Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,
Happy New Year! Hope everyone had nice holidays and experienced a festive start to 2023. We are starting the year with a small request of our readers and supporters. Funding for the arts in Arlington faces a challenge this coming budget cycle. Read on for more details and information on how five minutes of your time can help!
2023 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events
Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)
January – March 2023
11/8-1/29/2023- “Into the Woods,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.
12/1-1/28/2023 – “Winter Lights” exhibition of 15 artists, Dominion Electric Showroom and AVAST.
12/6-1/22/2023 – “Which Way to the Stage,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.
1/2-1/27 – “Bright New Days,” Gallery Underground, Info here.
1/6 – Opening Reception for “Bright New Days,” Gallery Underground, Info here.
1/13-1/22 – “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.
1/27-2/11 – “Boston Marriage,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.
1/30-2/24 – “Claim to Fame,” Juried show, Gallery Underground, Info here.
1/31-2/5 – “First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald,” Cabaret Series,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.
2/3 – “Claim to Fame” Awards and Reception, Gallery Underground, Info here.
2/4-2/19 – “Almost, Maine,” The Arlington Players, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.
2/11 – “Broadway, Spirituals and More,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.
2/18 – “International Mother’s Language Day Celebration,” Prio Bangla, Kenmore Middle School, Info here.
2/19 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.
2/21-4/2 – “Selling Kabul,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.
3/3-3/12 – Encore World Premiere written by Lynne Childress, Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.
3/4-3/26 – “War of the Worlds,” Synetic Theater, Info and tickets here.
3/6 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.
3/7-4/9 – “Pacific Overtures,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.
3/18 – “Solace and Remembrance,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.
3/18 – “Liebermann Live, and Brahms,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.
3/25-4/8 – “Singin’ in the Rain,” The Arlington Players, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.
To view the entire calendar, click here.
ACTION ALERT – Protect Funding for the Arts in Arlington
Will you give five minutes to help protect the already limited amount of funding dedicated to the arts in Arlington? The County is facing a shortfall for fiscal year 2024 and the County Manager is soliciting input from residents about what they view as priorities and therefore should be fully funded, if not receive increased funding.
As we have learned in the past, the arts are usually the first areas that are cut in times of budgetary shortfalls. Yet they are an integral part of our lives and general well-being. Therefore, we need to INUNDATE the County Manager with survey responses that stress the importance of not cutting any funds from the arts budget – a level that is already woefully below neighboring counties and jurisdictions. (Remember a couple of years ago we actually succeeded in a reversal of draconian budget cuts to the arts. We can do it again!
Here is how you can help! Click on this link and respond for the Arts and Cultural Affairs sections (they are listed first) that these services are a priority, should be fully funded and NOT cut in any way. Without lots of surveys responding in this way, the County Manager and staff will believe there is no interest in the arts and will be justified in any cuts they make.
Deadline is January 17, 2023.
2023 Corporate Sponsors
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our 2023 Corporate Sponsors – many who have supported our work for over five years!
Collector Level Sponsorship
Amazon whose mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company and is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus; passion for invention; commitment to operational excellence; and long-term thinking.
Curator Level Sponsorship
JBG SMITH 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 DC.
Fred Schnider Investment Group is a real estate investment and development firm specializing in urban and suburban mixed-use and residential properties.
Artist Level Sponsorship
HGA is a national multi-disciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering.
For more information about any of these companies, follow this link.
Global Wanderer Travel is proud to provide luxury group tours around the world, to both newcomers and seasoned travelers alike.
Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency dedicated to investing in the arts for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Apprentice Level Sponsorship
Ballston BID is a 25-block neighborhood of commercial and residential properties known as an epicenter for scientific research and discovery.
Natalie Roy, Bicycling Realty, a Division of Keller Williams 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.
Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1972 by Dr. Robert Brown and staff has continued providing quality veterinary medicine to provide compassion and care to your pets on a daily basis since then.
A Life Well Drunk offers luxury wine experiences around the globe and exclusive tasting and pouring events.
Restoration 1 Arlington specializes in the restoration of residential and commercial properties that have been affected by water, smoke, fire, floods, and mold.
HKM Employment Attorneys is a multi-state law group that handles many legal issues, but we give in-depth attention to each case.
For more information about any of these companies, follow this link.
And it is not too late to join this stellar group! We invite our corporate entities in the DMV who believe the arts are an important component of our economic and health systems to join us through a 2023 corporate sponsorship. In return, your company will receive numerous acknowledgements throughout the year on the podcast, in our Update, on social media and at all events to help you achieve your marketing goals. For more information and details about sponsorship levels, click here. We hope you will join us in our efforts to continue helping the critical arts and culture industry. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
We took some weeks off in December for the holidays, but still had two very interesting shows during the month. First, we learned about all the exciting plans for the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center from the entity’s President Leon Scioscia. The next week we got all the latest news about Adagio Institute for Arts and Education from its Director Svetlana Nikolof.
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.
ArlNow published the Embracing Arlington Arts annual holiday poem highlighting the arts, culture, theater and artists. Also, Avant Bard Theatre used the Embracing Arlington Arts subscription to post a column about its upcoming season.
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!