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City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts

City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts was created in 1979 to encourage, to promote and to provi The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts was created in 1979 by Mayor Fredrick Silverthorne and his Council to encourage, to promote and to provide opportunity for artistic expression within the City.

The Commission is working to continue the enrichment of the community through funding, information, encouragement, exhibits, education, and co-ordination. Funding - grants to arts organizations in the City of Fairfax. Information—marketing and publicity of upcoming arts events. Encouragement - funding to aid and assist emerging arts groups. Exhibits - provide opportunities for exhibition of works

The Commission is working to continue the enrichment of the community through funding, information, encouragement, exhibits, education, and co-ordination. Funding - grants to arts organizations in the City of Fairfax. Information—marketing and publicity of upcoming arts events. Encouragement - funding to aid and assist emerging arts groups. Exhibits - provide opportunities for exhibition of works

03/03/2022
Fairfax City Minute: March 3, 2022

Going to be such a fun night tomorrow night! Hope you can join us Friday March 4 at the Sherwood Center for a night of great music!

02/26/2022

Amazing evening with QuinTango at Old Town Hall!

01/24/2022

Today's Virtual Funday Monday will be over Zoom!

Email [email protected] to get the link and pw.

We want to see your most artistic snowman!
01/06/2022

We want to see your most artistic snowman!

SHOW US YOUR SNOWMAN! Snow is covering Fairfax City and all of our wonderful parks... and more is on the way tonight!

We want to see your snowman, snow woman, or snow art! ⛄❄

Step 1: Build!
Step 2: Take a picture of your creation 📸
Step 3: Post your photo in the comments here and/or tag us on Facebook

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01/05/2022

The Jan 7 Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series Washington Sax Quartet Concert has been postponed to June 3

2021 was a pretty great year for Art in Fairfax City!  What was your favorite memory?City of Fairfax Government Fairfax ...
12/27/2021

2021 was a pretty great year for Art in Fairfax City! What was your favorite memory?

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12/11/2021

Having the best time with Kadencia at the Bonita Lestina Performance Series!

We love when new art comes to Fairfax.
12/08/2021

We love when new art comes to Fairfax.

It's going to be such a festive weekend in Fairfax this weekend!  Can't wait!City of Fairfax GovernmentCity of Fairfax B...
12/03/2021

It's going to be such a festive weekend in Fairfax this weekend! Can't wait!

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Cathedral Brass - Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the return of the City of Fairfax Band Association this Saturday 7:30pm at Fairfax High School!
10/27/2021

Celebrate the return of the City of Fairfax Band Association this Saturday 7:30pm at Fairfax High School!

Fall For The Book festival is underway!  Check out this years headliners, including Brit Bennett tonight!
10/21/2021

Fall For The Book festival is underway! Check out this years headliners, including Brit Bennett tonight!

We are at Fall Festival next to Fall For The Book! Come say hi and hear about the great year we have planned.
10/09/2021

We are at Fall Festival next to Fall For The Book! Come say hi and hear about the great year we have planned.

Got bottle caps?  The Commission on the Arts is collecting plastic bottle caps to create a mural! Starting this weekend ...
10/06/2021

Got bottle caps? The Commission on the Arts is collecting plastic bottle caps to create a mural!

Starting this weekend at Fall Festival bring your bottle caps to the Commission's Booth! Then starting 10/11 you can drop your bottle caps off at Sherwood, Green Acres or City Hall.

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10/02/2021

Next Reflex Dance Company live at Van Dyck Park

08/30/2021

We had the best time with Good Gollie It's Mollie this morning playing bubbles!

08/27/2021

Important news about tonight's performance of The Frenchman!

The Fairfax City Senior Center invites you to a FREE concert!  Tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Old Town Hall.  All are welcome!
08/02/2021

The Fairfax City Senior Center invites you to a FREE concert! Tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Old Town Hall. All are welcome!

This weekend! City of Fairfax Theatre Company opens their Brief Shakespeare Festival!You will not want to miss this!
07/29/2021

This weekend! City of Fairfax Theatre Company opens their Brief Shakespeare Festival!

You will not want to miss this!

What a gorgeous evening for a concert!  Don't miss City of Fairfax Band Association's Family Concert!  Tonight 7:30pm at...
07/22/2021

What a gorgeous evening for a concert! Don't miss City of Fairfax Band Association's Family Concert! Tonight 7:30pm at Veterans Amphitheater!

We don’t talk about the culinary art enough! If you like them, you HAVE to check out Frans
07/16/2021

We don’t talk about the culinary art enough! If you like them, you HAVE to check out Frans

Prior to COVID-19 the Arts contributed $17.9 billion (with a B!) to Virginia's economy.  That's 3.2% of the of the state...
07/15/2021

Prior to COVID-19 the Arts contributed $17.9 billion (with a B!) to Virginia's economy. That's 3.2% of the of the state's GDP. Nationally, the Arts provided $919.7 billion representing 4.3% of the national GDP. (That more than Construction!)

As of July of 2020, 51% of creative workers in Virginia became unemployed as a result of the pandemic.

The Commission is continuing to support local Arts group through the pandemic and beyond! With grants from the City of Fairfax, Virginia Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts, we are gearing up for a great Fall! Learn more about the Commission on the Arts Grant program here. https://www.fairfaxva.gov/Home/Components/News/News/11296/18

Learn more about the economic impact the arts have in Virginia at ArtsActionFund.org/Virginia

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Congrats to the Winner of the Commission on the Arts Most Creative Float Nova Parks!
07/03/2021

Congrats to the Winner of the Commission on the Arts Most Creative Float Nova Parks!

