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February 27, 2020

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Arlington Arts Magazine Issue 3  

Arlington Arts Magazine Issue #3

In everything we do, Arlington Arts endeavors to create connections with artists, with our environment, and with you. We hope you enjoy this look back on some of our successes over the last few months. Read the magazine here.


Business Skills for Artists: Recordkeeping

In this workshop, participant artists will learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of artistic business finances. Instructor Christine Searle, CIA, CRMA, EA, is an internal audit and tax professional with over 35 years of experience helping nonprofits, businesses, and individuals get control over and understand their finances and taxes. More

Weds., Mar. 4 | 7-9pm | 3700 S Four Mile Run | Green Valley



Women's Work: Then & Now

Arlington Public Library: Women's Work: Then & Now

This exhibition features profiles of historic and contemporary women whose contributions have influenced and are still influencing the Arlington community and beyond. Included in the exhibition are features from the Center for Local History’s “Women’s Work” project which showcases trailblazers and visionaries such as Margarite Syphax, Gertrude Crocker and Carrie Johnson. The exhibition also features profiles of contemporary women, including Arlington Arts' nominee: book artist, writer, and educator Sushmita Mazumdar.

Opening Reception: Thurs., Mar. 5, 6:30pm, followed by an author talk with featured guest Liza Mundy, author of "Code Girls." RSVP requested. More

Mar. 5-Apr. 2 | Central Library | Virginia Square


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Avant Bard: Spring Rep

Avant Bard: Spring Repertory

Suddenly Last Summer

Set in the hothouse of New Orleans' Garden District, Suddenly Last Summer has all the hallmarks of a Tennessee Williams masterpiece: exotic locales, tortured psyches, glorious, lyrical language, and Williams' gift for creating vivid, unforgettable characters. In the great Avant Bard tradition of providing audiences an opportunity to see on stage when they may have only read or seen the movie version, audiences can learn first-hand what happened last summer, and experience the unique and exhilarating beauty of this quintessential Williams classic. Opens Feb. 27. More

Ada and The Engine

Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate child of the amorous poet Lord Byron, had a love of her own: mathematics. Well, that...plus a certain polymath-inventor, Charles Babbage, famous as "the father of the computer." It's true that Babbage invented the hardware - the Analytic Engine - but the language, the song, the soul of the thing, the programming: that was all Ada. From prolific playwright Lauren Gunderson, Ada and the Engine is a whimsical scientific history that once again proves the future is, and has always been, female. Open Mar. 8. More

Feb. 27-Apr. 5 | Gunston Arts Center Theater Two | Long Branch Creek


Arlington Artists Alliance: Divine Feminine

Divine Feminine is a group exhibition of paintings by local artists Elizabeth Hudgins, Linda Maldonado, Elise Ritter and Deborah Taylor. Each painter envisions the show’s theme by interpreting the feminine side of spirituality. More

Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Fri., Mar. 6, 5-7pm

Mar. 2-28 | Gallery Underground | Crystal City

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11th Annual Move Me Festival  


Bowen McCauley Dance Company:

11th Annual Move Me Festival

The Company will present its Annual MOVE ME Festival, a production that invites 15-20 local area dance companies and artists to offer integrated workshops, educational activities, and performances on two-stages. Festival attendees can expect a special performance by the Kenmore M.S. student dance residency and BMDC’s professional Company. More

Sat. Feb. 29 | 2-5pm | Kenmore Middle School | Glencarlyn


Arlington Arts Center: Winter 2020 Gallery Talk

Visit for an exhibitions tour and discussion with the exhibiting artists from Applied Forces and AAC Resident Artist Jung Min Park. AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions Blair Murphy will lead this informative discussion as the artists share insights into the works on view. Antoinette Suiter will be reprising her performance Follow the Money from 3-5pm. More

Sat., Mar. 7 | 1-3pm | Arlington Arts Center | Virginia Square


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Feel the Heritage Festival 2020

Feel the Heritage Festival

This free Black History Month event will celebrate Arlington's rich African-American history with an afternoon full of engaging programming. Live entertainment will include performances by Encore Stage & Studio, spoken word artist Kim B. Miller, music group X-FACTOR, and more. Visit the event webpage for details.

Sat., Feb. 29 | 1-6 pm | Charles Drew Community Center | Green Valley


The Writer's Passage: Workshops

Building a Writing Routine: Sat., Feb. 29, 10:30am-2pm. Open to writers of all levels and genres looking for a practical guide to build, or stick to, a sustainable writing practice. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a regular writing routine in order to reach a writing goal or to add more creativity to your life. As a group, we’ll discuss obstacles to success, bust some myths that hold us back, and take note of some common pitfalls. Instructor: Melanie Figg More

Your Novel's First Chapter: Tues., Mar. 3, 7-9pm. The first chapter of your novel will seal your book’s fate. In this workshop you will learn how to construct those important first pages, including how to establish your setting, launch your plot and introduce your characters. Instructor: Thierry Sagnier More

3700 S Four Mile Run | Green Valley


Census 2020  

The Census Impacts Arts Funding

The U.S. Census is a consequential tool for distributing time, attention, and money in all sorts of ways—including ways that are deeply impactful on the arts. The information the census collects helps determine how federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year, through federal cultural agencies, as well as the distribution of arts-related funds from other departments. The 40% of the NEA's budget mandated for distribution to state arts agencies is in large part determined on a per capita basis. Read more at Americans for the Arts.


The 2020 United States Census wants our community to be counted accurately. Taking the 2020 United States Census impacts how funding flows in our communities for many programs and services. Because when a community comes together, anything is possible. View video.

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