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.

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

06/30/2018
City of Fairfax Government

Don't forget to enjoy your week !!

FOURTH OF JULY PREVIEW: Goooooood morning! Hope everyone is gearing up for a sizzling weekend and, of course, Fairfax City's BIG Fourth of July celebration. Here's a sneak peek in 60 seconds. #bestsmalltownparade

06/15/2018
City of Fairfax Government

Come and enjoy all our wonderful events this weekend in the City ! Tonight at Old Town Square, Main Street Brass Quintet, tomorrow at 8.30am Zumba with Vanessa and at 10.30am Kids Korner withMr Skip!

Happy Friday! FINALLY, a weekend forecast that looks AMAZING! And we have a lineup of events in the city to match—here's a sneak peek (including a FREE movie and a Father's Day tradition) in 60 seconds. Enjoy this gorgeous day, everyone...

Come and enjoy a lovely evening on the Old Town Village Plaza  on Friday at 7pm - great start to the weekend ????  See y...
06/08/2018

Come and enjoy a lovely evening on the Old Town Village Plaza on Friday at 7pm - great start to the weekend ???? See you there ?

Come spend an evening listening to traditional German music performed by the Alte Kameraden Friday at 7:00 pm at Old Town Plaza in Fairfax.

We are proud to launch our headliner authors for Fall for the Book 2018 !!
06/05/2018

We are proud to launch our headliner authors for Fall for the Book 2018 !!

18 weeks until our 2018 @FallfortheBook festival!
Tayari Jones, @JohnLewis, Elizabeth Strout, Elizabeth Kostova, and Angie Thomas will Headline our 20th Anniversary Festival! Mark your calendars now! #FallfortheBook #ReadOn

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation
05/22/2018

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

A little rain won't hurt a thing! ☂️ The farmers market is still happening today - See you at the square!
City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation
Fairfax City's Farmers Market
TUESDAYS | 10 AM - 2 PM | City of Fairfax Old Town Square
#livelifeconnected #farmersmarket #fairfaxcity #shoplocal #farmfresh #goodeats

05/21/2018

Join us at De Clieu tonight, May 21, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for some great coffee and some terrific Jazz. Mason Jazz musician, Tomas Jackson. Sponsored by Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Spotlight on the Arts

Brilliant ......  love your MuralDavid !!!!!  Thank you for being part of this amazing event
05/18/2018

Brilliant ...... love your Mural
David !!!!! Thank you for being part of this amazing event

The results of today's mural jam. Super stoked to have been invited. Thanks to the city of Fairfax. #mural #muraljam #mixedmediaart #mixedmedia #popart #popsurrealism #screenprint #screenprinting #design #graphicdesign #graphicart #illustration #weirdart #retroart #tomandjerry #acreativedc #bythings #washingtondc #contemporaryart #art #artistsoninstagram #vintage #collage #collageart #urbanart #lowbrowart #streetart #beautifulbizarre #fairfax #davidbarrart

Join us tomorrow in Old Town Square from 10am - 8p for a fun and unique event with 14 mural artists and music by Zamkov ...
05/11/2018

Join us tomorrow in Old Town Square from 10am - 8p for a fun and unique event with 14 mural artists and music by Zamkov and Mid-Atlantic Scratch League. Grab some food Downtown and come watch these amazing artists at work!

Sponsored by Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival, Kimco Realty, Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, and the merchants of Old Town Plaza. www.fairfaxspotlight.com

Support Spotlight on the Arts while enjoying an original play! Shoestring Theatre Company is designating their Sun., Apr...
04/25/2018

Support Spotlight on the Arts while enjoying an original play!

Shoestring Theatre Company is designating their Sun., April 29th at 2pm performance of “The Best Doctor in Town” as the official Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival performance.
A percentage of the ticket sales will be donated to Spotlight on the Arts. Join us at Pacers Pop-Up Theatre Space, 10427 North St. this Sunday to enjoy the original work, which promises a great mystery, set in Virginia! Visit http://www.shoestringtheatrecompany.com/ for more info and tickets.

