August 2021 Update


Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We cannot believe it is August already! But it so uplifting to see arts organizations reopening and offering live performances and events again. Check out the packed Calendar of Events for all the happenings over the next three months in Arlington! Please read on for other details about the arts and culture scene.   

2021 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

August – October

8/1-8/31 – “Magic of the Ordinary” Exhibition, Gallery Underground

8/6 – Opening Reception, Gallery Underground

8/6-8/21 – “The Bluest Eye,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info here.

8/14 – Summer Concert, National Chamber Ensemble, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

9/1-9/30 – “Women at Work,” Exhibition by Ronni Jolles, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (1132 N. Ivanhoe St.)

9/10-9/11 – “Shhhhhakespeare Revue,” Synetic Theater, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

9/11 – “The Miraculous Magical Balloon,” Synetic Theater, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

9/12 – Summer Concert, Arlington Philharmonic, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

9/14 – “Finale Performance,” Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Info here.

9/17-9/19 – “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” Avant Bard Theatre Company, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

9/22-10/17 – “How I Learned What I Learned,” Avant Bard Theatre Company, Gunston Arts Center, Info here.

9/24-9/26 – “Together at Last: A Music Revue,” The Arlington Players, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

9/26 – Artist Talk about exhibit “Women at Work,” Ronni Jolles, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (1132 N. Ivanhoe St.)

10/1 – “The View from Here, Jane Franklin Dance, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

10/8-10/31 – “The Madness of Poe,” Synetic Theater, Tickets here.

To view the entire calendar, click here

Diversity Chat with Michael Bobbitt:

Through a grant received from the Nora Roberts Foundation, we are so excited to be hosting a “Diversity Chat with Michael Bobbitt” on Monday, September 27 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm via ZOOM. Serving now as the Executive Director of Mass Cultural Council, Michael has decades of leadership experience in the arts and theater management world. There is no better keynote speaker to advise arts organizations, artists and other professional on how to reopen while at the same time ensuring an equitable, diverse and safe workplace for all.

Follow this link for more information and details about how to RSVP for this important chat. The event is FREE, with a suggested $25 donation to Embracing Arlington Arts to help us continue our important work assisting artists, arts professionals and arts organizations thrive in a post-COVID world.

Corporate Sponsor(s) of the Month

We want to acknowledge two corporate sponsors this month who have generously supported the work of Embracing Arlington Arts for three years in a row! The first is Natalie Roy/Bicycling Realty. With more than 30 years of professional environmental experience and local civic activism, Natalie is a strong advocate and works tirelessly for her clients. As a longtime member of the Arlington community, she specializes in Arlington, particularly the neighborhoods of Lyon Park & Ashton Heights, and the Ballston/Clarendon/Rosslyn Orange Line corridor. In addition to VA, she is also licensed in MD and DC. Natalie has her Military Relocation Professional certification and designation as a Seller Representative and Senior Real Estate Specialist. As a biking enthusiast, Natalie offers a new unique service – bicycling house hunting. If biking is not an option, she is happy to help you house hunt by car, foot or metro too!

Our second honored corporate sponsor is Mindcubed – an SBA 8(a) certified information technology software and services company headquartered in the DC metro area. The company thrives on and excels at delivering creative solutions quickly and cost effectively in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Mobile Apps Development, Agile Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity. Mindcubed’s GRID software enables organizations to understand trends, predict outcomes and make data-driven decisions.

“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
In July we welcomed some brand new arts organization representatives to the show. First up was the newly designated Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center Catie Anchin who gave us all the details about their current multi-artist exhibition on display. Next, we learned about the reopening of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington in our very interesting chat with the entity’s President Scott Taylor.

We were intrigued to learn about the new chamber music organization 9th Street Chamber Music from co-founders Liz O’Hara-Stahr and Matt Richardson and the mission of their exciting venture. We next returned to the visual arts world by interviewing artist Agata Peszko about her unique artwork using felt. We rounded out the month talking with Director Eleanore Tapscott and Actor Simone Jackson-Charles about one of the first live in-person theater productions in Arlington – “The Bluest Eye” by Dominion Stage.

To listen to any of our interviews, follow this link.

Media Hits:
In order to urge readers to patronize and support arts organizations as they reopen and start live in-person events again, Embracing Arlington Arts published a column in ArlNow highlighting our comprehensive chronological Calendar of Events. It definitely worked as we saw a big uptick in hits on the link following the publication of the column.

Also, the Arlington group “GoGo Symphony” published a Community Post column about classical and go-go music, and the need to embrace both using the the subscription underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.

If you would like to support the work of Embracing Arlington Arts by making a donation, here’s how:
*  Make tax-deductible contributions online.
*  Tax-deductible contributions by check: check made out to Embracing Arlington Arts and send it to Embracing Arlington Arts, 754 North Vermont Street, Arlington, VA 22203
*  Make Embracing Arlington Arts your AmazonSmile charity and shop with this link

Every dollar helps us help artists and arts organizations in so many ways.

Thank you in advance!

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