This year’s Arts Alive! Festival will be happening on September 17 in Manassas.
According to a release, the free family-fun festival will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is being hosted by the Prince William County Arts Council, and “celebrates the diversity and talent of visual and performing artists and ensembles from Prince William County and the City of Manassas,” stated a release. The event is being sponsored by United Bank, NOVEC, and Prince William County Parks and Recreation, according to a release.
At Arts Alive! there will be hands-on art activities for children and adults, as well as food and craft vendors on site, stated a release. There will also be more than 30 indoor and outdoor performances on the grounds at Merchant Hall, Gregory Family Theater, the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, a tent stage outside of the building, and the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Patio Stage, according to a release.
More on the artists involved in the event, from a release:
Local artists and ensembles performing include Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Shenandoah Sound, Boyle Irish Dance, New Dominion Choraliers, Woodbridge Music Club, the Manassas Symphony, Fools! Improv and much more. There will also be strolling performers from the Center for the Arts.
Visual arts groups participating include the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club, Stone House Quilters and the Prince William Art Society. Activities for children include watercolor painting with Edgemoor Art Studio, face painting and a children’s story corner. Local artisans will sell their diverse arts- related wares, including jewelry, pottery, quilts and photography. Write by the Rails will sell books by local authors.
Both admission and parking are free.
Here is coverage of the festival:
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