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By creatively using its status as a government body to leverage resources for the arts, the County demonstrated that artists and government can work together, and transformed its own cultural landscape in the process. The first and only arts organization to win the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation, Arlington Cultural Affairs is now a national model for regional arts support. Arlington Cultural Affairs provides programs and services that build community and transform lives by enhancing enjoyment and understanding of, and participation in, the arts. The unit is a Division of the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.

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03/05/2021

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Moving Words Competition 2021: Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet...
03/05/2021

Moving Words Competition 2021: Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, who also has a poem on display. View the poems on our website and on Arlington’s ART buses through September 2021.

Learn more about the winners and their poems: https://arts.arlingtonva.us/human.../2021movingwordswinners/
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The American Dream
By May-Mei Lee
Alexandria, VA

In the distance, I see my mother
as she gathers kindle from the side of a road in Toisan while
my father kneads pizza dough in the Woodies’ basement Sbarro
where my two feet now stand in Gucci sneakers
worth wages formed by tired hands.

Join Busboys and Poets for the virtual celebration of author and poet Safia Elhillo's debut YA novel, Home is Not a Coun...
03/04/2021
Safia Elhillo with Elizabeth Acevedo, Clint Smith, and Alsarah | Busboys and Poets

Join Busboys and Poets for the virtual celebration of author and poet Safia Elhillo's debut YA novel, Home is Not a Country. Marjan Naderi, the 2020 D.C. Youth Poet Laureate featured in Arlington Arts' Visual Verse project, will open up the event with a reading, followed by a reading from Safia Elhillo from her novel. Special guests Elizabeth Acevedo and Clint Smith will join Safia for a lively in-conversation after the reading. A musical offering from Alsarah will close out the evening. The event is free but registration is required.

DC Homecoming for Safia Elhillo & a Debut of Her Young Adult Novel Home is Not a Country
Thurs, Mar 4 | 6pm | via Zoom

https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/th-evt-15919789/

Join us for the virtual celebration of author and poet SAFIA ELHILLO’s debut YA novel, HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY. (Make Me A World; on sale March 2, 2021; Ages 12+) Marjan Naderi, the 2020 D.C. Youth Poet Laureate, will open up the event with a reading followed by a reading from Safia Elhillo from …...

Toni Morrison: Her Life & WorkThurs, Mar 4 | 7-8pmArlington Public LibraryA discussion of Toni Morrison, with a focus on...
03/04/2021
Toni Morrison: Her Life & Work

Toni Morrison: Her Life & Work
Thurs, Mar 4 | 7-8pm
Arlington Public Library

A discussion of Toni Morrison, with a focus on "Beloved", led by Angelyn Mitchell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English and African American Studies at Georgetown University.

The only African American to receive the Nobel Prize in literature, Toni Morrison expanded and enriched American letters by poetically inserting African American experience into the American narrative and, in so doing, made the American narrative more complex and complete. Her eleven novels as well as her editorial career recalibrated American letters. "Beloved" is her most well known novel, and it offers a unique perspective on a central American institution—slavery and its legacies.

https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/7553805

A discussion of Toni Morrison, with a focus on "Beloved" Registration required. This webinar will be held via Zoom. Instructions to join will be emailed to all registrants. You don't have to re...

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea b...
03/03/2021

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea by March 14. From now until Friday, March 14, submit what you think is a good logo concept for Arlington. Visit the logo submission page to read submission guidelines along with some ideas to get your creativity flowing.

https://www.arlingtonva.us/submit-logo/

Moving Words Competition 2021: Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet...
03/03/2021

Moving Words Competition 2021: Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, who also has a poem on display. View the poems on our website and on Arlington’s ART buses through September 2021.

Learn more about the winners and their poems: https://arts.arlingtonva.us/humanities/2021movingwordswinners/

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Monuments
By W. Luther Jett
Washington Grove, MD

When a stone
is raised above another, who
shall be lifted and who
shall do the lifting?
Who is kept down
and who will be the keeper?

And when
did the tower become
a wall?

Moving Words Competition 2021: Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet...
03/03/2021

Moving Words Competition 2021: Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, who also has a poem on display. View the poems on our website and on Arlington’s ART buses through September 2021.

Learn more about the winners and their poems: https://arts.arlingtonva.us/humanities/2021movingwordswinners/

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Monuments
By W. Luther Jett
Washington Grove, MD

When a stone
is raised above another, who
shall be lifted and who
shall do the lifting?
Who is kept down
and who will be the keeper?

And when
did the tower become
a wall?

As the pandemic begins, everything closes down, people are searching for the new norm, a sense of closeness, and ... how...
03/02/2021

As the pandemic begins, everything closes down, people are searching for the new norm, a sense of closeness, and ... how to work technology.

