Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Cultural arts center celebrates 10th anniversary

NEWPORT NEWS — The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an open house and concert next week.

The Downing-Gross’ annual open house event will feature art demonstrations, live performances, a scavenger hunt and other activities, according to a news release from the city.

Participants who complete the scavenger hunt can enter a raffle to win a pair of tickets to the 10th anniversary concert.

Kindred the Family Soul and other artists, including two young girls discovered at the August talent show, will perform at the anniversary concert at the Ella Fitzgerald Theater.

Both events are open to the public and will be on Oct. 13 at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave.

The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)
The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)

The annual open house will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the 10th anniversary concert will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. RSVP is not required for the open house, however tickets are required for the concert.

For more information, visit the Downing-Gross website or call 757-247-8950.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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