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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. 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.

Nearly 400 Arlington Small Business will be receiving GRANTs from Arlington Economic Development. Included in the 400 ar...
06/17/2020
Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT (Giving Resiliency Assets Near Term) Program  - AED - Arlington Economic Development

Nearly 400 Arlington Small Business will be receiving GRANTs from Arlington Economic Development. Included in the 400 are Arlington-based arts organizations Prio Bangra, LLC, ETC: Educational Theatre Company, Jane Franklin Dance, Arlington Arts Center, and Bowen McCauley Dance Co. Find out more about the businesses that received the grants here https://bit.ly/2WAorav #BizStongArlVA

The Arlington Small Business Emergency GRANT (Giving Resiliency Assets Near Term) Program is a competitive grant program to provide financial grants of up to $10,000 to qualified Arlington small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arlington Public LibraryQuaranzine Special Call for SubmissionsDeadline: Thurs, June 19The Arlington Public Library is n...
06/16/2020

Arlington Public Library
Quaranzine Special Call for Submissions
Deadline: Thurs, June 19

The Arlington Public Library is now accepting submissions for a special Quaranzine "Confronting Racism" edition.

They are seeking 2D art and media that promote anti-racism, social justice, inclusion, racial equity, and accountability. They are seeking work that is in direct response to racism in the United States, and documentation that explores the intersections of race and the Arlington community.

https://library.arlingtonva.us/2020/06/08/confronting-racism-special-call-for-submissions-to-quaranzine/

Photo credit: Sarah Fontaine, Creating Signs for the UUCA’s Public Witness

Jane Franklin Dance
06/15/2020
Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance

Enjoy new works created especially for the camera.
Applied Forces – inspired by land art created at Bonneville Salt Flats by Mike Dax Iacovone and from a recent installation at Arlington Arts Center
Hoopla, A new work for Forty+ by Emily Crews
Inside Out A Part – movement in opposition transformed by place and distance with music by Monstah Black
Register: https://www.janefranklin.com/online-party

Shelter in Place Virtual Gallery Underground Art Exhibition in JuneGallery Underground features Shelter in Place, a virt...
06/15/2020

Shelter in Place Virtual Gallery Underground Art Exhibition in June

Gallery Underground features Shelter in Place, a virtual art exhibit on view during the month of June at Gallery Underground's website. Like many businesses, Gallery Underground has had to "pivot" to an online presence rather than a physical one, and the June show focuses on artwork that member artists have been creating while sheltering at home. Some works are inspired by artists dreaming of travel, or gathering at favorite places; others have been inspired by home - gardens, still lifes, family. The show features works in a variety of media including mixed media, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass and ceramics.

https://galleryunderground.org/

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arlington Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a pivotal moment in the history of civil d...
06/13/2020

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arlington Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a pivotal moment in the history of civil defiance in the face of injustice. Just after 1pm on June 9, 1960, a dozen people entered People’s Drug Store (now a CVS) at 4709 Lee Highway in Cherrydale, launching a peaceful County-wide demonstration against the custom of “whites-only” lunch counters. Thirteen days later (June 22), the F.W. Woolworth store in Shirlington was the first to announce that all patrons would be served regardless of race. Over the next two weeks, we will share images and facts about these historic events. You can learn more here: https://projects.arlingtonva.us/plans-studies/historic-preservation/60th-anniversary-of-the-arlington-county-lunch-counter-sit-ins/

On June 13, 1960, the Arlington County Board Chair announced that stores which catered to the public on a desegregated basis in other departments “might be expected to open their lunch counters to the public on the same desegregated basis” as “[t]he majority of Arlington citizens probably would accept it.” However, he reiterated that just as patrons had the right to work peaceably toward ending desegregation, store owners had the right to decide what they thought was best for their businesses, being a private matter in which the County would not interfere.

For the last two years, Arlington Arts has been collaborating with the County’s Historic Preservation program to commemorate Arlington’s civil rights history. Printer, book artist and papermaker, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was engaged to explore these often overlooked aspects. This spring, a set of his original prints were installed on an ART bus as part of the Art on the ART bus art program. Mr. Kennedy also has developed a public activation for the Arlington Art Truck (postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19).

