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The Arts Are in Fairfax

The Arts Are in Fairfax

By Dana C. Stewart / Special to the Fairfax County Times Apr 2, 2021 Spring is finally here. We are excited to get outdoors and experience life beyond four walls. We feel optimistic and crave fun opportunities. Life is starting to look familiar as school busses return to the roads and businesses open their doors to more patrons. However,...

ArtsFairfax Celebrates National Poetry Month With 30 Guest Poetry Readers

ArtsFairfax Celebrates National Poetry Month With 30 Guest Poetry Readers

Fairfax County, VA – ArtsFairfax and inaugural Fairfax Poet Laureate Nicole Tong invite you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff C. McKay kicked off the month by proclaiming April 2021 as Poetry Month in Fairfax County and read a poem written by local student Joon Won Lee.  ArtsFairfax continues celebrating poetry month each day in April and into...

ArtsFairfax Thanks the Arts for Their Support During the COVID Crisis

ArtsFairfax Thanks the Arts for Their Support During the COVID Crisis

A Strong Arts Community Helps Fairfax Survive and Thrive  It’s been over a year since the world, as we knew it, came to an abrupt stop. While doors closed and venues shuttered, Fairfax County artists and art organizations used innovation and creativity to share art offerings that entertained, educated, soothed our grief, and kept us...

Relief and Recovery for the Arts 

Relief and Recovery for the Arts 

Relief and Recovery for the Arts  President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan is a major step toward recovery and building back America. This bill and federal leaders’ support of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants are critically needed relief for our community. While these are big steps forward, much is still needed for the...

The Arts Are in Fairfax

The Arts Are in Fairfax

Spring is finally arriving in Fairfax. After some messy snowy days and a continuous yearning to get outside, we feel hopeful that soon we will be out of our homes celebrating and engaging in the arts. The last year has forced us to pause and re-examine how we live, how we work, and how we share and experience art....

Next Steps for NextStop Theatre Company

Next Steps for NextStop Theatre Company

By Amy Ginsburg, From a Capacity Partners Case Study As Covid-19 crashed into our area a year ago, the arts faced unique challenges as stages went dark and classes moved to virtual platforms. Professional theaters, such as the NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, VA, were thrust into unfamiliar, unprecedented circumstances. Not every arts organization survived,...

Local Arts Organizations Get Boost from COVID-19 Relief Grants

Local Arts Organizations Get Boost from COVID-19 Relief Grants

RestonNow.com January 20, 2021 at 2:30pm Dozens of local artists and arts-oriented organizations got welcome news last week when ArtsFairfax announced the recipients of $567,138 in emergency relief and recovery grants on Jan. 15. A nonprofit that serves as Fairfax County’s designated local arts agency, ArtsFairfax created an Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants program in order to provide quick...

January – The arts are in Fairfax

January – The arts are in Fairfax

Dana C. Stewart / Special to the Fairfax County TimesJan 15, 2021 The year 2020 is over, and we can thank our creativity, innovation, and desire to connect for getting us to January. The arts community led the way in transitioning exhibits, classes, and experiences to an online format. It has not been easy, and...

December – The arts are in Fairfax

December – The arts are in Fairfax

Dana C. Stewart Special to the Fairfax County TimesDec 11, 2020 December is traditionally a time for us to reflect and give generously to those in need. This year, thinking back, 2020 seems longer than 12 months. It has challenged us to rethink how we live both economically and culturally. Like everyone, the local arts...

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