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JANUARY

  • Art Start: Painting with Glue and Salt
    Jan. 28 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    Paintings become 3-D when our artists "paint" with glue, cover with salt and then tap with liquid watercolor, watching the color spread through the salt! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.

FEBRUARY

  • Art Start: Magic Marker Kente Cloth
    Feb. 4 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    Little artists can explore color and pattern when they create their own construction paper "cloths" inspired by the kente cloths of Ghana! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • Free Weekend
    Feb. 7-8 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. FREE
    Admission to PFAC is free for all on the first weekend of every month, thanks to the generosity of the Noland Memorial Foundation.
  • Art Start: Paper Heart Penguins
    Feb. 11 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    We'll practice our cutting skills making adorable penguins from paper hearts! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • Art + Words: Poetry at PFAC
    Feb. 12 • 6 to 7 p.m. Free
    Romance writers Leah Price and Felicia Mason will share stories of love in this special Valentine's Day-themed Art + Words! Poetry and prose lovers are invited to share original or favorite pieces at this free event, offered on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Art Start: Chinese Fan
    Feb. 18 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    We'll learn all about folding paper when we make our own decorated Chinese paper fans! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • WHRO's The Scene Mini Film Fest
    Feb. 19 • 6 to 7 p.m.
    Join us for a mini film festival, screening movies about local artists and performers created by WHRO's The Scene! Learn about The Scene from producers Shannon Bowman and Kenny Hopkins, see a performance by Godchild the Omen and meet artist Asa Jackson, subject of one of the first movies. Art After Dark programming is sponsored by Towne Bank and YLS Inc. Landscaper.
  • Photographing Civil Rights on the Peninsula
    Feb. 22 • 2 p.m.
    Former Daily Press photographer Jim Livengood will give a guided tour of Civil Rights era photographs from the archives of the newspaper, sharing memories of a photographer's perspective on the period. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • Art Start: Blow Painting
    Feb. 25 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    Watch what happens when you blow on a puddle of paint: it spreads! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.

MARCH

  • Art Start: Clothespin Caterpillars
    March 4 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    A clothespin becomes a cute caterpillar with a few pom-poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaner "antenna"! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • Free Weekend
    March 7-8 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. FREE
    Admission to PFAC is free for all on the first weekend of every month, thanks to the generosity of the Noland Memorial Foundation.
  • Art Start: Draw a Fish Bowl
    March 11 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    Little ones will create their own 2-D fish bowls with paper plates, beans and creative, colorful drawn fish! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • Art + Words: Poetry at PFAC
    March 12 • 6 to 7 p.m. Free
    Poetry and prose lovers are invited to share original or favorite pieces at this free event, offered on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Artistic Verses
    March 14 • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free
    Newport News High School students share original poems inspired by the exhibit "Looking Both Ways" in this annual program, sponsored by the Newport News Arts Commission and Newport News Public Schools.
  • Art Start: Fork Tulips
    March 18 • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free with Adult Admission.
    Help us welcome spring by pressing painted forks onto paper, creating a field of tulips! Art Start offers weekly preschool art activities at no additional cost beyond admission. RSVP is requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (757) 596-8175.
  • Art After Dark: The Fuzz Band
    March 19 • 6 to 9 p.m. Free
    Get down with The Fuzz Band at our quarterly music event, inspired by the art in our exhibit, "Looking Both Ways." Enjoy a cash bar by La Bodega Hampton and an opportunity to see the exhibit for free before it closes March 22!
  • Community Day
    March 21 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free
    A day of fun for the whole family at PFAC! Explore our exhibition, then create your own styrofoam djembe drums, paper plate tribal necklaces and adinkra symbol stamp prints.