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 provi
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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.

05/10/2024

We're delighted to publish the winning entries in our most recent Language Arts 123 Competition. To read them, just click on the link and scroll down to the individual links.

Congratulations again to each of our winners, and a sincere "Thank You" to all who competed.

https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts/city-of-fairfax-commission-on-the-arts/competition-2022?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR2rcENrkj3-BsB4WCNQFpCSrdhB_l9UhPegqV0IrrMK-0n-KdhZuWOlfGs_aem_AXYGkfV3UEQYkLbtq55PbAlLMVBLUS1fn8_uO-q-1RvSOlntedQ2q-D1suSBLL-bciuWaaca9KSeUrtfwHqarS2C

For the 2022 competition, we are focusing on topics related to diversity within our city and within our lives. We are eager to read examples of our citizens’ thoughts on diversity as either a fiction or a nonfiction submission.

The Office of Elections and The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts are excited to announce that 6 finalists have bee...
05/02/2024

The Office of Elections and The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts are excited to announce that 6 finalists have been selected for the 2024 Election Sticker Contest.

The public can now vote for their favorite design! You have until May 28 to select your favorite sticker design.

The two winning designs will be used as the “I Voted” and “Future Voter” stickers for the November 2024 Presidential Election.

You can Vote Here: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts/2024-election-sticker-contest

City of Fairfax Government

04/22/2024

Today’s Funday Monday featuring Good Gollie Miss Mollie has been postponed to next week.
There is NO Funday Monday today!

City of Fairfax Government Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

What a lovely evening celebrating several of our City’s wonderful people and businesses! Tom Ross won the John Mason Awa...
04/20/2024

What a lovely evening celebrating several of our City’s wonderful people and businesses! Tom Ross won the John Mason Award and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger won the Arts Achievement Award. Both have been huge supporters of the arts for many years.

We also awarded our Language Arts 123 writing competition winners with cash prizes for their wonderful literary works submitted. Thank you to all who came out last night to support the Arts in this wonderful City of ours!

The dynamic Sylvan Waters Duo is serenading the audience this evening with the beautiful music from their harp and doubl...
04/20/2024

The dynamic Sylvan Waters Duo is serenading the audience this evening with the beautiful music from their harp and double bass.

The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is delighted to announce this year's winners of its Language Arts 123 Competi...
04/11/2024

The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts is delighted to announce this year's winners of its Language Arts 123 Competition.

Adult Category

First Place, Janet Jaworski, for her short story "The Flood."
Runner-up, Aziza Bayou, for her short story "Listening to Forgiveness".

High School Category

First Place, Genevieve Greer, for her short story "What's Done is Done."
Runner-up, Ian Jang, for his short story "The Crane."

Middle School Category

First Place, Cameron Mangal, for the essay "Forgiveness."
Runner-up, Emma Puschman, for her short story "The Power of Forgiveness Changes Lives."

To all of our winners, heartfelt congratulations--and to all of our participants, our equally heartfelt thanks for your interest and for your hard work on your submissions. We hope to see all of you represented in next year's competition!

Attention! The last two Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series will now be held at the Stacy Sherwood Community...
03/26/2024

Attention! The last two Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series will now be held at the Stacy Sherwood Community Center!

The following performances are left:
Francesca Hurst on Friday, April 5
Sylvan Waters Duo on Friday April 19
(With an Awards reception immediately following)

See ya at the NEW venue!

Just a reminder that you have less than 2 weeks left to submit your entry! Submission deadline is fast approaching- Marc...
03/18/2024

Just a reminder that you have less than 2 weeks left to submit your entry! Submission deadline is fast approaching- March 29!
Happy writing :-)

The Language Arts 123 Competition is now LIVE! Scan the QR code for competition details. You have until 6pm on March 29 to get your submissions in. Happy Writing!

Standing room only tonight for the OTHPS concert with The Mandoleers!
03/09/2024

Standing room only tonight for the OTHPS concert with The Mandoleers!