The rector of a small church gathers a handful of parishioners via video conference to put on a Passion Play. Chaos ensues when the actors bicker and technology confuses, and this socially distant endeavor starts to fall apart. Yet being bitten by the “acting bug” and motivated to put on “updated” versions of medieval Biblical plays, the group comes together...with the help of an unexpected guest.

The Arlington Players: Waiting for the Host
Mar 6-13 | livestreamed online

Get tickerts now: https://www.thearlingtonplayers.org/seasons/season-70-coronavirus-edition/waiting-host/

Arts Enterprise Institute Spring Workshop: Community Engagement for ArtistsTues, Mar 2 | 11am-1pm | via ZoomIn this work...
03/01/2021
Community Engagement for Artists & Arts Organizations

Arts Enterprise Institute Spring Workshop: Community Engagement for Artists
Tues, Mar 2 | 11am-1pm | via Zoom

In this workshop, artists and arts organizations receive an overview of ways to engage with the community they serve. Instructor Sushmita Mazumdar will share her experiences with community art projects she has facilitated and observed, so participants can learn how to use art to achieve long-term outcomes, try out new processes, and build relationships.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-engagement-for-artists-arts-organizations-tickets-132849479369

Arlington's Arts Enterprise Institute teaches artists and arts organizations how to better engage with their community.

Arlington Philharmonic: Celebration of Black History MonthSat, Feb 27 | 7-8pm | via ZoomJoin the Arlington Philharmonic ...
02/26/2021

Arlington Philharmonic: Celebration of Black History Month
Sat, Feb 27 | 7-8pm | via Zoom

Join the Arlington Philharmonic as they celebrate Black History Month with a tribute to Black composers.

Arlington Philharmonic Music Director A. Scott Wood will lead a discussion and interview with composer, conductor, songwriter and pianist Ahmed Alabaca.

Sign up now: https://tinyurl.com/tjnstj5k

02/25/2021

“Why, I had no idea you did all of that!”

In this new column, The Director’s Cut, Arlington Cultural Affairs' Director offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the people, programs and initiatives that have supported and nurtured Arlington’s thriving arts community for the last three decades.

Read the new column: https://arts.arlingtonva.us/newsroom/directors-cut/

Arts Enterprise Institute Spring Workshop: Community Engagement for ArtistsTues, Mar 2 | 11am-1pm | via ZoomIn this work...
02/25/2021
Community Engagement for Artists & Arts Organizations

Arts Enterprise Institute Spring Workshop: Community Engagement for Artists
Tues, Mar 2 | 11am-1pm | via Zoom

In this workshop, artists and arts organizations receive an overview of ways to engage with the community they serve. Instructor Sushmita Mazumdar will share her experiences with community art projects she has facilitated and observed, so participants can learn how to use art to achieve long-term outcomes, try out new processes, and build relationships.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-engagement-for-artists-arts-organizations-tickets-132849479369

Arlington's Arts Enterprise Institute teaches artists and arts organizations how to better engage with their community.

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea b...
02/24/2021

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea by March 14. From now until Friday, March 14, submit what you think is a good logo concept for Arlington. Visit the logo submission page to read submission guidelines along with some ideas to get your creativity flowing.

https://www.arlingtonva.us/submit-logo/

02/23/2021
Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Last week to see Dreams and Nightmares at Gallery Underground. There is also an online store for the art if you can’t make it in person. Link in bio. #galleryunderground #dreamsandnightmares ⁣
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This year’s Moving Words Adult Competition 2021 Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arl...
02/23/2021

This year’s Moving Words Adult Competition 2021 Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, who also has a poem on display. View the poems on our website and on Arlington’s ART buses from February through September 2021.

Congrats to all the winners!

https://arts.arlingtonva.us/human.../2021movingwordswinners/

Second Born
By Lori Rottenberg
Arlington, VA
You are the day of short sleeves in March,
the bouquet held behind the back,
the giggling group waiting in the darkened room.
Named only for yourself, you carry
no weight, gliding in the glorious
center of your own moment.
With your sunburst face, you teach
that love is not a cup but a window:
hearts cannot overfill, instead they open
to the infinite we are willing to admit.

Community Engagement for Artists & Arts OrganizationsTue, March 2, 202111:00 AM – 1:00 PM ESTIn this workshop, artists a...
02/23/2021
Community Engagement for Artists & Arts Organizations

Community Engagement for Artists & Arts Organizations
Tue, March 2, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

In this workshop, artists and arts organizations receive an overview of ways to engage with the community they serve. Instructor Sushmita Mazumdar will share her experiences with community art projects she has facilitated and observed, so participants can learn how to use art to achieve long-term outcomes, try our new processes, and build relationships.

