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Second Thursday Art Night: Chocolate, Art & Dance

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

December’s Art Night will be full of art, chocolate, and dance. Snack on chocolate treats in the studios while you shop for handmade gifts of art.

  • 6 – 9 pm: 
    • More than 100 artists in nearly 80 studios will have sweet chocolaty treats for visitors to enjoy as they shop for gifts of art throughout the building.
    • Visit the 3rd floor landing for a hands-on snowflake-making activity.
    • The “taking of chocolate” was a patriotic beverage alternative for colonists who refused to pay the high tax on tea. The Alexandria Archaeology Museum (studio 327) will have samples of American Heritage Chocolate mixed with a traditional spice blend to enjoy. See examples of 18th-century of chocolate pots and cups from the museum’s collection.
  • 6 – 7 pm; 8 – 8:45 pm:
    • Jane Franklin Dance performs Incidence on the first floor lobby. Dancers manipulate and incorporate kinetic sculptures in their performance as an exploration of the nature of chance on the progression of the piece. The company will also have a gift-wrap challenge, a raffle, and sweet treats for visitors.
  • 7 pm:
    • During the reception for Target Gallery’s (studio 2) new exhibition, Printed Matter, juror Gretchen Schermerhorn, artistic director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, shares her thought about the prints, illustrations, zines, and other works on view.
  • 7:45 pm:
    • Chocolate wouldn’t be sweet without sugar. Alexandria Archaeology Museum (studio 327) presents on Alexandria’s role in 19th century sugar production at the Moore-Mclean Sugar House Site at North Alfred and Cameron Streets.


December 10, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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