Come Paint With Us During First Thursday!

June 01, 2016 10:16 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

During the June First Thursday, Del Ray showcases its creative side with "Paint Del Ray." The monthly street festival takes place on June 2 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

"Paint Del Ray" is a unique collaboration between the Del Ray Business Association and the Del Ray Artisans. The event will feature a wide variety of artist demonstrations and displays along Mount Vernon Avenue, and several family-oriented painting activities, including: 

-- FREE Trolley going up and down the Avenue throughout the night -- sponsored by Jen Walker
-- River Rock painting at Greenstreet Gardens
-- Paint a car at Alexandria Hyundai
-- Alexandria's Mobile Art Lab at R & B
-- Fence artwork with recycled plastic bottles at Top It Off
-- UNITY public art project on the 2200 block of Mount Vernon Avenue
-- Culinary art demonstration by KAiZEN Tavern at the Farmer's Market 
-- The Vaughn Ambrose Quartet at the Farmer's Market
-- Paint Photo Op Boards at the Del Ray Artisans
-- Mural grafitti artist Josh Oliveira will be creating a large mural on canvas at the Farmer's Market, to be hung on the eastern wall of Stomping Ground
-- Del Ray Artisans with easels, paints, and examples of their work outside Fireflies, Greenstreet Gardens, KAiZEN Tavern, Bellies and Babies, Evening Star Cafe, Del Ray Picture Framing, ReMax, Velocity, Bean Creative, St. Elmo's, Stomping Grounds, Dairy Godmother, Swet Ride, Caboose, Mount Vernon Community School, and Los Tios!

Participants are encouraged to bring art supplies for the Del Ray Artisans' summer art camp or old birdhouses. which will be refinished by the Artisans. Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, formerly known as the Farmer's Market lot, at Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford Avenues. Founded in 1992, the Del Ray Artisans is a nonprofit whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

This month’s event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association, KAiZEN Tavern, and Jen Walker.

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