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Arlington Arts We reserve the right to delete any malicious or inappropriate comments. By offering arts groups affordable space and services in lieu of large cash grants, Arlingon Cultural Affairs has fostered one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the DC metropolitan area.
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By creatively using its status as a government body to leverage resources for the arts, the County demonstrated that artists and government can work together, and transformed its own cultural landscape in the process. The first and only arts organization to win the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation, Arlington Cultural Affairs is now a national model for regional arts support. Arlington Cultural Affairs provides programs and services that build community and transform lives by enhancing enjoyment and understanding of, and participation in, the arts. The unit is a Division of the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.

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Surprise! This morning Arlington Art Truck is at the Fairlington Farmers Market @fairlingtonmkt. It’s the last chance to...
11/15/2020

Surprise! This morning Arlington Art Truck is at the Fairlington Farmers Market @fairlingtonmkt. It’s the last chance to pick up a free Seed Bird take-and-make art kit. Arlington Art Truck will be here until 12pm (weather permitting). Art kits are available while supplies last.

#arlingtonva #arlingtonarts #freeartkit #seeds #birds

Local: Lee Highway Holiday MarketSat, Nov 28 | 11am-3pm | Cherrydale Shopping Center The Small Business Saturday Outdoor...
11/13/2020

Local: Lee Highway Holiday Market
Sat, Nov 28 | 11am-3pm | Cherrydale Shopping Center

The Small Business Saturday Outdoor Market will feature Studio 10 artists painting plein air, local band Bella and Wayland, Sun & Moon Yoga studio to help everyone breathe, stretch, and connect, and local businesses offering specials and discounts.

More info: https://www.leehighwayalliance.com/loving-local.html

11/12/2020
Moving Words

Have you submitted your work yet? You only have a few days left to submit your poem for the Moving Words Adult Poetry Competition. Deadline: November 15, 2020

Learn more: https://arts.arlingtonva.us/humanities/

Moving Words makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters riding Arlington Transit (ART) by replacing advertising placards inside public buses with poems by local poets. Juried by Arlington County Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, the competition is open to poets in the DC Metro area who are ages 18 or older. The six winning poets will have their poems displayed inside Arlington ART Buses for three months between January and June 2021 and will receive a $250 honorarium.

Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create...

Gallery Underground in November presents, in their Focus Gallery: Gratitude: Representing Thankfulness in Artwork, an al...
11/11/2020

Gallery Underground in November presents, in their Focus Gallery: Gratitude: Representing Thankfulness in Artwork, an all-member all-media show. The year 2020 has presented everyone with multiple physical, moral, spiritual and emotional challenges. Member artists have created work in the season’s spirit of giving thanks, representing images of those things for which they are still grateful, despite the current world we face. In their Main Gallery are new works by our members on all themes, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood and metalwork.

Thru November 27
Presented by: Arlington Artists Alliance
Venue: Gallery Underground
Free!

Social Media Strategies 1: How to Start Sharing OnlineThu, November 12, 202011:00 AM – 12:30 PM ESTLearn how to utilize ...
11/10/2020

Social Media Strategies 1: How to Start Sharing Online
Thu, November 12, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learn how to utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other free apps to represent your brand better online. This workshop is ideal for arts organizations, creative small businesses, and individual artist who are new to managing social media pages.

Get the remaining workshops for just one $30 price.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-strategies-1-how-to-start-sharing-online-tickets-120446836731

11/09/2020
Moving Words

Moving Words Adult Poetry Competition
Deadline: November 15, 2020

Moving Words makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters riding Arlington Transit (ART) by replacing advertising placards inside public buses with poems by local poets. Juried by Arlington County Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, the competition is open to poets in the DC Metro area who are ages 18 or older. The six winning poets will have their poems displayed inside Arlington ART Buses for three months between January and June 2021 and will receive a $250 honorarium.

https://youtu.be/jywMdrCn6OA

Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create...

There's still time to sign up for tomorrow's workshop: Where to Find Funding for Arts Organizations During COVID19 Works...
11/09/2020
Where to Find Funding for Arts Organizations During COVID19

There's still time to sign up for tomorrow's workshop: Where to Find Funding for Arts Organizations During COVID19 Workshop

In addition to providing information on researching and applying for grant funds, we will discuss ways in which arts organizations can fund their activities on a local level via relationships that help them build local partnerships and access community resources. We will also discuss the use of online artist resources such as Patreon and Ko-Fi as a supplemental income.

This online workshop is part of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Workshops Special - choose up to six workshops in this series for the single ticket price of $30. See the complete list of workshops at check out. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/120439009319

How arts organizations can fund their activities on a local level via relationships that help build local partnerships

11/07/2020

What a beautiful day!!

