2017 artShare Grant Deadlines Announced

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 annual grant opportunity is available to all Loudoun County non-profit arts organizations.

Call For Art: 30 Years of Vision Exhibit

Artists living or working in Loudoun county are invited to submit artwork for the Loudoun Arts Council and Arts in the Village Gallery’s show: 30 Years of Vision: Celebrating the Arts in Loudoun County on display October 1st through 31st at Arts in the Village Gallery. This exhibit celebrates the 30 years of LAC support for the arts in Loudoun, and AitV's five years as Leesburg's only cooperative art gallery. A special Anniversary Reception will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Cash awards will be given. Artists can submit up to two entries in one category using the application form on the LAC website. Apply today!

Artists and Farmers Work Together: Farm to Fashion

Sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun Economic Development, and the Loudoun Arts Council, artists are busy at work on their art garments made from materials provided by local farms and agricultural businesses. Join them for the F2F Farmstyle Reception and Awards Event on Saturday, October 28th, from 2 pm to 5 pm at Franklin Park Arts Center.

Summer Brings New artWorks Exhibits at Old Ox Brewery and Visit Loudoun

The LAC's artWorks program will feature the work of two accomplished Loudoun artists this summer. Christine Dixon will bring her colorful still life paintings to the Visit Loudoun Vistors' Center in Leesburg, while photographer Samantha Marshall's arresting digital images will adorn the walls of the Old Ox Brewery Tasting Room. Meet Samantha at a special Artist's Reception on Friday June 16 at 7 pm.

"LAC Mixers" Program: What Would YOU Like to See?

We're working on organizing regular meetups — happy hours, mixers, social hours, coffee dates, and more — where LAC members can meet and learn about each others' programs and events. Take this survey to let us know what would work best for you!

Heat and Light: A New Show at a New artWorks Venue

Four local artists are part of Heat and Light, a new summer exhibit at the Clarion Inn in Leesburg. Join the artists for a special reception on Friday June 2 at 7 pm.

Funding Effort Launched for Mural at Sterling Library

Award-winning "storyteller through ceramics" Joan Gardiner has been commissioned to create "Journeys to Sterling," a 10' x 10' art-tile project at the new Sterling Library. The project will represent the community through tiles inspired by photos of actual residents, and through colorful depictions of the travels many have made to arrive in the Sterling area. The Loudoun Arts Council is pleased to help sponsor a campaign to help finance the installation.

Loudoun County Creates Artisan Trail to Engage Visitors

Loudoun County will soon be home to Virginia’s newest artisan trail thanks to a partnership between the Artisans Center of Virginia, members of the arts community, Visit Loudoun, and the Loudoun and Leesburg departments of economic development.

Congratulations to the 2016 artShare Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the three outstanding Loudoun arts organizations named the 2016 recipients of the Loudoun Arts Council’s artShare grants program. The awardees for the 2016-2017 Loudoun Arts Council artShare grants program are:

Highlights from the LAC's 2016 General Membership Meeting

The LAC's 2016 General Membership Meeting on October 27th was quite a success! Loudoun Arts Council members in attendance learned about the progress of our programs and elected new Board members to replace outgoing Board Secretary Karen Watson and at-large member Susan Trask.