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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 the ArtFEST.

At Market Square and in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, visitors will enjoy live performances by Alexandria organizations like the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and MetroStage, along with interactive art activities, food vendors and craft booths, all joining together to recognize the city's artistic achievements.

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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Happening This Month

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • April 24, 2014
  • Times: 6:30-9:30 p.m. (long-session)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: 3-hr session: $10 members/$12 non-members
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Just drop-in for the session and bring your supplies to ... Learn More

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day

The culminating event in Alexandria's National Poetry Month activities, Poem in Your Pocket Day will feature Poet Laureate Tori Lane, past poets laureate Amy Young and Mary McElveen. A ... Learn More

Najee

  • April 26, 2014
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $39.50
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
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Najee

Najee is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist.

Saturday Poetry Salon with Shelly Bell

Saturday Poetry Salon with Shelly Bell

Salon Logos: A poetic exhibition space where artists map their creative writing with images then present their journey to an engaged, intimate group of curious art enthusiasts. Please come to hear, ... Learn More

Art on the Rocks

  • April 30, 2014
  • Times: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: $35
  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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Art on the Rocks

Seven local mixologists will each select a piece of artwork from The Art League's Pop Art exhibit as inspiration, then compete to create the most artistic cocktail and appetizer pairing to earn the ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • April 24, 2014 to April 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

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

Multiple Exposures Gallery - New Solo Exhibition by Soomin Ham

  • April 24, 2014 to May 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2-4pm
  • Venue: Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Admission: free
  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-2205
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Multiple Exposures Gallery - New Solo Exhibition by Soomin Ham

Multiple Exposures Gallery announces a new exhibition of photography by Soomin Ham.The exhibit, “Sound of Butterfly,” presents Ham’s distinctive body of work – an ... Learn More

"REVOLUTION: Art & Technology" art exhibit

  • April 24, 2014 to April 27, 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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Love it or hate it, technology is revolutionizing the art world. "REVOLUTION: Art & Technology" art exhibit opens Friday, April 4 (reception 7-10pm) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. ... Learn More

Exhibit: Pop Art

  • April 24, 2014 to May 05, 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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Exhibit: Pop Art

In celebration of The Art League's 60th Anniversary in 2014, each month the Gallery will revisit and reflect upon a major art movement from over the last six decades with a special exhibition. The Pop ... Learn More

Exhibit: "Sway" by Natalie Shudt

  • April 24, 2014 to May 05, 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
  • Visit Website
Exhibit:

From silk, steel, and wood, artist Natalie Shudt has created an all-encompassing environment of flowing botanical sculptures anchored to the floor and wall. Sway will be on display at The Art League ... Learn More

Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists

  • April 29, 2014 to June 29, 2014
  • Location: Green Spring Gardens
  • Admission: Free
  • 4603 Green Spring Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22312
  • Phone: 703-642-5173
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Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists

The exhibition brings together some of the area's top watermedia floral and landscape painters in one of the most popular public gardens in the region. The artwork is all original and includes ... Learn More

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