Our family company found that building a quality art gallery in our community as a pure, lively exhibition space, has been extremely rewarding and brings together all walks of life from our neighborhood and beyond. We urge other developers throughout Arlington to set aside permanent retail space for community events and art exhibition.
We opened the gallery without any experience but with lots of support from the vibrant Arlington art community, including artists, the Arlington Arts Center, Embracing Arlington Arts, multiple Arlington County agencies and many of our local curators who were excited to teach us how to be seasoned gallerists.
The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art has activated the Liberty Center streetscape and introduced us to new friends and the deeply talented Arlington art community. The gallery finishes and thoughtful and versatile design by preeminent Arlington architecture firm ASD/Sky are symbols of our long-term commitment to this wonderful experience.
During the month of September, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will host events throughout Arlington to recognize Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger.
Even though Arlington has one of the highest median household incomes in the country, hunger affects large vulnerable populations within our county borders. Over 2,400 families in need come to AFAC each week to access fresh and healthy supplemental groceries — freeing up tightly stretched funds for child and health care, rent and other necessary financial demands.
Hunger Action Month creates an opportunity to share AFAC’s story and expand its reach to every Arlington resident suffering from food insecurity. With full plates and full hearts, you can help end hunger.
For a full list of events and for more information, visit AFAC’s Hunger Action Month webpage: https://afac.org/HAM/
Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce Assembly 2019, AAC’s inaugural regional biennial.
This new program will explore trends among artists in the region and feature emerging artists alongside artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic and its art scenes. The artists in Assembly 2019 work in a range of media, from painting to installation, and were selected by Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, from an open call.
“For the first edition of the biennial, we are excited to present an exhibition that reflects the processes and materials artists are using today, while nodding to the ongoing influence of the region’s artistic legacies,” explained Murphy. “There are so many talented artists working in the Mid-Atlantic — there’s a real need for more opportunities to highlight the strength of the work being made while making connections across media and generations.”
Polyhymnia, an a capella Chamber Chorus, is auditioning new singers September 10 and 17 in Bethesda.
For more information, see https://www.polyhymniasings.org/auditions.html.
Free barbershop group singing lessons! Starts September 10, 7 p.m. at Gunston MS music room (left past the theater).
During this 5-week series we’ll teach beginners, experienced singers or anyone who just misses singing “California Dreamin” in 4-part barbershop harmony. Don’t worry about which part you’ll sing — we’ll help you figure out if you’re a bass, baritone, lead or tenor.
The 5-week (Tuesdays 7-8:15 p.m.) series ends with you singing with us at our annual fall show on October 12 here in Arlington!
With the sharpening of pencils and cooling temperatures, fall brings with it a special sense of refreshment, clean slates and beginnings. Encore is thrilled to present several new Education offerings for the start of the 2019/2020 season.
Just arrived to the theatre scene? Join Encore for an Open House to experience a sample class. Get familiar with the class and meet teaching artists, making the first day of class as easy as a fall breeze!
Ready to step up your training? Encore is proud to launch a series of Monday evening programming especially geared toward more experienced theatre lovers. Covering topics such as stage combat, Shakespearean spirits, Broadway choreography and more, these classes will engage students and give their audition room experience a boost.
Carr Properties signed a 25,000-square-foot lease with Industrious at its 2311 Wilson Boulevard. property in Arlington Virginia.
The premium flexible workspace provider will occupy the entire third floor and will offer co-working and private offices for teams of various sizes. The workspace is expected to be open for business Q1 2020. Carr Properties’ Jackson Prentice says, “Industrious’ passion and commitment to hospitality completely aligns with the new Carr Experience and our dedication to an unrivaled experience in our buildings.”
2311 Wilson is a LEED Gold certified office development, located just a block from the Court House Metro station. The building was completed in 2018, and features an elegant two-story lobby, full-height glass curtain walls and column-free floor plates.
The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is seeking more sponsors for its 5th Annual Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, September 16 at Arlington’s Army Navy Country Club.
Proceeds from this event go towards providing Arlington neighbors in need with weekly supplemental groceries. Participating golfers will enjoy a hot lunch (provided by Sloppy Mama’s BBQ) & dinner; open bar before, after and while you play; access to a silent auction filled with great items; a $50 gift card to spend at the course’s Mobile Pro Shop; and much more!
For a second year in a row, Credibility International will be the tournament’s title sponsor.
Arlington’s Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 18 for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across six different stages.
Free and open to the public, this special summer event runs from noon until 7 p.m., with numerous performances throughout the Signature complex starting every fifteen minutes, as well as a one-day-only discounted ticket sale at the Box Office for select performances of main stage shows in Signature’s 2019/20 season.
The Open House offers something for everyone: live performances, dance classes, master class demonstrations, a Broadway on the Plaza grand finale, and much more. Events are held throughout the building as well as outdoors on the Shirlington Plaza, where families will find balloon animals, popcorn, snow cones, skee-ball, basketball, a cornhole tournament and more — all for free.
- School children earning higher grades. High schoolers scoring better on their SATs. Senior citizens keeping their brains stimulated to help stave off neurological diseases.
- Veterans successfully battling PTSD. Higher percentages of residents volunteering in their community. Lower unemployment numbers. Persons with physical disabilities (like Parkinson’s) improving their motor skills.
- More active voters. Young adults getting confidence to speak in public. Local restaurants busier and earning higher revenue. Mentally ill patients staying calmer for longer periods of time.
Pie in the sky aspirations for Arlington? Not at all. These outcomes are all proven to be the result when a community has active and vibrant arts and culture programs available to all ages living in that community. That is why Embracing Arlington Arts keeps spreading the word as far and wide as possible about the importance of arts and culture.
Founded a little over two years ago, this citizens group’s mission is to inform others about the importance and diversity of the arts, artists and arts organizations in our community; celebrate the critical contributions the arts make to all sectors of our County; spearhead initiatives that maintain and grow the County’s cultural identity; and spread the word about the diverse performance and cultural events held in Arlington.
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