SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival and Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
WHAT: SAAM Cherry Blossom Festival
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 3 PM
WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, 800 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music, and a US premiere of Okinawa’s NS Ryukyu Ballet Company. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, and go on a spring-themed scavenger hunt. Check out great festival gifts in the store and specials in the Courtyard Café.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Streets NW, Washington, DC
The NS Ryukyu Ballet Company’s adventurous style interweaves classical dance with modern ballet and martial arts, highlighting cultural traditions of the region.
Meet the 2018 Official Festival Artist Maggie O’Neill, local DC artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur, and join her for a hands-on workshop in our Luce Foundation Center for American Art. Workshop registration required at: www.americanart.si.edu/cherryworkshop