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.

KIDS ART KORNER will be on the field at Mt. Vernon Community School right next to the Food Court.

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.

Are you a non-profit who would like to work with an artist to organize an activity for kids? Download the application here and find out how.

Want to be an artist demonstrator at Art on the Avenue? Download the application here and find out how.

The following is a list of the activities from last year’s AOA.

OrganizationActivityLocation
Instrument MakingRec Field
Alexandria Commission for the ArtsMobile Art Lab Bellefonte & Mt. Vernon
Flower Pot Nesting DollsRec Field
Alexandria Kiwanis ClubPumpkin PaintingRec Field
Alexandria Public LibraryBookmarks, Finger Puppets, Paper FlowersRec Field
Paper Bag Pumpkin PatchRec Field
Browne AcademyChihuly Inspired SculpturesRec Field
CommonGroundRainsticks and ButterfliesRec Field











George Washington Middle School PTA
Sand MandalasColesanto Center Parking Lot
2701 Commonwealth Ave.
Immanuel Lutheran SchoolStained Glass ArtRec Field
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In AmericaBee PencilsRec Field
Mount Vernon Community School PTAMosaic Playground Tiles Mount Vernon Community School Playground
ScarecrowsRec Field
TimeDemonstration
10:00am-5:00pm
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Sediment Press: The art of screenprinting; print and take away your own handmade poster.
10:00am-11:00amMind the Mat Pilates & Yoga: How to Craft Your Favorite Yoga Pose; all ages welcome. Located on Custis Ave, near Del Ray Variety.
11:00am-12:00pmQuilters Unlimited: See how quilt blocks are designed; make your own block. Quilters will also demonstrate an old-fashioned quilting bee.
12:00pm-1:00pmolivosARTstudio: Claudia & Sergio Olivos will be doing live abstract paintings with acrylics on canvas.
1:00pm-2:00pmUpcycle CRC: UpCycled aluminum can earrings; Watch as soda cans are transformed from common place items into brightly-colored eco-chic earrings.
2:00pm-3:00pmQuilters Unlimited: See how quilt blocks are designed; make your own block. Quilters will also demonstrate an old-fashioned quilting bee.
3:00pm-4:00pmUpcycle CRC: UpCycled aluminum can earrings; Watch as soda cans are transformed from common place items into brightly-colored eco-chic earrings.
4:00pm-5:00pmolivosARTstudio: Claudia & Sergio Olivos will be doing live abstract paintings with acrylics on canvas.

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


Questions? E-mail us at artontheavenue@gmail.com


Interested in hosting a demonstration booth? Download and fill out the attached application.
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