Provided by Prince William County Arts Council
The Prince William County Arts Council, in partnership with the Hylton Performing Arts Center, will host the 2019 Arts Alive! Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The festival will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas.
This highly anticipated annual community event celebrates the diversity and excellence of visual, literary, and performing artists and ensembles from the Greater Prince William Area. Music, theater and dance performances will be held at the main-stage Merchant Hall, the intimate Gregory Family Theater and two outdoor stages situated on the lawn. The Visual Arts showcase, with original paintings, coloring books, photography and quilts, will be on display in the Didlake Grand Foyer.
Arts Council groups who will be participating are the Prince William Brass, The Castaways Repertory Theatre, Ms. Lauren Kelley – visual arts, Stone House Quilt Guild, Center for the Arts, Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Boyle School of Irish Dance, InTune Music, Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Minor Miracles, Spilled Ink, Write by the Rails, New Dominion Choraliers, Real Life Productions, Glimmers of Persia, Manassas Ballet, Virginia National Ballet, Prince William Arts Society and Liza & Martin (music.)
Activities for children will include watercolor painting, an instrument petting zoo, and hands-on crafts with presenters from Abrakadoodle of Prince William, the Edgemoor Art Studio and the Center for the Arts.
Local artisans will sell jewelry, pottery, and other arts-related wares. Local authors and poets will present readings from their work, as well as have books for sell.
Arts Alive! is a free, family-friendly local arts festival. The event offers hands-on arts-related activities for children and adults, as well as artwork and craft vendors with items for sale. Food trucks will offer up some of the best local cuisines and sweets for participants to purchase.