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Arts Alive! Event September 15, 2019

Posted on September 1, 2019 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Kelly is happy to have been able to travel to France this year and get lots of inspiration for her paintings. Please come out and see her exhibition: "Summertime in France" at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on September 15th from 1-5pm. The event is called Arts Alive and will feature local artists and performers. The event and all performances are FREE! The only money you will need is for food trucks or any special pieces of art you would like to purchase. Hope you can make it! For more information: CLICK HERE!


Posted on March 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Kelly Haneklau (Founder/Owner of Minor Miracles) and Mark Andrews (Founder/Executive Director of Therapeutic Adventures, Inc.) share a hand-shake to show their their commitment to the first annual Art of Life GALA.

Kelly Haneklau, local artist and Founder/Owner of Minor Miracles in Bristow, VA is happy to announce that on May 24, 2019 at 7pm at the Sweeney Barn in Manassas, VA, she will be hosting the first annual Art of Life GALA: a fundraiser/art silent-auction supporting Therapeutic Adventures, Inc., a Charlottesville-based non- profit organization. Haneklau stated, "The work this organization does is beyond amazing and has touched so many lives for almost 40 years. I am honored to be a small part in the awareness of the work they do and it is a pleasure to work with Mark Andrews (Founder/Executive Director), to make these dreams a reality".

"We hope to draw over 400 adult community members for this evening to remember. There will be amazing art and items for auction, guest speakers/performers, delicious local food and drink, music, games and community spirit!" Haneklau remarked.

"The Art of Life GALA will bring awareness of the specialized needs that people with disabilities have, the sacrifices our veterans have made for us, as well as raise donations to purchase equipment and enable adventures for TA program recipients," said Andrews. Therapeutic Adventures, a Virginia based, non-profit organization that helps disabled people of all ages who have complex medical needs (including our military veterans and cancer survivors) enjoy life through outdoor activities- like skiing, fly-fishing, kayaking and cycling - just to name a few. Therapeutic Adventures priority has always been to support individuals and families with partial to full scholarships and specialized adaptive equipment, making participation adaptive sports and outdoor recreation a reality. Many programs and events are provided at NO cost to the participants. TA's specially trained, all-volunteer program staff, enables people to embrace fun and meaningful activities that improve functional independence and quality of life.


Sponsorships are being sought from local businesses, companies, and individuals to support Therapeutic Adventures' fundraising goals. Haneklau said, "community support and involvement are the cornerstones of this event’s success". Kelly noted that our immediate community does not have a lot of opportunities like this. So it is important to help foster this type of event so more will happen in the near future.

This GALA will not only raise awareness and provide much needed support, but bring people together for a fantastically fun evening, not to mention an excuse to get dressed up! Black-tie optional. Ages 18 and older please.

Every ticket purchase helps. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the organization and the wonderful work they do. Tickets are on sale for a limited time at Search: "Art of Life GALA" To volunteer or for more information, visit or contact the event organizer, Kelly Haneklau at [email protected]



Posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Minor Miracles was in Haymarket at a

SUPER HERO 6th Birthday Paint Party!

Each girl painted themselves as Super Heroes!

What a great way to inspire strength in our future young women!

Paint Your Pet Night!

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Best Painting Teacher 2018

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We are pleased to announce that Minor Miracles has received

Best Painting Teacher in the area for 2018 from!

Thank you to all of our students!!:)

HIKE FUNdraiser Event!

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

These ladies created such different and amazing beach scene pieces at a fun paint night for a great cause! Minor Miracles donated $100 of the proceeds for the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund, Inc.

Kelly to host paint event at Rangolis!

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Canton House Volunteer Work

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

The Canton House in Manassas, VA is a wonderful place for seniors in our area! Thanks to Minor Miracles customer and mom of twin toddlers, Kate Danziger, for her suggestion to combine toddlers and seniors to make Christmas cards for veterans! Extra thanks to the friendly staff and fun residents who joined in making the cards. Minor Miracles had a great time and everyone created some beautiful cards to let our military know how much they mean to us not only at Christmas time, but year-round.


LEAP Ahead Art Camp!

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Minor Miracles is so thankful to partner with LEAP Ahead, Inc. this year to provide art lessons for the youth in our community! Thank you so much to all of the amazing staff and children. We had a blast and hope the children did too! Check out this "Pig on the Farm" sculpture made by one of the young students!

Adult Paint Night ON SALE until Sept 30th!

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hurry and sign up for Adult Paint Night for a limited time at the reduced rate of $25 per person! (6 student minimum required)

Includes all instruction, paint and take-home canvas! :)