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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop to Hold Annual WInter Arts Festival Saturday

by Sean Meehan — December 11, 2015 at 4:45 pm 0

CHAW logo (Photo via Facebook/ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop)Students at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, kids and adults alike, will present their work from the past semester at the workshop’s annual Winter Arts Festival Saturday.

The free, all day festival will take place at CHAW at 545 7th St. SE and will include performances by students as well as galleries of student art for sale.

The annual festival is a chance for the over 400 students at the workshop to show off what they’ve created, but it’s also part of the curriculum.

“Most of the classes have presentation built in, because a really important part of creating art is being able to present it,” Hannah Jacobson, director of marketing development and strategy at CHAW, said. “All the classes are gearing up for this at the end of the semester.”

In addition to the performances and gallery exhibitions, the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. will also be on hand in the afternoon to collect D.C. historic and pop culture items in their digital database. Residents can bring their favorite piece of D.C. memorabilia which the Humanities Council will digitize and add to their archive.

The festival will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., though visitors can come and go throughout the day. Here’s the schedule for the day, from CHAW’s website:

  • 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. – Shop & Drop art sale
  • 10-11:30 a.m. – Suzuki & Ballet dance performances
  • 12-1:30 p.m. – Youth arts program art show and performances
  • 1-4 p.m. – D.C. Digital Museum, Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.
  • 2-3 p.m. – Adult solo and class performances with A Second Wind Chorus
  • 2-3 p.m. – Pinocchio! presented by Faction of Fools Theatre Co.
  • 5-6:30 p.m. – Adult student art show

All of the performances and shows are kid-friendly, but Jacobson says that the evening reception for the adult student art can also be a great time to relax away from the kids.

“Really fun opening reception for the adult gallery in the evening,”she said. “There are kid-friendly events throughout the day but this is always a great opportunity for adults to come have some wine and snacks and enjoy the galleries.”

Photo via Facebook/ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

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