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Arts Council of Fairfax County selects artist Julia Vogl for interactive public art project Imagine Art Here.

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The Arts Council of Fairfax County will be moving to Merrifield during the week of September 22nd. Our new address is 2667 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031, conveniently located two blocks from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro Station on the Orange Line.

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On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Arts Council of Fairfax County will present the annual Arts Awards to six outstanding awardees; which includes the Jinx Hazel Arts Award presented to Mr. William F. Reeder and Mr. Richard Kamenitzer; the Arts Impact Award to Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE); the Arts Education Award to Cappies of the National Capitol Area (Cappies NCA); and the Arts Philanthropy Award to Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Steve Macintrye of Macintyre Electronic Design Associates (MEDA).

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b2ap3_thumbnail_JCCNV-Peddler600blw_C-3.jpgTHE BODZIN ART GALLERY announces the opening of the new exhibition, "The Lower East Side-Immigrant Portal to America 1875-1925" on September 9, 2014.  The exhibit will run through December 15, 2014 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA, 20031, 703-323-0880. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_20140820_142320-1-small-2.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_20140820_142446-small-2.jpgAudio recordings and printed materials from the Arts Council's Cultural Diversity Grants Workshop & Panel Discussion are now available.  This Workshop and Panel Discussion was held on August 20th at the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce as an introduction to a new cultural diversity initiative and new grant category for the FY2016 Project Support Grant made possible from a $40,000 grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guest speakers with knowledge of culturally diverse programming shared their experiences during the panel discussion:
Clay Lord, Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts
Laura Connors Hull, Founder & Producing Director, Creative Cauldron
Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, Artist & Educator
David D. Mitchell, Program Manager of Urban Arts Leadership, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ballet-nova-logo-large.jpgBalletNova Center for Dance is proud to announce the grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Fredgren Studio Theater on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (by invitation only) at the BalletNova studios (3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA 22041).

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b2ap3_thumbnail_CBT-45.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_CBT-Cinderella1-Edited-small.jpgKnown for its high caliber instructors and professional quality ballet and contemporary dance productions, Classical Ballet Theatre is now auditioning dancers ages 7-18 for its training academy and performance companies. Telephone (703) 471-0750. Visit http://www.cbtnva.org/

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b2ap3_thumbnail_festival_banner-450.jpgOutdoor concerts and festival fun continues this month with 11 upcoming festivals.  There's something to please everyone.  Check out what's happening near you or explore outside of your neighborhood and celebrate with art, music, and more.  For more information on these and other festivals, visit http://www.artsfairfax.org/resources/festivals for the new Arts Council of Fairfax County Festival Directory in Resources.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_DanceArtTheatre-Invite.jpgThe public is invited to DanceArtTheater's studio performance at 2pm on September 7 at BalletNova Center for Dance Performance Space, 3443 Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church, VA.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_WBS.jpgTo Recruit New Musicians

On Wednesday, September 3rd the Washington Balalaika Society orchestra will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE to recruit new musicians!  This all-volunteer orchestra of 55 musicians plays the music of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern European on traditional Russian folk instruments....balalaika, domra, gusli as well as folk wind & percussion. 

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