Fredericksburg Arts Commission

Fredericksburg Arts Commission Promoting, supporting and expanding the arts as an integral aspect of community life in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Twitter: @FredArts The Fredericksburg Arts Commission advises the City on policy and program development, oversees the grants and public art programs, advocates for the arts in Fredericksburg, and acts as a liaison between the arts community and the city.

Arts Commission members are appointed by the City Council.

Operating as usual

10/01/2021

It is a beautiful First Friday! Which galleries will you be visiting tonight?!

If it’s First Friday, it’s the trolley! Catch a free ride to your next art gallery until 8:30 tonight! #lovefxbg #fxbgar...
09/03/2021

If it’s First Friday, it’s the trolley! Catch a free ride to your next art gallery until 8:30 tonight! #lovefxbg #fxbgart

If it’s First Friday, it’s the trolley! Catch a free ride to your next art gallery until 8:30 tonight! #lovefxbg #fxbgart

Your August First Friday is here, and so is the trolley to get you to all your favorite spots! #fxbgarts #lovefxbg
08/06/2021

Your August First Friday is here, and so is the trolley to get you to all your favorite spots! #fxbgarts #lovefxbg

Your August First Friday is here, and so is the trolley to get you to all your favorite spots! #fxbgarts #lovefxbg

It's a beautiful night for a First Friday! Look out for the trolley so that you can hit all your favorite art stops!
07/02/2021

It's a beautiful night for a First Friday! Look out for the trolley so that you can hit all your favorite art stops!

It's a beautiful night for a First Friday! Look out for the trolley so that you can hit all your favorite art stops!

Congratulations Jane! Thanks for all your support with the Arts Commission over the years. Enjoy retirement, cheers!
06/30/2021

Congratulations Jane! Thanks for all your support with the Arts Commission over the years. Enjoy retirement, cheers!

The trolley is back! We're working with our friends at Visit Fred and their free summer trolley program again this summe...
06/04/2021

The trolley is back! We're working with our friends at Visit Fred and their free summer trolley program again this summer, so tonight you can hop on at any of these stops and get to all of your favorite galleries, and even out to Carl's! Please note that two of our galleries (Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) and LibertyTown Arts Workshop) are requiring masks for visitors, so please be respectful of all our downtown businesses when you're in their spaces. Now let's get out there and see support our art community! #lovefxbgart

The trolley is back! We're working with our friends at Visit Fred and their free summer trolley program again this summer, so tonight you can hop on at any of these stops and get to all of your favorite galleries, and even out to Carl's! Please note that two of our galleries (Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) and LibertyTown Arts Workshop) are requiring masks for visitors, so please be respectful of all our downtown businesses when you're in their spaces. Now let's get out there and see support our art community! #lovefxbgart

The sale is on! Head over to https://love.fredarts.com to meet your new favorite artist, see what's new from that artist...
02/05/2021
Our Artists | Love FXBG Art

The sale is on! Head over to https://love.fredarts.com to meet your new favorite artist, see what's new from that artist you've been collecting for years, and share the love! We're using #LoveFXBGArt here and on Instagram. Now go get that art!

Welcome to the Fredericksburg Arts Commission’s inaugural online pop-up sale! Between now and 11:59PM on Sunday, click the links below to the online stores for

Just a few more days until the big weekend! There's still time for artists to sign up, just head to https://love.fredart...
02/03/2021
Coming Soon | Love FXBG Art

Just a few more days until the big weekend! There's still time for artists to sign up, just head to https://love.fredarts.com

To support Fredericksburg's incredible art community, which has been hit particularly hard during this pandemic, the Fredericksburg Arts Commission is organizin

We're grateful to Fredericksburg's art community for persevering through an incredibly tough year, and to everyone who c...
11/27/2020

We're grateful to Fredericksburg's art community for persevering through an incredibly tough year, and to everyone who continues to support our artists however they can. If you're shopping online or in person this weekend, please remember all of the ways our galleries, arts organizations, and individual artists are making it safe and easy to share their paintings, pottery, music, classes, and everything else with your friends and family this holiday season. Pictured here, green beans on a serving platter by Scarlett Pons of PONSHOP.

