ArtsFairfax

ArtsFairfax Advancing creativity for a prosperous Fairfax County
The ARTSFAIRFAX is committed to advancing the creative landscape for a prosperous Fairfax County by: • Contributing to a robust economy and high quality of life in Fairfax County by attracting businesses, residents and visitors • Ensuring a thriving arts community that creates a sense of place, fuels social and economic growth, and connects people of diverse backgrounds • Supporting the production and presentation of the arts in all disciplines by distributing approximately $500,000 through grants each year • Helping Fairfax County be a place where people want to live, work and play • Encouraging unique, creative experiences for social and community engagement ARTSFAIRFAX is funded in part by Fairfax County, corporations, foundations, individuals, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arts Council is funded in part by Fairfax County, corporations, foundations, individuals, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Our Values: The arts are transformative and fundamental to our lives, developing expression and analytic skills in people of all ages. The arts promote social engagement and understanding that connect people of different backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences. The arts are essential to a thriving community, creating a sense of place and fueling social and economic growth. In order to thrive, the arts need an investment mix of public, private and consumer resources.

Mission: ARTSFAIRFAX is the voice of the arts, dedicated to fostering dynamic and diverse local arts, ensuring that arts thrive by providing vision, leadership, capacity building services, advocacy, funding, education, and information.

Why become an advocate for the arts? Because as a local business, it PAYS to get involved. Please join the members of Le...
03/20/2019
Local Arts and Business: Creating a Community Partnership for Economic Success

Why become an advocate for the arts? Because as a local business, it PAYS to get involved.

Please join the members of Leadership Fairfax's Emerging Leaders Institute Class of '19 as they present information on how businesses can support the arts community and the growing Fairfax County economy.

Thursday, April 4, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 7900 Westpark Drive #A550, Tysons.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-arts-and-business-creating-a-community-partnership-for-economic-success-tickets-57123110762

Why become an advocate for the arts? Because as a local business, it PAYS to get involved. Not only is the nonprofit arts and culture industry generating an estimated $135.2 billion each year nationwide, businesses who chose to partner with the local arts community report invaluable results such as....

Don't miss Lean Innovation for Social Good.
03/12/2019

Don't miss Lean Innovation for Social Good.

Don't miss this great workshop.  RSVP today!
03/07/2019

Don't miss this great workshop. RSVP today!

03/05/2019
Chairman Sharon Bulova

Chairman Sharon Bulova

If you’re an Alexa smart speaker user – or plan to be – you can now hear news and event information from Fairfax County! Just add the Fairfax County Flash Briefing to your Alexa-enabled device, and you’ll hear timely and actionable news from Fairfax County whenever you say, “Alexa, play my flash briefing.”

Don't miss this workshop!  RSVP today.
03/02/2019

Don't miss this workshop! RSVP today.

Help Shape the Future of Fairfax County!  What does the future of Fairfax County look like to you? Take this 5 question ...
02/08/2019
Fairfax County Strategic Plan Survey

Help Shape the Future of Fairfax County! What does the future of Fairfax County look like to you? Take this 5 question survey and provide your input for the County's strategic plans. Funding for the arts and the cultural it brings enhances our overall community. Take the survey today and make your voice in support of the arts be heard.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fairfax-county-strategic-plan

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Thank you Lynn Tadlock Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for your wonderful comments about the importance of arts in ou...
02/08/2019
Art as public health care

Thank you Lynn Tadlock Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for your wonderful comments about the importance of arts in our community and the benefit of art to our well-being.

K. Lynn Tadlock, the deputy executive director of giving at the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, was first introduced to the importance of the arts through her interaction with Margaret Mead

ArtsFairfax thanks Senator Favola for all her work for the arts.  We enjoyed visiting her in Richmond and advocating for...
02/06/2019
General Assembly: Week 4 — ★ Barbara Favola

ArtsFairfax thanks Senator Favola for all her work for the arts. We enjoyed visiting her in Richmond and advocating for the arts with McLean Project for the Arts.

