Sep 26, 2012

Kaleidoscope for Kids Arts Festival

This weekend you don’t want to miss an exciting new children’s festival that is part of the fall Kaleidoscope arts celebration throughout the City called Kaleidoscope for Kids Arts Festival. The children’s festival will be this weekend, Sept.29 & 30th at the Durant Center for the Arts, Alexandria’s multicultural center for the performing and visual arts located in Old Town at 1605 Cameron Street.

The inaugural event is geared specifically for children of all ages and their families complete with an amazing line-up of nationally and critically acclaimed artists and performers and plenty of hands-on activities. Acclaimed artists and performance groups that are participating in the festival include urban dance company Urban Artistry, Arlington based Synetic Theatre, national Latino performing arts center the GALA Hispanic Theatre, and national renowned children’s songwriting program Kid Pan Alley. The festival will offer plenty to see, hear, and do for children and families from a kaleidoscope making workshop, an origami workshop, a puppet parade, art car painting, to a bookmaking workshop with Family Legends, strolling artist and Bolivian dancers. Festival goers can enjoy lunch or grab a snack from local area food trucks in the picnic area or walk to nearby King Street restaurants.

Events begin at 10 a.m. each day.  Tickets are $30 for a day unlimited events pass; $10 for single performance. Children must be ticketed–accompanying adults are free. For more information about the event or artists visit the website at

Kaleidoscope for Kids is an event part of the bigger Fall arts celebration called Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope, now in its second season, is an initiative designed to focus interest on the thriving visual and performing arts in and around the City of Alexandria. A collaboration of the Alexandria Arts Forum and Access through the Arts, that focuses on visual and performing arts in Alexandria from Labor Day to Halloween. Visitors can enjoy theater, music and dance performances as well as art exhibitions throughout the city.