Sit-in photo credits: See individual photos for more information about each photo.

#Arlingtonarts #sitinsarlingtonva

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arlington Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a pivotal moment in the history of civil d...
06/12/2020

This month marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arlington Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a pivotal moment in the history of civil defiance in the face of injustice. Just after 1pm on June 9, 1960, a dozen people entered People’s Drug Store (now a CVS) at 4709 Lee Highway in Cherrydale, launching a peaceful County-wide demonstration against the custom of “whites-only” lunch counters. Thirteen days later (June 22), the F.W. Woolworth store in Shirlington was the first to announce that all patrons would be served regardless of race. Over the next two weeks, we will share images and facts about these historic events. You can learn more here: https://projects.arlingtonva.us/…/60th-anniversary-of-the-…/

On June 10, 1960, Howard student and group leader Lawrence Henry is arrested for allegedly unrelated charges of driving without glasses or proper tags. The police then release him from custody. Lunch counters are pre-emptively closed at three drug stores in Arlington today. Protesters arrive around noon at the People’s Drug Store on Lee Highway, the Drug Fair at 5401 Lee Highway, the Howard Johnson restaurant at 4700 Lee Highway, and the Drug Fair at 3815 Lee Highway around noon. All lunch counters are closed, and eventually crowds, largely of high school students, gather to harass the demonstrators. At the Drug Fair at 3815 Lee Highway, George Rockwell and some uniformed followers try to provoke the protesters. Then, however, police require the Neo-Nazis and the ensuing crowd of over 100 to leave, allowing the protesters to remain. Lawrence Henry and Dion Diamond are arrested at Howard Johnson. In the evening the demonstrators announce a temporary halt to the protests to allow for negotiations. The Secretary of People’s Drug Store and the President of Drug Fair, whose businesses both serve integrated clientele in Washington, D.C., announce they are willing to discuss mediation. Arlington County Board Chairman Herbert Brown states that as a private business matter, the County leadership does not believe there is a reason for the County to mediate between parties.

For the last two years, Arlington Arts has been collaborating with the County’s Historic Preservation program to commemorate Arlington’s civil rights history. Printer, book artist and papermaker, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was engaged to explore these often overlooked aspects. This spring, a set of his original prints were installed on an ART bus as part of the Art on the ART bus art program. Mr. Kennedy also has developed a public activation for the Arlington Art Truck (postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19).

Sit-in photo credits: See individual photos for more information about each photo.

#Arlingtonarts #sitinsarlingtonva

Not Forgotten: The Yorktown Seniors of 2020Graduation. It's the milestone moment that graduating high school seniors, th...
06/12/2020

Not Forgotten: The Yorktown Seniors of 2020

Graduation. It's the milestone moment that graduating high school seniors, their parents, family and friends wait for every spring. This year, students in the class of 2020 will be remembered not just for their accomplishments, but for their endurance through the disruption of COVID-19.

Arlington photographer Matt Mendelsohn determined that these unmoored seniors should have a memory that will outlast the virus. One by one, at a safe distance, Matt set out to photograph all the seniors at Yorktown High School for a photo essay he titled: Not Forgotten: The Yorktown Seniors of 2020.

With the help of the Rosslyn BID and JBG SMITH, Arlington Economic Development connected Matt to an opportunity for these stunning portraits to be projected on the large lobby screen at Central Place Tower in Rosslyn. On Saturday, June 13, throughout the day, the photos will be visible, and memorable, to anyone walking or driving by 1201 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington.

https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/resources/blog/art-business-on-display-in-rosslyn/

Arlington Public LibraryQuaranzine Special Call for SubmissionsDeadline: Thurs, June 19The Arlington Public Library is n...
06/11/2020

Arlington Public Library
Quaranzine Special Call for Submissions
Deadline: Thurs, June 19

The Arlington Public Library is now accepting submissions for a special Quaranzine "Confronting Racism" edition.