It has been incredibly painful to learn about the offensive picture displayed on Governor Northam’s medical school yearbook page. It has evoked a great deal of hurt and shame. Although this picture does not represent the values by which Governor Northam has governed, that important bond of trust h...

Don't forget to make your nominations for the 2019 Arts Awards.  Visit ARTSFAIRFAX for more information.
01/27/2019
artsfairfax.org

Don't forget to make your nominations for the 2019 Arts Awards. Visit ARTSFAIRFAX for more information.

What a great way to spend a Saturday evening.  Don't miss an Evening of Indian Dance at Wolftrap Theatre for the Perform...
01/18/2019
Evening of Indian Dance | Wolf Trap

What a great way to spend a Saturday evening. Don't miss an Evening of Indian Dance at Wolftrap Theatre for the Performing Arts. Get your tickets today!

Jhankaar - Rhythms of India by IDEA: Indian Dance Educators Association IDEA is a community of dance professionals from all styles of Indian dance based in the community, serving the community, and enhancing the community. Through its programs, it brings a greater awareness of the unique artistic gi...

Make your nomination today for the 2019 ARTSFAIRFAX Arts Awards. This is the eighth annual Arts Awards which recognizes ...
01/17/2019

Make your nomination today for the 2019 ARTSFAIRFAX Arts Awards. This is the eighth annual Arts Awards which recognizes the visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. This year's awards include - Emerging Arts, Arts Achievement and Arts Philanthropy. Self-nominations are accepted. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2019. Visit artsfairfax.org for more info and to submit a nomination.

George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax and Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas are offering $5 t...
01/16/2019
Center for the Arts |

George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax and Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas are offering $5 tickets for select January performances to Federal employees. https://cfa.gmu.edu/

What to do on this snowy day?  Read ARTSFAIRFAX's first column in the Fairfax County Times.  Thank you Hanan Daqqa for g...
01/14/2019
Fairfax County’s hidden gem

What to do on this snowy day? Read ARTSFAIRFAX's first column in the Fairfax County Times. Thank you Hanan Daqqa for giving us the opportunity to share #locallysourcedarts!

ArtSpace Herndon Nextstop Theatre Company American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras Reston Community Players

Welcome to the first column dedicated to the arts in Fairfax County. It has long been known that the Fairfax County arts scene is a hidden gem treasured by residents,

Don't let the snow keep you in doors this weekend.  So many things to do in Fairfax.  #locallysourcedarts
01/11/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - Jan. 11-13, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Don't let the snow keep you in doors this weekend. So many things to do in Fairfax. #locallysourcedarts

Jan. 11: Faces of Ghana “Three Moves to Divine Exhibit”: Photographs of a Ghana you may have missed, an Africa unexpected. The riches of Ghana that are her people, her offspring, her children. Ongoing until Feb. 2, times vary at ArtSpace Herndon. All ages. Free. For more information call 703-956...

Here is your Friday's to do... Don't miss Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio with Rachel Eddy at Creative Cauldron tonight at 7:30...
01/11/2019

Here is your Friday's to do... Don't miss Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio with Rachel Eddy at Creative Cauldron tonight at 7:30 pm. Visit Creative Cauldron for more information and tickets.

We love to see your young artists shine! #locallysourcedarts . Way to go Herndon High School Choir!
01/10/2019

We love to see your young artists shine! #locallysourcedarts . Way to go Herndon High School Choir!

Our 2019 Cabaret "Just Be" opens in two weeks!

You haven't heard of our cabaret? It's an annual highlight where students sing and dance to favorite pieces from popular musicals. For a better idea, check out these handful of photos from last year's event.

We have more fun in store for you! Join us on January 25th & 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the Herndon High School auditorium. Tickets are $5/students and seniors and $10/adults.

Celebrate, elevate, and "Just Be"!

