November 2022 Update

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

The holidays are fast approaching which means there are even more arts and theater events to choose from for your entertainment outings. Check out our comprehensive calendar below for everything happening in Arlington and spread the word! Also, learn about what we have been up to during the month of October.

2022 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

November – January 2023

10/1-12/18 – “Let Them Kids Be Kids,” Lex Marie Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Info here.

10/1-12/18 – “Assembly 2022: Time and Attention,” Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Info here.

111/1-11/13 – “Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell,’ Cabaret Series, Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

11/1-11/26 – Exhibition of Artists Steena Fullmer and Anna Radjou, Gallery Underground, Info here.

11/8-1/29/2023 – “Into the Woods,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

11/10, 11/12 – “Torn,” a play reading by Avant Bard Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Info here.

11/12 – Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show, Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association Community House, Info here.

11/18, 11/20 – “The Figs,” a play reading by Avant Bard Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Tiffany Gallery, Info here.

11/20 – “A Musical Journey Around the World, Washington Balalaika Society, Kenmore Middle School, Info here.

11/28 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

12/1-12/26 – Solo Exhibition of Artist Mark Coffey works, Gallery Underground, Info here.

12/2, 12/4 – “A Lovely Light,” a play reading by Avant Bard Theatre, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Info here.

12/2-12/11 – “A Fairytale Christmas Carol,” Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.

12/2 – Opening Reception for Mark Coffey exhibition, Gallery Underground, Info here

12/2-12/23 – “Snow Maiden,” Synetic Theater, Info and tickets here.

12/6-1/22/2023 – “Which Way to the Stage,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

12/10 – “Holiday Cheer,” National Chamber Ensemble, Unitarian Universalist Church, Info and tickets here.

12/10 – “Christmas Joy,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.

1/13/2023-1/22.2023 – “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.

1/27/2023-2/11/202 – “Boston Marriage,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.

1/31-2/5/2023 – “First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald,” Cabaret Series,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Embracing Arlington Arts Hosts Networking Event

Embracing Arlington Arts hosted its first in-person networking event for visual artists and arts organization representatives since the COVID pandemic hit our nation. Over 30 attendees from about 20 different organizations came to the networking event to meet their peers, discuss possible collaborative events, catch up with old friends and to hear about venue opportunities for pop-up events, including galleries and churches. A great time was had for all and everyone agreed these networking events should continue! Click here to view photos from the event.

EAA Receives Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant

We are excited to report that our organization has received a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA). In anticipation of a very busy 2023, as well as the soft launch of our capital campaign for a Performing Arts Center (stay tuned for that!), the Embracing Arlington Arts Board of Directors acknowledged the need for consulting services to ramp up our social media outreach, as well as a revamping of our website. The VCA grant will help finance these consulting services during the first quarter of 2023.

Corporate Sponsor of the Month
Our corporate sponsor of the month is Mindcubed – an SBA 8(a) certified information technology software and services company headquartered in the DC metro area. The company thrives on and excels at delivering creative solutions quickly and cost effectively in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Mobile Apps Development, Agile Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity. Mindcubed’s GRID software enables organizations to understand trends, predict outcomes and make data-driven decisions.

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
We continued our Emmett Till Trilogy podcast series with a discussion with Mosaic Theater’s Artistic Director Reginald Douglas who offered his views on the role of the theater industry in spurring discussions about important issues in our nation, what he learned about Emmett Till and his family through these works, what he hopes the Till family will say after seeing the shows. The following week was an extremely interesting interview with Antonio Michael Woodard who portrayed Emmett Till and offered his insight into portraying this young man and thoughts about racial justice.

We stayed in the theater arena and chatted with Director Rikki Howie and Actor Mack Leamon about Dominion Stage’s production of August Wilson’s “King Hedley II.”  Next, we went to the neighboring Fairfax to learn about the services and work of ArtsFairfax from the organization’s new Chair Scott Cryer and Executive Director Linda Sullivan.

We ended the month with another guest providing essential services to visual artists this time around – Client Raiser’s Founder Danielle Glosser.

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:
The SunGazette published a story about the release of our business plan for the Arlington Performing Arts Center. ArlNow also published an in-depth article on the business plan and initiative.

Arts organizations also continued to take advantage of the Embracing Arlington Arts subscription for bimonthly Community Post columns in ArlNow. The National Chamber Ensemble wrote a column about their exciting upcoming season. The Arlington Philharmonic used the space to provide details about all their programs, workshops and concerts available and coming up. 

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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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