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Kids’ Stuff: Family Art Park at Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

by Karen Goff — May 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

Fun for Kids at Fine Arts Festival/file photoFamilies visiting the 23rd annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival this weekend will have a place to cool their heels and create at the Family Art Park.

Reston Town Square Park (at Market and Explorer Streets in Reston Town Center) will be transformed into a Family Art Park that will include a Children’s Art Tent, a Public Art project, face painting, and a family “Chill-Out” tent, among other activities.

The theme in the Children’s Art Tent is “Art and Science STEAMing Along Together. The theme combines art with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Children of all ages can explore the intersection of art and science, and learn how the two can work together to create exciting art, organizers say.

Among the art activities: Magnetic Painting, Wacky Mobile, Fun Architecture and Spinny Tops.

Also in the park, a Public Art project sponsored by the Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) and the Reston Town Center Association. Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate.

The Family Art Park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is free to the public.

Festival entry is a suggested $5 donation on Saturday and Sunday, which will entitle patrons to a program, featuring over $50 in discount coupons to Reston Town Center restaurants.  Children 18 and under are free.

Pre-sale Festival entry can be purchased online at a 20 percent discount.

For complete Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival details, visit the festival website.

Photo: Kids create at Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival/Credit: GRACE file

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