#HHSChoir #Cabaret2019 #JustBe

ArtSpace Herndon ArtsFairfax Town of Herndon

01/10/2019
Holmes, Glasgow, and Frost Middle Schools to Host ARTSFAIRFAX Artists in Residence | Fairfax County Public Schools

ARTSFAIRFAX's Artist Residency Program brings the professionals to FCPS schools. Learn more about how your school can become involved at https://artsfairfax.org/artist-residency-program/

Holmes, Glasgow, and Frost Middle Schools to Host ARTSFAIRFAX Artists in Residence News Release January 10, 2019 Share Page Art students at Holmes, Glasgow, and Frost Middle Schools will work with artists as part of the ARTSFAIRFAX Artist Residency Program. The artists will connect printmaking, thea...

What is the vision for the arts in Fairfax County? Hanan Daqqa of the Fairfax County Times talks with American Youth Phi...
01/09/2019
Visionary, visionary, what do you see?

What is the vision for the arts in Fairfax County? Hanan Daqqa of the Fairfax County Times talks with American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, and Wolf Trap about their vision for the arts.

As we step into 2019, let’s look ahead through the eyes of thoughtful leaders who were awarded by ARTSFAIRFAX for their visionary contributions to the arts. I asked them, “How

Did you miss the  American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras article in the @Fairfax County Times?  Thank you Hanan Daqqa fo...
01/07/2019
‘No culture of donating big money to music organizations’

Did you miss the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras article in the @Fairfax County Times?
Thank you Hanan Daqqa for exploring the problems facing arts organizations in Fairfax County. And thank you to Chairman Sharon Bulova, Tom Davis, Supervisor Penny Gross, Graham Elliott, Karen Leyva, Linda S. Sullivan, Beth Cabrera and Congressman Gerry Connolly for being amazing arts supporters!

AYPO is a youth orchestra program that has been taking gifted students one rung further up the ladder for 54 years now. They believe it is time for corporations headquartered

Thank you Supervisor Jeff McKay for being a strong supporter of the arts and a leader for all of Fairfax County.  For mo...
12/01/2018
Supervisor Jeff McKay

Thank you Supervisor Jeff McKay for being a strong supporter of the arts and a leader for all of Fairfax County. For more arts events in your community visit Artsfairfax.org. #locallysourcedarts.

It’s exciting to see Lee District celebrating the holidays through the arts! If you and your family are looking for a great way to kick off the holiday season, there are several events you can attend in December as a part of ArtsFairfax. See below for a list of all events happening this season!

Celebrate the arts in Fairfax County this season with 1st Stage.  Don't miss this amazing production. #locallysourcedart...
11/28/2018
Artistic Director Alex Levy on Bringing Paula Vogel's 'A Civil War Christmas' to 1st Stage - DC Metro Theater Arts

Celebrate the arts in Fairfax County this season with 1st Stage. Don't miss this amazing production. #locallysourcedarts #artsfairfax

With the holiday season upon us- whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year’s- the performing arts calendar is full of productions that help connect an audience to the larger, diverse community we inhabit here in the DC region. For its holiday season production, Northern Virginia’s ...

Don’t miss your opportunity to see “A Christmas Carol” co-produced by the Providence Players of Fairfax and The Yo...
11/27/2018

Don’t miss your opportunity to see “A Christmas Carol” co-produced by the Providence Players of Fairfax and The Young Hearts. Half of all net proceeds will be donated to the Young Hearts Foundation. Help these fantastic teens raise money in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Buy your tickets today!

Thank you Providence Players for this generous effort and for celebrating theater all year round.

Did you know that our holiday show "A Christmas Carol" is Co-Produced by Providence Players and The Young Hearts?

This special holiday treat benefits the work of The Young Hearts, a group of amazing teens who raise funds to battle blood cancers and other diseases. Half of all net proceeds from this production will be donated to Young Hearts Foundation in pursuit of their important mission. This year, The Young Hearts are raising money in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For the past five years, over $40,000 has been generated to support The Young Hearts and their important mission and PPF hopes to increase its support in 2018.

