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Art, Food and Music on the Avenue

A popular activity for children was the pumpkin painting station hosted by St. Paul's Explorers Preschool.

A popular activity for children was the pumpkin painting station hosted by St. Paul's Explorers Preschool.

— The annual Art on the Avenue took place on Saturday, Oct. 7, attracting

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Photos by Richard Mumford/Gazette Packet

Crowds stroll along Mt. Vernon Avenue, where hundreds of artists sold everything from paintings, photography and fiber arts to original creations made of ceramic, glass, metal and leather. More photos on page

thousands to Mt. Vernon Avenue, Del Ray's main thoroughfare. The festival included booths showcasing the creations of 300-plus artists, multiple stages for musical performances and a Kids Art Corner on the field adjacent to Mt. Vernon Community School. The Food Court provided a number of booths for snacking and sampling, and restaurants along the Avenue set up shop outside their front doors for even more hometown delights.

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The Alexandria Harmonizers perform selections for male chorus conducted by associate director Tony Colosimo on the Col. Arnald D. Gabriel Concert Band Stage.