The 33rd Annual Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival kicks off tonight! We are delighted to bring you so many excepti...
04/20/2018

The 33rd Annual Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival kicks off tonight! We are delighted to bring you so many exceptional events in the festival this year. In the spirit of a festival, all participating groups endeavor to bring you the best arts and cultural events on offer during this year’s program – come and enjoy the festival! For more information and the schedule for this year's Festival, please visit fairfaxspotlight.com. #LiveLifeConnected #FairfaxVA #NorthernVA #NorthernVirginia

Join us tonight for "Holocaust Remembrance" Haunting Music Written by Survivors in Old Town Hall. The performance begins...
04/13/2018

Join us tonight for "Holocaust Remembrance" Haunting Music Written by Survivors in Old Town Hall. The performance begins at 8:00 PM and is free and open to the public. goo.gl/RLMwjs
#LiveLifeConnected #FairfaxVA #NorthernVA #NorthernVirginia

Come out to Green Acres Center this Saturday, April 14th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM to enjoy #NorthernVirginia Ceili, "Irish Co...
04/12/2018

Come out to Green Acres Center this Saturday, April 14th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM to enjoy #NorthernVirginia Ceili, "Irish Country Dancing" and music by Shepherd's Pie. Admission: Adults $15, Families $25, GMU Student (with ID) $5, Children under 18 years old are free. #LiveLifeConnected #NorthernVA #FairfaxVA goo.gl/VUmcMt

The Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival begins April 20th. Come to the City of Fairfax and enjoy the celebration of ...
04/11/2018

The Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts Festival begins April 20th. Come to the City of Fairfax and enjoy the celebration of three decades of arts at one of Virginia’s foremost arts festivals! Visit fairfaxspotlight.com for the schedule.

Don't miss "Holocaust Remembrance" Haunting Music Written by Survivors on Friday, April 13th in Old Town Hall. The perfo...
04/11/2018
Cultural Arts | City of Fairfax, VA

Don't miss "Holocaust Remembrance" Haunting Music Written by Survivors on Friday, April 13th in Old Town Hall. The performance begins at 8:00 PM and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there! goo.gl/RLMwjs
#LiveLifeConnected #FairfaxVA #NorthernVA #NorthernVirginia

Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, the Bonita Lestina Performance Series at Old Town Hall includes free performances held at 8pm October through April on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

The Fairfax Art League presents Coffee House Night, Art & Poetry at Haveabite Eatery, 10416 Main St. on April 12th from ...
04/10/2018

The Fairfax Art League presents Coffee House Night, Art & Poetry at Haveabite Eatery, 10416 Main St. on April 12th from 7-9pm. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Kathleen at [email protected].

Are you ready for a great #FundayMonday?! Join us for Story Time & Craft today in Old Town Hall at 10:30am! http://bit.l...
04/09/2018
Cultural Arts | City of Fairfax, VA

Are you ready for a great #FundayMonday?! Join us for Story Time & Craft today in Old Town Hall at 10:30am! http://bit.ly/1n6APp7 #LiveLifeConnected #fairfaxva #northernva #northernvirginia

An interactive series for young children, is held every Monday at Old Town Hall and is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

Enjoy a storytime in Old Town Square every Tuesday at 10:30am, April - May, weather permitting in association with Fairf...
04/08/2018

Enjoy a storytime in Old Town Square every Tuesday at 10:30am, April - May, weather permitting in association with Fairfax County Public Library. See you there! bit.ly/2EoCQeY

Join us Monday in Old Town Hall for Story Time & Craft at 10:30am! We hope to see you there. http://bit.ly/1n6APp7 #Live...
04/06/2018
Cultural Arts | City of Fairfax, VA

Join us Monday in Old Town Hall for Story Time & Craft at 10:30am! We hope to see you there. http://bit.ly/1n6APp7 #LiveLifeConnected #fairfaxva #northernva #northernvirginia

An interactive series for young children, is held every Monday at Old Town Hall and is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

**DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST, THE FISHING DERBY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 14, ALL TIMES WILL REMAIN THE SAME...
04/04/2018

**DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECAST, THE FISHING DERBY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 14, ALL TIMES WILL REMAIN THE SAME!

Join us for the Fairfax City Fishing Derby on April 14th. Please bring a fishing rod, bucket, plastic bag and ice. A limited quality of fishing rods will be available on site to borrow. Bait will be supplied.
$5 per participant (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED) Three 45-minute fishing time slots available, 9:30AM, 10:15AM, 11:00AM.

Register online at www.fairfaxva.gov/specialevents or in person at Sherwood Center, Green Acres Center and City Hall P&R Office. #LiveLifeConnected #FairfaxVA #NorthernVA #NorthernVirginia

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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