Hello Fredericksburg! September 1st is the deadline for this quarters Art Support funding applications. http://fredarts....
08/12/2020
FAC Funding Application

Hello Fredericksburg! September 1st is the deadline for this quarters Art Support funding applications.

http://fredarts.com/index.php/arts-commission/fac-funding

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The Fredericksburg Arts Commission (FAC) seeks to support both new and established arts events and projects in the City of Fredericksburg that celebrate and expand the arts in our community.

Through the FAC, arts events and projects can apply and compete to receive financial, networking, and marketing support. For the purposes of competing for this support, FAC defines “arts” broadly and artists - visual, functional, performing, literary, digital, culinary – are encouraged to seek out FAC support for events and projects in our city.

As fiscal resources are limited, support for arts events/projects from FAC is determined via a competitive process. Applicants for support are encouraged to closely follow the application guidelines and keep in mind eligibility and evaluation criteria.

Fredericksburg Arts Commission = Fosters • Advocates • Creates. Promoting, supporting and expanding the arts as an integral aspect of community life.

City of Fredericksburg art businesses, don’t miss this assistance program! Applications are due on Monday July 6th.
07/03/2020

City of Fredericksburg art businesses, don’t miss this assistance program! Applications are due on Monday July 6th.

⚠️ Attention 22401 Businesses ⚠️
Applications are now open for the City's CARES Act funds for the Small Business Assistance Program. Deadline is Monday, July 6.
Details and application are here:
https://www.fredericksburgva.com/304/CARES-Act-Small-Business-Assistance-Prog

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is offering one-time grants of $5,000 each to 40 working visual artists residing in th...
06/25/2020

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is offering one-time grants of $5,000 each to 40 working visual artists residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. #PleaseShare

-https://www.vmfa.museum/visual-artist-relief-program/

This new grant program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment, which was established in 1941 through a generous gift made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg. Mr. Pratt directed that these funds may only be used to support professional visual artists in Virginia. Through this endowment, VMFA has awarded nearly $5.8 million to Virginia visual artists over the past 80 years. Application DEADLINE: July 10, 2020

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Eligibility

Eligible artists must be practicing visual artists, over the age of 21, who live and work in Virginia and derive a significant part of their income from their art, be it sales or lectures, etc. You must be a Virginia tax payer and have paid federal, state, and local taxes for the past two (2) years. If successful, applicants will receive payments by direct deposit. Taxes will apply.

06/05/2020

Life Inspires Art
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With so much going on in the world outside our window, share your recent creations/captures in hopes that the inspiration will continue to move through the Community.

(purchase links welcome)

We’re thankful that our friends at the EDA have quickly developed a grant program for Fredericksburg businesses in respo...
04/02/2020
Fredericksburg EDA now taking grant applications - Fredericksburg, VA

We’re thankful that our friends at the EDA have quickly developed a grant program for Fredericksburg businesses in response to the current public health crisis. There’s a very short timeline for this grant, and applications are due by this Friday at 5PM, so be sure to check out this blog post and get your application in!

Fredericksburg's Economic Development Authority (EDA) this week started taking applications from City of Fredericksburg (22401) small businesses for grants to help weather the storm of the COVID-19 outbreak. The application deadline is Friday.

03/12/2020

In March we brought along a 3D camera to give a cool look at the Free #FirstFriday Arts Trolley provided by the FAC! Swipe on your phone or move it around the room!! Walking through LibertyTown Arts Workshop and riding Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

Checkout some images from the March - First Friday Arts Trolley last night 🚋 here in downtown Fredericksburg! Catch a fr...
03/07/2020

Checkout some images from the March - First Friday Arts Trolley last night 🚋 here in downtown Fredericksburg! Catch a free ride next month, April 3rd!

Semilla Cultural
03/02/2020

Semilla Cultural

We want to thank the Fredericksburg Arts Commission for supporting our upcoming children events:
Rafi and Rosi Coquí in Fiery Bomba! A Bilingual Program on April 25th and
Bomba Puertorriquena! Story time with Milteri Tucker Concepcion on May 2nd!
These events are free!
Register online and join us for great stories and dancing!

