Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,
Happy National Arts and Humanities Month! These past few months have been so exciting and productive for Embracing Arlington Arts – from the completion of our business plan for an Arlington Performing Arts Center to the launch of our fourth Theater/Arts Management Educational Podcast series and now the promotion of our once-a-year fundraiser. This Update covers it all, and more!
2022 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events
Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)
October – December
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.
9/1-10/31 – “What Makes A Quilt So Special; Kyra Hicks Exhibition,” FOHTA Gallery, 2206 South Monroe Street, Arlington, Info here.
9/22-10/20 – “Psalms Visualized: Kreg Yingst’s Block Prints,” St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Info here.
10/1-10/26 – Solo Exhibition of Artist Barry Keith works, Gallery Underground, Info here.
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.
10/7 – Opening Reception for Barry Keith exhibition, Gallery Underground, Info here.
10/14-10/23 – “Treasure Island,” Encore Stage & Studio, Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Info and tickets here.
10/14-11/6 – “Dracula,” Synetic Theater, Info and tickets here.
10/16 – Opening reception for new exhibition, Mason Exhibitions Arlington, Info here.
10/16 – Concert, 9th Street Quartet, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.
10/20-11/6 – “Signature Seminar: To Journey’s End with Into the Woods,” Signature Theatre, Info here.
10/21-11/5 – “King Hedley II,” Dominion Stage, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets here.
10/29 – “Annual Fall Show,” The Arlingtones, NRECA, Info here.
11/1-11/13 – “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.
11/4 – Opening Reception for Steena Fullmer and Anna Radjou exhibition, Gallery Underground, Info here.
11/5 – “Jewish Musical Treasures,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and tickets 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, Mason Exhibitions 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.
To view the entire calendar, click here.
EAA Releases Arlington Performing Arts Center (APAC) Business Plan
After months of research, interviews, Task Force meetings and a residential survey, Embracing Arlington Arts (EAA) is releasing its business plan for an “Arlington Performing Arts Center.”
The plan addresses four primary areas:
• Why Arlington needs a new venue
• The mission and purpose of APAC
• How APAC will be operated, managed and governed
• How much APAC will cost to build and operate, along with expected income
The full Press Release can be found here.
Embracing Arlington Arts wants to send out a huge thank you to Amazon for underwriting the consultant’s fees for this important project. Without their support this critical document could not have been compiled. Now our efforts turn to finalizing a site for the veue. Several are under consideration at this time so stay tuned for a final announcement (we hope) soon.
Once -a-Year Fundraiser for Embracing Arlington Arts
This year has been a stellar year for us (i.e., launch of our fourth Theater/Arts Management podcast series, release of our Arlington Performing Arts Center business plan, reaching 10,000 downloads of podcast episodes, update of our “Health Benefits of the Arts Library” of 100 study links, and much more)! And the year isn’t even over! We could not have done any of this without the generous support of our corporate sponsors and individual donors. THANK YOU!
Our work is continuing full steam ahead for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023, with a special emphasis on getting a theater built in Arlington (see above). We hope that you will join us and make a contribution during our once-a-year annual fundraiser this month. Your contribution will make an impact for all the arts in Arlington and the DMV as our increased reach and visibility directly benefits the arts organizations, artists and industry we continue to promote and highlight.
Our mission is to advance the vibrancy and health of the arts and culture through advocacy and awareness programs, outreach initiatives and projects that enhance equitable access to the arts and cultural environment remains critical. All contributions will go directly to activities and initiatives aimed at achieving this mission.
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
* Donate through our fundraiser link on facebook
* 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!
Embracing Arlington Arts Releases Latest “Theater/Arts Management Podcast Educational Series”
We were proud to release our latest Theater/Arts Management Podcast Educational Series entitled “Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice – Theaters Keeping the Conversation Going” last month. Four Mosaic Theater Company partners making this exciting premiere of a rotating repertory production of the Emmett Till Trilogy of plays possible (“The Ballad of Emmett Till,” “That Summer in Sumner,” and “Benevolence”) were interviewed for the podcast. This series focuses not only on this premiere, but also to embellish and continue the conversation about racial justice in our nation and to discuss how the theater industry is, and should be spurring those discussions.
These Educational Series are a component of our weekly podcast “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” (see below). The aim is to offer in-depth interviews with experts on topics of importance in the arts and theater world. Other have focused on the “Health Benefits of the Arts,” “Diversity and Cultural Equity,” and an Artistic Director series.
Corporate Sponsor 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:
We started the month with an episode for the “Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice Podcast Educational Series” with a very insightful interview with renowned playwright Ifa Bayeza about why she wrote these plays, what she hoped audiences would take from seeing them and some interesting facts she learned about Emmett Till. The second episode of the series aired next when we talked to the director of the Till Trilogy productions Talvin Wilks who gave us his views on how the theater industry and media are keeping the discussion about racial justice going.
We ended the month chatting with the Executive Director of the formerly-named Arlington Arts Center Catie Anchin who updated our listeners on the very exciting changes happening at the gallery. From a rebranding to new initiatives for corporations to teaching patrons how to build a collection to yoga sessions, the gallery is introducing scores of new ways to bring patrons through their doors.
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.
BroadwayWorld published an article about the Embracing Arlington Arts fourth “Theater/Arts Management Educational Podcast Series” entitled ““Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice – Theaters Keeping the Conversation Going”.
Arts organizations continued to take advantage of the Embracing Arlington Arts underwriting of bimonthly Community Post columns in ArlNow. Prio Bangla used the opportunity to promote its sixth annual free street festival. Most recently, the 9th Street Chamber Music wrote a column about the launch of their exciting second season.