May 2018 Update

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Update from Embracing Arlington Arts

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! This Update covers the latest on our arts activities and initiatives in Arlington.

First REMINDER…..REMINDER……REMINDER….Please join us May 1 (TOMORROW) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm for our Fundraiser at Heavy Seas Alehouse. 10% of ALL proceeds from patrons bringing in the attached flyer or telling their wait staff they are there for the fundraiser will be donated to Embracing Arlington Arts. ALL of these dollars will be used towards a Press Release subscription with ArlNow that will allow our Arlington arts organizations and artists to submit 2-3 Press Releases a year for free (instead of the several hundred dollars it would cost them) on the ArlNow website. Estimated reach is 250,000 readers.

We all have to eat. So why not have your dining dollars have double value by steering them towards the Arts in Arlington!

If you find you cannot come on May 1, but believe this is an important cause and initiative, then you can always donate through our status as a fiscally sponsored project under the umbrella of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. To check out our fiscal sponsorship page and make a tax deductible contribution to help us reach our goal of $1,600 to purchase this subscription package,  follow this link:

Exciting Opportunity for Visual Artists with Studios in Arlington:

Visual artists with studios in Arlington County, VA, are invited to apply online for the First Annual Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour to be held on Saturday, Sept 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.  Artists may participate on one or both days from 11am-5pm.  All media welcome, and participation is free.  Deadline for registration is 6/1/2018, but space is limited, so reserve your spot early!  For more information and to register, go to

Radio Show on WERA 96.7FM:

The Embracing Arlington Arts radio show continues to have wonderful guests each week. This month we chatted with Founder and Artistic Director for UrbanArias Bob Wood, Arlington County Chair Katie Cristol, Director Clare Shaffer and Actress Erin Branigan who played Mrs. Lovett in The Arlington Players production of “Sweeney Todd,” and Executive Director of the Cambodian-American Heritage Dance Troupe Gary Marco. To listen to these interviews, or any others in the past, follow this link.

2018 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

May 2018

4/17-6/10      –        Girlfriend, Signature Theater

4/25-5/27      –        Titus Andronicus, Synetic Theater

5/4                  –       Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Underground

5/4-5/19         –       How I Learned to Drive, Dominion Stage, Gunston II

5/6                  –       Musica y Vino de Espana, Arlington Philharmonic, Bistro 360 Restaurant

5/12                –       Argentine Festival, Festival Argentino, Kenmore Middle School

5/19                –       Jazz Masters, National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston I

5/20                –       Tragedy and Triumph Concert, Arlington Philharmonic, Washington-Lee

5/22-7/1         –       Scottsboro Boys, Signature Theater

5/31-7/8         –       The Tempest, WSC Avant Bard, Gunston II

June 2018

6/1                 –        Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Underground

6/1-6/10        –        Pinocchio, Encore Stage & Studio, Gunston I

6/10               –        Crescendo Season Finale, Arlington Philharmonic, Washington Lee HS

6/4                 –        Play Reading, SigWorks, Signature Theatre

6/24               –        Pops for Pets, Arlington Philharmonic, Lubber Run Amphitheater

6/26-6/30      –        Entirely Elvis, (Cabaret Series), Signature Theatre

July 2018

7/6                 –        Opening Reception, Arlington Artists’ Alliance, Gallery Underground

7/11-8/12      –        The Wizard of Oz, Synetic

7/19-7/20      –        Seussical, Encore Stage & Studio, Kenmore Middle School


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