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Arts Anniversaries in Alexandria

The Year of Extraordinary Anniversaries

2014 marks the "Year of Extraordinary Anniversaries" in Alexandria, with a staggering number of sites and art organizations reaching major milestones. With special seasons, events and exhibits happening all year long, the celebration will culminate into an art festival on June 14, 2014 at the Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair in collaboration with ArtsFEST.

At Market Square and in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, visitors will enjoy live performances by Alexandria organizations celebrating anniversaries like the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, plus dance performances, live music and theater from local groups like the Alexandria Citizens Band and Ambassador Theater. Also happening throughout the day, visitors can enjoy interactive art activities, food vendors and craft booths, all joining together to recognize the city's artistic achievements. See the full performance schedule here.

In 2014, Alexandria celebrates:

 100 Years

 

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 Old Town Theater

     

 25 Years

 

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 Washington Balalaika Society

 80 Years

 

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 The Little Theatre of Alexandria

     

 20 Years

 

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 First Night Alexandria

 70 Years

 

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 Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

     

 15 Years

 

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 Choreographers Collaboration Project

 60 Years

 

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 The Art League

     

 10 Years

 

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 Performing Arts Center at Episcopal High School

 50 Years

 

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 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association

     

 10 Years

 

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 Durant Arts Center

 40 Years

 

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 Torpedo Factory Art Center

     

 10 Years

 

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 Art in City Hall

 30 Years

 

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 Alexandria Commission for the Arts

     

 5 Years

 

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 Art on the Horizon

 30 Years

 

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 MetroStage

     

 5 Years

 

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 Youth Arts Festival

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Featured Events

Happening This Month

Canal Plaza Concert | Wes Tucker & Arch Alcantara

  • July 23, 2014
  • Times: Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Location: Canal Center Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • 44 Canal Center Plaza
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Canal Plaza Concert | Wes Tucker & Arch Alcantara

Concert by Wes Tucker & Arch Alcantara featuring folk rock music. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a performance along the Potomac River. Offered in Partnership with Tishman Speyer.

Market Square Concert | The Alexandria Citizens Band

  • July 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Market Square
  • Admission: Free!
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Market Square Concert | The Alexandria Citizens Band

Concert by the Alexandria Citizens Band, featuring concert band music. Bring a folding chair or sit around the fountain or benches in front of City Hall.

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector: Both Chopin Piano Concertos

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • July 27, 2014
  • Times: Sunday, 3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free, donations accepted
  • The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-799-8229
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Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector: Both Chopin Piano Concertos

Ben Brenman Park Concert | Four Star Combo

  • July 30, 2014
  • Times: 7-8 p.m.
  • Location: Ben Brenman Park
  • Admission: Free!
  • 4800 Brenman Park Drive
  • Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Ben Brenman Park Concert | Four Star Combo

Concert by the Four Star Combo featuring rockabilly and honky tonk music. Feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket and picnic supper.

On-Going Events

"Frozen Music"

  • July 22, 2014 to August 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm and Thursdays 2pm-9pm
  • Location: Multiple Exposures Gallery
  • Venue: Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Admission: 0
  • 105 N. Union Street #312
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 301-365-5177
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Multiple Exposure Gallery is please to announce an exhibition of new works by Alan Sislen. "Frozen Music" explores through photography the relationship between architecture and music. When ... Learn More

David Alfuth: “The Adventure”

  • July 22, 2014 to August 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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David Alfuth: “The Adventure”

Sculptural collage artist David Alfuth constructs intimate dreamlike worlds and architectural structures with his paper relief and 3D works. The titles of his pieces are intriguingly integral to ... Learn More

Kid's Beading Camp at The Potomac Bead Company

  • July 24, 2014 to July 31, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Thursdays from 2-4 pm
  • Venue: Potomac Bead Company
  • Admission: $15 (plus materials)
  • 1104 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-299-8730
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Kid's Beading Camp at The Potomac Bead Company

These classes are perfect as a summertime activity for kiddos ages 7-14. They will learn introductory jewelry making skills and come home with a unique piece to show off to all their friends. Take one ... Learn More

Fibre Space 5th Birthday & Sale

  • July 26, 2014 to July 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: all day
  • Venue: fibre space
  • 1219 King St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-664-0344
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Fibre Space 5th Birthday & Sale

This year we are celebrating five wonderful years of business! Join us for a wonderful two day celebration and SALE. The first 50 customers get a wonderful tote filled with great prizes from some of ... Learn More

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