The Loudoun Arts Council Wants Your Input!

Do you live in Loudoun County? Do you have opinions? Excellent! Click here to take our short, ten question survey about the importance of the arts in our community.

The Loudoun Arts Council's Annual Business Meeting

Join your hardworking Board Members on October 28th at Franklin Park Arts Center to learn about the LAC's recent work and plans for the future.

Arts On Tap

Loudoun arts groups, individual artists of all kinds, and the general public are invited to learn more about our county’s vibrant arts community at the Arts On Tap mixer at Old Ox Brewery on October 12th. Loudoun Arts Council members can pick up their new membership cards at the event. The cards have special benefits, including a discount on purchases at Old Ox, a generous LAC sponsor and the first LAC Member Card partner.

Hunt Country Harvest Ball and Art Show

The Loudoun Arts Council and the PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, and Salamander Resort are hosting a special fundraising exhibit in Middleburg, Virginia, from October 26th through November 7th, the date of PHILLIPS’ Hunt Country Harvest Ball and Art Sale.

Note: Jury results were emailed to all applicants on Saturday, October 10th. Please contact us if you didn't receive yours.

FOCAL POINTS: A New artsWorks Exhibit at Old Ox Brewery

LAC's artWorks program announces a new exhibit at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn Virginia. FOCAL POINTS: Leaning In and Stepping Back features the works of LAC members Jan Blacka and Bob Friedenberg. These two artists take radically different approaches in their observations and artistic expressions. Friedenberg, an engineer, uses a mechanical pen to create finely detailed and imagined structures. Blacka, a mixed media artist, uses a wide variety of materials to create dreamy generalized compositions that recall land- or seascapes.

Arts Organizations Encouraged to Apply for LAC artShare Grants

Loudoun County non-profit arts organizations are eligible to apply for funding through the LAC's artShare grants program. The artShare grants program was created to assist organizations of artistic merit to the Loudoun County community by providing funds to help maintain their stability and encourage their development. Each year, the Loudoun Arts Council awards grants to local arts organizations that have demonstrated artistic excellence and effective management.

New Visiting Artists Program Announced

The Loudoun Arts Council (LAC) and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) are collaborating on an initiative for local visual artists to visit classrooms during the 2014-2015 school year. The Visiting Artists program will demonstrate that art isn't in the past or confined to textbooks, but that is happening here and now, and continuously evolving. Visiting artists will share their experience with art as a career or as a creative journey, and engage students in the process. Besides collaborating with art teachers to enrich the LCPS arts curriculum, participating artists will be able to practice speaking about their work and methods and refine their presentation skills.