end of the evening.  Limit: 60 people (255201.04);
  • Create Mosaics with Patrick Kirwin - Ages 6 and up with Adult.  Design a mosaic trivet that you can give as a gift, or use in the kitchen. Limit: 20 people (255201.05);
  • Construct Cardboard Games with Upcycle Creative Reuse Center - Ages 7 & up with Adult. Kids of all ages are invited to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Celebrate your creativity and build an arcade or board game, then plan to share the game with Family Art Night participants (255201.06); or
  • Create Poetry Pictures with Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria - Ages 7 & up with Adult. Join Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate in creating word pictures of people, places and things! Wherever our imaginations go, we can go!  Sharing our poetry will be part of the fun. Limit: 20 people (255201.07).

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

For further information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565,, or visit

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 (Virginia Relay 711) or