May 13, 2016

First Annual La Bella Strada

La Bella Strada: Del Ray’s First Annual Street Painting Festival
​​Hosted by The Del Ray Montessori School
Sat. May 14, 2016, ​9.00 am — 3.00 pm

La Bella Strada is a family friendly modern street painting festival that originates from an ancient Italian art form. We believe it will become another signature event to continue making Del Ray one of the most sought-after neighborhoods and shopping venues in Metro DC.

Organized by the parents of students who attend The Del Ray Montessori School, this unique event takes place along Mt. Vernon Avenue throughout the day on Saturday, May 14, 2016​. The festival brings artists, energetic volunteers, and local businesses together to enliven our cottage neighborhood with vibrant colors, crowd-drawing masterpieces, and a one-of-a-kind experience of witnessing the creation of large-scale chalk paintings directly on the sidewalks. Similar festivals have successfully brought splendor and visibility to communities around the world.

La Bella Strada in Del Ray will also feature a Casa de Bambini (“Children’s House”) area to provide a space for young artists to create a collective chalk masterpiece of their own, as well as designated sidewalk squares where families and individuals can participate in making their own colorful work of art​.​

All proceeds will help fund The Del Ray Montessori School’s capital campaign for a larger, more permanent home. We invite you to share our passion for Montessori education in Del Ray, and hope you will join us.

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