• Strauss Artist Grant recipient Foon Sham
    Strauss Artist Grant recipient Foon Sham House of Identity; 2006; 7.5' x 11' x 9.5'; pine and phone books
  • Christopher K. Morgan & Artists perform at The Alden in McLean.
    Christopher K. Morgan & Artists perform at The Alden in McLean. Photo Copyright: Brianne Bland
  • Patrons enjoying sculptures at artist Greg Story’s booth at  the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston.
    Patrons enjoying sculptures at artist Greg Story’s booth at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston. Greater Reston Arts Center
  • "The 39 Steps" performed at NextStop Theatre in Herndon. Photo Copyright: Rebekah Purcell
  • "Primo Primal" performed by Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company Photo Copyright: Linda Helms Photography
  • Strauss Artist Grant recipient Diane Coburn Bruning
    Strauss Artist Grant recipient Diane Coburn Bruning “Boots" in performance by Ballett Magdeburg in Germany in 2011;
    Photo Copyright: Nilz Bohme
  • Aerial view of  the Filene Center at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna.
    Aerial view of the Filene Center at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna. An outdoor performing arts amphitheater with a 7,000 combined in-house and lawn seating capacity.
  • City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA)
    City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) Ensemble members perform in Fairfax County, the greater Northern Virginia, and Washington DC metropolitan area.

Nominations Open for the 2017 Arts Awards

2016 Arts AwardsNominations for the Arts Council of Fairfax County's 2017 Arts Awards will be accepted now through March 31, 2017. The public is encouraged to nominate businesses, individuals, and arts organizations in the following categories: Arts Philanthropy Award, Arts Achievement Award, and Emerging Arts Award. The Arts Council of Fairfax County will hold its sixth annual Arts Awards luncheon to recognize the visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County, the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Through these awards we bring together the arts, business, and civic communities, and our elected leadership to celebrate artistic excellence, outstanding achievements and dedication to the cultural life in our community. For more information click here.  Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Photo by Neshan Naltchayan.

Imagine Art Here: Seven Corners RFQ

We're starting on our next Imagine Art Here Project! The first project was Tysons Tiles, and this new project is at Seven Corners. The goal of the Imagine Art Here project is to raise community awareness and engage the community in public art. The RFQ is here. Applications are accepted here. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

Operating Support Grants Exceed $379,000

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Students at Metropolitan School of the Arts rehearse for its Academy Showcase performance. Credit: Glenn Cook

Fairfax County, VA – The Arts Council of Fairfax County has awarded $379,013 in Operating Support Grants to 41 nonprofit arts organizations in Fairfax County. Operating Support Grants provide critical funds necessary for the basic operation of arts organizations in Fairfax County in recognition of the valuable programs and services they provide to County residents.Select recipients include BalletNova, Arts Herndon, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, and Ist Stage. See the full press release here.

Arts Council of Fairfax County Presented the 2016 Arts Awards

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Renowned NBC4 News Anchor, Jim Vance, spoke about the importance of the arts in his life and for our society at the 2016 Arts Awards event. Credit: Neshan Naltchayan

Thank you to all who attended and supported our 2016 Arts Awards in October to celebrate our honorees: George Washington's Mount Vernon, Fairfax Choral Society, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and Dominion Resources. The event recognized the outstanding contributions of these organizations to the arts in our County. We are grateful to our honorees, legislators, sponsors, and attendees who contributed to the success of this event!

Read more about the event here: Large Diverse Crowd Celebrates the Arts in Fairfax County

 

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