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-engagement-for-artists-arts-organizations-tickets-132849479369

Arlington's Arts Enterprise Institute teaches artists and arts organizations how to better engage with their community.

Join Rug Shop ConcertsTONIGHT, February 22nd @ 7:30pm.
02/22/2021

Join Rug Shop ConcertsTONIGHT, February 22nd @ 7:30pm.

NEW SHOW!: Join us TONIGHT, February 22nd @ 7:30pm for the fabulous cello duo, D. S. al Cello.

Cellists Devree Lewis and Susanna Mendlow examine world music through the lens of original cello arrangements. In performances featuring unique programs of traditional folk tunes from around the world, their two cellos and occasional surprise voices offer a transparent, yet virtuosic, musical experience. Devree and Susanna’s charisma, personal rapport, and concert offerings have delighted audiences big, small and virtual since 2019. Recent winners of an Emergent Seed artist grant, they are committed to providing educational content and will perform classroom and virtual concerts throughout 2021.
https://www.facebook.com/dscello

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea b...
02/22/2021

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea by March 14. From now until Friday, March 14, submit what you think is a good logo concept for Arlington. Visit the logo submission page to read submission guidelines along with some ideas to get your creativity flowing.

https://www.arlingtonva.us/submit-logo/

NEW SHOW!: Join Rug Shop Concerts THIS SUNDAY, February 21st @ 7:30pm for a livestream performance with Arlington's own,...
02/19/2021

NEW SHOW!: Join Rug Shop Concerts THIS SUNDAY, February 21st @ 7:30pm for a livestream performance with Arlington's own, Ciclone y Su Combo!

A great evening of traditional Afro-Caribbean dance music, including Cuban Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia & more.

NEW SHOW!: Join us THIS SUNDAY, February 21st @ 7:30pm for a livestream performance with Arlington's own, Ciclone y Su Combo!

A great evening of traditional AfroCaribbean dance music, including Cuban Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia & more. See you then!

Gallery Underground
02/18/2021

Gallery Underground

A M B I E N T L I G H T
REAL AND IMAGINED
MARCH 1-26, 2021
PAINTINGS BY STUDIO 10 ARTISTS:
LINDA MALDONADO / ELISABETH HUDGINS
DEBORAH TAYLOR / KAT JAMIESON / ELISE RITTER

“Ambient” light is the atmosphere that surrounds and illuminates an environment, whether real or imagined. This compelling theme is explored by the artists of Studio 10, a collaborative of five women who create and celebrate community-based art.

Gallery is open and kindly requests that face masks be worn. No opening reception will be held due to COVID safety regulations.

Poetry in Arlington is quite literally on the move. The six winners of Arlington’s 22nd annual MOVING WORDS Poetry Compe...
02/18/2021
Arts Focus: Partnership Between Arlington Transit and Arlington Arts Has Placed Poetry in Motion for 22 Years

Poetry in Arlington is quite literally on the move. The six winners of Arlington’s 22nd annual MOVING WORDS Poetry Competition have their poems printed on colorful placards displayed aboard Arlington Transit ARTBus vehicles, enlivening the ride for thousands of commuters.

#MOVINGWORDS #arlingtonarts

Have you noticed the poems in Arlington buses? This week's Arts Focus has the backstory and profiles this year's featured poets.

This year’s Moving Words Adult Competition 2021 Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arl...
02/17/2021

This year’s Moving Words Adult Competition 2021 Six winning poems were selected from 211 poems by this year’s judge, Arlington’s 2nd Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, who also has a poem on display. View the poems on our website and on Arlington’s ART buses from February through September 2021.

Congrats to all the winners!

https://arts.arlingtonva.us/humanities/2021movingwordswinners/

Arlington County Poet Laureate StayArlington Virginia

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea b...
02/17/2021

Arlington County is developing a brand-new logo and needs your help! Learn more about the process and submit your idea by March 14. From now until Friday, March 14, submit what you think is a good logo concept for Arlington. Visit the logo submission page to read submission guidelines along with some ideas to get your creativity flowing.

https://www.arlingtonva.us/submit-logo/

Get Your Tickets Now for Arts Enterprise Institute’s ZOOM Workshop  - Online Shops for Artists - A Dozen Ways to Sell Yo...
02/15/2021
Online Shops for Artists - A Dozen Ways to Sell Your Art

Get Your Tickets Now for Arts Enterprise Institute’s ZOOM Workshop - Online Shops for Artists - A Dozen Ways to Sell Your Art

Tue, February 16, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST - ZOOM
Tickets: $20.00

To access tickets please click here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-shops-for-artists-a-dozen-ways-to-sell-your-art-tickets-132848378075

Arlington's Arts Enterprise Institute teaches artists 12 ways they can sell artwork online and conduct virtual business during the pandemic.