Need a relaxing activity? Ground yourself this Saturday 9AM at Long Branch Nature Center, where we’ll doing a special pop-up of ‘Flight’, our free Seed Bird art project. Pick up a free take-and-make art kit that includes natural clay and native seeds. Mold the clay and seeds together to form a Seed Bird, then plant it in your yard to grow native plants for wild birds to eat.

#artistsoninstagram #arlingtonva #arlingtonarts #seeds #birds #artproject #freeartproject

What a beautiful day!!Need a relaxing activity? Ground yourself this Saturday 9AM at Long Branch Nature Center, where we...
11/07/2020

What a beautiful day!!

Need a relaxing activity? Ground yourself this Saturday 9AM at Long Branch Nature Center, where we’ll doing a special pop-up of ‘Flight’, our free Seed Bird art project. Pick up a free take-and-make art kit that includes natural clay and native seeds. Mold the clay and seeds together to form a Seed Bird, then plant it in your yard to grow native plants for wild birds to eat.

Follow @arttruckarlington to learn more!

#artistsoninstagram #arlingtonva #arlingtonarts #seeds #birds #artproject #freeartproject

Jane Franklin Dance presents a performance streamed live from Inner Ear Studio, a recording studio founded in Arlington,...
11/06/2020
Hidden Talents – Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance presents a performance streamed live from Inner Ear Studio, a recording studio founded in Arlington, Virginia by musician and recording engineer Don Zientara. Enjoy a Zoom performance event that is filled with real time performance all from the ease of your own living room. Featuring "Hidden Talents", "1x4", "Inner Ear" and a post-performance Q&A.

Jane Franklin Dance: Hidden Talents
Sat, Nov 7 | 7:30pm | via Zoom

https://www.janefranklin.com/talents

*Hidden Talents at Inner Ear Studios Jane Franklin Dance presents a performance streamed live from Inner Ear Studios, a recording studio founded in Arlington, Virginia by musician and recording engineer Don Zientara. Enjoy a Zoom performance event that is filled with real time performance all from t...

Put your records on for a sizzling tribute to the golden age of the turntable featuring the hits of Stevie Wonder, The B...
11/06/2020
Signature Vinyl — Signature Theatre

Put your records on for a sizzling tribute to the golden age of the turntable featuring the hits of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Joni Mitchell, Elton John and others. 19 of Signature’s favorite performers including Nova Y. Payton, Natascia Diaz, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Robbie Schaefer team up with Mark G. Meadows and The Movement to put a spin on songs such as “September,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours),” “Up on the Roof” and more in a cinematic concert filmed at several outdoor locations across the DC area.

Signature Vinyl
Available Nov 5 | on-demand stream

https://www.sigtheatre.org/events/202021/signature-vinyl/

Put your records on for a sizzling tribute to the golden age of the turntable featuring the hits of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Joni Mitchell, Elton John and others. 19 of Signature’s favorite performers including Nova Y. Payton, Natascia Diaz, Tracy Lynn Oli...

Arlington Art Truck pop up alert!Need a relaxing activity? Ground yourself this Saturday 9AM at Long Branch Nature Cente...
11/05/2020

Arlington Art Truck pop up alert!

Need a relaxing activity? Ground yourself this Saturday 9AM at Long Branch Nature Center, where we’ll doing a special pop-up of ‘Flight’, our free Seed Bird art project. Pick up a free take-and-make art kit that includes natural clay and native seeds. Mold the clay and seeds together to form a Seed Bird, then plant it in your yard to grow native plants for wild birds to eat.

#artistsoninstagram #arttruckarlington #arlingtonarts #arlingtonva #birds #seeds #planting #freeartproject

Learn how to utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other free apps to represent your brand better online. T...
11/05/2020
Where to Find Funding for Arts Organizations During COVID19

Learn how to utilize Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other free apps to represent your brand better online. This workshop is ideal for arts organizations, creative small businesses, and individual artists who are new to managing social media pages.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11 AM EST – 12:30 PM EST

This online workshop is part of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Workshops Special - choose up to six workshops in this series for the single ticket price of $30. See the list of other workshops at check out. Register now: VIRTUAL: Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/120439009319

How arts organizations can fund their activities on a local level via relationships that help build local partnerships

Gallery Underground
11/04/2020

Gallery Underground

Gratitude: Representing Thankfulness in Artwork
All-member Exhibition at Gallery Underground in November
Dates: November 2 – 27, 2020
The year 2020 has presented us with multiple physical, moral, spiritual and emotional challenges.
https://galleryunderground.org/store/Monets-Harvest-p247834586

Monet's Harvest
Tony Neville
Watercolor
$200.00

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate of just $30 for ALL remaining classes.We...
11/03/2020
Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Creating Better Virtual Experiences

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate of just $30 for ALL remaining classes.

