Local Opportunities

Lovettsville Library Comic-Con

Lovettsville Library will be hosting a comic-con event on July 28 and is looking for presenters, crafters, costume folks, etc. If you have a passion for comics, we would love you to participate.

  • Participation will be accepted until space lasts
  • Event Date: Saturday, July 28, 6 - 8pm
  • Email Greg Bowman at gregory.bowman@loudoun.gov or call 540-822-5824

Game of Thrones Night at Rust Library

Rust will be turning the library and town of Leesburg into the Game of Thrones and is looking for artists to show/sell their medieval crafts or help decorate.

  • Participation will be accepted as long as there is room
  • Event Date: Saturday, July 21
  • Contact Lorraine Moffa at lorraine.moffa@loudoun.gov or 571-258-3179

Call for Artists — Art at the Point Festival

The Art at the Point festival committee invites visual artists to apply for exhibit space to show and sell their original work. The festival showcases a wide range of work including ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, woodworking, and more. In its 9th year, this unique festival combines regional visual arts with local bluegrass & stringband music and locally-prepared foods in a family-friendly, one-day celebration of the arts in historic Point of Rocks, Maryland. This year’s event will include a special demonstration and display of area paintings by plein air artists, as well as historic regional photo images.

  • Applications will be accepted until vendor space is filled
  • Event to be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Point of Rocks, Maryland
  • For additional information and artist application, please visit www.pointofrocks.org/art and click “Apply,” or email aatp@pointofrocks.org

MiniCon at Rust Library

Minicon is a free all-ages event held at the Rust Library in Leesburg. It’s designed to emulate the experience of a comic convention, but without the cost of a ticket! Featuring a teen art competition, crafts, gaming, workshops, a cosplay contest, (and more!), Minicon is one of Rust Library’s marquee events of the summer. We're looking for artists to show and sell their work.

  • Artists will be accepted to participate based on available space
  • Saturday, July 14, 10am - 5pm
  • Contact Peter Allphin, Librarian, Rust Library, 703-771-5998

Write On — Short Story Competition

Loudoun County Public Library is holding a short story competition for adults aged 19 and up. Submissions will be accepted through July 31st, and cash prizes will be awarded for the top three stories.

  • Application deadline is July 31st
  • Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 29th, at the Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Fair at Cascades Library
  • Submission guidelines and more information can be found at library.loudoun.gov/events/Write-On

General Opportunities

Art Workshops and Classes

Spotsy Arts Festival, August 11 - 12, Spotsylvania, Virginia. Seeking exhibitors and vounteers. — Killarney, Ireland with Lynn Hosegood, September 22 - October 6. Fourteen days of painting, touring, feasting and fun! — Trish McKinney, Party On Your Paper, October 22 - 26, Fredericksburg, Virginia.