Artfest Week 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018, 6-8pm Opening Reception: meet the artists and enjoy refreshments

Saturday, March 17, 10am-5pm  ART SHOW OPEN, Workshops

Sunday, March 18, 12pm-5pm  ART SHOW OPEN, Workshops

Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22, 12pm-4pm  ART SHOW OPEN, Workshop on Tues, Thurs

Last Day!  Friday, March 23, 10am-12pm  ART SHOW OPEN

The Arlington Artists Alliance is proud to present a week full of art at Fort C.F. Smith. In conjunction with an on-going art show and sale in the Historic Hendry House, there will be FREE workshops open to the public:

Saturday, March 17

11am: Add Zest to Your Watercolor Work with Brusho. In this hands on workshop led by Judy Isaacs, work with dried crystals that spread when water is applied. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with crystals that give a burst of color and texture when applied with watercolor. A variety of papers (including yupo) will be available to experiment with. FREE!

2pm: Working with Oil Bars on Stone Paper.

Oil bars and stone paper are made for each other. The bars slide so smoothly that you draw and paint at the same time. During this demonstration watch as Jackie Afram creates the beginning of a landscape or still life. FREE!

Sunday, March 18

12 noon: Paint Your Favorite Animal 

Artist Gerda Lane will lead this hands-on activity where kids trace and paint their favorite animal in watercolor or crayons. Kids will create artwork to take home and share with families. All materials provided. Ages: Families Welcomed. FREE!

1:30 pm: Introduction to Sumi-e

Watch Carol Waite as she demonstrates the timeless art of oriental brush painting on rice paper. Participants may bring their own materials and join in.

1:30 pm: Civil War “Treasure Hunt”

Elementary school aged children accompanied by an adult will search for answers to historical Civil War questions about Arlington, Fort CF Smith and Washington, DC. Clues are found on the grounds of the Fort CF Smith property. A “Treasure” will be provided to successful participants along with refreshments! Led by Todd Parker, meet at the front door of the Hendry House. FREE!

3:00 pm: Historic Photographic Processes and the Cyanotype

Photography, as we know it, has been around since 1839, and has evolved from salted papers to computer generated prints. Learn from Liz Vance about some early photographic processes, and how to create your own cyanotype. Cyanotype kits will be available for purchase. Ages: All ages welcome, children under 8 must have an adult present.

Tuesday, March 20

2- 3:30 pm: Chalk and Brush Lettering Demonstration

Join artist Mary Jennings and learn how to create beautiful hand lettered art, signage and notecards. 

Thursday, March 22

2 – 4:00 pm Canvas Floor Cloth Painting

Floor-cloth Making (Painted Canvas Floor Covering). Watch as Mary Jennings demonstrates the design process, execution and finishing of a hand-painted rug. These long lasting types of floor coverings are a great way to add a unique flare and protective covering to your floor.

Artful Weekend Nov. 17-19, 2017

at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th St N, Arlington, VA  22207


Reception: Friday, November 17, 20176-8pm 

Saturday, November 18, 10am-5pm

Sunday, November 19, 12noon-4pm

Join us for the 15th annual Artful Weekend Show and Sale, held in the historic Hendry House at Fort C.F. Smith Park in Arlington, VA.

All art is created by top local Arlington-based artists and features paintings, ceramics, sculpture, cards and unframed works.

For more information about event, call the Alliance’s Gallery Underground at 571-483-0652. 


Artfest Week Spring 2018

Annual ARTrageous Silent Art Auction 2017

Annually in October at Gallery Underground in Crystal City
Benefitting the community programs of the Arlington Artists Alliance


Arlington, VA – “ARTrageous,” the 4th Annual Arlington Artists Alliance silent art auction took place on Friday, October 6, 2017, featuring great art and glorious food from favorite area restaurants: McCormick & Schmick, Chick-fil-A, We the Pizza, Ted’s Montana Grill, Jimmy John’s, and Crystal City Sports Pub. The Alliance thanks all these generous sponsors in 2017.

Many thanks to our enthusiastic patrons and the hard work of our volunteers who make this annual fundraiser possible.



Artfest Week Spring 2018

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