On this #givingtuesday, buy tickets to see this delightful production AND know that your purchase will give back to some amazing teens in need.

https://providenceplayers.thundertix.com/events/140445/performances

Annual Arts Awards celebrating the arts in Fairfax County
11/19/2018

Annual Arts Awards celebrating the arts in Fairfax County

11/13/2018

Don’t miss the artist workshop.

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11/09/2018

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Your vote matters!#election2018 #2018midterms
11/06/2018

Your vote matters!
#election2018 #2018midterms

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10/30/2018

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10/22/2018
Political rivals stun voters with unexpected duet

These lucky Vermont constituents know that their candidates support the arts. Enjoy the duet and don't forget to vote for the arts on November 6th.

Lucy Rogers is running against Zac Mayo for a state House seat in Vermont

Don't miss Washington West Film Festival's Opening Night presentation of "My Indiana Muse."  It is a great story of how ...
10/18/2018

Don't miss Washington West Film Festival's Opening Night presentation of "My Indiana Muse." It is a great story of how a random find inspired an artist's mission. Visit Washington West Film Festival for tickets.
#artsfairfax #locallysourcedarts

Don't miss the Washington West Film Festival.  It's where Hollywood meets Washington.  They are still looking for volunt...
10/17/2018

Don't miss the Washington West Film Festival. It's where Hollywood meets Washington. They are still looking for volunteers! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be involved.
#artsfairfax #locallysourcedarts

Day 17 #creativityatwork challenge. Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourced...
10/17/2018

Day 17 #creativityatwork challenge. Don't forget to share!

#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Last chance to get your tickets to the 2018 Arts Awards!It is where the arts, patrons, business leaders and political le...
10/16/2018

Last chance to get your tickets to the 2018 Arts Awards!

It is where the arts, patrons, business leaders and political leaders celebrate the arts in Fairfax County. Tickets are limited. Buy your ticket today!

https://bit.ly/2NAu16r

#artsawards #artsfairfax #locallysourcedarts

Day 16 #creativityatwork challenge. Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourced...
10/16/2018

Day 16 #creativityatwork challenge. Don't forget to share!

#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Day 15 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you miss our challenge? Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #cr...
10/15/2018

Day 15 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you miss our challenge? Don't forget to share!

#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Don't miss the 2018 Arts Awards!  It is where the arts, patrons, business leaders and political leaders celebrate the ar...
10/15/2018

Don't miss the 2018 Arts Awards! It is where the arts, patrons, business leaders and political leaders celebrate the arts in Fairfax County. Tickets are limited. Buy your ticket today!

https://bit.ly/2NAu16r

#artsawards #artsfairfax #locallysourcedarts

Don't miss the 2018 Arts Awards!  It is where the arts, patrons, business leaders and political leaders celebrate the ar...
10/10/2018

Don't miss the 2018 Arts Awards! It is where the arts, patrons, business leaders and political leaders celebrate the arts in Fairfax County. Tickets are limited. Buy your ticket today!

https://bit.ly/2NAu16r

#artsawards #artsfairfax #locallysourcedarts

Day 10 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #cr...
10/10/2018

Day 10 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!

#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Day 9 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #cre...
10/09/2018

Day 9 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!

#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Day 7 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #cre...
10/08/2018

Day 7 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!
#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Day 5 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #cre...
10/05/2018

Day 5 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!
#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

Day 4 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #cre...
10/04/2018

Day 4 #creativityatwork challenge. Did you take the challenge? Don't forget to share!
#artsfairfax #creativityatwork #creativespirit #locallysourcedarts

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2667 Prosperity Ave, Ste A
Fairfax, VA
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Founded in 1964, ARTSFAIRFAX is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designated as Fairfax County's local arts agency.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
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