“American Arabesque: a Celebration of Culture” is coming to Alexandria on December 3, and the Office of the Arts is looking for volunteers to help set up at these times:
- check-in: Tuesday, November 29, 10:00 am–12:00 noon;
- check-in: Wednesday, November 30, 5:00–8:00 pm; or
- hanging: Wednesday, November 30, 6:00–9:00 pm
American Arabesque: A Celebration of Culture will fill the Durant Arts Center in Alexandria, VA with the music, food, and arts and crafts from diverse Arab countries on December 3, 2016 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Foty Fusion, the Huda Asfour Quartet, and Ramy Adly are among the professional musicians providing music throughout the festival. Saudi Arabian, Egyptian, Jordanian, and Palestinian cuisine will be available for purchase from local restaurants and caterers.
Beautiful holiday gifts made by Arab American artists and artisans from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen will be available. Arabic calligraphy, henna designs, and interactive activities for children will also be featured. Several Arab embassies will be showcasing their countries’ culture and an art exhibition will be featured throughout the Durant Arts Center.
Entry fee is $5 per person. Children under 5 are free.