August 2022 Update

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We have exciting news about our “Health Benefits of the Arts” initiative. Also, we have added numerous new events and openings to our Calendar of Events. Read on for all the details!

 2022 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

August – October

8/1-8/26 – “Courage in Color,” Juried Show, Gallery Underground, Info here.

8/1-9/8 – “Warm/Cool,” Studio 10 Artists, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Info here.

8/5 – Opening Reception for “Courage in Color,” Gallery Underground, Info here.

8/5-8/7 – “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Collaborative Event featuring Encore Stage & Studio, The Arlington Players and Avant Bard Theater, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

8/12 – Summer concert, National Chamber Ensemble, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

8/13 – “Viva Cultural Festival,” Center for Assistance for Families, Gateway Park, Info here.

8/16-10/9 – “The Color Purple,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

8/30-10/16 – “No Place to Go,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

9/1-9/26 – “Enjoy the View,” Artist Jessica Mickey, Gallery Underground, Info here.

9/2 – Opening Reception for “Enjoy the View,” Gallery Underground, Info here.

9/15-10/2 – “Host and Guest,” Synetic Theater, Info and tickets here.

9/17-9/18 – “Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour (AVAST),” Info here.

9/23-9/25 – “It’s a Steal,” Arlington Artists Alliance, Church of the Covenant, Info here.

10/1-10/26 – Solo Exhibition of Artist Barry Keith works, Gallery Underground, Info here.

10/7 – Opening Reception for Barry Keith exhibition, Gallery Underground, Info here.

10/14-11/6 – “Dracula,” Synetic Theater, Info and tickets here.

10/20-11/6 – “Signature Seminar: To Journey’s End with Into the Woods,” Signature Theatre, Info here.

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Embracing Arlington Arts Releases 2022 Version of Its One-Stop Library Database on Health Benefits of the Arts

We were thrilled to release this month our updated one-stop library database of 100 study links providing evidence of the health benefits of the arts for every community sector and providing the scientific evidence. We have updated our online library to ensure that no study cited is more than 5 years old. This project was initiated as a result of our Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors in 2020.

The Embracing Arlington Arts Board of Directors wanted to create this library with links to peer-reviewed studies on the health benefits of the arts in order to make it easier for those interested in learning more about this topic without having to search hundreds of different websites. The database is broken down into five community sectors (Medically Disabled, Physically Disabled, Seniors, Students/Children and Veterans), with five study links for each of the four art therapy genres (dance, music, theater/drama and visual arts) for a total of 100 study links. The goal was to encapsulate a robust representation of the breadth of studies available on these health benefits.  

The organization welcomes suggestions for additional studies to cite in its library. Submit your links to

Corporate Sponsor of the Month
Our corporate sponsor of the month is JBG SMITH which owns, operates, invests in, and develops a dynamic portfolio of mixed-use properties in the high growth and high barrier-to-entry submarkets in and around Washington, DC. Through an intense focus on placemaking, JBG SMITH cultivates vibrant, amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Over half of JBG SMITH’s holdings are in the National Landing submarket in Northern Virginia, where it serves as the exclusive developer for Amazon’s new headquarters, and where Virginia Tech’s under-construction $1 billion Innovation Campus is located. JBG SMITH’s portfolio currently comprises 17.1 million square feet of high-growth office, multifamily and retail assets at share, 98% of which are metro-served. It also maintains a development pipeline encompassing 16.6 million square feet of mixed-used development opportunities. JBG SMITH is committed to the operation and development of green, smart and healthy buildings and plans to maintain carbon neutral operations.

“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
We began the month on a very high note for podcasts. Two high school seniors – Sofia Parfomak and Kate Stewart – told us about a charity concert they were organizing to benefit children in Ukraine. Then we aired a show that was recorded many months ago with Director Michael Page and Actor Lindsey Capuno about Dominion Stage’s production of “Firebringer” that had been  postponed due to COVID.

We rounded out the month finding out about glass art making, as well as upcoming events and exhibitions from the Gallery Underground Director Steena Fullmer.

To listen to any of our interviews, follow this link. And if you have not already done so, please follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, GooglePodcast, or Amazon Music so you don’t miss any episodes.

Media Hits:
Embracing Arlington Arts released its 2022 version of its one-stop library of study links on the “Health Benefits of the Arts.” Both ArlNow and BroadwayWorld covered the release.

If you would like to support the work of Embracing Arlington Arts by making a donation, here’s how:
*  Make tax-deductible contributions online.
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Every dollar helps us help artists and arts organizations in so many ways.

Thank you in advance!

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