Visit www.FredArts.com today and apply for our quarterly Arts Support Grant! Individuals & Small Groups Welcome!!
02/27/2020

Visit www.FredArts.com today and apply for our quarterly Arts Support Grant! Individuals & Small Groups Welcome!!

02/24/2020
fredarts.com

The Fredericksburg Arts Commission administers an annual Creative Communities Partnership Grant to City non-profit arts organizations. The program is funded with City tax dollars and matching funds from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

•Deadline March 6th, 2020 for FY2021 Grant

- This is an operational grant for awardees; applications are not for specific projects or events.

Application->http://fredarts.com/images/fredericksburg-arts-commission-grant-application-fy21.pdf

Two important deadlines approaching for Artist Grant Applications! 3/1 & 3/8 🖼 #PleaseShare #LocalArtists March 1st - Qu...
02/20/2020
FAC Funding Application

Two important deadlines approaching for Artist Grant Applications! 3/1 & 3/8 🖼 #PleaseShare #LocalArtists

March 1st - Quarterly Art Support Funding from FAC http://fredarts.com/index.php/arts-commission/fac-funding

March 8th - FY2021 VA Commission for the Arts Government Challenge Grant http://fredarts.com/index.php/arts-commission/fac-grants

Fredericksburg Arts Commission = Fosters • Advocates • Creates. Promoting, supporting and expanding the arts as an integral aspect of community life.

01/26/2020
2019-20 Public Sculpture Project

In the fall of 2019 the FAC met up with Public Sculpture Project Director Preston Thayer to capture the install of "3 Muketeers" by Michael Bednar as well as visit all of the new public art sites around the city.

*ConCon at Fall Hill Ave. & Villiage Ln.
by Matt Amante

*Oak Leaf Arch II at Wolfe St. & Kenmore Ave.
by Jim Gallucci

*Cuboctohedron at the Train Station
by Samuel Ezra Fisch

*3 Musketeers at Dixon Park
by Michael Bednar

*Re: Aman at Old Mill Park
by Anthony Heinz May

*A Future and a Hope on Hospital Drive at the Mary Washington Healthcare Campus
by Charlie Brouwer

For the project's fourth year, The Fredericksburg (VA) Arts Commission (FAC) selected six self-supporting, outdoor public sculptures to be displayed in prominent locations in Fredericksburg for eleven months in 2019-20.

Funding for the 2019-20 project provided by the Fredericksburg, Virginia Economic Development & Tourism, Mary Washington Healthcare, and Rappahannock Development Group.

For full details of the sculptures featured in this video visit http://fredarts.com/index.php/arts-commission/sculpture

2020 is here and there’s never been a better time to apply for Arts funding!Our mission is to support both new and estab...
01/08/2020
FAC Funding Application

2020 is here and there’s never been a better time to apply for Arts funding!

Our mission is to support both new and established arts events and projects in the City of Fredericksburg that celebrate and expand the arts in our community. #Share with a friend who may be interested!

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Follow the link below for more information and the application. Individuals, groups, and non profits welcome

http://fredarts.com/index.php/arts-commission/fac-funding

Fredericksburg Arts Commission = Fosters • Advocates • Creates. Promoting, supporting and expanding the arts as an integral aspect of community life.

01/01/2020

Happy New Year!
What art project will you be embarking on in 2020?

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! If you’re planning to attend our December commission meeting, please note the special ...
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

If you’re planning to attend our December commission meeting, please note the special date of 12/30, 6:30PM at Dorothy Hart Community Center.
www.fredarts.com

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Fredericksburg Area Museum
12/17/2019

Fredericksburg Area Museum

We hope everyone had a fun time at FAMFaire: KrisKringlMarkt! The Fredericksburg Area Museum would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors who have so graciously supported this year's event.

Lidl US
Transurban
Intuit QuickBooks
Joan Diaz-Mendez, Realtor Associate
Thunder 104.5 WGRX
The Title Professionals, LLC
Fredericksburg Arts Commission

We could not have done this without your support! Thank you!

