November 2021 Update


Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

The holidays are right around the corner and we hope that everyone has a gallery, theater, concert or other arts events on your calendars and tickets wrapped up as gifts. The arts industry has reopened and we hope that you can support these artists, professionals and organizations. Embracing Arlington Arts continues to help promote and advocate for the health of the industry and have lots on our “to-do” list throughout the rest of this year and into 2022. Check out the calendar below – we have added a lot since last month.

2021 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

November – January

9/1-12/4 – “Magnifica,” Cody Gallery, Info here.

11/1-11/26 – “Words Matter” Gallery Underground, Info here.

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

11/5-11/20 – “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info here.

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

11/19 – 9th Street Quartet in Concert, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

11/19-11/21 -“Enchanted Bookshop Christmas,” Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson School, Tickets here.

11/29-12/26 – “Cinderella,” Synetic Theater, Tickets here.

12/1 – 9th Street Quartet in Concert, St. George’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.

12/3 – Opening Reception,” Gallery Underground, Info here.

12/3-12/5 -“Enchanted Bookshop Christmas,” Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson School, Tickets here.

12/3-12/15 – “19th Annual Artful Weekend,” Gallery Underground, Fort C.F. Smith Park, 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.

12/18 – “Holiday Cheer,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and Tickets 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.

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Amazon Supports Embracing Arlington Arts Black Box Initiative

We are very excited to announce that Amazon is underwriting consultant fees for us to move forward on drafting a business plan a flexible and quality performing arts/black box theater. One of our many long-term goals is to have a venue built in Arlington which will prove to be a game changer for the arts in the County. Many, many thanks to Amazon for funding this initiative. We have hired a business consultant and will be meeting with potential arts partners soon. The written plan is targeted to be finalized and released by May 2022.

“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast Hits 10,000 Downloads:

October was a very special month because our weekly podcast reached 10,000 downloads! Each week we highlight an artist, theater personnel, dancer, arts organization representative, musician, arts dignitary and everyone in between to talk about their profession, new productions, openings, arts benefits and much more.

We are currently scheduling guests for 2022. If you would like to be on the show or want to recommend someone, email We are always looking for new folks to chat with about the arts and culture.

Corporate Sponsor of the Month:
Our corporate sponsor of the month is the Fred Schnider Investment Group – a real estate investment and development firm specializing in urban and suburban mixed-use and residential properties. Since 1940, the company has been building beautiful and thriving communities in the Washington, DC area and have always been committed to creating places that attract new opportunity and limitless possibility. The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, located in Ballston’s Liberty Center, showcases the work of local artists to the community. Driven by the important cultural role that the art community contributes to the quality of our lives, the Gallery is a creative space where artists and those who love art can come together.

“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
We covered numerous arts genres during September with our podcast guests. We welcomed back to the show the Artistic Director of BalletNova Center for Dance Matthew Powell who gave us all the details about their upcoming in-person production of “The Nutcracker,” including brand new choreography, new costumes and new sets that will surprise the audience from the moment the curtain opens.

Next, we went to the theater and interviewed the newly named Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Matthew Gardiner who gave us details about their upcoming production of “Rent,” as well as some of his goals for the theater. We stuck with theater the following week when we chatted with Director Danielle Guy about “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” being presented by Dominion Stage and got some inside scoop on the show.

Finally, we pivoted to the opera world and learned about the exciting film project Urban Arias is releasing in recognition of the 100th anniversary for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from Artistic Director Bob Wood and Executive Director Anne-Carolyn Bird. To listen to any of our interviews, follow this link.

Media Hits:
Broadway World included an article about the Health Benefits of the Arts podcast series and one-stop library of study links that we released last month. ArlNow also covered the release in this column.

Arlington arts groups also published several columns this month. First up was the National Chamber Ensemble who highlighted their return to live and in-person concerts and provided details about their first event of the season. Bowen McCauley Dance wrote a very nice column about their final season and their bequeathing the Dance for PD to several notable organizations in the DC region.

Rounding out the month was the Washington Balalaika Society who also used the opportunity to provide details about their first in-person concert and some background about the group.

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!


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