We highly recommend "Tips Tricks and Hacks for Creating Better Virtual Experiences" this Thursday.

Make your livestream stand out! In this workshop, we will discuss how you can make your Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Zoom gathering, or other livestream look professional and attract more viewers. This workshop is ideal for individual artists and performers, arts organizations, or creative small businesses who have livestreamed at least once.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tips-tricks-and-hacks-for-creating-better-virtual-experiences-tickets-120446148673?aff=erelpanelorg

Make your livestream stand out!

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate of just $30 for ALL remaining classes.We...
11/02/2020

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate of just $30 for ALL remaining classes.

We highly recommend "Tips Tricks and Hacks for Creating Better Virtual Experiences" this Thursday.

Make your livestream stand out! In this workshop, we will discuss how you can make your Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Zoom gathering, or other livestream look professional and attract more viewers. This workshop is ideal for individual artists and performers, arts organizations, or creative small businesses who have livestreamed at least once.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tips-tricks-and-hacks-for-creating-better-virtual-experiences-tickets-120446148673?aff=erelpanelorg

Art on the Line: Reverberations from the FeintWeds, Nov 4 | 6pm | onlineA special post-election art event, Reverberation...
11/02/2020

Art on the Line: Reverberations from the Feint
Weds, Nov 4 | 6pm | online

A special post-election art event, Reverberations from the Feint is a film premiere, studio visit, live artist talk, and discussion by multidisciplinary artist Billy Colbert.

Feints are maneuvers designed to distract from the real place or point of an attack. Are we really in a cultural awakening rooted in conscious social change or is this all part of a feint? As a collector of cultural memories, Billy explores these complexities and compounded struggles that are the residue of the feint.

https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/th-evt-14696369/

11/02/2020
Moving Words

Moving Words is a program that makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters riding Arlington Transit (ART) by replacing advertising placards inside public buses with poems by local poets and Arlington Public School students. Deadline: November 15, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywMdrCn6OA&feature=youtu.be

Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Our mission is to create...

Lee Highway Alliance
10/30/2020

Lee Highway Alliance

Join Cowboy Cafe this weekend as they celebrate the grand reveal of their new outdoor space and the MasPaz mural! In honor of the big event, the Cafe is offering special treats plus 10% off all orders to customers this weekend only. Make sure to stop by, grab some snacks, and check out the new space!

The last of our famous Arlingtonians is Sandra Bullock! Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock got her start in Arlington!...
10/30/2020

The last of our famous Arlingtonians is Sandra Bullock! Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock got her start in Arlington! She was born in Arlington and attended W&L High School, where she was a cheerleader and performed in school theater productions. What’s your favorite Sandra Bullock movie? The Blind Side Miss Congeniality? Gravity? Speed?

This image is part of “POP Arlington” by Ryan Carroll Nelson for Art on the ART Bus. Check out our IG to see the full artwork. “POP Arlington” is on display on one bus, the Art on the ART Bus, that rotates through @art__transit routes each day. Take a ride on ART and you might see some art!

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate ($30 for all remaining classes).The Arts...
10/30/2020
Where to Find Funding for Individual Artists During COVID19

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate ($30 for all remaining classes).

The Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Classes are Virtual! Arts Enterprise Institute is offering a special rate: $30 for the first class and up to five additional classes in the series for free! The workshops include:

-- Where to Find Funding for Individual Artists During COVID-19
-- Where to Find Funding for Arts Organizations During COVID-19
-- Tips Tricks and Hacks for Creating Better Virtual Experiences
-- Social Media Strategies 1: How to Start Sharing Online
-- Social Media Strategies 2: How to Create Better Online Engagement

They take place November 4-November 17 via Zoom. Sign up now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-to-find-funding-for-individual-artists-during-covid19-tickets-120438281141

How individual artists can fund their activities on a local level via relationships that help build local partnerships

Jane Franklin Dance
10/30/2020

Jane Franklin Dance

Thank you friends at Metro Weekly for featuring "Hidden Talents at Inner Ear Studios in this week's issue Arlington Arts

The Arlington Players presents The War of the Worlds: a radio play on October 31st!Keep Calm! The Martians are NOT comin...
10/29/2020
The War of the Worlds: a radio play | The Arlington Players

The Arlington Players presents The War of the Worlds: a radio play on October 31st!

Keep Calm! The Martians are NOT coming... or are they?!

Perhaps the best-known radio play of all time, "The War of the Worlds" chronicles the invasion of aliens from Mars. TAP is thrilled to announce we will be broadcasting The War of the Worlds, a 1938 radio drama written by Howard Koch.

