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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 @ Durant Arts Center

“Family Paint Night” @ Durant Arts Center

 Teresa Brunson Family Paint Night Photo_2

The Office of the Arts invites you to explore the arts by attending a “Family Paint Night” on Friday, June 5, 6 pm – 8 pm at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA.   Teresa Brunson, featured artist who will guide you through painting your very own masterpiece. No experience is needed.  Art supplies, pizza and soda provided.  Advance reservations are $5 per person or $15 per family.  At the door reservations will be $10 per person, or $20 per family.  Children must be accompanied by one adult.

For reservations and to pay online visit: www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac

“Family Paint Night” is one of the “First Fridays” events.  The Series is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.   

To obtain further information, please contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 or email: cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov, or visit the Office of the Arts web site at www.alexandriava.gov/arts.​