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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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Spring2ACTion: Give to Del Ray Artisans

  • March 29, 2015 to April 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)
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  • Times: 12 am to 11:59 pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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  • March 29, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $59.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • March 29, 2015 to December 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: varies
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: $8-$10 members/$10-$12 non-members
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Live Traditional Irish Music at O'Connell's

  • March 30, 2015 to June 15, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Location: Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant & Pub
  • Venue: Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant & Pub
  • 112 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-739-1124
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"Paws 'N Claws for Art" - Art Exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

  • March 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7 pm, Friday CLOSED, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm.
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Vola Lawson Animal Shelter - 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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"Paws 'N Claws for Art" Art Exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

  • March 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7pm; closed Friday; Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm
  • Location: Vola Lawson Animal Shelter -
  • Admission: Free
  • 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Robert Cwiok: Enveloping Time

  • March 29, 2015 to April 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12 noon - 4pm; Saturdays, 1-4pm.
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: Free
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0035
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52nd Annual Needlework Exhibition at Woodlawn

  • March 29, 2015 to March 30, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Venue: Woodlawn - Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
  • Admission: $12/adult, $6/children (K-12)
  • 9000 Richmond Hwy
  • Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Phone: 703-780-4000
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Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • March 29, 2015 to March 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • 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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  • March 29, 2015 to April 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
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  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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"Dream On" Art Exhibit - Del Ray Artisans Gallery

  • March 29, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thurs/12–6pm; Fri-Sat/12–9pm; Sun/12–6pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Arts on the Horizon presents Blossom's Rainbow

  • March 29, 2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 10:30 am
  • Admission: Tickets are $8 each for children and adults. Children under 12 months of age are admitted free of charge.
  • The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-967-0437
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Newly Juried Artists of the TFAA

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  • Times: Daily/10am-6pm Thursdays/10am-9pm
  • Venue: Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-838-4565
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"Art and Story" Art Exhibit at the Shirlington Library

  • March 29, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
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  • Admission: Free
  • Shirlington Public Library, 4200 Campbell Ave.
  • Arlington, VA 22206
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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  • Times: 5pm - 8pm
  • Location: The Agency
  • Admission: free
  • 950 N Washington St, 3rd floor
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-989-5550
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Spring Break Camp: Jane Franklin Dance and The Big Meow

  • March 30, 2015 to April 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am - 1pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: $200 Tuition for 5 days
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-933-1111
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