City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts

City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts was created in 1979 to encourage, to promote and to provide opportunity for artistic expression within the City.
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The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts was created in 1979 by Mayor Fredrick Silverthorne and his Council to encourage, to promote and to provide opportunity for artistic expression within the City. The Commission is working to continue the enrichment of the community through funding, information, encouragement, exhibits, education, and co-ordination. Funding - grants to arts organizations in the City of Fairfax. Information—marketing and publicity of upcoming arts events. Encouragement - funding to aid and assist emerging arts groups. Exhibits - provide opportunities for exhibition of works of art. Education - support programs designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the arts in City schools. Coordination - working with area arts organizations to open new avenues and venues for the arts in the city.

information about Smithsonian online programs
05/06/2020
Smithsonian Cares

information about Smithsonian online programs

Learn more about Smithsonian Cares

05/04/2020
Art Frames Conservation

Watch this video to learn about frame conservation

Frames conservators who work in this studio preserve and restore frames for display. All frames receive a technical examination before going on loan or on ex...

From the Kentucky Derby Museum, an arts craft project to celebrate the Kentucky Derby
05/02/2020

From the Kentucky Derby Museum, an arts craft project to celebrate the Kentucky Derby

Check out this fun art project for our littlest Derby fans from our friends at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Instructions👉 https://bit.ly/3eUYhYB

05/01/2020

Every Friday meet one of your City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts members in their natural habitat. Today, Commissioner Deb Dillard recites May Day by Sara Teasdale.

A rainy day activity for “budding” artists....
05/01/2020

A rainy day activity for “budding” artists....

Color our Collection! These plants thrive in the five regions of the world with Mediterranean climates where summers are hot and dry, and winters are cool and wet. Do you know what state in the U.S. has a Mediterranean climate?

Download the entire coloring book at www.USBG.gov/Coloring

04/30/2020
Virginia Opera

For those who need their opera fix!

Today's the day! We can't wait to share our production of "La Bohème" with you this evening, at 7 pm EDT! Here is the link to the YouTube Broadcast, where Maestro Adam Turner, Director Kyle Lang, and Virginia Opera will be live-chatting and answering questions throughout the performance.

https://youtu.be/QI4A0R08T0s

The production is also available on our website, https://vaopera.org/la-boheme-broadcast/ .

See you all tonight!

Virginia Symphony Orchestra OPERA America Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts George Mason University's Center for the Arts

#VOBohemeFromHome #VOWatchParty #vaopera #meetopera #masonartsathome

Want to learn about art conservation? Check out this presentation occurring this Saturday.
04/29/2020

Want to learn about art conservation? Check out this presentation occurring this Saturday.

𝗨𝗽𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁!

✨📣 DC conservators, do you have friends and family interested in conservation?

WCG’s next virtual event, this coming Saturday, MAY 2, 2020 at 2:00pm EST, will be an introduction to conservation for those curious souls!

The presentation will include fascinating details about recent local conservation treatments including the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz at the @amhistorymuseum, Gilbert Stuart’s full-length portrait of George Washington at the @nationalportraitgallery, and some original drawings of political cartoons related to the women’s suffrage movement.

Join us with your loved ones via Zoom for Preserve Your Heirlooms! 🌟 More details on how to join to come.

Date: May 2, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern

While stuck at home, learn about modern art from MoMA
04/27/2020
Art Basel

While stuck at home, learn about modern art from MoMA

The MoMA The Museum of Modern Art isn’t going to let a global pandemic get in the way of enriching art lovers' lives around the globe. The 91-year-old cultural institution is now offering free online art classes for all.

04/27/2020
National Portrait Gallery

An art activity to try out

Artist Jill Galloway will take you through creating portraits combining various materials.

03/27/2020
【东·西音乐出品】Dong Xi Music - Kong Zhu- Tom Teasley & Chao Tian

Tonight Dong Xi would have been our featured artists for the Old Town Hall Performance Series. Never fear! They will be back next season! Until then, please enjoy this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Eq7xQ-8gZM&list=PLAtDA1mB1MxoKGqR53f-XGdFzWyTppnL7&index=2

Dong Xi Music Dulcimer: Chao Tian Percussion: Tom Teasley Kong Zhu- This song’s keyword was Chi-Bops and based on that we came up with a more direct image of...

