The Prince William Arts Council and Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Woodbridge campus are partnering for the Woodbridge Alive! festival, to benefit the arts.
The free festival will be held on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodbridge Campus at 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge.
According to Prince William Arts Council Chair Sheyna Burt, the festival is the first in a series of arts festivals that the Council will be hosting across the county.
“Instead of having one great big Arts Alive festival that were going to basically have a series of smaller street festivals…throughout the community,” said Burt.
At the event, they’re going to have a combination of arts and healthy living activities, according to Burt.
“We’ll have an artists’ corral, where people can interact with artists, and we’re especially inviting students to go up and ask them how they can get to have a life in the arts. We’ll also have performances, we’ll have poetry readings,” Burt said.
There will also be “orchestral music in the round, an under 500-calorie cook-off, food trucks, drum core battles, and a silent auction,” according to a release.
The proceeds of the event will be used to assist students studying the arts at NOVA Woodbridge, according to a release.
“This is all intended to benefit a scholarship program…it’s the Chadab Foundation scholarship for the visual and performing arts,” said Burt.
Recipients of the scholarship receive $500 to put toward their artistic education at NOVA.
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