Join Us for Arts Trivia Night!

Join us for a fun winter Arts Mixer: Arts Trivia Night, 7-9 pm on Monday, February 25th at Ocelot Brewing Company, 23600 Overland Drive, #180, Dulles, VA 20166.


February 15 Deadline Approaches: The 2019 Gale Waldron Excellence in the Arts Awards

Students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to participate in this year’s program. Emerging artists in dance, theatre, vocal and instrumental music, and the literary arts, as well as visual artists working in 2D or 3D, may submit their work for evaluation.

Our February Spotlight is on: Painter Kay Layne

According to painter Kay Layne, "Abstract painting has always drawn me because I make paintings that are intended to elicit emotion depending on the makeup of the viewer. My work can be soothing, challenging, or upsetting. I don’t paint realism, because I prefer that the viewer respond without my directing them through realistic images."

New Residency Opportunities for 2019

Loudoun County Public Library is working with the LAC to offer COLLAB Artist's Residencies Makerspace at Brambleton Library in Ashburn. The COLLAB program is for artists and makers of all kinds. Artists can use the spaces as working studio and exhibit areas, and will have the opportunity to engage with the public in a unique way in historic downtown Leesburg, or Brambleton Town Center.

CarolLyn Simpson's Man-Cave Paintings at Old Ox Brewery

CarolLyn Simpson's "Man-Cave" paintings are influenced by Paleolithic Cave Art. Her work will be exhibited through March at Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114, in Ashburn, Virginia. Join us for a reception and meet the artist 7 pm to 9 pm on Friday, February 22.

LAC artShare 2018 Grant Winner Announced

We congratulate Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, recipient of a $2,000 artShare grant for 2018! This organization demonstrated strong management, high artistic quality, and willingness to think creatively about contributing to Loudoun County.

LAC Seeks Applicants for COLLAB Residency Program

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 occasional access to their process.

Barn Quilt 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. The Barn Quilt Committee is seeking new participants and sponsors for this new program in rural Loudoun.

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.