Dr. Oswald Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Regional Program Director: Cheryl Anne Colton
Facility Manager: Tyler Sturgill
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.
- One grand multipurpose room with stage
- Four multiple purpose rooms
- 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
First Friday: “Season of Celebrations” December 4
Are you trying to think of a way to get into the holiday spirit? The First Friday: “Season of Celebrations”
is just the thing! This event will
definitely get you into the spirit and it will help set the tone for the
holidays. The “Season of Celebrations”
is scheduled for December 4, 2015, 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Durant Arts Center 1605
Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA.
Master of ceremonies, Bill Colosimo will escort you through family and cultural
traditions of three holidays - Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Featured
artists include: Caroline Schneider, vocalist; Shelly Bell, spoken word artist;
Rhythm & Roots Players, African drummers; and representatives from the
Metamorphosis Art and Enrichment Center will lead the holiday arts and crafts.
The evening will be full of storytelling, dancing, and music. A community
sing-a-long will be the culminating event for the “Season of Celebration” festivities.
A “meet and greet” begins at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be on hand,
complements of the Office of the Arts. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Advance
per person reservations: $5 residents; $10 nonresidents. At door: $10
residents; $15 nonresidents. Children must be accompanied by one adult.
To pay online (255203.01): www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac
The “Season of Celebrations” is part
of the “First Fridays” Series. The Series is a project of the Office of the
Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural
To obtain further information, please contact Cheryl Anne Colton at
703.746.5565 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
visit the Office of the Arts web site at www.alexandriava.gov/arts.
Mark your calendars:
5 "Mardi Gras in
March 4 "Family Art Night"
April 1 "Fool’s Day Merriment"
May 6 "Taste of Cinco de Mayo"
June 3 "Family Art Night"
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
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.