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  1. Featured Camp: Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

    Throughout the year, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center offers a variety of free and affordable programming in the arts. Summer 2021 brings even more great programming!

    June 23, 2021
  2. 25 Mics – A Family-Friendly Open Mic

    25 Mics, the monthly family-friendly open mic night held by Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center has returned to in-person events!

    April 11, 2021
  3. FREE Puppet Show – The Marvelous Land of Oz

    A FREE Puppet Show – The Marvelous Land of Oz is coming to Newport News!

    April 2, 2021
  4. FUN! Finding Yourself Now, a Community Youth Art Experience

    A great opportunity for young artists! fun! finding yourself now, a Community Youth Art Experience has opened for submissions!

    March 18, 2021
  5. The Gift Of Giving – Free Children’s Holiday Giveaway

    Downing-Gross is putting some extra holiday cheer out into the community this year.

    November 24, 2020
  6. Free Art Programs at Downing-Gross

    Here are some upcoming Art programs offered for FREE at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News:

    September 21, 2020
  7. SOAR: Students Obtaining Artistic Refuge (Free)

    Fun online arts and crafts activities provided by Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center!

    May 17, 2020
  8. Free Hip Hop Classes

    Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is holding FREE Hip-Hop Classes (ages 8+) taught by experienced dancer Tony Truong in January 2020!

    December 2, 2019
  9. Date Night: Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival

    Date Night! Don’t miss the 21st Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival in Newport News!

    March 28, 2019
  10. Bright Star Touring Theater: Alice In Wonderland

    Don’t miss the Bright Star Touring Theater’s Presentation of Alice in Wonderland! This show is recommended for ages PreK through 5th Grade.

    July 20, 2018
  11. Thrifty Thursdays – Free Craft Projects at Downing-Gross

    I love these free craft events that are popping up all over the Hampton Roads area! This series is at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News.

    May 2, 2018
  12. Downing-Gross presents: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

    Willy Wonka fans, there is a chance to experience the magic onstage this month! Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is playing on select days in February at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News!

    February 7, 2018
  13. Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival (With A Free Kids Event)

    The music and legacy of Newport News native Ella Fitzgerald are being celebrated as a part of the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival Centennial Celebration this weekend.

    April 18, 2017