Manassas and Historic Manassas Inc. will host One Love Manassas, a three-day, multi-media art show with live music, a juried art competition, a film showcase and Chasing Light, a 3D music and light interactive experience, on April 26-28.

The weekend, dubbed a celebration of life with the arts,  is designed to give artists a platform to perform. The following are some of the events and performances during the weekend, according to a news release.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is bringing its Artmobile to the Center for the Arts parking lot and will host tours throughout the weekend. This innovative art experience is on its inaugural tour of the commonwealth and features a collection of works by Virginia artists Sally Mann, Benjamin Wigfall and Nell Blaine, among others.

From 6-9 p.m. April 26, there will be a juried art reception at the Center for the Arts featuring the work of artists from the National Capital Region. More than 250 pieces were submitted and judged down to about 80 pieces that will hang in the Center for the Arts gallery and Jirani Coffee House. Awards will be given for the top pieces of this competition at 7 p.m.

Also on April 26, from 7-9 p.m. Visitors can view about 20 films out of 328 films submitted from all over the country for the One Love Manassas Film Showcase. The films will be screened on the third floor of the Center for the Arts.

Live musical performances will be presented the entire weekend. On Friday night, performances will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Harris Pavilion.

On Saturday the Main Stage will be on Center Street near Main Street, with headliner Aaron Cole at 4 p.m.  Cole, recently on tour with Toby Mac, bridges the gap between rapping and singing. His musical influences include Stevie Wonder, the music of Mali and the lyricism of Jon Bellion.

On Sunday at the Harris Pavilion, the presentation will feature inspirational music, including over 100 singers in the Voices United choir at 2 p.m.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., join the City of Manassas, Manassas City Public Schools and the Prince William Library System for Manassas Reads, which features free books, face painting, local celebrity readers, Manassas Therapy Dogs, crafts, a photo booth and more fun. Books will be available in English and in Spanish.

Other featured events during the day on Saturday include the Battle of the Artists chalk art competition on Battle Street, an Artist Marketplace on Center Street, artist workshops, live portrait painting at Calico Jacks by Creative Brush Studio, live music on the main stage and other attractions.

As the day turns into evening, participants can make their way to the Harris Pavilion to grab a light globe to carry over to the Manassas Museum lawn. This procession is called “Turn on your Light” and hopes to inspire folks to shine their light for others. The procession will end on the lawn with a re-creation of the One Love logo.

Also on the museum lawn, Manassas is hosting a new, 3D art installation called Chasing Light. This was made possible with a grant from the Virginia Commission of the Arts.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., join the City of Manassas, Manassas City Public Schools and the Prince William Library System for Manassas Reads, which features free books, face painting, local celebrity readers, Manassas Therapy Dogs, crafts, a photo booth and more fun. Books will be available in English and in Spanish.

Other featured events during the day on Saturday include the Battle of the Artists chalk art competition on Battle Street, an Artist Marketplace on Center Street, artist workshops, live portrait painting at Calico Jacks by Creative Brush Studio, live music on the main stage and other attractions.

As the day turns into evening, participants can make their way to the Harris Pavilion to grab a light globe to carry over to the Manassas Museum lawn. This procession is called “Turn on your Light” and hopes to inspire folks to shine their light for others. The procession will end on the lawn with a re-creation of the One Love logo.

Workshops throughout the weekend include: Asian brush painting, instructional egg tempera, making peace: a mindfulness through art workshop, the inspiration of clouds, belly dancing, zentangle method, dance and movement, a conversation with Cathy Davis, author of ‘Myracles,’ and others.

See a complete schedule at onelovemanassas.com.