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Brief: 17th Annual Alexandria Arts Safari

— Celebrate the Torpedo Factory Art Center's 17th Annual Alexandria Arts Safari, a free day of hands-on arts and crafts activities for children and families. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from noon-4 p.m. Get creative with a combination of new art activities and old favorites including: Arts Safari Painting; Clay Experience; Fiber Art; Block Printing; Fabric Collage; Giant Papier-Mâché Animal, which will live at the Torpedo Factory year-round; Origami Treasure Boxes; Playing with Plastic; and Giant Chalkboard Art. Also enjoy the return of The Art League's Gallery Scavenger Hunt; Potter's Art in The Alexandria Archaeology Museum; and a free prize drawing. Enter at the welcome table for a chance to win tickets from the Potomac Riverboat Company. With Arts Safari, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to be joining more than 200 institutions nationwide in the 3rd annual celebration of American Craft Week Oct. 5-14, 2012.

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