The longest-serving visual arts center in the region, MPA provides a comprehensive array of art programs, most of which are free and open to the public, to 20,000 residents each year. While the McLean Community Center – the permanent home of MPA’s three galleries and teaching studio – undergoes renovation, visitors continue to enjoy professional, museum-quality exhibitions from local contemporary artists at a temporary location in downtown McLean. To bring the visual arts to new audiences, MPA eliminates financial barriers, offering free gallery admission, talks, and school tours; free bus transportation for schools that need it; and free offsite professional arts education for seniors and students with disabilities. In partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, its signature ArtReach program serves 2,000 students each year, many from Title I schools. Everyone should have access to arts education: you can make it happen.