What to See in Arlington Winter Arts Highlight

arts news update

December 7, 2023

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LAC Winter Sale 2023

LAC Studios Holiday Show and Sale

Sat, Dec 9 | 10am-4pm | LAC Studios | Leeway Overlee

Looking for something truly unique? Shop Local for ceramics and hand-pulled prints. This is a free event with ample free parking, on bus line, handicap accessible. More




BizArt: The Arts Meet

Mon, Dec 11 | 5-7pm | WHINO | Ballston

Extra, extra! Creatives, entrepreneurs, and those longing for collaboration – the business event of the holiday season you’ve been waiting for is here. BizLaunch and Arlington Arts presents: BizArt, the popular annual networking event for artists and entrepreneurs alike. On this night, self-starters and doers across various industries come together to connect, collaborate, and inspire – resulting in relationships and projects that are one in a million, and make a lasting impact. More



Winter Warmer/Winter Market

Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington:

Winter Warmer / Winter Market

Sun, Dec 10 | 12-3pm | MoCA Arlington | Virginia Square

Join for a cozy and fun-filled afternoon with live music, storytelling performance, cookie decorating, and a bit of fun as we celebrate the winter season. Please come and go as you please between 12-3pm! More

  • Made in Arlington” Market outdoors
  • Pop-up MoCA shop indoors
  • Live music
  • Storytelling performance
  • Cookie / Gingerbread house decorating
  • Art making fun

Plus sign up for the Winter Workshops to make your own handmade gifts! Children’s workshops for 5-7 years and 8-10 years are in the morning, and there’s an adult workshop in the afternoon! (Advance Registration Required)



Rosslyn Cheer 2023: Holiday Market

Dec 9-10 | 11am-3pm | Central Place Plaza | Rosslyn

Rosslyn is bringing two days of local vendors, festive drinks, photo ops with Santa, and more! A variety of local vendors will be selling unique goods from art and jewelry to bath products, snacks, and more, perfect to get your holiday shopping started (or completed!).

Santa will be at the Plaza to take photos from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on both days, so don’t forget to drop off your letters for him at the North Pole mailbox! Free hot chocolate will also be available to warm you up while you enjoy a day of shopping, live music, and additional holiday programming. More


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Holiday Makers Market


Holiday Makers Market at The Commentary Social House

Sat, Dec 16 | 3-5pm | The Commentary | Ballston

Step into the festive spirit at The Commentary's Holiday Makers Market! Ticket holders will be welcomed with a special holiday drink crafted to perfection and are invited to indulge in delectable lite bites curated by the culinary expertise of Chef Fran. While you sip and savor, explore an array of offerings from talented local artists and vendors, each showcasing their unique creations and holiday gifts & treats. More



Above and Beyond

Arlington Artists Alliance: Above & Beyond

Jan 3-26 | Gallery Underground | National Landing

Gallery Underground kicks off the new year with a group show in appreciation of their hard-working Board members. Arlington Artists Alliance Board: Above & Beyond features artworks by their generous Board member artists who dedicate their time behind the scenes to strengthen their programs and outreach. The exhibition will represent their various artistic styles, mediums, and talent. Join for the First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, January 5 from 5-7 pm, featuring live music by US Army Field Band musician Troy Paolantonio. More


Encore Stage & Studio: Disney's Finding Nemo Jr The Musical
Jan 12-21 | Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre | Arlington Heights

This beloved story follows Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, who lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his child Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured, Marlin decides to face his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as the optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. More


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Ghost of a Dream, Thunder drowns out what the lightning sees, 2023



Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington

Ghost of a Dream: I know a place where they perform miracles

Jan 20 - Marc 17 | MoCA Arlington | Virginia Square

The Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is proud to present I know a place where they perform miracles, an exhibition by the collaborative duo Ghost of a Dream. The exhibition highlights a new seven-channel rotating video installation created for the exhibition at MoCA Arlington as part of their ongoing project Aligned by the Sun and showcases all new composite photographs from their series Is this Paradise…. More


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Reconciliation (Disco)


Mason Exhibitions Arlington: Closing Reception for Reconciliation (Disco)

Fri, Dec 8 | 5-8pm | Mason Exhibitions Arlington | Virginia Square

Join Mason Exhibitions and artist Brian Davis on Friday, December 8 for the closing reception of "Reconciliation (Disco)" at Mason Exhibitions Arlington. Come and be part of an immersive sound installation with a special performance. More


Fred Schnider Gallery of Art:

"Cross Pollination" Delna Dastur

thru Dec 10 | Fred Schnider Gallery of Art | Ballston

"Cross Pollination" includes painting and drawings that explore our peaceful and conflicted relationship with nature. Join for the Artist Talk with Delna Dastur on Sat, Dec 9 from 5-7pm. More

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Wildlife of Cherry Valley Park


Artist Talk: Susan O'Connell presents "Wildlife of Cherry Valley Park"

Dec 9 | 3-4:30pm | Cherrydale Library | Cherrydale

Have you seen the wonderful wildlife that call Cherry Valley Park home? Come hear photographer and wildlife educator Susan O'Connell talk about her "Wildlife of Cherry Valley Park" exhibit currently on display through December 9 at Cherrydale Library. Susan photographs wildlife wherever she goes and her goal is to bring native wildlife up close and personal for everyone to appreciate. Learn about some of the wildlife that call the park home and why green space, thickets, and dead trees are needed for wildlife to survive. More