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.

The following is a list of the activities.

Instrument MakingRec Field
Pumpkin Puppet MakingRec Field
Spinning Top MakingRec Field
Immanuel Lutheran SchoolCreate Your Own MasterpieceRec Field

George Washington Middle School PTA
Sand MandalasColesanto Center Parking Lot
2701 Commonwealth Ave.
Alexandria LibraryMini-Book and Bookmark MakingRec Field
Forum One CommunicationsSpin Art2200 Mt. Vernon Ave.
ScarecrowsRec Field
St. Paul’s Alexandria Youth GroupPumpkinsRec Field
10:00-11:00Squishaus: How to turn socks into sharks!
10:00-5:00Sediment Press: The art of screenprinting. Participants take away their own limited edition handmade poster.
Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga: Clients and teachers demonstrate the technique of their favorite poses (in front of their studio at 2214 Mt. Vernon Ave.)
11:30-12:30olivosARTstudio: Claudia Olivos will be doing a live painting with acrylics on canvas.
12:30-2:30Alice 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.
2:30-3:30Squishaus: How to turn socks into sharks!
3:30-4:00Mind the Mat: Yoga Demonstration (in front of their studio at 2214 Mt. Vernon Avenue)
04:00-05:00olivosARTstudio: Claudia Olivos will be doing a live painting 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

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