What to See in Arlington Apr 1-14


April 1, 2021

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The Director's Cut
For years, Arlington’s arts and culture community has been key to establishing and broadening the County’s identity. From an internationally-awarded collection of contemporary public art, to nationally-acclaimed performing ensembles such as the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, the arts are central to creative placemaking. More


Michelle Isabelle-Stark
Dark Star Park


Share Your Thoughts on the Public Art Master Plan Update Draft

After four years of research, writing, and numerous public engagement activities, Arlington County brings forward a final draft of the updated Public Art Master Plan (PAMP). We invite you to learn more about the PAMP update, view the final draft of the plan, and share your thoughts. More
Feedback form open through April 30.


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Arts Enterprise Institute

Artful Mind – Art Workshops To Sharpen Your Focus

Artists throughout the world and the centuries have developed practices that allow them to center themselves and prepare for making art. The same techniques can be helpful in everyday life as well, offering calm and the joy from playful artmakingNo experience with art making is necessary! You may pick one session that catches your fancy or join us for all four sessions. More

  • Session 1: Lines, Lines, Lines - Learn how a simple pen or pencil can help you find calm anywhere, anytime.
  • Session 2: Swirls and Puddles - Learn how some new and simple tools you find on a walk, in your garden, or from around the house, can help teach you something new.
  • Session 3: Fold, Fold, Fold - Reading magazines and newspapers can help us relax or make us anxious. But using origami we can turn them into something that is always fun.
  • Session 4: Tear, Tear, Tear - Let color and texture change your mood and create something new from paper.

Thursdays | April 1 & 15-29 | 12-1pm | via Zoom


What to See in Arlington April 1-14

National Chamber Ensemble: Hungarian Delicacies

National Chamber Ensemble: Hungarian Delicacies

March will be a feast of "Hungarian Delicacies", featuring the music of Hungary's famous sons: Bela Bartok, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Franz Liszt and more. Classical music of Hungary creates it's own musical flavor using the charming world of the folk song. Hungarian composers such as Bartok and Dohnanyi draw on rural music of the peasants to create a distinctive Hungarian classical style that will captivate. Join the artists for a Zoom Virtual Wine and Cheese Reception on Sunday, Apr 7 at 4pm. More

thru April 8 | online


Jane Franklin Dance: Drift


Jane Franklin Dance: Drift

In conjunction with the March 6 - April 24 Fred Schnider Gallery of Art Exhibition Scott Hutchison | Flux, Jane Franklin Dance presents Drift, an intimate collection of dances in response to the visual landscape of Hutchison’s art. More

Sat, Apr 10 | 7:30pm | streaming on Facebook Live



Gallery Underground: Urban Soul

Gallery Underground presents Urban Soul, a solo show of works by Gustavo Forselledo - expressionist images of Washington D.C. and other cities worldwide with a special emphasis on Uruguay. Forselledo, who has been influenced by Uruguayan masters Carols Paez Vilaró and Joaquín Torres García, presents the acrylic and ink images on canvas and hardboard as acquiring their own movements so the observer can perceive the rhythm and soul of the cities depicted. More

Apr 1-30 | Gallery Underground | National Landing


Gallery Underground: Urban Soul

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Turn Up the Love

Turn Up the Love: Eternal Sundown

Head to the Esplanade at Long Bridge Park to see the latest installation in the Turn Up the Love series: Eternal Sundown. This installation looks like a setting sun over a city through 140 fluorescent lights in powerful colors. The Copenhagen-based artist, Mads Vegas, deliberately used materials that give the work a post- apocalyptic feel as a commentary on pollution and air quality in cities. Eternal Sundown is made from approximately 140 reused fluorescent tubes that were originally a part of a pavilion built for the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen 2009. More

thru Apr 11 | Long Bridge Park | National Landing



Visual Voices: Bruce Willen

Bruce Willen is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and the founder of Public Mechanics — a design and art studio working in public and cultural spaces. Bruce collaborates with civic, arts, and design innovators on projects that jaywalk through the intersection of experiential design, placemaking, and public art.

The George Mason University School of Art Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series that invites nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design to students and the community at large. Registration required. More

Thurs, Apr 8 | 7:30pm | via Zoom


Visual Voices: Bruce Willen
National Walking Day


National Walking Day:

Discover Arlington's Hidden Gems

National Walking Day is an annual initiative hosted by Arlington Transportation Partners and WalkArlington that encourages local residents, workers, and visitors to explore Arlington by going on a walk. Join a virtual hunt for hidden gems in your own neighborhood that you may not have even known existed. The Virtual Interactive Map will highlight hidden pieces of history, arts, or nature in neighborhoods across Arlington County for you to safely explore either on National Walking Day, or on your own time. More

Weds, Apr 7 | throughout Arlington