Join Arlington VA Public Library for a conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Jenny Offill about her latest work "We...
02/12/2021
Jenny Offill in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh

Join Arlington VA Public Library for a conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Jenny Offill about her latest work "Weather," a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis.

Arlington Public Library: Jenny Offill in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh
Thurs, Feb 18 | 7-8pm | Facebook Live and YouTube

Register now: https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/7261907

An Arlington Reads Signature Author Event. Join us for a conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Jenny Offill about her latest work "Weather." About the book: This event is sponsored by the N...

Monday! Check it out!
02/12/2021

Monday! Check it out!

Thank you Columbia Pike Artist Studios and artist Nan Morrison! film project in process. Arlington Arts In the meantime, join us on Monday Feb 15 @ 12 noon for a live performance from Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum with art by Michael Spears and music by Luna Music and Future Prospect. FREE
Register today! https://www.janefranklin.com/sense-of-place

Prologue Theatre: The Whole ShebangFri, Feb 12 | 8pm | via ZoomThe Whole Shebang by Jason Odell Williams poses the quest...
02/11/2021
FOREWORD

Prologue Theatre: The Whole Shebang
Fri, Feb 12 | 8pm | via Zoom

The Whole Shebang by Jason Odell Williams poses the question: "Facts are facts. On that, we agree. Or do we?"

FOREWORD: A New Works Series was born out of the desire to employ artists and create artistic work in the community during a time when live theatre is not an option for many.​ Each month a new creative team will come together with the playwright for two weeks to workshop the play culminating in a virtual reading and post-show discussion.

FOREWORD: A New Works Series was born out of our desire to employ artists and create artistic work in our community during a time when live theatre is not an option for many.​ On September 1 we put...

Get Your Tickets Now for Arts Enterprise Institute’s ZOOM Workshop  - Online Shops for Artists - A Dozen Ways to Sell Yo...
02/10/2021
Online Shops for Artists - A Dozen Ways to Sell Your Art

Get Your Tickets Now for Arts Enterprise Institute’s ZOOM Workshop - Online Shops for Artists - A Dozen Ways to Sell Your Art
Tue, February 16, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST - ZOOM
Tickets: $20.00

To Access Tickets Please Click - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-shops-for-artists-a-dozen-ways-to-sell-your-art-tickets-132848378075

Arlington's Arts Enterprise Institute teaches artists 12 ways they can sell artwork online and conduct virtual business during the pandemic.

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There is still time to sign up for tonight's 2nd installment of my Pre-Raphaelite inspired life drawing series! Can't attend but interested in photos or video of the event? Contact me to purchase reference media. Help support your local Arts community and art models! https://fb.me/e/eyzeWSzNv
On behalf of Bethesda Urban Partnership: The 8th annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature four short documentaries made by local filmmakers in a virtual festival. The four selected films are available to view online now. You can also register for the free virtual discussion with the filmmakers on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and supported by Leslie & Bruce Lane.
Check out this local artist's page for unique art and calligraphy: https://www.facebook.com/poetryinmotionarts/
Words to Art Spring 2020 - My word for today, 4 May 2020; unknown
my word is "convivencia"
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Beauty and the Beat Video on Demand: Featuring Ken Hays as Neighbor with Carrie Monger, Charlie Maybee-Ferrell, Kelsey Rohr and Becca Weiss Available Apr 6 - 13, 2020 Rent today to access this heartwarming dose of hope during these uncertain times. 100% of proceeds go directly to Artist Support Fund.
Artists in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, & Fairfax!! WALA is in Northern VA education programming this Spring 2019, and we Look forward to seeing you in the place to be! 2019 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ Arlington Arts: Business Entity Formation is Wednesday, April 3rd! (Session 2 of 6) info/Reg: https://mailchi.mp/4334cfc4fbc9/2017-wala-creative-entrepreneurs-series-thearc-business-formation-1-of-6-begins-wednesday-october-4th-716225 #waladc
Here is something that came up on the Kojo show recently: An artist without studio space is a "former artist." Art creation space has been neglected in DC Metro area cultural plans. DC government has been more concerned with arts presentation space, which now serves touring artists from elsewhere. 3 decades of DC cultural policy has effectively exported DC artists and imported artists from other jurisdictions. Mike Licht – Washington DC
Those trips to San Francisco and Ashland were wonderful for all of us. Awards for regional theater were hung with pride in the Ashland lobby. Our annual trips there in May of each school year were financed by hard- working students, who paid only for their own food. Many equity actors performed excellent plays, both Shakespeare and contemporary productions. I have fond memories of those artistic adventures too. Thanks,Carlos, for reminding me of those enjoyable times. Diane Howard
Howdy Arlington! It's been a while! Come say Hi! at Whitlow's 2/17! https://tinyurl.com/y3cpnqlj