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13th of April 2018

Special Needs Legal and Financial Planning Workshop

*This is not an ArtStream event* Thursday, May 3rd 7pm-9pm Location: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA Families that have an individual(s) with special needs face a myriad of challenges, and it is important to understand the various financial & legal issues. This workshop will give an overview of financial and legal planning as it…


8th of March 2018

“The goal is transporting people.”

An interview with Lighting Designer Rob Siler We love our tech crews! We are grateful for the opportunity to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes. Rob’s work with ArtStream can be seen in Must Love Music and WXYZ, March 15-24, 2018 at the Richard Kauffman Auditorium in Alexandria, VA. A phone interview held February…


21st of February 2018

ArtStream at Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Conference

Nicolette Stearns and Ricki Sabia presented at the 2018 Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Conference in Denver, Colorado on February 22, 2018. Nicolette is an ArtStream Co-founder and Master Teacher and Ricki is an ArtStream parent and member of Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) Board of Directors. The presentation focused on their…


18th of January 2018

Natalie Zanin and Vadim Baryshev on Washington Report

Listen to this great interview with ArtStream’s Natalie Zanin and Vadim Baryshev on “Washington Report” a public affairs show airing on CBS radio stations. They talk about ArtStream and the upcoming Cabaret Company performance. Natalie directs the company and Vadim will be performing onstage. And don’t miss the Cabaret performance: Winter Wonderland, February 12 at…


10th of January 2018

Submit your idea for the t-shirt design contest

Submissions and voting are closed. Thank you for your creativity! Do you love cool t-shirts? So do we! We want this year’s ArtStream t–shirt to be your new favorite shirt to wear. So, we are holding a t–shirt design contest! Designs should be submitted by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018. What are we looking for? Something…


20th of December 2017

A poem by ArtStreamer Nadia

This beautiful poem was written by ArtStreamer Nadia with artwork by Sughra Hussainy and Sushmita Mazumdar. Thanks to them for sharing. Acting is Shakespeare Climbing a mountain Amazing feeling Fascinating Giving up is never the answer Believing Nervous Being on stage — Miraculous Nadia, 2017 Please include ArtStream in your year-end and holiday giving. You…


19th of December 2017

ArtStream’s Year in Photos 2017

Thank you for making our year awesome! If you were one of the 44 new ArtStreamers we met this year, Thank You! If you are one of our 114 volunteers — onstage, backstage, and in the classroom — Thank You! If you volunteered to help us mail over 6,400 letters to friends around the country,…


14th of December 2017

Kathleen’s Top Seven

A guest blog submitted by ArtStream actor Kathleen. My top seven reasons to be a part of ArtStream: We are the Stars of the World. We are Amazing people to be who we want be in the world — in every day life! We have friends and families who are there with you every step…


A Letter from Board Chairman Franklin Myers

Dear Friends, Are you ready to try something completely new? Something that’s never been done before? Step out of your routine? Perform solo? This year, seven ArtStreamers took a giant step into the unknown and auditioned for the very first ArtStream Cabaret.  With courage, confidence and joy, each person shared a skill they are proud…


13th of November 2017

Sample Exercises: Improv

ArtStream makes improv accessible for everyone! What is improv? Improv is making up a scene and acting it out. If you’ve ever seen the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you already have an idea of what improv is like. Sometimes the scene is only a few lines long. Sometimes there are no lines at all.…