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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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The Seldom Scene

  • November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014
  • Times: 10pm
  • Location: Birchmere
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Eclipse Chamber Recital: Music for Woodwinds

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On-Going Events

"Art and Story" Art Exhibit at the Shirlington Library

  • November 24, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Sunday and Tuesday 1 to 9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Shirlington Public Library, 4200 Campbell Ave.
  • Arlington, VA 22206
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

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"Beyond the Board" Art Exhibit at Prudential PenFed Realty

  • November 24, 2014 to February 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Prudential PenFed Realty
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • 300 N Washington Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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"Rescue Me" Art Exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

  • November 24, 2014 to January 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7pm; closed Friday; Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Vola Lawson Animal Shelter - 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • November 24, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (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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Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

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Exhibits: Small & Large Works

  • November 24, 2014 to December 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 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.
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22207
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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Exhibits: Small & Large Works

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Exhibit: “Le Temps Retrouvé / Revisiting the Past”

  • November 24, 2014 to December 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 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.
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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Exhibit: “Le Temps Retrouvé / Revisiting the Past”

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"Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show" Art Exhibit

  • November 27, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • 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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The Art of Ballroom Dance, taught by Gary Stephans

  • November 24, 2014
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Monday
  • Times: November 10 and 24th / 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: $15 per class
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-505-5998
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The Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region: Preserving Our Heritage

  • November 24, 2014 to December 17, 2014 (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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The Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region: Preserving Our Heritage

Opening Reception / Sunday, November 16 from 4-6 pm free This juried exhibition features images of heirloom and heritage plants.

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