November 2020 Update


Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We know due to recent events from the election to COVID-19 to upcoming holidays, people have been stressed lately. But our artists and arts organizations continue to help us get through these times and heal by providing entertainment that helps us de-stress. Check out the increasingly growing calendar of online, continuously streaming and even live productions that they are offering us.

Calendar of Arlington Arts Organization Live Events (Subject to Change)

November – January

8/22-12/13 – “Passage” exhibit by Lynda Andrews-Barry, Arlington Arts Center
8/27-11/24 – “Havana Youth,” exhibit by Greg Kahn, Cody Gallery, Marymount Univ. Appointment only:
9/26-12/19 – “Solos 2020,” Arlington Arts Center
9/26-12/19 – “By Proxy,” Arlington Arts Center
10/1-12/15 – “Flattening Time” exhibit by David Carlson, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Appointment only: 703-495-1642
11/1-12/31 – “Illuminations,” Studio 10 Artists, Sterling Picture Framing 2103 North Pollard Street
11/2-11/27 – “Gratitude” Exhibition, Gallery Underground
11/12 – Solos Artist Talk with Rebecca Rivas-Rogers, Heidi Zenisek and Constance Simon, Arlington Arts Center, Register to attend the talk.
11/28 – “Loving Local with Studio 10 Artists,” Cherrydale Shopping Center, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Info.
12/4-12/6 – 2020 Artful Weekend, Fort C.F. Smith Park, Arlington Artists Alliance, Info here.

Calendar of Arlington Arts Organization Online Productions/Events

9/21-10/12 – “At the Full Yum” by Rahima Rice play reading, Signature Theatre, Watch here.
10/9-10/23 – “Tales from a Distance,” UrbanArias, Info and tickets here.
10/16-4/16 – “The Roost,” UrbanArias, Info here.
“Beethoven in Vienna” (available after 10/23), National Chamber Ensemble, Tickets here.
11/5-5/6/2021 – Signature Vinyl (Cinematic concert), Signature Theatre, Buy tickets.
11/7 – “Hidden Talents,” Jane Franklin Dance, 7:30 pm, More information.
11/13 – Play Reading, “Secret Hour,” Prologue Theatre, Info here.
11/19 – Conversation with Visual Artist David Carlson, 7:00 pm, View here.
12/11 – Play Reading, “American Yu,” Prologue Theatre, Info here.
“NCE Holiday Celebration” (available after 12/19), National Chamber Ensemble, Tickets here.
12/7-12/28 – “The Story of Walter” by Audrey Cefaly play reading, Signature Theatre, Watch here.
12/17 – Educational Theatre Company (ETC) and McKinley Elementary present “Royal Ribbit,” a student-written musical online!  Check it out here.
1/15/2021 – Play Reading, “Monsters of the American Cinema,” Prologue Theatre, Info here.

To view the entire calendar, as well as the continuously streaming events, click here.

Embracing Arlington Arts Thanks Its Supporters:

We want to take this opportunity to thank our many generous sponsors who contributed during our October fundraising campaign. We did reach our goal which will allow us to ramp up our efforts to help artists and arts organizations prepare and plan for this continued pandemic during the fall and winter.
All funds raised during this fundraising campaign will go towards new and more enhanced initiatives to help ALL arts organizations. Among some of our planned activities are conducting a “State of the Arts Industry” survey following eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic; completion and release of the Embracing Arlington Arts strategic plan that will outline how to best advocate and assist the arts and culture industry; increasing our marketing assistance for artists and arts organizations through the monthly Update and social media platforms; embarking on an “arts benefits” database of stories and anecdotes (see below); and keeping our supporters abreast of all developments and happenings in the arts arena.

Embracing Arlington Arts Asking for Anecdotes on  Arts Benefits:
One of the initiatives that Embracing Arlington Arts will be embarking on is the compilation of anecdotes on how individuals or groups have been positively impacted by the arts. Whether it be through dance, music, performing arts, or any other arts genre, we want to hear your personal stories on how the arts have helped you.

All stories will remain anonymous but will be key and integral to our future discussions with government leaders about the importance of the arts. Please send your anecdotes to Thanks in advance!

Corporate Sponsor of the Month:
JBG SMITH is an S&P 400 company that owns, operates, invests in, and develops a dynamic portfolio of high-growth mixed-use properties in and around Washington, DC. Through an intense focus on placemaking, JBG SMITH cultivates vibrant, amenity-rich, walkable neighborhoods throughout the Capital region, including National Landing where it now serves as the exclusive developer for Amazon’s new headquarters. JBG SMITH’s portfolio currently comprises 20.8 million square feet of high-quality office, multifamily and retail assets, 98% at our share of which are Metro-served. It also maintains a robust future pipeline encompassing 18.7 million square feet of mixed-used development opportunities.
“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks“ Podcast:
We had a very eclectic set of guests on “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” this month. We started the month talking with Jenny Bilfield, the President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts. She updated us on their exciting upcoming digital season with scores of top talent, their new ticketing packages, work with local schools and a lot more. Next, we had a wide-ranging interview with Theater J’s Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf. Hear about their interesting classes for audience members, the history of Theater J, some silver linings of the shutdown, and lots of other issues.

We also welcomed the new President of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Lisa Richards Toney. She gives us details about her extremely interesting and unique career path, as well as offers insightful advice to young people interested in an arts management career. Finally, we ended the month with a conversation with visual artist David Carlson about his current exhibit at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, how the pandemic has impacted his work and a recap of the Arlington Visual Artists Studio Tour.

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

Media Hits:
We had several media hits about our “Diversity and Cultural Equity” podcast. ArlNow published a column about the series. Broadway World also published two stories on the series with the first about the BIPOC leading voices interviews, and the second about the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion expert discussions in response to the BIPOC demands.

Arts organizations continued taking advantage of our ArlNow subscription to post columns about their events. UrbanArias published a column about their online film “The Roost” which is a component of their “Tales from a Safe Distance” opera series. The Arlington Chorale also posted a column on all the activities they are doing both for their chorale members, as well as for their community overall.

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 sent to Embracing Arlington Arts, 754 North Vermont Street, Arlington, VA 22203

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