Arlington Event Calendar
Kenmore Middle School
200 S. CARLIN SPRINGS ROAD
ARLINGTON, Virginia 22204 Map
June 22 – 23, 2013, The Arlington Festival of the Arts. More than 100 of the finest artists in country will converge upon Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, www.ArtFestival.com – 561-746-6615. Free.
Arlington, Virginia (June 10, 2013) – Highland Street in the Clarendon District of Arlington will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery this summer when the Arlington Festival of the Arts debuts on June 22 – 23, 2013. Festival patrons can expect to see bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Food and beverages will be provided by the Clarendon Alliance and its partners and will be located adjacent to the Clarendon Metro at Clarendon Central Park, Clarendon Boulevard at Highland Street. Admission to the art show is free and open to the public.
Festival promoter Howard Alan Events, producer of many award-winning juried art fairs throughout the country including the Alexandria King Street Art Festival, is currently accepting applications from both local and national artists. “We are thrilled to provide Clarendon with a quality art show,” says Howard Alan, founder of Howard Alan Events. “The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity in order to ensure a wide array of artwork.”
A true celebration of the arts, this two-day event will showcase the finest work of more than 150 leading artists in the country and will appeal to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious collectors looking for new and emerging talent. The artists will line North Highland Street from 13th Street North past Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon Boulevard and the metro station, and will end on Washington Boulevard. All artists will be on site for the duration of the show, available to discuss their art, techniques and inspiration.
An Art Giveaway will give festival patrons an opportunity to win original artwork by participating artists Connie and Jimmy Langford. This couple specializes in metal paying close attention to texture and color while creating very unique and bold works of art. The giveaway prize, a hand etched and colored 18” x 18” stainless steel wall sculpture titled “Going Wild With Color” is valued at $450. It will be on display at their booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway.
Art shows produced by Howard Alan Events have the distinction of making the arts accessible to a broad audience with prices set to suit all budgets, from $25 hand-designed earrings to $50,000 metal sculptures. “The festival is an ideal setting in which to explore the work of many different artists in one location,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “You have the opportunity to meet and connect with the artist before making a purchase, which makes the investment much more meaningful and personal.”
Staff members of the Arlington Arts Center (AAC) will be present during the festival to provide information about their programs, exhibitions, and events. AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the public and its goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of, and involvement in, the visual arts in Arlington County VA and the region. For additional information go to arlingtonartscenter.org
IBIS Chamber Music spreads its wings for an out of the box performance at the IOTA Club, Arlington VA’s premier destination for live music, indie rock and pop. IBIS will present a friendly program for harp, flute and strings with music by Mozart, Beaser, Francaix, Hoover and Gershwin. Our audience can enjoy IOTA’s full dinner menu, wine list, craft beers and full bar along with the concert! Just a few blocks from the Clarendon Metro. Cover $12 at the door.
What happens when Uncle Sam and the nation’s most patriotic crawlers celebrate Independence Day? You get The All American Bar Crawl! Come celebrate America’s Birthday on Saturday, June 29th as we bar-hop through Clarendon’s most popular bars. Gather your friends, rock your red, white and blue and get ready for a day full of Star Spangled shenanigans and festivities with thousands of your closest friends.
Register at Clarendon Grill or Arlington Rooftop between 1PM-5PM and prepare to celebrate at some of Arlington’s most popular bars including: Whitlow’s, Mister Days, SoBe, Hunan One, Wilson Tavern, Arlington Rooftop, Mad Rose and many more.
When: 1PM – 9PM: Saturday, June 29th 2013
Price: $15 if you buy online, $20 at the door (tickets are limited for this event).
What You Get: A souvenir event mug, patriotic party favors, access to Clarendon’s best bars, exclusive drink & food specials, free pictures of the event and a raffle entry to win great prizes.
Exclusive specials at each stop!
Signature Freedom mug
Patriotic Party Beads
$2 Bronx Pizza cheese slices + additional food deals
Dress Code: We recommend wearing red, white and blue, or anything that best represents our Independence Day! There will be costume prizes for the most festively dressed participants.
You must be 21 years or older to participate. Please drink responsibly.
For more event details visit http://allamericanbarcrawl.com/
George Washington Masonic Temple Theater
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22301 Map
Come enjoy an afternoon of Movie Magic with the Symphony Orchestra of Arlington! Travel the High Seas with Pirates of the Caribbean, fly through the clouds with Superman and embrace your inner secret agent with James Bond. In addition to these movie favorites and many, many more, you will be treated to the premier performance of the Rekindled Overture, a piece decades in the making!
Before the concert, come take pictures with Superman and Clark Kent, and enjoy popcorn and soda for only $1. Stay after the concert for a FREE reception hosted by Composer Bill Burdett.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board Room
4600 Fairfax Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, Virginia 22203 Map