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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

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 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

Want to see our lovely bottle cap mural in person?  Want to meet the talented people who created the mural?  Want to fin...
09/01/2022

Want to see our lovely bottle cap mural in person? Want to meet the talented people who created the mural? Want to find the bottle cap you donated?!

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 for a casual reception at Green Acres to see the mural, chat with the artists and enjoy each other's company!

08/15/2022

Rain Rain Go AWAY!

We canceled this morning's Funday Monday with Music Together.

See you next week!

*NEW MURALS ALERT*If you've been by the Giant at Scout on the Circle recently you might have noticed some color appearin...
08/10/2022

*NEW MURALS ALERT*

If you've been by the Giant at Scout on the Circle recently you might have noticed some color appearing on the walls!

The Abstract Expressionist painting on the corner of the building is by Steven Johnson. Johnson is a Indiana biased artist, who recently made his art available in the public domain. You can see his art all over the internet on sites like Buzzfeed and Yahoo.

The panel murals of sites around Fairfax are by Maryland print maker and artist Joseph Craig English. They feature Historic Blenheim, GMU's Exploratory Hall, Kitty Pozer Garden, Old Town Square, and Van Dyck Park.

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Next time you are at Green Acres be sure to check out the latest Mural! Created from plastic caps donated by you! “Renew...
07/20/2022

Next time you are at Green Acres be sure to check out the latest Mural! Created from plastic caps donated by you!

“Renew,” created by artists Monica Tucker-Harley and Sarah Berry (www.persimmonproject.com), is a visual representation of how recycling transforms materials and limits use of new resources to protect our natural world.

We will host an Artist Meet and Greet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 outside of room 110 at Green Acres.

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Looking forward to a wonderful concert tonight with the Alte Kameraden German Band!  7:30 p.m. Tonight! (7/7) Veterans A...
07/07/2022

Looking forward to a wonderful concert tonight with the Alte Kameraden German Band! 7:30 p.m. Tonight! (7/7) Veterans Amphitheater!
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Happy Fourth of July! Congrats to the winner of our “Most Creative Float” Girl Scout Troop 52-7!
07/04/2022

Happy Fourth of July! Congrats to the winner of our “Most Creative Float” Girl Scout Troop 52-7!

06/16/2022

Bummer! Stay safe tonight!

06/03/2022

Can't wait for the finale of the 21/22 Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series - Washington Sax Quartet tonight!

Old Town Hall is still open! We just can't use the front entrance. Both side entrances will be open tonight.

See you at 8!

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05/28/2022
Spring Flight, A Migratory Performance Series

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Spring Flight, A Migratory Performance Series May 28 @ 5pmAshby Pond Conservatory ParkNext Reflex Dance Collective presents “Flight” A Migratory Performance ...

05/19/2022

Don't miss the two Cathedral Brass Concerts this weekend! First enjoy the small ensembles at Old Town Square Friday at 7pm! Then join them at Veterans Amphitheater on Saturday at 7pm for their concert "Look to the Skies!"

05/12/2022

Since the weather this weekend is looking iffy we have decided to cancel both the Cathedral Brass Concert at Van Dyck and Next Reflex Dance at Blenheim. We hope to reschedule them for later in the summer. Stay tuned for new dates!

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04/27/2022

Clue 10 - “…may break your bones, but names will never hurt you” behind The Guitar Center in Kamp Washington.

04/25/2022

Clue 9 - Fair City complex’s “fore”-most new establishment.

04/20/2022

Clue 8 Mother’s flavor in Courthouse Plaza Center.

04/19/2022

Join us Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for an engaging outdoor art experience in Old Town Fairfax! The City of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts and the Old Town Fairfax Business Association are pleased to present some of the very best local artists and makers. An array of artwork at a range of prices will be available. Installation art shall also be on view. The rain date for this event is Saturday, June 4, 2022.

There is no admission fee to the event and ample free parking is available nearby. Leashed pets with good manners are welcome. Visitors are also encouraged to partake in the wonderful variety of food, drink and other offerings available from our local businesses.

Engage with artists directly and learn what inspires their work!