03/15/2020

Please note the Tuesday, March 17, 2020 City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts meeting at the Sherwood Center has been cancelled.

03/14/2020
Parkway Brass

If you are not venturing out tonight you can still enjoy the concert! Parkway Brass is live streaming the concert!

Happening right now—-a lovely concert titled An Evening of Chamber Music by Alexandria Guitar Quartet at Old Town Hall, ...
02/29/2020

Happening right now—-a lovely concert titled An Evening of Chamber Music by Alexandria Guitar Quartet at Old Town Hall, part of the COA’s Old Town Hall Performance Series

A wonderful evening was enjoyed by a capacity crowd who indulged in various chocolate treats and listened to the Polaris...
02/20/2020

A wonderful evening was enjoyed by a capacity crowd who indulged in various chocolate treats and listened to the Polaris Piano Trio during the "Chocolate Box Concert", part of the Fairfax City Commission on the Arts Old Town Hall Performance Series on January 31.

City Of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is introducing the new Literary Prize! Open to Fairfax City junior and senior hig...
02/20/2020

City Of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is introducing the new Literary Prize! Open to Fairfax City junior and senior high school students. Please see attachment for details.

The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts celebrated the 30th Anniversary Season of the Old Town Hall Performance Serie...
12/18/2019

The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts celebrated the 30th Anniversary Season of the Old Town Hall Performance Series with the United States Navy Band Brass Quintet with a special introduction by the City's Mayor, David Meyer. A reception followed the concert. (Photos by Kelly Herman)

Check the artwork the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts installed last fall in Old Town Square.
12/03/2019

Check the artwork the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts installed last fall in Old Town Square.

Day 19: Public Art. Have you seen the City of Fairfax’s latest piece of public art? Girl with Dog. It is in Old Town Square. #showyourart2019 @americans4arts

12/02/2019

The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is excited to introduce our new Literary Prize! The first Prize will be geared towards teens and will be awarded spring 2020. Stay tuned for details on how to enter....

Fairfax City Commission on the Arts introduced a new event, Chalk It Up to Art, at this past October's Fall Festival. It...
11/20/2019

Fairfax City Commission on the Arts introduced a new event, Chalk It Up to Art, at this past October's Fall Festival. It was a fun filled day for all ages to expand their drawing skills. Here are a few photos from the event. Look for it at Fairfax Fall Festival 2020 where it'll be even a bigger event!

08/14/2018
City of Fairfax Government

Music is all around us! We are very lucky to have an amazing record company in the City. For those of you who love vinyl go and call in - you’ll be bowled over!

PROUD OF OUR SMALL BIZ: Check out this short (1 minute) video about one of the coolest spots in the city: Mobius Records. Learn about what makes this wonderful place tick from its owner, Dempsey. (PLEASE SHARE!) For more videos like this, visit FairfaxCityConnected.com

08/10/2018
City of Fairfax Government

City of Fairfax Government

FREE MOVIE NIGHT? We got ya covered...Movies Under the Moon is back tomorrow night with a GREAT flick. In 60+ seconds, learn more about this + other weekend happenings in the greatest little city on the planet. Enjoy the evening!

Go at 10.30am and enjoy Storytime with Erin first of all !!
08/07/2018

Go at 10.30am and enjoy Storytime with Erin first of all !!

Tomorrow at the Farmers Market Happy Family Ranch, Inc. will be serving some made-to-order meals for everyone!! 🍔🌭 Stop by Old Town Square from 10am-2pm for a nice lunch that you can pair with a beverage from Caffe Amouri and other goodies from:

Tarchin Bakery 🥨
The Inside Scoop 🍦
Ignacio's Produce 🍓
Bread House, Inc. 🥐
DC Dills 🥒

Farm To Fairfax - Farmers Market
EVERY TUESDAY
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Old Town Square

08/03/2018
City of Fairfax Government

City of Fairfax Government

Tax-Free Shopping Days? Yes, starting tomorrow: Get the lowdown in 60+ seconds rigth here! Happy shopping, and enjoy the weekend!

