Friday, May 5
Spring 2017 Illuminate the Arts Procession • 8 pm:
The Alexandria Museum brings you the third annual Spring Illuminate the Arts Procession. During the 2017 River Fete, on Friday, May 5, The Alexandria Museum of Art will be lighting up the streets! The community is welcomed to walk in the procession with a luminary they have created! There will also be luminaries to borrow! First come. First serve! So get here early. The procession will begin at 8 pm. All participants should arrive at the museum no later than 7:45.
Saturday, May 6
Opening Ceremony 8:30pm Races begin 9am
The Muse Chalk Art Project • 9am - 4pm:
Muse members have organized and designed chalk art for the upcoming River Fete. Come watch as the teens execute a Dragon Boat inspired giant chalk drawing near the corner of Murray and Second Street on the sidewalk next to the Museum.
Alexandria Museum of Art Tours • 12pm & 2pm:
Free group tours of AMoA will be at three different times throughout the day. Museum curator Megan Valentine will guide the guests through the Our Living Past and Kathryn Keller: View From Within exhibitions. An excellent opportunity to experience the Museum.
Art in the Alley Activities • 9 am – 4pm:
The Alexandria Museum of Art Education department will be hosting several outdoor art activities in the alley and on the patio of AMoA. Join us for activities like Water Tattoos, Prayer Flags, Watercolor Lanterns, a chalk wall and Paper Hats to keep your head cool! Come out to support your museum during River Fete!