What to See in Arlington September 15-28

arts news update

September 15, 2022

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Valley Fest 2022

Valley Fest

Sun, Sept 25 | 12-5pm | New District Brewing Company | Green Valley

Valley Fest is a collaboration and celebration of the Four Mile Run Valley Arts and Local Businesses. 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


Sol Roots


Valley Fest Performance Schedule


Art and An Artist: Printmaking

Thurs, Sept 22 | 4-5pm | Shirlington Branch Library | Shirlington

Join us to learn about the artwork displayed in the Shirlington Branch Library gallery by Arlington Arts visiting artist, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and what his work has to do with Arlington's Civil Right's History. Afterward, we'll try out a bit of printmaking to make our own prints. For grades 1-5. More


Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Flight by Greg Stewart


Arlington Art Truck

Flight by Greg Stewart

thru Nov 5 | various locations

Learn about Arlington’s birds that are threatened by loss of habitat in Virginia and what you can do to help them. Artist Greg Stewart, sculptor and professor at James Madison University, and Naz Anissi, a George Mason University student, will be on-hand to facilitate your artmaking. You can select from a library of laser-cut names of Arlington’s birds, then stencil them onto the ground with sifted soil and create a bird sculpture using clay and native seeds in the shape of the threatened birds to take and plant. More

  • Fri, Sept 16, 3-7pm: Tyrol Hill Park
  • Sun, Sept 17, 12-6pm: Green Valley Day


What to See in Arlington September 15-28


Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour

Sept 16-18 | various locations

Area residents will be able to see a wider array of art than ever before at the Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour this September. Nearly 60 artists have signed up to open their studios to the public on the weekend of September 17 and 18 from 11am to 5pm. The Tour will offer a free guide to what’s on view where, so that anyone can meet the artists in their maker spaces and see examples of their work. Join for the launch party on Fri, Sept 16, 6-8pm, at Fred Schnider Gallery. More


Disney's Newsies the Musical


The Arlington Players: Disney's Newsies

Sept 17-Oct 2 | Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre | Arlington Heights

A musical centered around activism, join to stop the presses and hear the rallying cry to create, affect, and promote change. A story of student voice and the power of youth, follow as TAP takes you through a turn-of-the-century New York City, where media bigwigs are fighting against youthful groups that make the distribution of their newspapers possible. Come see the amount of power that the collective voice of youth activism had in 1899, and judge how much power that collective voice has in our society today. More



Arlington Artists Alliance: It's a Steal

Sept 23-25 | Church of the Covenant | Donaldson Run

Arlington Artists Alliance's Annual Show and Sale is back! Forty Arlington Artists Alliance members will be selling hundreds of artworks all under $125. Join for the opening reception on Fri, Sept 23, 5-8pm. More


It's a Steal

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Box! Classic Hip-Hop Portraits


Box! Classic Hip-Hip Portraits

The Solo Art Show of Andrew J. Katz Opening Reception

Thurs, Sept 22 | 7pm| Whino | Ballston

Andrew Katz brings fresh compositions to live music shows, collaborating with the MCs, DJs, and creators of his favorite music. The portrait boxes are each new interpretations of the musical artists, their lyrics, and the classic and vintage nature of their place in the genre of Hip-Hop. Join for the opening reception with DJ Oso Fresh on the turntables and special appearance by Master Gee from the Sugarhill Gang. More



Green Valley Day

Sat, Sept 17 | 12-6pm | John Robinson Jr. Town Square & Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School | Green Valley

Musical performances by Be'la Dona Band, Michael Muse, All Star Blend Band and more. They will also have pony rides, a community basketball games, tons of vendors, plenty of food and concessions. Don't miss Jane Franklin Dance at 3pm, and stop by the Arlington Art Truck between 12 and 6pm. Come out for this free family event! More


Green Valley Day
Clarendon Day


Clarendon Day

Sat, Sept 24 | 11am-6pm | Clarendon & Wilson Blvd | Clarendon

Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festival, with several music stages, a large kid’s area, arts and crafts vendors, business and nonprofit exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants, Craft beers and Virginia wines, and more. More



Columbia Pike Partnership and the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington Grand Opening

Fri, Sept 16 | 4-6pm | 3045B Columbia Pike | 

The Columbia Pike Partnership and the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington are both thrilled to welcome the community into our their new home. Please join in this celebration and take advantage of this networking opportunity to meet with community leaders, business owners, county representatives, and other individuals helping reshape the future of the Columbia Pike community and Arlington. More


Grand Opening of Columbia Pike Partnership and the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington