December 2021 Update


Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

Happy December and holidays to everyone! 2022 is coming soon and we have some exciting initiatives coming down the pike to enhance the vibrancy and health of the arts and culture industry! We certainly could not do any of these critical things without the generous support of our corporate sponsors and individuals like YOU! Thanks to everyone who has and continues to donate to Embracing Arlington Arts to help us help the arts!

It is not too late to get that tax deduction for 2021. If you believe in our work, please consider an end of year donation so that we can even increase our initiatives in the coming year (see below for details). No amount is too small OR to large! Thank you in advance and Happy New Year!

2021 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

December – February

11/2-1/2/2022 – “Rent,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

11/6-12/26 – “Recent Animations,” Exhibition by Jean Sausele-Knodt, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Info here.

11/17-1/12/2022 – Mary, Mary,” Local artists’ portraits of Mary, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

12/1-12/19 – “How I Learned What I Learned,” Avant Bard Theatre Company, Gunston Arts Center, Info here.

12/1-12/31 – “Small Works of Great Importance” Gallery Underground, Info here.

12/11 – “What Sweeter Music Concert,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.

12/11-12/12 – “In Place,” Jane Franklin Dance, Theatre on the Run, Tickets here.

12/12 – “Winter Dreams,” Arlington Philharmonic, Washington-Liberty High School, Info here.

12/18 – “Holiday Cheer,” National Chamber Ensemble, Unitarian Church, Info and Tickets here.

12/18 – Artist Holiday Tour, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Info here.

1/15/2022-1/30/2022 – “Midsummer’s Night Dream,” The Arlington Players, Thomas Jefferson School, Info here.

1/21/2022-2/5/2022 – “Firebringer,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info here.

2/1/2022-3/20/2022 – “Daphne’s Dive,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

2/1/2022-2/25/2022 – “Changing Perspectives” National Juried show, Gallery Underground, Info here.

2/12/2022 – “Beguiling Brahms and Schumann,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and Tickets here.

2/14/2022 – “Date Night Concert,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.

2/18/2022 – 9th Street Quartet in Concert, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

2/21/2022-3/13/2022 – “The Servant of Two Masters,” Synetic Theater, Tickets here.

2/23/2022 – 9th Street Quartet in Concert, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Business Plan for Arlington Performing Arts Center

Our work with a consultant to draft a business plan for an Arlington Performing Arts Center is moving rapidly. The consultant is meeting with several Arlington arts organizations, as well as similar venues around the region and nationwide to gather intelligence and insight.

We also will be looking to you, our readers for some input. In the January issue of this Update, we will be including a link to a brief survey that we will be asking you as arts supporters and patrons to complete. The goal is to solicit not only your views on why a new venue would be a plus for the County, but also to determine your views on attending live events, theater productions, concerts and more. This information will be a critical component of our business plan so we encourage everyone to complete it once it is released.

Corporate Sponsor of the Month:

Our corporate sponsor of the month is Amazon. Amazon’s mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company. It is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus; passion for invention; commitment to operational excellence; and long-term thinking. Customer review, 1-click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
Due to the holidays, we took a week off from airing new podcasts. But our two November guests were very interesting. First, we checked in with the Executive Director of the Ballston BID Tina Leone to learn about their upcoming Holiday Wreath event and other fun things coming in 2022. Our second guest was visual artist Jean Sausele-Knodt who told us about her current exhibition at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art of unique sculptures.

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

Media Hits:
The ArlNow Community Posts columns by Arlington arts groups continued and this month the Gallery Underground used the opportunity to promote their annual “Artful Weekend.” We will be continuing these columns throughout 2022.

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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