Last night artists, art patrons, and a few media-types gathered to celebrate the improved interior spaces at the Arlington Arts Center. Sparkling wine flowed and bite-sized chicken pot pies were devoured as attendees gazed at the new art on the walls and, occasionally, at the center’s brand new flooring.
The RSVP-only “Art/Space/Design” event was sponsored by DC Magazine and also featured a DJ, a couple of short speeches and a raffle. The rainy weather didn’t seem to hurt attendance, but it did result in an unintentionally avant-garde heap of umbrellas at the building’s entrance.
In other news, AAC is currently offering a steeply discounted membership via Living Social.
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Arlington’s NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the biggest civil rights and social justice event of the year.
A multi-year project to improve bus transit along Columbia Pike has been delayed by design problems associated with the proposed bus shelters.
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.