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Kid Create Studio Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary with Open House and Sidewalk Art

 

Kid Create Art Studio hosts 2-year anniversary celebration, Sunday March 13, at 1:30pm. (All photos courtesy Diane Greenbaum)

ALEXANDRIA, VA–On Sunday, March 13, Kid Create Studio welcomes all Alexandrians to enjoy a free open house and arts and crafts in honor of its two year anniversary.

On March 14, 2020, Kid Create Studio celebrated its grand opening with a full day of celebration and picture taking. After two-years of only knowing business in a world of Covid-19, studio owner Diane Greenbaum hopes the upcoming celebration will mark a turning point: one of hope and freedom and new things to come.

“We are finally starting to see the offramp…you can see the happiness bubbling out of people,” states Greenbaum.

Fall outdoor art class.

Over the last two years, Kid Create Studio has gotten creative, from outdoor art classes, to mobile art classes, to community and school collaborations.

Mobile Art Classes are available for reservations by schools and local establishments.

Their Art in the Park series is an outdoor, socially distant arts and crafts session in all the lovely, local Alexandria parks. With spring peeping its head every now and then, this is the perfect way to engage in arts and crafts in the coming months.

Private outdoor mobile class provided by parents.

Kid Create Studio has also partnered with local businesses such as Tanger Outlets, The Linder Academy, and the Kingstowne HOA through the Mobile Arts and Crafts program. This program brings all artistic needs directly to local businesses, establishments, partners, and more, either in-person or virtually.

Families make clay rainbows at a Pride event.

You can also find Kid Create at local events, such as last year’s Pride celebration. Feel free to walk up to their tent and get creative the next time you see them out and about in your community!

If you are interested in booking Kid Create’s mobile arts studio, visit https://kidcreate.com/alexandria/mobile.

At Kid Create Studio, the children learn how to make slime, one of their favorite activities!

Throughout these last (and first) two years of operation, Greenbaum has consistently ensured her students and employees have stayed busy and entertained while also staying safe, from the initial 3-month shut down in March 2020, to opening for summer camps in June 2020, to now almost fully operational, welcoming back in-studio parties and classes. To this day, all staff is fully vaccinated and all those who enter the studio must wear masks.

Greenbaum notes she is “hopeful, like most, that the need for masks will soon be gone,” but she strives to maintain the safest environment for staff and students. Continuing to wear masks will hopefully allow for an increase in class sizes. Greenbaum adds, “We also hope we can increase how many children can be in our activities. That creates a new, fun energy.”

This Sunday celebration will be a barometer of all the new and fun things to come for Kid Create Studio. Starting at 1:30pm, all are welcome to enjoy the open house and express themselves with arts and crafts.

“Just come and have a good time with us,” welcomes Greenbaum. “We all want to take a breath of fresh air and start our third year with some new optimism. We are still finding ways to bring art to children in the community.”

For more information on the anniversary event, visit https://kidcreate.com/alexandria/calendar.

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