(Virginia Beach, VA) April 2, 2019– The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, Human Rights Commission of Virginia Beach and ViBe Creative District nonprofit announced today that the public is welcome to participate in The Art of Humanity Event due to rain has been moved from
Saturday, April 6th to new
RAINDATE of Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 1pm at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach.
The family-friendly, community event honors the Season of Nonviolence with a community celebration and new mural painting by local artist Jared O-Flaherty. The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is location at 550 Barberton Drive.
The Season for Nonviolence is celebrated annually from January 30 to April 4 as a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that non-violence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities.
Mayor Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer and Dr. Aaron Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public
Schools will read a Proclamation.
To celebrate the closing of the season, Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission, ViBe Creative District and numerous local community partners are hosting a family fun day featuring live music, a live mural painting by local artist Jared O’Flaherty, Origami Peace Crane making with the Virginia Beach Japanese Honor Society, face-painting and a Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation bounce house for hands-on activities and fun for all ages.
• ViBe Creative District
• Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission
• Interspiritual Empowerment Project
• The Chrysler Museum of Art
• Virginia MOCA
• Teens With a Purpose
• Utopia Feni
• Virginia Beach Public Library
• Virginia Beach Arts
• Virginia Beach Police Department
• Teens With a Purpose
• LGBT Life Center
• Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
• The Doorway Singers
• Japanese Honor Society
• StandUp For Kids – Hampton Roads, VA Chapter
• Children for Change
• African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach
• Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
• Yolees’ G-Dawgz & Catering Co.
• Hope For Life Rescue, Inc.
• Community Mural – O’crylics
NEW THIS YEAR: Pop-Up Orchestra!
We will be performing “His Spirit of Freedom – Favorite Hymns and Spirituals of Dr. Martin Luther King” as part of the Art of Humanity Celebration on
April 6, 2019 (Rain date: April 13th). Want to be a part of the Orchestra?!? Here’s what you do!
* Download the sheet music for your instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass):
* Watch the rehearsal video provided by Tallwood Orchestra: http://tinyurl.com/HSFVIDEO
* Dust off your bow and join us on
April 6, 2019 (Rain date: April 13th) at 11:30AM for a quick practice and then we perform at noon!
Performance and rehearsal will be held at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, located at 550 Barberton Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Local artist Jared O’Flaherty will paint a new mural on the side of the Little Theatre representing the event graphics with silhouette profiles of Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. on a colorful butterfly with additional characters and musical notes representing how the arts can be a tremendous force for good, with the ability to make us pause and pay attention to how we treat one another – shape how we act and think.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
Nestled in a residential neighborhood, Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that has been bringing live theatre to the community since 1948. Our mission is to educate and to provide our community with quality live theatrical experiences at affordable prices while developing and showcasing local talent. The Theatre operates Friday/Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons year-round with 5 productions in our regular season (September through early June) and a summer production in July, showcasing many of Hampton Roads’ best local actors. We invite you to visit and help us commemorate the Beach’s oldest continually-operating community theater.
The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is funded, in part, by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission. Additional funding provided from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation on behalf of the Carol Chittum Endowment for the Theatrical Performing Arts and the Eugenia Smith Kennedy Fund and a grant from the Business Consortium for Arts Support.
About the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission
The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC) exists to advocate for the human rights of residents in the City of Virginia Beach. HRC programs work toward mutual understanding, respect of all citizens and advocacy of human rights for all people. This includes conducting recognition and educational programs, discussion forums, acting as liaison to other community and governmental commissions or agencies, and referral assistance to citizens who feel their rights have been violated. More information can be found online at www.vbgov.com and on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HRC4VB/
About the ViBe Creative District
The ViBe Creative District non-profit is a 501c3 that exists to promote, support, connect, and inspire the creative industries to boost our local economy, grow jobs, and enhance our quality of life. It works to create and revive economic vibrancy in our neighborhood with a remarkable local vibe.
Additionally, ViBe strives to enhance a place of discovery for locals and visitors along with economic vitality to meet the City of Virginia Beach’s vision for a quality resort destination. For more information on please visit www.ViBeCreativeDistrict.org, email info@ViBeCreativeDistrict.org call 757-202-9533 or follow ViBe Creative District on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ViBeCreativeDistrict and Instagram at www.instagram.com/thevibecreativedistrict/