04/18/2022

Clue 7
TLC for feathered, finned and furry friends in Courthouse Plaza Center.

04/16/2022

Aaaaand (drum roll)...

...our winners are The City of Fairfax (first place) by Marissa D'Orazio and A Day for Discovery (runner up) by Michael Burgos!

Regrettably, there were no entries this year in the three elementary- and secondary-school competition categories. In 2023, younger writers will have another opportunity to compete for the prize money allocated to those categories. The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts plans to present new fiction and nonfiction topics for the Language Arts Competition 2023 in the very early days of next year!

04/15/2022

Clue 6
“Expose your toes” and “mangia, mangia” where Lion Run meets Fairfax Boulevard.

04/15/2022

Clue 5 Synonym for “revelation/realization” combines with Pontius (plural) at Pickett Shopping Center

04/13/2022

Clue 4! “Lights! Camera! Action!” at Fair City Mall.

04/07/2022

Clue #3
Marshall Wyatt’s temporary HQ in Old Town Plaza.

04/04/2022

Clue 2!
Offerings from China’s ancient capital in the newest part of Fairfax Circle Shopping Center.

Welcome to Quote-a-Palooza 2022!For the month of April we will sending you on the most creative scavenger hunt ever!  On...
04/01/2022

Welcome to Quote-a-Palooza 2022!

For the month of April we will sending you on the most creative scavenger hunt ever! On this page throughout the month of April you will find clues leading you to a local business. Once you figure the clue out visit the business! There you will find a quote! If the quote inspires you create a piece of art about it, if not, no worries, the next quote might!

Clue 1- Offerings from China’s ancient capital in the newest part of Fairfax Circle Shopping Center.

For the full list of clues and more information about Quote-a-Palooza 2022 visit our website https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts/city-of-fairfax-commission-on-the-arts/quote-a-palooza

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Due Tomorrow!If you haven't started yet.  I would right now!City of Fairfax Government
03/30/2022

Due Tomorrow!

If you haven't started yet. I would right now!

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Popcorn returns tonight at ArtScreen - Art and Craft!  Don't miss out.
03/18/2022

Popcorn returns tonight at ArtScreen - Art and Craft! Don't miss out.

03/15/2022
Language Arts 123 Competition 2022 | City of Fairfax, VA

Have you starting writing your submission to the Language Arts 123 Competition yet?

Entries are due March 31 at 6pm! Don't forget!
https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts/city-of-fairfax-commission-on-the-arts/competition-2022

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.

03/03/2022
Fairfax City Minute: March 3, 2022

Going to be such a fun night tomorrow night! Hope you can join us Friday March 4 at the Sherwood Center for a night of great music!

02/26/2022

Amazing evening with QuinTango at Old Town Hall!

01/24/2022

Today's Virtual Funday Monday will be over Zoom!

Email [email protected] to get the link and pw.

We want to see your most artistic snowman!
01/06/2022

We want to see your most artistic snowman!

SHOW US YOUR SNOWMAN! Snow is covering Fairfax City and all of our wonderful parks... and more is on the way tonight!

We want to see your snowman, snow woman, or snow art! ⛄❄

Step 1: Build!
Step 2: Take a picture of your creation 📸
Step 3: Post your photo in the comments here and/or tag us on Facebook

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01/05/2022

The Jan 7 Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series Washington Sax Quartet Concert has been postponed to June 3

2021 was a pretty great year for Art in Fairfax City!  What was your favorite memory?City of Fairfax Government Fairfax ...
12/27/2021

2021 was a pretty great year for Art in Fairfax City! What was your favorite memory?

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12/11/2021

Having the best time with Kadencia at the Bonita Lestina Performance Series!

We love when new art comes to Fairfax.
12/08/2021

We love when new art comes to Fairfax.

It's going to be such a festive weekend in Fairfax this weekend!  Can't wait!City of Fairfax GovernmentCity of Fairfax B...
12/03/2021

It's going to be such a festive weekend in Fairfax this weekend! Can't wait!

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Cathedral Brass - Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the return of the City of Fairfax Band Association this Saturday 7:30pm at Fairfax High School!
10/27/2021

Celebrate the return of the City of Fairfax Band Association this Saturday 7:30pm at Fairfax High School!

