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Jun
22
Fri
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit @ Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House
Jun 22 – Oct 22 all-day
Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit @ Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House historic site presents Makers in the Mansion: A Transformed African American Community at Woodlawn through the Artisan Eye, an installation that will run in the museum from June to October. The installation features works by Nicole Crowder, Morgan Davis, Sondra Barrett Hassan, Njena Surae Jarvis, Antonio McAfee, Hadiya Williams and writer-in-residence Cherryl T. Cooley. These local makers are helping to amplify the African American voice at Woodlawn through their provocative pieces inspired by Woodlawn’s transition from a large plantation to a free work colony in 1846-1860.

Woodlawn is open for tours Friday-Monday, 11:00-3:00. For more information on the exhibit, visit their website at www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org.

Want to attend the exhibit launch reception on July 18th from 5:30-8:00 p.m.? RSVP at woodlawnevents@savingplaces.org to reserve your spot!

Sep
13
Thu
The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm
The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The Athenaeum Invitational is an annual celebration of the visual arts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It is a theme-based exhibition featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited at the Athenaeum in the past, as well as works selected through an open call for submissions.  This year’s invitational asked artists to explore any aspect of Cabinets of Curiosities both literal and abstract. 

Open call submissions were reviewed and selected by Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Owner of the Ada Rose Gallery; Camila Alejandra Rondon, Georgetown University ’17 M.A. Art and Museum Studies; and Veronica Szalus, Executive Director of the Athenaeum and independent artist.

Thanks to the generous support of TTR | Sotheby’s international Realty, a $1,500 prize will be awarded to an invited artist, and a $1000 prize will be awarded to an artist from the open call. Phil Hutinet, publisher of East City Art, DC’s visual arts publication will determine which works are awarded the prizes.

The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational / The Cabinet of Curiosities is generously sponsored by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm

Sep
21
Fri
Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters @ Principle Gallery
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Principle Gallery presents the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

The WSLP is one of the oldest active art organizations in the greater Washington area. It was founded in 1913, by Charles Seaton and Winfield Scott Clime, who began the society as a loose-knit group of artists called the “Ramblers,” painting on location continues to be the foundation on which its activities are based. The organization is now 104 years old.

On Friday, Oct. 21, 2018 the exhibition opens and we will be hosting an Opening Reception that evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. In addition, on Saturday, Oct. 22, some of the WSLP artists will be presenting Plein Air Demonstrations at Founder’s Park (weather permitting) beginning at 1 p.m.

The exhibition will feature 37 different artists from the WSLP. If you would like us to send you the Preview Document for the Exhibition please email us: info@principlegallery.com with the subject “WSLP Preview” and we will send it your way as soon as it’s ready!

Sep
22
Sat
16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival @ Old Town Alexandria
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival @ Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Due to Hurricane Florence, this show has been rescheduled for September 22nd – 23rd, 2018.

Minutes from Washington, DC but a world away, art lovers find in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia a hidden gem bursting with gourmet restaurants, stylish boutiques and a thriving arts scene all nestled amidst beautifully-preserved historic architecture along the scenic Potomac waterfront.
Always dedicated to its incredible arts and culture, Alexandria will welcome back the King Street Art Festival this fall, which transforms the city’s historic main street into a world-class outdoor art gallery. Festival booths line King Street between Washington and Union streets, featuring over six blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad.

At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them.

With this popular festival spanning two days, visitors take advantage of luxurious accommodations just steps from King Street and transform their festival experience into a creativity-filled weekend.

77th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour @ Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
77th Historic Alexandria Homes Tour @ Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Visit historic 18th and 19th century homes on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. In its 77th year, the tour is sponsored by The Twig, the Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital. All proceeds benefit the hospital.

Washington Society of Landscape Painters Plein Air Demonstrations @ Founders Park
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Washington Society of Landscape Painters Plein Air Demonstrations @ Founders Park | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

As a part of Principle Gallery’s Juried Exhibition with the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, some of the active WSLP members will present Live Plein Air Painting Demonstrations here in Old Town, Alexandria at Founders Park (weather permitting).

Please contact us: info@principlegallery.com with any questions regarding this event!

The WSLP is one of the oldest active art organizations in the greater Washington area. It was founded in 1913, by Charles Seaton and Winfield Scott Clime, who began the society as a loose-knit group of artists called the “Ramblers,” painting on location continues to be the foundation on which its activities are based. The organization is now 104 years old.

Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Facilitated by Poet and Author KaNikki Jakarta, “Write Like A Woman Networking Workshop” welcomes women writers ages 18-100. Meeting periodically, the workshop centers on uplifting and inspiring through writing. Each workshop focuses on different writing styles and allows the participants to enhance their own writing skills and share their work for listening or critiques. The meetings are for amateur and professional writers. Every session includes writing exercises and networking. This event accommodates between 15 and 25 attendees. The regulars chip in to have cookies and tea during the sessions.

Please RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org.

The United States Navy Concert Band Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The United States Navy Concert Band Performance @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The United States Navy Band Chamber Group from Washington, DC, is the Navy’s premier musical organization. This chamber music recital series will feature a diverse array of traditional and contemporary music including works by Kerry Turner, Lowell Shaw, and Katharina Thomsen.

Please RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org

Sep
23
Sun
At Home in Alexandria Benefit Garden Party @ Murray-Dick-Fawcett House
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
At Home in Alexandria Benefit Garden Party @ Murray-Dick-Fawcett House | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

At Home in Alexandria will hold a Garden Party at the historic Murray-Dick-Fawcett House in Old Town to benefit the organization’s mission to provide social, emotional and practical support to older adults in Alexandria. The event is open to the public with advance ticket purchase. The Murray-Dick-Fawcett House, located at 517 Prince Street, is one of the oldest in Alexandria and considered to be one of the least altered historic homes in Northern Virginia. Attendees at this event will be invited to tour the public rooms of the home and enjoy a light buffet, fine wine and live music in the garden. 

Sep
24
Mon
Banned Books Read Out With Honorary Host Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Banned Books Read Out With Honorary Host Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Did you know that “To Kill A Mockingbird,””Beloved” and the “Harry Potter” series have all been banned books? The Alexandria Library, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, is hosting a Banned Books Read-Out at the Athenaeum. You are invited to join Honorary Host Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg, Alexandria Library Director Rose Dawson and others who will read from banned books to celebrate the freedom to read. You may read 3-5 minute selections from a banned or challenged book or just come to listen. If you would like to read, please RSVP with your selection to veronica@nvfaa.org.