The Art League has a simple philosophy: nurture the artist and you enrich the entire community. For seasoned artists and curious newcomers alike, it provides accessible exhibit space and classes (online and in-studio) in virtually all visual arts disciplines – from ceramics to jewelry to mixed media. In collaboration with the court system, it also offers an arts-based mentoring program, Space of her Own (SOHO), for creatively-inclined fifth grade girls who have a relative in jail or on probation (one of the strongest indicators that a child will later become court-involved). A partnership with Fort Belvoir Military Base connects injured military personnel with visual arts experiences designed to redevelop fine motor skills while offering opportunities for socializing, personal enrichment, and catharsis. Need-based scholarships are available for students of all ages and backgrounds. With your support, arts in Alexandria will always have a home.
Headquarters: VA-City of Alexandria
Where They Operate: VA-City of Alexandria
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Population(s) Served: All
Awards & Recognition
2004 - INOVA Alexandria and United Way's Eureka! Award
2005 Tony Taylor Award - Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington DC
2005 Northern Virginia Leadership Award for Community Partnership (Leadership Fairfax Inc.) for co-founding SOHO—A Space of Her Own outreach program
2009 Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities "Coming Up Taller" Semifinalist Award
2008 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce "Champion of the Arts" Award
- Tricking Eyes and Drawing Them In
Thu Dec 22 2011, The Washington Post
Tweaking nature on a somewhat larger scale, the father-and-son team of Guy and Marco Rando work mostly with wood.
- 'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 13
Tue Dec 13 2011, WAMU 88.5FM
A father and son collaborated on Transitions showing until January 2nd at The Art League in Alexandria.
- ArtFest 2011: Home of the Open House and the Perfect Gift
Wed Nov 16 2011, Pinklineproject.com
ArtFest, one of the Pink Line Project's favorite holiday open houses, is just around the corner, and is one that we encourage everyone...
- Art on the Rocks Â– Stirring up the Typical Art Experience
Tue Oct 11 2011, Pinklineproject.com
In fact, the Art League would be more inclined to say that creativity can be concocted in your glass Â– not just on the walls.
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