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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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b2ap3_thumbnail_Workhouse-Jon_Pettyjohn.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Workhouse-Naidee-Changmoh.jpgFeb2ap3_thumbnail_Workhouse-Hadrian-Mendoza-small.jpgatures Southeast Asian Artists

Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 12, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
Public Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm
Venue:  W-16 - Vulcan Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

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b2ap3_thumbnail_acfc_logo_vert_color-2_20140814-151857_1.jpgThe Arts Council of Fairfax County will host a Cultural Diversity Panel Discussion and Workshop on August 20th from 2PM-4PM at the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. This panel will kick off plans to implement a new cultural diversity initiative and introduce a new grant category for the FY2016 Project Support Grant made possible from a $40,000 grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_moosenchicklogo1-300x161.pngRegistration is now open for three levels of Digital Photography Classes being held at ArtSpace Herndon.  Classes with instructor Jeff Burton begin on Sept 9th.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Ipar-ChalkFestLogo.jpgIPAR Announces Event
Sept. 5 -6, 2014

ChalkFest is a two-day event at Reston Town Center which will take place rain or shine.  The event opens on Friday, Sept. 5, noon to 11 p.m. to professional artists, company team-building teams and sponsors. On Saturday, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ChalkFest will be open to everyone of all ages and artistic abilities. In addition to the sheer joy of creating street-art with chalk, cash prizes will be offered in various categories.

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The Arts Council of Fairfax County has announced deadlines for FY16 grant applications.  "We want to make our grants as accessible as possible," said Rachelle Etienne-Robinson, Grants Coordinator.  "Announcing grant deadlines early is one way to do that and support planning efforts by local arts organizations and artists."

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 b2ap3_thumbnail_FPA-Summer-Series-banner.jpgDon't miss the great entertainment options at Fairfax County Parks this week.  Enjoy outdoor concerts, children's performances, even outdoor movies! Best of all, these concerts are close to home and absolutely free!  Held in local parks, they are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers.  In the case of inclement weather call 703-324-SHOW (7469) an hour before show time. 

See the schedule below for this week's performances.

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