Kids Activities

At Art on the Avenue, kids are encouraged not only to look at all the artwork, but to create some of their own. Local artists and non-profit groups team up to provide a real creative experience for young visitors, helping them create a special work of art to take home, or participate in a project that will go on display in the neighborhood.

Entertainment is featured at the Kids Stage, located on the east side of Mt. Vernon Avenue between Del Ray and Custis Avenues, where kids get a chance to perform, or to watch as other kids put on magic shows, puppet shows and dance performances.

The following is a list of the activities.

Alice Kale: Local painter known for her paintings of Del Ray, will paint a local scene in oil. The finished painting will be for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to Del Ray Artisans for children’s programs.

olivosARTstudio: Claudia Olivos will be doing a live painting with acrylics on canvas.

Squishaus: How to turn socks into sharks!

Sediment Press: The art of screenprinting; participants take away their own limited edition handmade poster.

Mind the Mat: Yoga Demonstration (in front of their studio at 2214 Mt. Vernon Avenue)

10:00-11:00 – Squishaus

11:00-11:30 – Mind the Mat

11:30-12:30 – olivosARTstudio

12:30-02:30 – Alice Kale

02:30-03:30 – Squishaus

03:30-04:00 – Mind the Mat

04:00-05:00 – olivosARTstudio

10:00-05:00 – Sediment Press

Tambourine MakingKids Art Korner
Cookie DecoratingKids Art Korner
Pumpkin Puppets on Popsicle SticksKids Art Korner
Seed Mosaics, Popcorn EarsKids Art Korner
Beaded Key ChainsKids Art Korner

First Agape Baptist Church
Face PaintingKids Art Korner
Forum One CommunicationsSpin Art2200 Mt. Vernon Ave.

George Washington Middle School
Sand PaintingColesanto Center Parking Lot
2701 Commonwealth Ave.

Jefferson Houston Pre-K
8th School PTA
Creative Fall CollageKids Art Korner
Michelle RiggStreet Chalk ArtistDel Ray Variety Store
203 E. Custis Ave.
Make-A-ScarecrowKids Art Korner
Alexandria JayceesMake-A-ScarecrowKids Art Korner
Saint Rita School PTOYarn PeopleKids Art Korner
Knitting - Del Ray yarn bombing with recycled materialsKids Art Korner
Velocity Bicycle Co-opChalk Biking E. Custis
Pumpkin PaintingKids Art Korner
Bag Decorating4th Annual Youth Arts FestivalKids Art Korner
TambourinesAlexandria Choral SocietyKids Art Korner
Make a Boat; Boat RacesAlexandria Seaport FoundationKids Art Korner
Sock puppetsBishop Ireton Alumni AssociationKids Art Korner
Cut out/pop up cardsBridget Balog - (10am - 2pm)Kids Art Korner
Creating Flower Pots & PlantingEarth ChampsKids Art Korner
Face PaintingFirst Agape Baptist ChurchKids Art Korner
Spin ArtForum One CommunicationsW66 and W67
Bubble ArtGirl Scout Troop 3833Kids Art Korner
BalloonsGrace Episcopal ChurchKids Art Korner
Sand PaintingGeorge Washington Middle SchoolColsanto Center Parking Lot (2011)
Tissue Paper Flower/ AnimalsJefferson Houston PTAKids Art Korner
Tiny Titans MuralTC Williams HS Senior ClassKids Art Korner
Reusable Items for Open-Ended CreativityUpCycle Creative Reuse CenterKids Art Korner
ScarecrowsAlexandria JayceesKids Art Korner (Along fence on eastern part of soccer fields)
Pumpkin DecoratingSt. Paul's Episcopal Church - 20Kids Art Korner
Kids with paper mache dragon

If you are a non-profit and would like to work with an artist to organize an activity for kids, download information and an application here. Download

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