What to See in Arlington September 15 - 30

art news update

September 15 - 30, 2018

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Arlington Visual Art Studios Tour 

The 2018 Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour is a self-guided free tour of artists in their studios held throughout Arlington County, Virginia. In 2018, the tour dates are Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. This is a non-juried showcase event for local artists to feature their work, processes and studio spaces, and for the community to experience the richness and diversity of visual arts to be found in Arlington County.  More

September 29-30 | Various Locations; see "More" for details




A chance encounter at a London train stop changes the course of life for two people in this hit Broadway play by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). After mistaking him for someone else, Georgie finds herself improbably drawn to the much older Alex. Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey in an electric new play directed by Joe Calarco. More

Sep 18 - Nov. 11 | Signature Theatre, Shirlington

Prio Bangla Multicultural Street Festival 

Celebrating Cultural Diversity, they multi-cultural festival shows asides American citizens with various diversities from all over the world. More

Saturday, Sep 22 @ 12:00pm | 800 S. Walter Reed Dr., Douglas Park

Coastal Tales: Scratching the Surface 

Westen Muntain and Shirley Gromen use printmaking and ceramic techniques to reveal stories of life in or around the ocean. Shirley and Westen both dig deep into their creative psyches and then into clay and metal, stripping away non-essentials to make indelible their memories of the sea. More

thru Saturday, Sep. 29 | Lee Arts Center, Lee Hwy.


Opera NOVA Annual Brunch 

Four singers will perform works from grand opera and Broadway, including Jose Sacin, Jocelyn Hunt, Elise Jenkins and Sofia Parfomak. Dr. Patricia Miller will be honored for her singing and teaching.  More

Sunday, Sep 30 @ 12:30pm | Washington Golf and Country Club, N. Glebe Rd.



Arlington Art Truck - Arlington Abstracted

Create your own abstractions from artist Marc Pekala's reimagined Arlington business signs. One participant's original designs will be selected to become the new ground mural at the Pop-Up park at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard

9/23 - Columbia Pike Farmer's Market, Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike, 9-1pm

9/29 - West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party, Four Mile Run Drive and Columbia Pike, 11-2pm

9/30 -  Arlington Valley Fest, 2709 South Oakland Street, 12-5pm

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Arlington Artspace Arts Market Survey Findings Public Meeting 

Join Arlington Arts and Artspace for a presentation and Q&A session on the findings from the Arlington Artspace Arts Market Survey. This survey administered in March 2018 assesed the need for an afforable live/work space in Arlington for creatives. Learn about the findings and next steps at this public meeting. More

Wednesday, Sep. 26 @ 6PM | 1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1500, Ballston


BizArt: Fall Networking Bash

Looking for a chance to mix your creative qualities into the professional world? Then join us and help us kick off our quarterly networking biz-events in a casual fun-filled night with likeminded passion-driven go-getters!  You never know who you’ll meet or what innovative idea you’ll come up with next. Don’t miss out, have some fun, and creatively expand your network! More

Tuesday, Sept. 25 @ 5:30 - 7:30PM | Cooperwood Tavern, Shirlington

Business Skills for Artists - Recordkeeping

Gain a clearer understanding of artistic business finances in this workshop with facilitarot Christine Searle, CIA, CRMA, EA who has over 35 years of experience helping nonprofits, business, and individuals get control over their financesMore

Saturday, September 22 @1:30PM | 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Four Mile Run Valley


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ValleyFest at New District Brewing

ValleyFest is S. Arlington's premier Art Street Festival. Area musicians and performing artists will set the stage for entertainment, local artists will showcase their pieces and, food trucks will offer tasty delights. A kid’s zone will keep the family busy and beer will be in abundance! More

Sunday, Sep 30 @ 12 -5PM | New District Brewing, Four Mile Run Valley


Anime Your Way

Character design is the art of creating a character for use in books, comics, video games, television, movies and other fictional mediums.Designers outline everything about the character they envision from appearance and strengths to personality and weaknesses. In this class, students will research, design and define their own character.

This event is for adults, and teens in grade 6 and up. More

Wednesday, Sep 19 @ 7PM | The Alcove at Rosslyn, Rosslyn