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Alexandria Arts & Culture

Named one of America's Top ArtPlaces 2013, Alexandria is nationally recognized as a community with a "backbone of creative culture...exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and make vibrant neighborhoods." The city's visual arts hub is the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former munitions factory transformed into an artistic powerhouse with three floors of artist studios and galleries, plus the headquarters of the Art League School which serves 7,000 students annually. The Legendary Music Hall the Birchmere hosts the biggest names in country, folk and rock, while MetroStage performs top-quality productions in an intimate setting. From musical theater to cozy jazz clubs, printmaking classes to comedy nights, Alexandria's art scene buzzes with life, forming the core of our city.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Journey through three floors of open studios and galleries to observe artists and buy original artwork. A former torpedo factory during World War II, this world renowned art center is located just…Learn More

Medieval Madness at John Strongbows Tavern

  • 710 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Join us For The Best Night Out In Northern Virginia! At Medieval Madness you will laugh at live comedy, tap your feet to the music, be amazed at real sword competitions between Knights in Armor and…Learn More


"An American Musical Landscape"

  • George Washington Masonic Memorial
  • 101 Callahan Drive
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Enjoy a fun-filled show that takes you on a memorable musical "tour" of America presented by the area's best singers and musicians with multi-media effects and costumed historical greeters. Presented…Learn More

Alexandria Singers

The Alexandria Singers are the DC Area's premier pops chorus performing a repertoire of all types of American Popular Music - jazz, swing, standards, Broadway, and contemporary pop. Catch them at…Learn More

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

  • Schlesinger Center Concert Hall
  • 3001 N. Beauregard Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22311

Maestro Kim Allen Kluge guides the professional orchestra through critically acclaimed performances full of passion and power. Five concerts Sept.-May at 8 p.m. at the Schlesinger Center in…Learn More

Art League, Inc.

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is among the nation's largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. As a major component of the cultural fabric of…Learn More


  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Housed in a Greek Revival building, the Athenaeum hosts 7 unique art exhibitions each year, music, dance, poetry performances, lectures and literary events. Open  Thurs.-Sun. noon-4 p.m.…Learn More


  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305

The Legendary Birchmere Music Hall is a world-famous concert venue known for a nightly line-up of classic as well as up-and-coming jazz, country, R&B, folk and bluegrass artists in an intimate,…Learn More

Carlyle Club

  • 2050 Ballenger Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Designed in grand Art-Deco style and located in the heart of Alexandria, this is a club like no other in the Washington, D.C. area. Featuring white-tablecloth fine dining and live world-class jazz…Learn More

Del Ray Artisans

  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

A community art organization featuring visual and functional arts with monthly exhibits. Hours are Thursday 12-6pm, First Thursday (May through September) 12-9pm, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm, and Sunday…Learn More

Grille at Morrison House

  • 116 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Beloved for its relaxed American fine dining - great food, flawless service and an upscale atmosphere. Expect wild-game fish, the finest meats & fowl and perfect produce combined with selections from…Learn More


  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Studio 16
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Keenthings is a studio / workshop / cool little shop in the Torpedo Factory Art Center that sells Lisa Schumaier's art work. You will find large and small ceramic sculpture, found object mixed media…Learn More

Little Theatre of Alexandria

  • 600 Wolfe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

The area's oldest, continuously operating theater performs musicals, comedies, and dramas year-round with a holiday show in early December. Performances at 8 p.m.; Sun matinees.…Learn More

Metropolitan School of the Arts

Founded in 2001, Metropolitan School of the Arts teaches performing arts to students of all ages on two campuses in Alexandria and Lorton VA. Our programs include: The Academy at MSA is a private…Learn More


  • 1201 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

MetroStage is a professional not-for-profit theater producing works by established and emerging playwrights, chosen for their social, political and entertainment value.…Learn More

Patricia Palermino Studio

  • Saturday Farmer's Market
  • 301 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

This self-taught American folk artist portrays scenes from Alexandria and Washington, D.C. Her book about Alex, the un-official mascot of Alexandria, is available at the Alexandria Visitors Center and…Learn More

Paul McGehee's Old Town Gallery

  • 109 North Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A must-see during your visit to Old Town! Critically acclaimed Old Town Gallery features prints and originals by Paul McGehee, Richard Whiteley, IURRO and other masters, with works ranging from…Learn More

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Torpedo Factory Studio #18
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

We are the first fiber-art gallery in the Washington, D.C. area and a cooperative of 70 members. With 11 juried shows yearly, we exhibit and sell the finest in fiber art.…Learn More

Principle Gallery

  • 208 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Dedicated since 1994 to exhibiting the best of contemporary realist art from both emerging and established artists with distinct personal styles.…Learn More

St. George Gallery

  • 105 N. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

This unique store features the best in Ethiopian furniture, crafts, hand woven pillow cases and place mats and napkin sets, jewelry, African antiques, and art. The hand crafted furniture and home…Learn More

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association (WMPA) is a not-for-profit organization of musicians and music lovers dedicated to making high-quality musical performances and opportunities…Learn More


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