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The Art League is hosting their annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser during the King Street Art Festival. It will be held Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please visit them in Market Square (corner of King and North Fairfax Streets).
As timing would have it, we chose a day when it was a 103 degrees and with humidity about 110 degrees. We took the VRE to Union Station and then walked to several landmarks and browsed in a few museums. Despite the heat we had a great time.
Have you been to DC? Do you have any favorite places? I would enjoy hearing about your experiences.
My apologies for not blogging sooner. We made it to the DC area. The road trip was an adventure and we stopped in Gettysburg, which was amazing and humbling. So many people lost their lives there. We were told just about everywhere you step there once was an injured, dying, or deceased soldier. Our family also went on a walking ghost tour. There are many to choose from and the walks allow you to delve deeper in the history, whether you believe in ghosts or not.
The big adventure once we found a home and became settled was the derecho that hit the DC area. We were without power for five days and also experienced record high heat. It was our welcoming into the neighborhood. Fortunately, we did not have any trees fall on our home or cars. We did have neighbors that experienced this.
Overall, we love it here. I visited the Torpedo Factory. Wow! I am so excited to go to the Art Nights. Be sure to join me here as I will be exploring the city and visiting a lot of galleries and museums. If you have any must see places, please leave a comment. I discovered the Torpedo Factory from a reader’s comment. Thank you!
Thanks to a comment by Teer Hardy I am planning a visit to the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. According to their website they have three floors of open studios and galleries. They also offer art classes through The Art League School.
If you would like a studio in the Torpedo Factory they have an application process on their site. There are also opportunities to showcase art work and support the center with monetary donations.
Have you been to the Torpedo Factory? Do you have a favorite art medium? If you have not been, be sure to go. Admission is free.
We leave for the DC area soon. I will post pictures of my adventure and any galleries/museums along the way.
Well our family is about to move to the DC area and I am so excited about all of the art galleries and museums. We are going to have so much fun exploring our new digs.
Here is a place that looks interesting, it is called Workhouse Arts Center. It is on 55 acres of land and offers gallery space, classes/workshops, cooperative studios, performance and theatre venues.
According to the Workhouse Arts Center website, “The Workhouse Arts Center is a project of the Lorton Arts Foundation. The expansive complex, once a correctional facility and now a center for arts, culture, and history, has a rich past and an exciting new presence.”
Do you live in the DC area? Have visited any galleries or museums? I would like to hear which ones you recommend.