(Manassas, VA) The big finish for Arts Alive! 2013—a free, family-friendly arts festival on Saturday, April 13—will include two special events: presentation of the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Arts Excellence and a concert by the U.S. Air Force Band. The awards program and concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas.
- The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and vocalists from the Singing Sergeants will perform patriotic, classical and other favorite compositions. The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are part of The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. Based at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, this is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. The general public is welcome to attend this free concert.
- The Seefeldt Awards honor artists, volunteers, educators and businesses which have helped create a thriving arts community in the Greater Prince William Area. These awards are presented annually by the Prince William County Arts Council and named for Kathleen K. Seefeldt, a champion of the cultural arts who personifies public and community service. This year, 13 individuals and organizations have been nominated for a Seefeldt Award. The nominees will be honored and the winners announced during Saturday’s 8 p.m. program.
The awards presentation and concert will conclude Arts Alive!, a day of free performances, exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations by artists and arts organizations in the Greater Prince William Area. Arts Alive! 2013 is hosted by the Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Center.
Admission to the festival is free and plenty of free parking is available at the Hylton Center. Sponsors of Arts Alive! 2013 include United Bank, NOVEC, Target, Prince William County/ Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ferde Grofé Foundation, and Burt & Peacock, PLC.