This is a great weekend to expose your family to art. The great part of these events are they are great for all ages.
The Peninsula Fine Arts will present award-winning chalk artists Megan Bernier and Ryan Johnson for an afternoon of family fun by transforming the Pfac sidewalk into a work of art!. The only thing you need to bring is your creativity. The will have plenty of sidewalk and chalk. Music will be played for artistic inspiration and there will be refreshments to keep you fueled. Visit www.pfac-va.org
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio welcomes visiting artist John Miller who is known for large glass-blown sculptural pieces, and some of his most popular pieces are large-scale recreations of fast food staples like cheeseburgers. On Saturday, the Museum will host its monthly Second Saturday Family Day. There will be a special family friendly demonstration by John Miller in the Glass Studio from 10 a.m. to noon and fun family activities in the Museum from noon to 3 p.m. As a special treat, the first 500 people who arrive at the Museum at noon on Saturday will receive a free Doumar’s ice cream cone. John Miller’s exhibition is on view through August 26, and he will work in the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio this weekend. Visit www.Chrysler.org for the full schedule and details.
The Virginia Beach Historical Houses has a new program called The Spirits, Myths,& Mysteries Tour. Offered on Saturdays only, it is a three-hour adventure discovering some of the ghosts, witches, myths, and mysteries that are part of the region’s history. Beginning at the beach, the tour makes three stops (approximately 30 minutes each) which include the Adam Thoroughgood House, the Lynnhaven House, and the Old Coast Guard Station. The route encompasses a cross-section of Virginia Beach which a tour guide highlights while guests enjoy a comfortable bus ride. These sightseeing areas include: the Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club; the Association of Research and Enlightenment (ARE); First Landing State Park; the Lesner Bridge over Lynnhaven Inlet; the Grace Sherwood statue at Bayside Hospital; Town Center; the Visitors and Convention Center; as well as residential areas along the way. The tour is designed for adults ($12 each) and children ages 8 and above ($8 each). On Saturdays, participants meet the tour bus by 9:45 a.m. at the corner of 24 St. and Atlantic Ave. Tickets can either be purchased at www.virginiaaquarium.com, or by visiting or calling Virginia Aquarium Guest Services (757 385-0300). Advance reservations are required.