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The Art League at the Alexandria Festival for the Arts with the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser
The Art League at the Alexandria Festival for the Arts with the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League is kicking off the festivities for the FREE Alexandria Festival for the Arts THIS SATURDAY, September 10 beginning at 10:00 am at Market Square (corner of King and North Fairfax Streets), and all are invited to come and join the festivities.

We will host a variety of free creative programs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria (corner of King & North Fairfax Streets) on both Saturday and Sunday. Fun, hands-on, art activities for all ages will be offered throughout the day along with demonstrations by nationally recognized artists. The weekend will also feature our popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, back for TWO days this year and with 1,000 bowls!!


Weekend Schedule:
Our Market Square location will be at the corner of King and North Fairfax Streets.

September 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: Community Sculpture and Creative Tees with Art League Instructor Steve Prince at Market Square.
Kids (and adults) are welcome to participate in making a community piece that culminates in an installation piece that will be put on display in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Each participant creates a mixed media work on a randomly selected puzzle piece that will become part of a dynamic sculptural form. Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille will join in the fun!

Kids (and adults) will also have the opportunity to make custom, painted t-shirts to commemorate their day at the Alexandria Festival of the Arts!

September 10 & 11, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser at Market Square featuring 1,000 Bowls!
The Art League's popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser is back for TWO DAYS in 2011 and features 1,000 fabulous handmade bowls to choose from! For $15, select the bowl of your choice and enjoy local artisan ice cream by ACKC Cocoa Bar in Del Ray. All bowls are handmade and one-of-a-kind, created by instructors, associates, and students of the Ceramics Department.

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

September 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Continuation of the morning activity with Art League Instructor Steve Prince at Market Square.

September 10, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm: Creative Painting and Mark Making with Art League Instructor Patrick Kirwin at "Arts Activated" in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Kids (and adults) experiment with patterns and textures using paint combs, squeegees, wobbly long-pole brushes and other bizarre, creative, and entertaining tools

September 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Creative Painting and Mark Making with Patrick Kirwin at Market Square.

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