Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Art League at the Alexandria Festival of the Arts!

Art League Helps Kick-Off the Alexandria Festival of the Arts at Market Square, Saturday, September 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Art League will host a variety of free creative programs on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria (The Art League will be located at the corner of King & North Fairfax Streets). Fun, hands-on, art activities for all ages will be offered throughout the day along with demonstrations by nationally recognized artists. We will also hold our first artistically delicious fundraiser – The Ice Cream Bowl!

10:00 am – noon: Kick Off with Art League Instructor Steve Prince and Mayor Bill Euille at Market Square
Art League Instructor and acclaimed artist Steve Prince kick off the festivities with a fun, hands-on activity for kids. Mayor Bill Euille will also participate in the creative activity.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser at Market Square
Support The Art League Ceramics Department while enjoying delicious local ice cream!

For $15, select a unique handmade ceramic bowl created by the talented artists of The Art League's Ceramics Department and enjoy a bowl of local artisan ice cream by ACKC Cocoa Bar in Del Ray.

Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser may enter our free drawing to win an Art League Gift Certificate.

Our Ice Cream Bowl benefits The Art League's Ceramics Program. Thank you to ACKC Cocoa Bar for generously donating ice cream and supplies; students, associates, and instructors of The Art League's ceramics program for creating and donating the handmade bowls; and Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association for their support.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Art Activated in the Torpedo Factory Art Center with Patrick Kirwin
Art League Instructor and celebrated muralist Patrick Kirwin demonstrates his techniques for creating "fool-the-eye" effects. Note: this event will take place in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Plein Air Painting Demo with Fred Markham at Market Square
Art League Instructor and award-winning landscape artist Fred Markham shares his painting tips and techniques for capturing the essence of any scene.

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