A Golden Jubilee: Exhibition commemorates the Prince William Art Society | lifestyles

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Prince William Art Society, ARTfactory in Manassas is hosting a group art exhibition and special reception.

The Golden Jubilee: 50 Years of PWAS exhibition opened on May 4th and runs through June 4th at ARTfactory, 9419 Battle St.

The reception with the artists will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 6pm to 8pm and is open to the public and free of charge.

The Prince William Art Society was formed in 1971 as the Woodbridge Art Guild Inc. and today has 40 members. To mark its golden anniversary, the group art exhibition will feature 44 original artworks by 11 members of the Kunstverein. This exhibition features a variety of media including oil, acrylic, mixed media and photographic art.

The Arts Society is a non-profit organization established with the aim of promoting appreciation for the fine arts and crafts, gaining recognition and publicity for the work of local artists, and offering a variety of arts education programs and art exhibitions to the Prince William community.

The Prince William Art Society hosts spring and fall art exhibitions at the Tall Oaks Community Center in Lake Ridge and participates in the Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Arts Alive event and the Occoquan Art Festival. The art society currently has exhibitions at both the Clearbrook Center of the Arts at Tacket’s Mill in Woodbridge and the Open Space Arts Gallery in Stonebridge.

The society has monthly meetings followed by educational programs conducted by guests from diverse artistic backgrounds. Meetings include refreshments and time to meet other artists and will take place at Tall Oaks Community Center every fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of December and January.

The society also tries to run at least two affordable workshops a year on different mediums or topics, according to its website.

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