American Arabesque: A Celebration of Culture
American Arabesque: A Celebration of Culture will fill the Durant Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia with the music, food, and arts and crafts from diverse Arab countries on December 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Foty Fusion, the Huda Asfour Quartet, and Ramy Adly are among the professional musicians providing music throughout the festival. Saudi Arabian, Egyptian, Jordanian, and Palestinian cuisine will be available for purchase from local restaurants and caterers.
Beautiful holiday gifts made by Arab American artists and artisans from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Yemen will be available. Arabic calligraphy, henna designs, and interactive activities for children will also be featured. Several Arab embassies will be showcasing their countries’ culture and an art exhibition will be featured throughout the Durant Arts Center.
Entry fee is $5 per person. Children under 5 are free.
Reservations are required: To pay in advance visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac search activity code: 255207.01.
Advance reservations can be made through Evenbrite, however, $5 per person entry fee will be required at the door.
Interview opportunities are available with musicians, artists, exhibitors, and the Office of the Arts’ staff.
American Arabesque is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703-746-5565 (Virginia Relay 711) or firstname.lastname@example.org.