Fall For The Book festival is underway!  Check out this years headliners, including Brit Bennett tonight!
10/21/2021

Fall For The Book festival is underway! Check out this years headliners, including Brit Bennett tonight!

We are at Fall Festival next to Fall For The Book! Come say hi and hear about the great year we have planned.
10/09/2021

We are at Fall Festival next to Fall For The Book! Come say hi and hear about the great year we have planned.

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the new and get a quick glimpse at some fun and interesting events happening in the city!

Thanks for watching, and PLEASE SHARE!

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Check out the new Fairfax City Minute! Get a quick glimpse at some fun and interesting events happening in the city!

Thanks for watching, and PLEASE SHARE!
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There's always something new to see and enjoy in Fairfax City!

Check out this video on the new murals that promote a sense of place — and provide selfie opportunities — in Old Town Fairfax: https://youtu.be/6eVLtFrvmM4

Don't be shy: take your photos with any of the art in Fairfax City, and feel free to tag/mention the city when you post them to social media!
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LOVE is in Old Town Square! Stop by and snap your photo with this iconic art.

LOVE will be around through Tuesday, Feb. 8. Bundle up and make some lovely memories! ⁦
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Tonight is our first Willard-Sherwood Health and Community Center public engagement session. Here is what you need to know!

⏰ When? Tonight! January 26 from 7-8:30 pm

📍 Where? Zoom! Register Here: ibit.ly/3yn8
Once you register link will be emailed to you for tonight's meeting! You can do this meeting from your phone/tablet with the Zoom app, or on your computer!

❓ What is this meeting for?
Right now, we are in the conceptual design phase of this project! What does this mean? That means we need your feedback now on what you want to see in this building! While there are certain parts of this building we know will be included, but there is still A LOT we need to make decisions on, and your feedback will help us make the decisions that will be best for our community as a whole!

Can't make the meeting tonight? More opportunities are coming!

💻 Virtual: Saturday, January 29 from 9-10:30 a.m. Register here: ibit.ly/CWHv
👋 In-Person Drop-In: February, date and time coming soon!

Learn about the project and leave feedback at any time at engage.fairfaxva.gov

More project details and timeline: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/capital-projects/willard-sherwood-health-community-center

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SHOW US YOUR SNOWMAN! Snow is covering Fairfax City and all of our wonderful parks... and more is on the way tonight!

We want to see your snowman, snow woman, or snow art! ⛄❄

Step 1: Build!
Step 2: Take a picture of your creation 📸
Step 3: Post your photo in the comments here and/or tag us on Facebook

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Thanks Fairfax City Parks and Recreation and the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts for making our performance at Old Town Hall a reality. Thanks to Megan Dubois, Deanna Payne, Christine Vincent, Dan Smith, Melissa Grow, and Councilman Tom Ross for all the support. Gracias!!!

Follow Kadencia on Instagram and Facebook for details on our music and events.

Thanks to the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts and City of Fairfax, Parks & Recreation for sponsoring our performance at the Old Town Hall. Kadencia had a great time playing Afro-Puerto Rican 🇵🇷 music for all attendees. Gracias!!!

Follow Kadencia for details on our music and events.

Song: Bailala (Rafa Concepción)
What are you doing this weekend? The Fairfax City Holiday Market continues through Sunday in Old Town Square.

Watch this video to find out more about this fun community event — and please SHARE!

Hope to see you there!
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Don't miss...The + Jason Vieaux + Simone Dinnerstein + 's 9th...all coming up at George Mason University Center for the Arts! Plus, you still have time to when you attend 3 or more FSO concerts.

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Don't miss your chance to shop the final weekend of the Fairfax City Holiday Market Dec. 10-12.

Discover some amazing treasures — gifts for others or yourself — and enjoy delightful entertainment from local performers!

Info: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/holiday-market
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Don't miss your chance to shop the final weekend of the Fairfax City Holiday Market Dec. 10-12.

Discover some amazing treasures — gifts for others or yourself — and enjoy delightful entertainment from local performers!

Info: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/holiday-market
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