Painter Norma Lasher Reflects on a Life of Travel in New artWorks Exhibit, "Tourist By Nature"

Painter Norma Lasher and her husband, whom she affectionately refers to as Lash, have traveled the world since the 1960s.  Lasher’s tours of Asia and Europe have provided much inspiration for her art. “My subject matter for landscapes is usually a place I have been, and I want to remember. If others are entertained or their memories are evoked, I am doubly blessed,” says Lasher.

Marni Manning Brings Americana Culture to Old Ox

Marni Manning's new artWorks exhibit at Old Ox Brewery, Americana Culture, brings American folktales to life.

Bring Your Bright Ideas to Our Annual Gathering!

If you have ideas about new programs or projects, we'd love to hear from you! Loudoun Arts Council members, prospective members, and the public are invited to the 2018 Annual LAC Members’ Meeting at Leesburg Junction at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 16th. Members are invited to enjoy a brief meet-and-greet with refreshments before the Annual President's Report and the membership will elect new Board members. 

2018 artShare Grant Applications Due by October 31st

The Loudoun Arts Council’s artShare grants were created to assist organizations of artistic merit to the Loudoun County community by providing funds to help maintain their stability and encourage their development. This year the Arts Council is looking for new initiatives to bring the arts to Loudouners in more creative ways. Instead of submitting an update past grant applications, a common practice for non-profits, “This year, we want to challenge our local arts organizations to think creatively about ways to use our grants,” says artShare administrator Mary Kenesson.

LAC Seeks Applicants for COLLAB, a New Residency Program for Artists

Are you looking for a venue for your creative ideas? In the COLLAB atelier project, Embark Center and IndED join the Loudoun Arts Council to offer qualifying LAC members quarterly residencies in a studio space in Leesburg's Arts and Culture District. Visiting artists can use the space as a working studio and exhibit area and have the opportunity to engage with the public in a unique way in the heart of downtown Leesburg. In lieu of rent, IndED and Embark students will have access to their process.

Rural Economic Development Council Seeks Input from Arts Business Owners

Do you own an arts business in rural Loudoun? The Rural Economic Development Council (REDC) wants to hear from you.

Take the Survey

A New Trail Focuses on History, Culture, and Agriculture

The Loudoun County Barn Quilt Trail will open this fall and focus on important agricultural structures and locations in Loudoun County. Residents and visitors can learn about the importance of these farm buildings, their history, and the activities they currently house. These buildings tell important stories about our history and our future.