They are seeking 2D art and media that promote anti-racism, social justice, inclusion, racial equity, and accountability. They are seeking work that is in direct response to racism in the United States, and documentation that explores the intersections of race and the Arlington community.

https://library.arlingtonva.us/2020/06/08/confronting-racism-special-call-for-submissions-to-quaranzine/

Photo credit: Liz Laribee, Revolution is a Serious Thing (Angela Davis)

For Artists | Arlington Art Studio Tour
06/10/2020
For Artists | Arlington Art Studio Tour

For Artists | Arlington Art Studio Tour

Sarah Bentley in her studio   Welcome Artists Registration for the 2020 Virtual Studio Tour is open now through July 1! Call for Artists (General information, eligibility, key dates, and requirements) FAQs for Tour Artists (Answers to questions you might have about eligibility, requirements, video,...

Join us tonight for the Words to Art online reception and artists’ talk.
06/10/2020
When Words Become Art - Arlington Magazine

Join us tonight for the Words to Art online reception and artists’ talk.

The coronavirus pandemic has elicited all kinds of thoughts and emotions. These local artists turned them into pictures.

Today starts the 60th Anniversary of the Arlington Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a pivotal moment in the history of civil defia...
06/09/2020

Today starts the 60th Anniversary of the Arlington Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a pivotal moment in the history of civil defiance in the face of injustice. Just after 1pm on June 9, 1960, a dozen people entered People’s Drug Store (now a CVS) at 4709 Lee Highway in Cherrydale, launching a peaceful County-wide demonstration against the custom of “whites-only” lunch counters. Thirteen days later (June 22), the F.W. Woolworth store in Shirlington was the first to announce that all patrons would be served regardless of race. Over the next two weeks, we will share images and facts about these historic events. You can learn more here: https://projects.arlingtonva.us/plans-studies/historic-preservation/60th-anniversary-of-the-arlington-county-lunch-counter-sit-ins/

For the last two years, Arlington Arts has been collaborating with the County’s Historic Preservation program to commemorate Arlington’s civil rights history. Printer, book artist and papermaker, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was engaged to explore these often overlooked aspects. This spring, a set of his original prints were installed on an ART bus as part of the Art on the ART bus art program. Mr. Kennedy also has developed a public activation for the Arlington Art Truck (postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19).

Sit-in photo credits: See individual photos for more information about each photo.

#Arlingtonarts StayArlington Virginia

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. printed seven letter-pressed placards that honor Arlington, Virginia’s 60th anniversary of...
06/08/2020

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. printed seven letter-pressed placards that honor Arlington, Virginia’s 60th anniversary of the seven lunch counter sit-ins from June 9 to June 22, 1960. The sit-ins were peaceful protests to challenge widespread segregation policies. In 2021, look for the Arlington Art Truck where you can print your own mini-poster and chat with a representative from The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington. This project is a collaboration with the County’s Historic Preservation Program and Arlington Arts through its Arlington Public Art and Arlington Art Truck programs.

Arlington VA Public Library
06/05/2020

Arlington VA Public Library

Our Short Story Writing Contest is back for Summer Reading, and this year both adults and teens age 13+ are invited to submit works of short fiction. The theme is "Connections," and the submission deadline is August 14, 2020.

Find all the contest rules and submission guidelines on the Library website: https://library.arlingtonva.us/2020/05/29/connections-short-story-writing-contest/

Marking a major milestone in the completion of the Corridor of Light, a 13-year effort to create a vibrant gateway for R...
05/29/2020

Marking a major milestone in the completion of the Corridor of Light, a 13-year effort to create a vibrant gateway for Rosslyn’s central corridor, the installation of Luminous Bodies by Cliff Garten is set to conclude on Monday, June 1, 2020. Located at the Esplanade Bridge, North Lynn Street and Lee Highway (above I-66 and adjoining the approach to Key Bridge), these monumental sculptures mark a major entrance into Arlington from Washington DC. *Update: Installation work will be continuing into mid-June. Watch for updates on Arlington Arts social media platforms.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/luminous-bodies-rosslyn-key-bridge/

A live broadcast on WERA 96.7 FM brings the soul of the Columbia Pike Backyard Blues Fest right into your home, car, or ...
05/29/2020

A live broadcast on WERA 96.7 FM brings the soul of the Columbia Pike Backyard Blues Fest right into your home, car, or yard! Don't miss this virtual alternative to the annual festival on Saturday, June 20!