There's still time! Spotlight on the Arts ART CONTEST with NO ENTRY FEE and cash prizes!  Entries due April 1. Scan the ...
03/06/2024

There's still time! Spotlight on the Arts ART CONTEST with NO ENTRY FEE and cash prizes! Entries due April 1. Scan the QR code or go to www.fairfaxspotlight.org for rules, entry form and more info!

Be sure to catch author Marlon James at the Harris Theatre/GMU tomorrow night. Free event!
02/22/2024

Be sure to catch author Marlon James at the Harris Theatre/GMU tomorrow night. Free event!

02/17/2024

It’s a full house tonight with standing room only to see Matt Trkula at Old Town Hall!

We have quite the turnout today for Frida Kahlo The Bravest Girl in the World kids opera.
02/11/2024

We have quite the turnout today for Frida Kahlo The Bravest Girl in the World kids opera.

Rainy and cloudy outside? Great! That's the PERFECT weather for a FREE interactive Children's Opera! See you at 2 p.m. a...
02/11/2024

Rainy and cloudy outside? Great! That's the PERFECT weather for a FREE interactive Children's Opera! See you at 2 p.m. at The Sherwood Center! All ages welcome! Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World! Click the QR code for more info!

Calling all kiddos (and parents, too!) This FREE interactive Mini-Opera is especially for you!! Click on the QR code for...
02/08/2024

Calling all kiddos (and parents, too!) This FREE interactive Mini-Opera is especially for you!! Click on the QR code for information and a free Study Guide with fun artsy activities. Learn all about opera and the artist Frida Kahlo! No tickets required! This Sunday, February 11, 2 - 3 pm at the Stacy C. Sherwood Center in Fairfax City!

02/03/2024

Kadencia is in the house warming up!! Come on down concert starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30!

Join us this weekend! We need you and your entire family in attendance! The VA Opera is presenting Frida Kahlo and the B...
01/17/2024

Join us this weekend! We need you and your entire family in attendance! The VA Opera is presenting Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, a FREE, interactive opera for children.

Our youngest citizens are our future and the more they are exposed to art – in all its forms – the better it is for them and for us as a society!

01/16/2024

Our Commission on the Arts monthly meeting tonight, January 16, has been cancelled due to the snow. Stay safe and warm out there!

NEW CONTEST ALERT!The City of Fairfax Office of Elections and City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts invite all City of ...
01/15/2024

NEW CONTEST ALERT!

The City of Fairfax Office of Elections and City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts invite all City of Fairfax school aged students to design our next "I Voted" and "Future Voter" stickers.

Entries are due April 12.

We can't wait to see what you create!

Our Write On, Fairfax event at the library today was a success! We had the Commissioner of the Revenue and historical au...
01/15/2024

Our Write On, Fairfax event at the library today was a success! We had the Commissioner of the Revenue and historical author William Page Johnson at today’s event. We also enjoyed hearing from Patricia O'Connell Pearson and Dr. Carolyn Crocker. A wonderful day hearing about our rich history.

This Sunday, January 14, three of our city's history writers will be showcased in the second Write On, Fairfax! offering...
01/11/2024

This Sunday, January 14, three of our city's history writers will be showcased in the second Write On, Fairfax! offering by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts. The Commission's Language Arts 123 Committee, in cooperation with the City of Fairfax Regional Library at 10360 North Street, will sponsor this event from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the library. Be there to learn from our presenters - and to recognize among them the face of one of our longtime city officials!

See you there!

The Fairfax Art League is celebrating the opening of their Spring Forward show, which opened January 8. Please join them...
01/09/2024

The Fairfax Art League is celebrating the opening of their Spring Forward show, which opened January 8. Please join them for a reception at Old Town Hall from 7 – 9 pm on January 11. All are welcome!

The Language Arts 123 Competition is now LIVE! Scan the QR code for competition details. You have until 6pm on March 29 ...
01/09/2024

The Language Arts 123 Competition is now LIVE! Scan the QR code for competition details. You have until 6pm on March 29 to get your submissions in. Happy Writing!

CONCERT CANCELLED tomorrow night! The Baltimore Composers Forum, part of the Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Se...
01/05/2024

CONCERT CANCELLED tomorrow night! The Baltimore Composers Forum, part of the Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We'll see you on January 19th for the US Navy Wind Quintet!

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