This column is written and sponsored by Arlington Arts/Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development.
Arlington Arts takes pride in providing support and services for the many Arlington-based artists and ensembles that enrich our community.
However, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires that we take measures for the safety of our community and staff. As such, Arlington Arts has closed all of our County-run arts facilities to the public until April 6. Productions and rehearsals in joint use theatre’s (such as Gunston Arts Center Theatre’s One and Two, and Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre) are cancelled through Monday, April 13.
Here is a list of facility closures and cancellations among Arlington Arts grantees that are known at the time of publication:
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- Halau O’Aluani — weekly Sunday rehearsals from through April 4
- Jane Franklin Dance — Saturday rehearsals through April 4
— Monday rehearsals through March 30
- Community Engagement — March 25 (to be rescheduled for Fall, 2020)
- The Writer’s Center — All March Workshops cancelled (their workshops are now on-line)
- Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts — All March & April workshops cancelled. The 6 workshop series will be rescheduled for Fall 2020
- The Writer’s Passage — May 2-3 workshops are cancelled
GUNSTON ARTS CENTER — THEATRE ONE
- National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) — “Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi” concert March 21
GUNSTON ARTS CENTER — THEATRE TWO
Avant Bard Theatre — Ada and the Engine and Suddenly Last Summer (all performances)
- LEE ARTS CENTER — the studios and gallery are closed thru April 6
- SIGNATURE THEATRE — canceling ALL performances and public events thru March 30
- FESTIVAL ARGENTINO — Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
— Originally scheduled for May 16, it has been postponed until Fall, 2020 (date TBA)
In addition, Arlington Arts offers a range of services in support of presentations by Arlington-based arts organizations. For the safety of both the Artists and Staff, the following services and activities are suspended through April 6:
Arlington Arts will be here for the community as things return to normal. Meanwhile, we urge you to be safe.
The County has a new COVID-19 Related Cancellations page, where we are listing all Cultural Affairs cancellations.
Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
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At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
Join us for Arlington’s biggest civil rights & social justice event of the year. The banquet is back in person at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.
Our keynote speaker this year is Symone Sanders from MSNBC and former Chief of Staff for Vice-President Kamala Harris.
The Master of Ceremonies is Joshua Cole, former state delegate, NAACP President, and local pastor.
Tickets/seating are limited. Purchase your ticket today! Sponsorship opportunities available.
Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting an online workshop on the topic of “down-sizing” Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Every great endeavor begins with a great plan. This workshop will give you the tools