Once Upon A Dream is hosting their very first annual Children’s Art Exhibition depicting the changing realities of today during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This Exhibition gives children, ages 3-12 years, an opportunity to express their creativity through paintings, drawings, and collages.

Artwork will be accepted August 10th - September 12th and can be scheduled for drop off at the Vienna or Sterling location (Email your location for drop off times). See below for entry fee information.
The artwork made by children from around the metropolitan will be submitted for judging by a distinguished group of artists and artwork will be on display at the Once Upon A Dream, Sterling location Gazebo and Parking lot from September 18th -19th.

Admission to see the art work is free, however please reserve your free ticket in advance as we observe social distancing.

Three prizes will be awarded to our junior artists on September 19th. 

  • 1st Prize: Once Upon A Dream Sunshine Package    
  • 2nd Prize: Once Upon A Dream Little Dreamers Package
  • 3rd Prize: 3 Hour Drop Off 

Join us as we explore the vivid imagination of children!

Friday, September 18th 5:00 -7:30 pm
Saturday, September 19th 2:00 -8:00 pm
at Once Upon A Dream- Sterling, VA

Jaleh Karim 

 Guest Judge 

Tickets will go on sale on Sept. 12th!

We Believe in the Importance of Creativity Through Art

We believe that art encompasses all the developmental domains in children and fosters creativity in children. Promoting creativity through art helps develop a child’s intelligence and personality and gives children the opportunity to express a personal statement about their uniqueness.

Enter the Children's Dream Art Exhibition!
Does your little one love creating and showing of their art work? Well now is your chance to showcase it in an actual Exhibition!

Be a part of history and submit your child’s entry.

$10 art work entry fee covers matting and installation by our team.​
All submissions are due by September 12th, 2020. Click below for the entry packet.

The artwork made by children from around the metropolitan will be submitted for judging by a distinguished artists.

Mrs. Karim is an international artist, founder and director of Shabnam Art Gallery in Tehran. She has been an artist and teacher of painting for over 30 years with an expertise in the fields of oil and water color.