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Fairfax County, Virginia


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Creative Aging Festival

Creative Aging Festival

The Creative Aging Festival is a month-long celebration of the arts - the meaning they provide and the positive impacts they have on the lives of adults ages 50 and over.

Enjoy a variety of activities - including performances, demonstrations and interactive classes involving drawing, painting, crafting, music, dance and more as we celebrate lifelong learning through the arts!

Creative Aging Festival Events Guide


Why the Arts?

Pursuing the arts in all their forms provides much in the way of socialization, personal enjoyment, physical and mental well-being, lifelong learning and community involvement. The Creative Aging Festival celebrates life, vitality and legacy through the arts by emphasizing the following ideals:

  • Imagine. If a world of possibilities is only limited by your imagination, then there's no better reason to find new and innovative ways to exercise yours! Having an open mind and finding new ways to express your thoughts and ideas opens doors to new possibilities and opportunities in a variety of life's most valued pursuits.
  • Move. Life can't pass you by as long as you stay on the move! The arts provide opportunities for adults to get out, engage, participate, share and enjoy the many flavors that can be found in a vastly diverse community like Fairfax County. The Creative Aging Festival has opportunities for you to get out and about - regardless of your ability or mobility.
  • Visualize. Your unique style, perspective and experience portrays a history and shapes the future for those around you. The arts allow for a variety of mediums through which you can tell your story and allow family, friends and neighbors to see the world through your eyes.
  • Create. With everything you do, you leave a little bit of you. Every creation tells a story and displays a little of the care, talents and perspective of the artist. It's not about skill level, it's about bringing your ideas to life to share with and pass on to those sharing the journey.
  • Learn. You're never too old to learn a new skill or hobby that allows you to develop new interests, make new connections and share your unique experiences and perspectives through a new art form.



Creative Aging Festival activities are sponsored in partnership with:

Neighborhood and Community Services        ArtsFairfax      Fairfax County Public Library    

Fairfax 50+     Reston Community Center          Fairfax City Senior Center    

Workhouse Arts Center

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