https://www.columbia-pike.org/bluesfest/

Columbia Pike Blues Festival goes virtual for 2020
05/28/2020
Columbia Pike Blues Festival goes virtual for 2020

Columbia Pike Blues Festival goes virtual for 2020

The Columbia Pike Blues Festival, sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO), moves to a “virtual” environment for 2020, with a live broadcast airing on WERA-FM radio on Saturday,

Join Encore Stage & Studio for a fun and informative morning via Zoom as they share all about their summer camps! Virtua...
05/28/2020
Camps – Encore Stage & Studio

Join Encore Stage & Studio for a fun and informative morning via Zoom as they share all about their summer camps! Virtually meet the teachers that will be joining us this year and see some of their special talents. Hear from the camp directors and learn their plans for taking summer online if necessary, and experience a sample class to get a taste of what a virtual camp program could look like for your students.

Encore Stage & Studio
Summer Camp Open House
Sat., May 30 | 10am-12:45pm | via Zoom

https://www.encorestageva.org/camps/

UPDATED May 19, 2020 – Encore’s Plans Regarding COVID-19 May 20, 2020 By admin May 19, 2020 Important Summer Camp Information Dear Encore Stage & Studio Friends and Family- I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. Encore has been serving children in our community since 196...

Arlington Arts CenterRose Nestler in Conversation with Blair MurphyJoin Arlington Arts Center curator Blair Murphy for a...
05/27/2020
Rose Nestler in Conversation with Blair Murphy

Arlington Arts Center

Rose Nestler in Conversation with Blair Murphy

Join Arlington Arts Center curator Blair Murphy for a conversation with artist Rose Nestler, whose work was recently included in Applied Forces at Arlington Arts Center. Nestler’s soft sculptures, wall hangings, and videos reimagine iconic patriarchal institutions as feminine spaces, chipping away at the entanglement of gender and history. The conversation will explore the overlap between Nestler’s sculptural work and her video practice, including the relationships between her costumes and her soft sculptures and her use of humor and the absurd.

Join AAC curator Blair Murphy for a conversation with artist Rose Nestler, whose work was recently included in Applied Forces at Arlington Arts Center. Nestler’s soft sculptures, wall hangings, and …

The annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival isn’t exactly canceled this year, but with lingering concerns about large crowds...
05/26/2020
Columbia Pike Blues Festival Remixed as 'Backyard' Celebration

The annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival isn’t exactly canceled this year, but with lingering concerns about large crowds during the phased reopening of the region, the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization is radically rethinking the event while hoping to keep the spirit intact.

Officially, the 25th Pike Blues Festival will be held in 2021, but in the meantime, CPRO is planning an alternative Backyard Blues Festival on June 20 from 5-7 p.m.

The annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival isn't exactly canceled this year, but with lingering concerns about large crowds during the phased reopening of the region, the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization is radically rethinking the event while hoping to keep the spirit intact. Officially, t

Make Your Own Paper Prawn Using This Pattern Designed by Artist Lisa Lloyd
05/26/2020
Make Your Own Paper Prawn Using This Pattern Designed by Artist Lisa Lloyd

Make Your Own Paper Prawn Using This Pattern Designed by Artist Lisa Lloyd

We've been admirers of Lisa Lloyd’s meticulous birds and bees crafted from countless strips of paper for a while, and the London-based artist now is offering an amusing tutorial to create her tiny paper prawns at home. The downloadable instructions, which are available for free on her site, are co...

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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
Hi, I was wondering since it poured earlier and we're supposed to get more rain today, will tonight's performance at Lubber Run be cancelled?
https://www.facebook.com/printmakersinc/ Printmakers Inc., a fixture of the Torpedo Factory Art Center for more than 40 years, is looking for a new member. We welcome submissions from any artist making original, hand pulled prints. Portfolios should consist of 8 – 10 prints representative of the artists style and should include an artist bio, resume, and cv. Portfolios dropped off by 10 July 2018. Results announced on 31 July 2018. Interested artists please deliver work to: Printmakers Inc., Studio 325 Torpedo Factory Art Center 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Questions can be addressed to [email protected]