The broadcast will air on WERA FM (96.7) at 6pm on October 31, 2020. Yes, that's the 82nd anniversary of the original, Halloween, panic-inducing broadcast. Listen live on the old-fashioned radio, or listen live online.

http://www.thearlingtonplayers.org/seasons/season-70-coronavirus-edition/war-worlds-radio-play/

Perhaps the best known radio play of all time, "The War of the Worlds" chronicles the invasion of aliens from Mars. TAP is thrilled to announce we will be broadcasting The War of the Worlds, a 1938 radio drama written by Howard Koch.

Jane Franklin Dance
10/28/2020

Jane Franklin Dance

Join us virtually from your home for 'Hidden Talents' next Saturday - no mask neccessary!

Pre-registration is required:
https://www.janefranklin.com/talents

#liveperformance #livestream #virtualshow #virtualdance #dmvdance

This December will mark 10 years of Art on the ART Bus! Art on the ART Bus is a partnership between Arlington Arts and @...
10/28/2020

This December will mark 10 years of Art on the ART Bus! Art on the ART Bus is a partnership between Arlington Arts and @art__transit to bring a POP of creativity to an otherwise-ordinary bus ride. Inside one bus is a mobile gallery with original artwork hung where one would usually find advertisements. This bus rotates through different routes each day, so you never know when you’ll hop on the Art on the ART Bus! These images are part of “POP Arlington” by Ryan Carroll Nelson for Art on the ART Bus.

Actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty grew up in Arlington, attending Thomas Jefferson Middle School and W&L High School. His Hollywood credits include Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, and Dick Tracy. Beatty has been nominated for 15 Academy Awards! His sister, actress Shirley MacLaine, also grew up in Arlington.

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate ($30 for all remaining classes).The Arts...
10/27/2020
Where to Find Funding for Individual Artists During COVID19

There's still time to sign up for virtual fall classes and get the special rate ($30 for all remaining classes).

The Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Classes are Virtual! Arts Enterprise Institute is offering a special rate: $30 for the first class and up to five additional classes in the series for free! The workshops include:

-- Where to Find Funding for Individual Artists During COVID-19
-- Where to Find Funding for Arts Organizations During COVID-19
-- Tips Tricks and Hacks for Creating Better Virtual Experiences
-- Social Media Strategies 1: How to Start Sharing Online
-- Social Media Strategies 2: How to Create Better Online Engagement

They take place November 4-November 17 via Zoom. Sign up now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-to-find-funding-for-individual-artists-during-covid19-tickets-120438281141

How individual artists can fund their activities on a local level via relationships that help build local partnerships

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There is still time to sign up for tonight's 2nd installment of my Pre-Raphaelite inspired life drawing series! Can't attend but interested in photos or video of the event? Contact me to purchase reference media. Help support your local Arts community and art models! https://fb.me/e/eyzeWSzNv
On behalf of Bethesda Urban Partnership: The 8th annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature four short documentaries made by local filmmakers in a virtual festival. The four selected films are available to view online now. You can also register for the free virtual discussion with the filmmakers on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and supported by Leslie & Bruce Lane.
Check out this local artist's page for unique art and calligraphy: https://www.facebook.com/poetryinmotionarts/
Words to Art Spring 2020 - My word for today, 4 May 2020; unknown
my word is "convivencia"
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Beauty and the Beat Video on Demand: Featuring Ken Hays as Neighbor with Carrie Monger, Charlie Maybee-Ferrell, Kelsey Rohr and Becca Weiss Available Apr 6 - 13, 2020 Rent today to access this heartwarming dose of hope during these uncertain times. 100% of proceeds go directly to Artist Support Fund.
Artists in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, & Fairfax!! WALA is in Northern VA education programming this Spring 2019, and we Look forward to seeing you in the place to be! 2019 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ Arlington Arts: Business Entity Formation is Wednesday, April 3rd! (Session 2 of 6) info/Reg: https://mailchi.mp/4334cfc4fbc9/2017-wala-creative-entrepreneurs-series-thearc-business-formation-1-of-6-begins-wednesday-october-4th-716225 #waladc
Here is something that came up on the Kojo show recently: An artist without studio space is a "former artist." Art creation space has been neglected in DC Metro area cultural plans. DC government has been more concerned with arts presentation space, which now serves touring artists from elsewhere. 3 decades of DC cultural policy has effectively exported DC artists and imported artists from other jurisdictions. Mike Licht – Washington DC
Those trips to San Francisco and Ashland were wonderful for all of us. Awards for regional theater were hung with pride in the Ashland lobby. Our annual trips there in May of each school year were financed by hard- working students, who paid only for their own food. Many equity actors performed excellent plays, both Shakespeare and contemporary productions. I have fond memories of those artistic adventures too. Thanks,Carlos, for reminding me of those enjoyable times. Diane Howard
Howdy Arlington! It's been a while! Come say Hi! at Whitlow's 2/17! https://tinyurl.com/y3cpnqlj