Celebration includes programming throughout the weekend.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
The Crystal City Diamond Derby is returning for a fall edition. You've never seen anything like it.
Want to see something you’ve never seen before? Head down to Crystal City on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the second running of the Crystal City Diamond Derby. One part art, one part bikes, and two parts spectacle, it’s a crazy mash of people who come together for a great evening in a unusual setting. You want to see this. I should admit that earlier this year, when I encouraged people to check out the first Crystal City Diamond Derby, I didn’t really understand what the event was. I recommended it mostly on the strength of my experience with the promoters as people who put on fun and interesting events. And then I went to check it out for myself. My time there included lots of gawking at decorated bikes, racing on my own bike through a …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Students will learn about social justice issues at Artisphere from educators and artists.
A few innovative artists will use the words of Mos Def to lay down the ins and out of water conservation to about 40 Washington, D.C., students Thursday at Arlington's Artisphere. Through hip-hop and multimedia art, the students will explore three social justice issues using the Hip-Hop Educational Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.), developed by artist and educator Gabriel Benn. "This is learning through the lens of hip-hop," Benn said. "It's another way for them to find out information and showing them things." Students will participate in discussions, listen to music and watch video footage, and create multimedia art with the help of Benn and other Artisphere artists. "Artists are natural teachers," Benn said. "They're passionate about what …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Find low-cost summer art classes for adults at the Arlington Arts Center.
Kids are not the only ones that can enjoy summer art courses. Take time out of your busy schedule to take an art class at the Arlington Arts Center. Penelope Nune, the Director of Education at the Arlington Arts Center, said, "These classes are for anyone who is working to create something visual. They will learn how to select color for a stronger composition." The center also offers low-cost classes. An 8-week adult class is only $195. By taking classes at the Arlington Arts Center, you are supporting a local non-profit and getting a great deal. Let your creative juices flow this summer. The AAC is located in Virginia Square, at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Monroe Street. Check out the Arlington Arts Adult Summer Class …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The AAC offers a variety of summer camps for kids and teens.
When schools are out for summer, it's not always easy to find ways to keep your kids busy--and safe. Luckily, the Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is here to help with camps for all ages and interests. The center is located in Virginia Square, at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Monroe Street. Patch sat down with Penelope Nunes, the Director of Education at the Arlington Arts Center, to gather all of the information about the camps for our readers. Class basics? What are the most popular classes for each age group? Registration Deadlines There is no deadline, sign up for classes before they begin. However, popular classes like the Comic Book Art series and early-morning classes fill up quickly so register soon! How to Register for …