CCE Irish Folk Festival
08/03/2018

CCE Irish Folk Festival

Great music, songs and dance at the CCE Irish folk festival this year, Sep. 22 in Fairfax, VA. Come and see: Joe Duffey and the District Irish Dance Academy, BRIMS trad ensemble, Craggy Island, Blackwaterslide, Meara O'Malley & Dan Kaufman, The Irish Breakfast Band, Safe Harbour, Bua and many many more. Stay tuned: http://ccepotomac.org/irishfest.html

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation
07/27/2018

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

It’s sunny and My Hero Zero is rockin’ Old Town Square! They will be here until 9:30pm!

07/27/2018
City of Fairfax Government

City of Fairfax Government

WEEKEND PLANS? We have you covered. Check out the fun around Fairfax City in 60+ seconds, including a preview of tonight's ROCK THE BLOCK (rain stay away, please!). Enjoy the weekend!

07/26/2018

Thurs July 26 - 7:30pm. The City of Fairfax Band Concert has been moved to The Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, due to waterlogged conditions at Veterans Amphitheater. Please join us at The Sherwood tonight at 7.30pm

Make a date to come enjoy the best Irish music this side of the Pond !!!! And it’s all in Fairfax
07/24/2018

Make a date to come enjoy the best Irish music this side of the Pond !!!! And it’s all in Fairfax

Great music, songs and dance awaiting at the CCE Irish Folk Festival: Bua, Ann Droney-Kirrane, Billy Jackson. Don't miss it: Sep. 22 in Fairfax, VA. Stay tuned ...http://www.ccepotomac.org/irishfest.html

07/21/2018

Saturday morning activities on Old Town Square cancelled today due to imminent bad Weather

Please pop in and say thank you - a terrific gentleman !
07/09/2018

Please pop in and say thank you - a terrific gentleman !

FOR THE LOVE OF BOB: You may not know him, but if you're a resident of Fairfax City, his great work has impacted you nearly every day...

Bob Sisson, our city manager for nearly 27 years, just retired, and we will miss him greatly—especially his selfless and humble demeanor, tireless work ethic and commitment to the people of Fairfax City.

Now, the whole city can CELEBRATE BOB: Please come out THIS Wednesday night to OLD TOWN HALL(3999 University Dr.) for a reception to thank Bob for his incredible work. This event, from 6-8 pm, is open to public. We hope to see you there!

07/05/2018

Summer under the Stars - City Band Concert tonight is cancelled.

The City Band have cancelled tonight's concert - please make a date for next Thursday, July 12, 7:30pm City of Fairfax Band Children's concert & Ice cream Social, Veterans's Amphitheater

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with Live Music at Old Town Hall* in the heart of Historic Fairfax. Join the Craig Gildner Jazz Trio for "A Valentine's Date" this Friday evening (2/14) at 8:00 pm. Free Admission. Doors open at 7:30. Brought to you by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts * 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
LOVING VINCENT - The story of Vincent Van Gogh in a film entirely hand painted. This FRIDAY (1/17) at the Sherwood Community Center* at 7:30 pm. FREE ADMISSION. Doors open at 7:00pm Free popcorn and refreshments ArtScreen Presented by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts * 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
LIVE MUSIC THIS FRIDAY - JANUARY 10 - AT OLD TOWN HALL Enjoy The Hot Lanes Big Band with Bobby Jasinski as they explore the Great American Song Book. Free Admission. Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert begins at 8:00pm Old Town Hall in the heart of Old Town Fairfax 3999 University Drive, Fairfax Virginia 22030 Presented by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Friday Night Rock and Roll...ArtScreen presents "The Buddy Holly Story" at the Sherwood Community Center*. Friday April 5 - Doors open at 7:00 pm. Admission - Free! Popcorn - Free! Come with a friend. Come with a party. Come by yourself - make friends and have a party! UPDATE - Two short films created by Mason Film and Video Studies (FAVS) students will be shown prior to the Buddy Holly screening. The directors will be on hand to introduce and answer questions. Brought to you by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts *3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030
Sure, you had a great Year's Eve - but what about Friday, January 4? Don't stay at home. Travel back in time to the big band era, and enjoy THE GLENN MILLER STORY with James Stewart and June Allyson. Admission is free. Sherwood Community Center (3740 Old Lee HWY, Fairfax, VA 22030) Doors open at 7:00pm. Let's get in the mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPXwkWVEIIw