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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

Chamber Music Concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

  • August 31, 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

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi: Music by Chopin (2 polonaises, 2 Etudes, Nocturne and Fantasy-Impromptu) and Gershwin (Improvisation on Three Gershwin Songs, Rhapsody in Blue)

On-Going Events

Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Classes All Day on Weekends
  • Venue: Potomac Bead Company
  • Admission: $22 - $26
  • 1104 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-299-8730
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Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

The Potomac Bead Company offers over 30 different jewelry making classes. Learn how to design and handcraft a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry in a friendly setting. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced ... Learn More

’Scapes

  • August 28, 2014 to September 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am–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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The Art League's annual juried exhibit of (land)scape art in all media. Juror: Olivia Kohler-Maga. Image: DC View With Fire Escape (detail) by Mike Francis

Structures: Sculpture at The Art League

  • August 28, 2014 to September 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am–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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A juried exhibit of sculpture and 3-D artwork by Art League artists.

Influence & Inspiration: The Art League Faculty Celebrates 60 Years

  • August 28, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Exhibit hours: Thursday & Friday: 12:00 noon–4:00 pm; Saturday: 1:00–4:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 noon–4:00 pm; Closed Monday–Wednesday
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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From some of the founding artists of the Washington Color School movement to some of the greatest representational painters today, many of the regions most notable artists have taught at The Art ... Learn More

Steven Walls: Transient States

Steven Walls: Transient States

North Carolina based Steven Walls' large-scale figurative paintings depict the states between visual perception, memory, waking life and dreams.

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