July 2022

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We are excited about ramping up our activities and advocacy work for the second half of 2022. Find out how you can help us, as well as scores of new events announced and interesting podcast interviews and guests.

2022 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

July – September

7/1-7/24 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Synetic Theater, Tickets and info here.

7/1-7/29 – “Four Seasons: A Solo Show by Jane McElvany Coonce, Arlington Artists Alliance, Gallery Underground, Info here.

7/5-7/17 – “Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder,” Cabaret Series, Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

7/9-7/31 – “tick, tick, BOOM,” Monumental Theatre Company, Tickets here.

7/22 – “Benefit Concert for Children of Ukraine,” Opera Nova and Walker Chapel, Info here.

7/22 – “Liam Forde in Concert,” Monumental Theatre Company, Info and tickets here.

7/30 – “Blue Tapestry,” VERONNEAU, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

7/31 – “A Sidewalk Stroll,” Encore Stage & Studio, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Info here.

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

8/5-8/7 – “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Collaborative Event featuring Encore Stage & Studio, Dominion Theater, 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.

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

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

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Embracing Arlington Arts Kicking Into High Gear

The second half of 2022 is going to be a active and mission-driven six months for the Embracing Arlington Arts Board of Directors and supporters. We are kicking into high gear with discussions and concrete steps to get a performing arts center/community art space built in Arlington. (For more information, click here.) We also are greatly increasing our outreach on many fronts to help spread the word about our arts organizations, events, productions, exhibitions and more.

But our success directly depends on word of mouth and grassroots support. If you want to help us succeed, here are some (free) ways to do so.

Social Media: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and urge your own friends to do the same, With larger numbers of followers, our social media reach expands exponentially.

Mailing List: Urge your friends and colleagues to join our mailing list by emailing janetk@embracing-arlington-arts.org.

Podcast: Follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, GooglePodcast, or Amazon Music so you don’t miss any of our weekly episodes of “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” featuring different artists, actors, dancers, musicians and everyone in between.

Corporate Sponsor: If you work for, or know of a corporation that supports the arts, urge them to sign up as a corporate sponsor of Embracing Arlington Arts. We have several different sponsorship tiers and more information can be found here.

We are always open to suggestions, ideas, initiatives or feedback from our supporters on how we can improve our work and better achieve our mission of to advance the vibrancy and health of the arts and culture in Arlington through advocacy and awareness programs, outreach initiatives and projects that enhance equitable access to the arts and cultural environment. We appreciate your insight!

Corporate Sponsors 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:
What an interesting slate of guests we had on our podcast during June. We started off with visual artist Emily Shepardson who talked about her two unique forms of artwork – printmaking and collages. Next, we chatted with the Vice President for Government Relations for ArtSpace (our potential partner for the performing arts venue) Stacey Mickelson who updated us about his organization’s mission and its goal of developing affordable live/work space for artists, as well as performing arts venues for all types of arts genres.

The next week I was very excited to welcome to the show the Producing Artistic Director for the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Peggy McKowen joined us in the studio to talk about their return to live theater and the exciting line up for summer 2022.

Actor and playwright Tyler Dobies gave us all the details about the current production of “tick, tick..BOOM” being presented by Monumental Theatre Company, as well as the current play he is writing. We rounded out the month with another actor and playwright, the Artistic Director for Solas Nua Rex Daugherty who gave us some background about his theater company, as well as the workshop production of his autobiographical play “The Well,” being presented this weekend by Prologue Theatre.

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:
ArlNow included an OpEd column written by Janet Kopenhaver detailing numerous ways how patrons and residents can help local theaters return and thrive in a post-COVID world.

Also, Arlington arts organizations continued publishing Community Post columns in ArlNow. 9th Street Chamber Music provided details about their final concert of the year, as well as a recap of their inaugural year teaching young musicians. Monumental Theatre Company used the opportunity to promote their current production of “tick, tick…BOOM.”   

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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