Arts Barn Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg’s premier cultural arts center, is holding its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Arts Barn at 311 Kent Square Road. This is a free event.
The celebration will feature a sampling of art classes, face painting, balloons, art and painting demonstrations, a silent auction of handmade artwork, strolling magicians, and giveaways. At 1:30 p.m. Mayor Sidney Katz and members of the City Council will cut an anniversary cake, followed by a musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. in the theatre. Tickets are $18, $16 for City Residents, and $9 for children through grade 12 and are required for this KAT 2nd Stage production. The cast will hold a special meet and greet and autograph signing after the performance.
Originally built in 1900 as a stable for the Tschiffely family horses, the renovated Arts Barn features a 99-seat performing arts theater, an art gallery, two artist-in-residence studios, art classes, camps, workshops, and unique retail from local artisans.
For more information contact Andi Rosati at 301-258-6394 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.
Schedule of Events
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Face Painting
- Balloon Animals
- Silent Auction (variety of handmade artwork)
- Prize Drawings
- Studio Artists Demos (Tony Glander, Lauren Kingsland, Jaree & Jack Donnelly)
- Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
- Retrospective Art Quilt Exhibit – Lauren Kingsland
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Sample Art Classes with Sue Kay – Drop in and try out a class
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Watch Howard Cohen create an oil painting of the Arts Barn
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Mosaic Art Demo by Eileen Martin
- Kentlands Childrens Chorus Ambassadors
- Ukulele Music and Songs by Tara and Daniel Johnson
- Mayor Katz and City Council Members rededicate the Arts Barn
- Unveiling of new artwork
- Cutting of the anniversary cake
2 - 4 p.m.
2:30 - 5 p.m.
- “Wizard of Oz” performance (tickets required)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Sample Art Classes with Jaree Donnelly – Drop in and try out a class
- Meet and Greet – “Wizard of Oz” Cast with Autographs