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How to Start 2019 off with Art: Alexandria’s 10th Annual First Night

Stick around for the grand finale of First Night in Alexandria: The Fireworks!
Stick around for the grand finale of First Night in Alexandria: The Fireworks!

We’re almost ready for the Holiday and we couldn’t be more excited! One of our favorite nights of the year, First Night in Old Town Alexandria is almost here and we’re thrilled to present great programing from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the gallery! First Night is a ticketed event, but The Torpedo Factory will be open to the public!

Our littlest artists  can enjoy interactive mask making workshop to start their New Year’s Eve celebration and everyone can participate in our ArtSee 10 Scavenger Hunt for the 10th Anniversary of First Night!

In addition, the Torpedo Factory will be presenting programing for all ages and Old Town Alexandria feature a night full of cultural programming as well as the grand finale to the night: fireworks! Can’t wait to see you at The Art League for Alexandria’s First Night!

Art League First Night Programming

Mini Makers Masquerade: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join The Art League staff for an interactive mask-making workshop to start your New Year’s Eve Celebration. Mini Makers is a free program of the Art League Gallery for our littlest artists (ages 5 and under).

The Art League’s ArtSee 10 Scavenger Hunt for the 10th Anniversary First Night Fun Hunt: 

Experience art in a curious way in the gallery during First Night by joining our Scavenger Hunt. Kids of all ages can participate in the Scavenger Hunt. Finish all ten challenges and win a fun surprise!

Scavenger Hunt Challenge:

  1. Smile at ten people in the gallery
  2. Follow someone wearing blue for ten seconds, make note of the artwork they see
  3. Spin around ten times, where is the closest piece of art? Spend the same amount of time with that piece.
  4. Find ten bright spots in the artwork in the gallery. Find the same number of shadows in artwork in the gallery.
  5. Mirror the form of an artwork for ten seconds with your body. Get abstract!
  6. Find ten artworks with the color you’re wearing.
  7. Find ten artworks with the color yellow.
  8. View ten artworks—looking through your legs
  9. Using your fingers, create a frame. Stare through your frame at an artwork you like and find your favorite ten details within it.
  10. Shake the hand of the person at the gallery desk, ten times. Ask them recall a memory of the weirdest thing that an artist has exhibited in the gallery. Collect your ArtSee 10 Scavenger Prize!

First Night in Alexandria will run all night throughout the Old Town area. Hope to see you in the gallery, and Happy New Year!

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