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 Durant Arts Center

Durant Rec Center imageDr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center

1605 Cameron St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5560
durantcenter@alexandriava.gov 
Director: Cheryl Anne Colton

 The Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center is the Department’s multicultural center for the performing and visual arts. It offers programs in music, dance, theatre, and visual arts for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The Durant Center is located in the Upper King Street neighborhood of Old Town and provides spaces for rehearsals, performances, special events, meetings, and arts focused classes.  

Facility Features:   

  • One grand multipurpose room with stage
  • Four multiple purpose rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Gallery
  • Patio

  Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday before 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday: Available for pre-scheduled private use. 
  • Closed on City holidays

Rentals: 

First Fridays

 Family Paint Night (1)

Mark your calendars:

October 2        "Family Art Night"
November 6    "Sadie Hawkins Dance"
December 4   "Season of Celebrations"

The First Friday Series an affordable opportunity to explore the arts in the City of Alexandria.  Concerts and engaging interactive activities begin at 6:30 pm.  Reservations range from $5 to $25.  To learn more about the First Friday Series email: Durantcenter@alexandriava.gov



Art Party

3 hr party featuring a hands-on art activity supervised by an art instructor.  Every guest will take home a unique piece of art they create themselves – a special one-of-a-kind party favor!! $325 for 12 children ages 6-12 years old (8-12 years old for mixed media). To book an Art Party call the Durant Arts Center.