Arts and crafts, much like swimming in a pool or breakdancing in a whale’s mouth, can stimulate all five of the human senses. Partake in a sensational fiesta with today’s Groupon to The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Each admission is good for all three days of the festival, which is held Friday, December 9 to Sunday, December 11. Children younger than 12 get in free. Choose between the following options:
- For $4, you get one admission (up to a $9 value).
- For $12, you get four admissions (up to a $24 value).<p>
Attracting more than 175,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2010, The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from more than 300 artisans, from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations, as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Guests of this year’s festival can flood their brains’ concert halls with live musical entertainment from Ngu Mbandi, who tickles the piano’s melodious ivory, and Janet Spahr, who hammers home haunting, 21st-century notes on a modern steel instrument called a hang.
Kid-size minds flourish at puppet shows. With a time machine disguised as a 15-foot-tall grandfather clock, Middle Earth Studios’ latest marionette matinee sets tykes’ imaginations spinning with plans to concoct their own space-time transporter out of dad’s broken wristwatch. Hungry crafters can sample and shop for specialty foods, nipping on chocolate pretzels, english toffee, or gourmet breads.
Though Sugarloaf Crafts Festival sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events in 2011, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival showcases original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, décor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry crafters can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to the tunes of live music.
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