06/21/2021

We do declare that it is officially summer!

06/16/2021

Last night we said thank you and goodbye to two of our members: Chair Patricia Hussey, and long time member Mary Lechter. We’d like to thank Pat for her leadership, enthusiasm, and management skills and for successfully guiding COA through this difficult covid year. Mary is very special to us as she has been on the Commission for several years, and in addition to being the GMU liaison, she was instrumental in coordinating and producing the COA annual awards ceremonies. Please join the COA to thank them both for their service and to wish them the very best with their new adventures. We’ll miss you both!

New Signal Box Wrap at the corner of Armstrong and 123.  Together—Kelly Snyder“This Painting was created in the midst of...
06/15/2021

New Signal Box Wrap at the corner of Armstrong and 123.

Together—Kelly Snyder
“This Painting was created in the midst of the recent 2020 protests about Black Lives Matter. So much pain and so much suffering that needs to be addressed. To many lives lost and so many injustices ignored for way too long. I found this Microporous polyester film in the trash with a printed cave painting (upcycled art). I stretched the material on stretcher bars to paint on. I used this background, to create a piece that showed age with all hands of all colors represented. As humans beings we've tried to make connections through art forever. I am here! See me! I am important! I've made my mark! This piece is about the mark everyone makes on everyone's lives in all communities. City of Fairfax is a community that is looking for connection and unification through art. This piece would represent that connection that “All Lives Matter”. A Life is a Life, there is no difference what they look like. Public art is used as an avenue of sending a positive messages, about connection, about unification, and about change. This piece represents past and present human connection through art. Together we are united. “ - Kelly

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06/14/2021
MSCDC Funday Monday

Happy Monday!! 😎 Please enjoy today's Funday Monday video, brought to us by the Main Street Child Development Center! 😄

06/14/2021

Happy Monday!! 😎 Please enjoy today's Funday Monday video brought to us by Main Street Child Development Center! 😄

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the new and get a quick glimpse at some fun and interesting events happening in the city!

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Check out the new Fairfax City Minute! Get a quick glimpse at some fun and interesting events happening in the city!

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There's always something new to see and enjoy in Fairfax City!

Check out this video on the new murals that promote a sense of place — and provide selfie opportunities — in Old Town Fairfax: https://youtu.be/6eVLtFrvmM4

Don't be shy: take your photos with any of the art in Fairfax City, and feel free to tag/mention the city when you post them to social media!
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LOVE is in Old Town Square! Stop by and snap your photo with this iconic art.

LOVE will be around through Tuesday, Feb. 8. Bundle up and make some lovely memories! ⁦
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Tonight is our first Willard-Sherwood Health and Community Center public engagement session. Here is what you need to know!

⏰ When? Tonight! January 26 from 7-8:30 pm

📍 Where? Zoom! Register Here: ibit.ly/3yn8
Once you register link will be emailed to you for tonight's meeting! You can do this meeting from your phone/tablet with the Zoom app, or on your computer!

❓ What is this meeting for?
Right now, we are in the conceptual design phase of this project! What does this mean? That means we need your feedback now on what you want to see in this building! While there are certain parts of this building we know will be included, but there is still A LOT we need to make decisions on, and your feedback will help us make the decisions that will be best for our community as a whole!

Can't make the meeting tonight? More opportunities are coming!

💻 Virtual: Saturday, January 29 from 9-10:30 a.m. Register here: ibit.ly/CWHv
👋 In-Person Drop-In: February, date and time coming soon!

Learn about the project and leave feedback at any time at engage.fairfaxva.gov

More project details and timeline: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/capital-projects/willard-sherwood-health-community-center

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SHOW US YOUR SNOWMAN! Snow is covering Fairfax City and all of our wonderful parks... and more is on the way tonight!

We want to see your snowman, snow woman, or snow art! ⛄❄

Step 1: Build!
Step 2: Take a picture of your creation 📸
Step 3: Post your photo in the comments here and/or tag us on Facebook

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Thanks Fairfax City Parks and Recreation and the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts for making our performance at Old Town Hall a reality. Thanks to Megan Dubois, Deanna Payne, Christine Vincent, Dan Smith, Melissa Grow, and Councilman Tom Ross for all the support. Gracias!!!

Follow Kadencia on Instagram and Facebook for details on our music and events.

Thanks to the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts and City of Fairfax, Parks & Recreation for sponsoring our performance at the Old Town Hall. Kadencia had a great time playing Afro-Puerto Rican 🇵🇷 music for all attendees. Gracias!!!

Follow Kadencia for details on our music and events.

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What are you doing this weekend? The Fairfax City Holiday Market continues through Sunday in Old Town Square.

Watch this video to find out more about this fun community event — and please SHARE!

Hope to see you there!
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Don't miss...The + Jason Vieaux + Simone Dinnerstein + 's 9th...all coming up at George Mason University Center for the Arts! Plus, you still have time to when you attend 3 or more FSO concerts.

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Don't miss your chance to shop the final weekend of the Fairfax City Holiday Market Dec. 10-12.

Discover some amazing treasures — gifts for others or yourself — and enjoy delightful entertainment from local performers!

Info: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/holiday-market
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Don't miss your chance to shop the final weekend of the Fairfax City Holiday Market Dec. 10-12.

Discover some amazing treasures — gifts for others or yourself — and enjoy delightful entertainment from local performers!

Info: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/holiday-market
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