Take A Vacation

Summer will soon be over, so make the most of it. Studies have shown that taking time away from your routine can have significant physical and mental health benefits. People who take vacations have lower stress, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. If you can't get away physically, make yourself some free time. Even a 5-10 minute walk in the park without your phone can provide the mental distance needed to relax and think more creatively. Ahhhhhh.

When you're ready to get back at it, you can find fabulous exhibitions, fun theater productions, arts classes, and a full list of opportunities on the website. Just click on the links to your left.

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Two Loudoun Artists Left Their Mark

In December we lost two talented women who greatly influenced the arts in Loudoun. Kris Loya, 40, was known to many as a painter, instructor, and manager of the Tryst Gallery. Betty Wiley, 90, was a longtime Loudoun volunteer who started painting late in life and became one of the first artists to participate in the Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour. Our world is a little better for their efforts at creating community, and they will be dearly missed.