Ride the free First Friday Arts Trolley this evening for a Christmas surprise...from 6 to 9pm; Santa Clause, will be by ...
12/06/2019

Ride the free First Friday Arts Trolley this evening for a Christmas surprise...from 6 to 9pm; Santa Clause, will be by your side!

FredArts.com

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

11/21/2019
Amelia Street Sessions

Amelia Street Sessions

Hey music fans! We hope you are enjoying Season 1 so far. Here's episode 5, Song 1 “Nothing Left” by Caroline Ayers.

The Amelia Street Sessions is currently planning season 2, and we’re looking for sponsors! We have a variety of options to fit your budget and goals, from Fan of The Show to Executive Producer. If you or a local business is interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Tim Criswell at mailto:[email protected]

Support the local music scene!

We would love to see your Halloween inspired art! From face paint, to pumpkin carving, or even your costume! Drop a comm...
10/31/2019

We would love to see your Halloween inspired art! From face paint, to pumpkin carving, or even your costume! Drop a comment and share!! 🎃

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COME SEE FREDERICKSBURG ARTIST STACEY LITTEDEER Join us for the 28th Annual Richmond Great American Indian Exposition Pow Wow and Show on November 9-10, 2019 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia, featuring the best in American Indian Dancing, Singing, Drumming, Arts, Crafts, Foods and Entertainment (flute music, bow and arrow shooting & more). The Richmond Great American Indian Exposition Pow Wow and Show is an opportunity for the public to interact with over 100 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, and crafts persons. Also, this event is an attempt by Pow-Wow to educate the public about American Indians, past and present, through the arts. Thousands will be offered in dance and drum prizes, which will attract more than 100 dancers in full regalia from throughout the United States and Canada. At least seven drums are expected
Shelby Strother 2 mins · Local Artists! We are hosting a New Monthly Art Event Starting in 2019. We will be doing Second Saturdays at Central Station, So there will be large spaces to show art and your exhibitions for NO CHARGE for table space & it will be free admission to the public. UNLIKE, most galleries we are only requesting 10-15% commission off any pieces sold to continue to this public space to be open for all artists to congregate and network. I am looking for the first show any talent, musical or art who would like to show case their art or talent. Free Admission to the public as well, so you can invite your friends and family, We will also have a bar open for cash purchases and food! Lets Bring Art to Downtown, if you are a local artist or have someone you would love to see please message in the comment below or share this to a page you see fit. I have space for 10 artists with 5 pieces each for the first show, plus an open stage for singers, rappers, and bands. January 12th 2019. Please reserve your free spot today by emailing me your 1. Your Favorite Medium 2. Your Favorite Style of Art 3. Title of your "Pieces" or Collections with Prices 4. Name of the Artist or Pen-name 5. How many pieces in your collection 6. Type of art, Live-action, sculpture, stand, easel etc. 7. & Any other information you deem amazing! please email: [email protected] today!
Deadline to apply for the 4th Annual Arts in The Middle Juried Fine Arts Show 2018 is approaching. Join up to 100 artists from across the East Coast and thousands of art patrons in this show held in Urbanna, VA on the lovely Hewick Plantation. Musical acts, Food Vendors, Beer, Wine, Champagne tents and more. Apply online here:
Tomorrow at Central Rappahannock Regional Library come and have some hot soup from Eileen's Bakery & Cafe and hear about how you can help create an Arts and Cultural Directory for the Fredericksburg region. For more information, visit Soup's On for the Fredericksburg Area Arts and Culture Directory
Application process is open for this juried fine arts show
Check out this art workshop we're hosting in October! Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Art Workshop Portraits in Charcoal Discover how a portrait is so much more than simply recording proportions; instead, it can be one of the most expressive images you can create. Identifying the simple patterns and forms that are the basis for a well-designed portrait, students will learn through demonstration to use form, value, and line to develop expression. Students should bring a large photo (at least 8″ x 10″) from which to work. Photos taken in natural light with clear contrast are recommended. Instructor: Marjorie Perrin. Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund. Age: High school students and older. Meets in the Pavilion. $15 per student. Register: http://garimelchers.umw.edu/education/workshops/
Great show opens tomorrow in Urbanna, VA