What to See in Arlington in May


April 30, 2020

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Words to Art

Words to Art Spring 2020
An Arlington Community Art Project by Sushmita Mazumdar

Give artists ONE WORD expressing your feelings and perception of the #COVID19 quarantine and watch them transform it into art! We are asking you to post new words every Monday for the next three weeks. Arlington artists will turn select words from your submissions into original sketches to be posted on our social media throughout the weekend. Participating artists: Sushmita Mazumdar (Buckingham), David Amoroso (Douglas Park), Maribeth Egan (Ballston/Virginia Square), Kate Fleming (Maywood) and MasPaz (Arlington Ridge). More

thru May 24 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter



Artist Opportunities Website and Newsletter

Now on our website! The Artist Opportunities newsletter includes various calls for artists and employment opportunities and grants in the D.C. area and sometimes beyond. Check the webpage for updates and sign up for the newsletter to receive alerts about new postings. More



Arlington Arts & WalkArlington Sidewalk Tour

Monumental, Interactive & Fun: Public Art in Rosslyn
Join Arlington County Public Artist-in-Residence Graham Coreil-Allen for a Rosslyn public art walking tour to learn about the neighborhood’s celebrated public art and the cornerstone of Arlington’s extensive collection. Taking advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character, the tour will also explore a robust network of spectacular public spaces. Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences by navigating people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling. More


Public Art in Rosslyn Walking Tour
Going Native


Arlington Arts at Home: Arlington Art Truck

Going Native Pocket Guides

Explore your own backyard with a pocket guide to native plants and the animal species they support. This guide was originally a full color folded pocket guide that was given out at the Arlington Art Truck for Going Native: Flora and Fauna of Arlington, Virginia by Kate Samworth. It is now re-sized to fit on one sheet of 8.5" x 11” paper so you can print it out at home. You can choose it in full color or as a black line art version for coloring! More


What to See in Arlington in May

ETC Collaborative Classroom

Educational Theatre Company: Collaborative Classroom

The Collaborative Classroom initiative is ETC's online learning program. Each session will be taught by a professional teaching artist through Zoom. Featuring online classes and workshops for ages 3 to grade 12. Currently offering Silly Storytellers online class for grades K-2, ETC-on-Film workshop every Sunday at 4pm with rotating topics, and more to come! More

Synetic Virtual Studio


Synetic Theater: Virtual Synetic Stories: Elementary

A different story is selected for each class, based on the theme of the week, and students will use their skills to help tell and interpret these stories. Each class will feature a new story, new activities, and new engaging materials.These classes can be purchased individually, or students will receive a discount if they purchase a three-class-a-week pass. More

thru May 22 | M/W/F. | 3:30-4:30pm | via Zoom



Arlington Artists Alliance: Spring Dreams

Gallery Underground features Spring Dreams, a virtual art exhibit on view during May. The show focuses on color as artists use their time in isolation to create new work meant to inspire and offer respite in current circumstances. Depicting a range of subjects and styles from abstract to traditional, the exhibition includes a variety of media - painting, encaustic, mixed media, glass, ceramics and sculpture. More

May 1-31 | online at galleryundergound.org


Gallery Underground: Spring Dreams
Jane Franklin Dance online classes


Jane Franklin Dance: Online Classes

Addressing community needs for connection, exercise, and just plain enjoyment with friendly faces, Jane Franklin Dance is offering free online classes everyday of the week. Offerings are updated each week and include a variety of classes, like ballet barre, inspired stretching, fitness exercise, clogging, improv, simple steps paired with great songs, and more! More

every week | via Zoom



Signature Theatre: Virtual Masterclass Series

The theatre may be closed, but Signature’s staff has a new series of masterclasses to help you advance your theatrical skills and knowledge. If you’re interested in starting or advancing a career in theater, now’s your chance to learn from the best. Featuring masterclasses about performing, running a theater business, stage management, and directing. More

April 30 - June 4 | via Zoom


Signature Theatre: Virtual Masterclass Series
Arlington Arts Center

Arlington Arts Center: Parents' Night In

Wind down your work week with a process-oriented abstract collage workshop. Cutting, arranging and gluing paper can be very meditative and restorative. Using materials you have around the house, you will create a collage using color, images and words that can help you make sense of this strange situation we all find ourselves in. More

Fri. May 1 | 8-9pm | via Zoom

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Quaranzine Issue 4

Arlington Public Library

Quaranzine: Issue 4, Your Weekly Checkup

Quaranzine is a weekly collection of creative works from the Arlington community that documents how we responded to this strange time we find ourselves in. View the most recent issue or submit your own work.


Arlington Parks and Recreation

Art with Jim

Got some paint, crayons or oil pastels laying around the house? Join Community Arts Programmer Jim Halloran for family-friendly art tutorials on YouTube. Currently available videos include Monet's Water Lilies and Gasp! Gecko Eyes.

Art with Jim
Front Porch Fridays


Crystal City BID: Front Porch Fridays

We may not all have a front porch - we may not all even have a balcony - but what we do have is our community. For an hour, every Friday, we're inviting everyone in National Landing to tune into the same station to spend some time together listening to the same music. More

Fridays, May 1-22 | via iHeartRadio