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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
19
Wed
Del Ray Psych Open House Party @ Del Ray Psych & Wellness
Sep 19 all-day

Attend the official grand opening party at 1900 Mount Vernon Ave. The Del Ray Psych team, the Vital Body, and other wellness tenants will greet you with food, spirits, and a good time. 

Sep
20
Thu
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfalls 003/4 (Duke St/Hooffs Run) @ Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town, Prince Conference Room
Sep 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
RiverRenew Community Listening Session: Outfalls 003/4 (Duke St/Hooffs Run) @ Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town, Prince Conference Room | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

In late June 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a plan to prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from being discharged to Alexandria’s waterways via four existing outfalls. The plan, referred to as Option B+, features a new tunnel system coupled with upgrades to AlexRenew’s Water Resource Recovery Facility to capture and treat the additional flows delivered during rain events. Implementation of this plan has been referred to as Alexandria’s Wet Weather Program. In July 2018, the Wet Weather Program moniker was changed to “RiverRenew” to highlight the positive outcomes for Alexandria’s waterways as a result of the approved plan.

RiverRenew is hosting three Community Listening Sessions in September to discuss the proposed tunnel system with the community. These listening sessions are intended to bring the community up to speed on the proposed tunnel routes and facility locations, solicit feedback, and optimize the design to minimize impacts while achieving RiverRenew’s objectives.

Join the discussion.

We invite you to attend any or all of these sessions. The RiverRenew team will be on hand to discuss the program, answer your questions and receive your comments.

Events are an Open House format. Please plan on staying approximately 30 minutes.

Learn more at riverrenew.com/community.

“In the Executioner’s Shadow” Screening and Q&A @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"In the Executioner's Shadow" Screening and Q&A @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

St. Paul’s is hosting the D.C. area premiere of “In the Executioner’s Shadow” and a Q&A with the filmmakers. This documentary casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories: a former state executioner, a Boston Marathon bombing victim and the parents of a murder victim who choose to fight for the life of their daughter’s killer. As the battle to overturn capital punishment comes to a head in the U.S., this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about justice.

Sep
21
Fri
Car Free Days 2018 @ Car Free Days
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Car Free Days 2018 @ Car Free Days  | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Take the free pledge to go car free or car-lite for a day at www.CarFreeMetroDC.org. Telework, bicycle, walk, take transit or carpool/vanpool (car-lite).

Reduce traffic congestion, save money and improve air quality by dropping your keys on Friday, Sept. 21 and/or Saturday, Sept. 22.

Everyone who takes the free pledge for one or both days will be entered into a raffle for great prizes. Registrants will also have the opportunity to participate in several local area events including: PARK(ing) Day, Clarendon Day, The Great Frederick Fair, Try Transit Week and many more.

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.

September 22, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Trash Cleanup @ Trash Cleanup
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 22, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Trash Cleanup @ Trash Cleanup | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

On National Public Lands Day, September 22, join your friends and neighbors in a trash cleanup in Dyke Marsh and along the Mount Vernon Trail. Check in is at Belle Haven Park or the Dyke Marsh Haul Road entrance. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and the National Park Service. Sponsors will provide gloves, bags and tools. This event will occur unless there are heavy rains and/or lightning.

Information: www.fodm.org and www.nps.gov/gwmp