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The Art League's ArtFest Draws a Huge Crowd
The Art League's ArtFest Draws a Huge Crowd

The Art League’s Madison Annex in Old Town Alexandria was bustling with hundreds of people on Friday, December 3 for ArtFest, a holiday art event that had a little something for everyone – exhibits of two and three dimensional work, artist demos, jewelry and ceramic sales, fiber/wearable art, live music, food and more… and admission was free!

Music by Rew Smith Band kept the atmosphere lively as people wandered throughout the complex enjoying the various aspects of the event. The Jewelry and Ceramics Sales were a big hit throughout the weekend – the most successful holiday sales for The Art League to date.

Once a year The Art League opens up The Madison Annex (where The Art League School's more labor intensive and three-dimensional classes are taught – ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, stained glass, photography, fiber, and silkscreen) for ArtFest. It’s a great opportunity to show the public where and how so many of our classes are taught and that the visual arts are accessible for all levels.  Art League classes are also held in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which is where The Art League is headquartered, and at the Duke Street Annex on the waterfront in Old Town. The School enrolls over 7,000 students a year, filling over 10,000 class seats.

ArtFest is an annual event, so if you missed it this year, save the date for next year: December 2, 2011!

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