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The Importance of the Arts in a Child’s Development

The Importance of the Arts in a Child’s Development

The importance of the arts can not be denied. They help children develop communication and language skills, increase creativity, and improve self-esteem. The arts also expose children to exciting topics like history, geography, math, science, and technology that they might not come into contact with otherwise.

ArtsFairfax Leadership on the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan update

ArtsFairfax Leadership on the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan update

Dear Friends, We are delighted to share the ArtsFairfax 2022-2026 Strategic Plan with you! Thank you for your time, insight, and thoughtfulness. When we began this process over two years ago, the ArtsFairfax Strategic Plan Committee, comprised of the Board, staff, and community leaders, embarked on a path of deep learning to evaluate what worked,...

The Hazel Family Legacy

The Hazel Family Legacy

The Hazel family has been instrumental in growing and strengthening Fairfax County into one of the country’s most successful suburban communities.    John Tilghman “Til” Hazel, Jr. passed away on March 15, 2022. Til was well known for his development of major retail, commercial, and residential areas in Tysons and throughout Fairfax County. Til was...

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Fairfax’s summer arts camps offer students ages 5-18 years creative arts experiences and opportunities for unique experiences–with so many choices, deciding which camp to try may be the toughest decision your young camper has to make!   Arts-based camps are an essential piece of the puzzle when it comes to shaping young minds. Whether your...

Explore Poetry This April

Explore Poetry This April

April is National Poetry Month, and Fairfax County is celebrating in some style. ArtsFairfax has joined forces with Fairfax Poet Laureate Nicole Tong and her project Poetry Lives Here to put on a month-long homage to contemporary poetry.

Celebrating Women in The Arts

Celebrating Women in The Arts

Although some of the most famous artists in the world are men like Picasso, Van Gogh, and Michelangelo, women have also played a vital part in the arts.   ArtsFairfax   ArtsFairfax supports artists within the local community. In addition to providing a directory of individuals and organizations that contribute to the local arts scene,...

How Fairfax is Celebrating Black History Month Through Art

How Fairfax is Celebrating Black History Month Through Art

Fairfax County Libraries welcome adults, teens, and grade school students to join together and celebrate Black History Month in February 2022. All month there is something to do in the arts including, activities, watching documentaries & movies, and storytelling of the accomplishments of African Americans. Families can join together and learn more about the Black...

Share Your Love For The Arts This Valentine’s Day

Share Your Love For The Arts This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and affection. What better way to show your loved ones how much you care than by sharing your passion for the arts with them? Whether you’re a fan of painting, sculpture, or music, there’s no shortage of things to do to show your appreciation. So why not...

What Habits To Start In The New Year

What Habits To Start In The New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to start over again. Now is the time to think about the kind of improvements you’d like to make in your life and get them in motion. It’s easier than ever to let go of your bad habits and replace them with good ones. Look at all areas...

Art Challenges People’s Thoughts on Race

Art Challenges People’s Thoughts on Race

The death of George Floyd launched a movement to stand up, speak up, and take action against racism in our communities.  Watching the recent attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities illustrated a harsh reminder that racism is still prevalent in today’s world. Artists have always used art to help heal communities...

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