Arts Alive! Returns to the Hylton Performing Arts Center

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PRINCE WILLIAM, VA. – The Prince William County Arts Council, in partnership with the Hylton Performing Arts Center, will host the Arts Alive! 2021 festival on Sunday, September 12, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, located on the George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA., 20110. Arts Alive! is a free, family-friendly local arts festival.

This highly anticipated annual community event celebrates the diversity and excellence of visual, literary, and performing artists and ensembles from the Greater Prince William Area. Music, theater, and dance performances will be held at the mainstage Merchant Hall, the intimate Gregory Family Theater, the new Large Rehearsal Hall and the outdoor Showmobile stage. The Visual Arts showcase, with original paintings, coloring books, photography and quilts, will be on display in the Didlake Grand Foyer. Local artisans will sell jewelry, pottery, and other arts-related wares.

Featured local performing artists and ensembles will include the musical talents of Sonus Brass Theater, New Dominion Choraliers, Bull Run Troubadours, Manassas Chorale, the Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Somers Voice, and Woodbridge Music Club. Dance performances include the Bull Run Cloggers, Manassas Ballet Academy, McGrath Morgan Irish Dance Academy, Asaph Dance Ensemble, Virginia National Ballet, Boyle School of Irish Dance, Dance Etc School of the Arts, Ek Dor Dance Academy and more! Castaways Repertory Theatre will present scenes from A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Prince William Little Theater will share songs from previous shows and the ARTfactory Pied Piper Children’s Theater will engage and delight all who attend with their costumed strolling players.

Lecture demonstrations will be hosted by Somers Voice and the Bull Run Cloggers. Hands on activities for children will be hosted by Clearbrook Center of the Arts and others.

The Writers and Poets’ Corner will highlight multiple talents from Spilled Ink, Write by the Rails, and the Poet Laureate Circle. Local authors and poets will present readings from their work, as well as have books for sale.

Food trucks will offer up some of the best local cuisines and sweets for participants to purchase.

Arts Alive! 2021 is sponsored by:  NOVEC - “Investing in Our Communities”

Important notice from HPAC/GMU: COVID-19 Policy


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