Dramatic Opening for New artWorks Venue

Performing groups know that theater space in Loudoun County is limited, forcing many groups to hunt for venues where they can perform their works. For StageCoach Theatre, that struggle is over. The company has found a home in the village of Ashburn, complete with a "black box " theater and classrooms for their programs for kids and adults.

Painter Marcia Klioze has included many of her dynamic portraits in a new show, entitled "Faces & Places," on exhibit from November through January at the Ashburn Theatre. StageCoach will host a special Meet the Artist reception right before their holiday production of "Naughty or Nice" on Friday, December 8 at 6pm (the reception is open to the public). 

Leesburg Town Council Candidates Weigh In on the Arts

At the Loudoun Arts Council we're committed to promoting the arts as a vital part of our community. The arts strengthen our economies and our ties to each other.

As Election Day draws near, we asked candidates in state and local races for their thoughts about the importance of the arts. Leesburg Town Council Candidates Josh Thiel and Vanessa Maddox responded.

Arts Mixer at North Gate Vineyard

Join the Loudoun Arts Council at NorthGate Vineyards for the first in a series of Arts Mixers!

Meet other artists, art lovers, and members of arts organizations. Collaborate and talk about hopes, plans, and dreams for the arts in Loudoun County. What do you want to see happen? A performing arts venue? More exhibit opportunities?

Enjoy award-winning North Gate wines (cash bar) and yummy snacks (on us!) at this special event from 5 to 7pm on Friday, November 10th. RSVP by November 8th by registering for your FREE ticket here!

Farm to Fashion Draws Public and Media Attention

Thirteen local artists presented stunning "agricouture" art garments made from materials provided by local farms and agricultural businesses in the Farm to Fashion Creative Challenge Exhibit, at Franklin Park Arts Center, culminating in a fabulous F2F Farmstyle Reception and Awards Event on Saturday, October 28th. More than 150 people attended the event, which was covered by Virginia Living magazine, Loudoun Now, and NBC4 Washington. The exhibit met its goal of highlighting Loudoun's strong arts and agricultural communities.

LAC Announces New Member Benefits

The Loudoun Arts Council was created in 1987 to support the work of local artists and arts organizations. As times have changed, the Loudoun Arts Council’s member services have changed. We’re pleased to announce expanded membership programs for art-makers and arts sponsors, with new levels of participation and — wait for it — reduced fees.

Two New Fall artWorks Exhibits Bring Splashes of Color to Loudoun

Two new artWorks exhibits will bring a vivid splash of color to Loudoun County this fall. Turner Hilliker will show his works at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, while Alynne Landers will exhibit at the Visit Loudoun Visitors' Center in Market Station. Both shows will be open to the public September through November.

The public is invited to meet the artists at special receptions. Landers will be on hand on October 6 for a special First Friday event at the Vistors' Center, including wine tastings from Winery 32. Join Hilliker for a beverage on November 3rd at the Old Ox Tasting Room to learn more about the artist's motivations and process.

Interested in being a participating artWorks artist or venue? Learn more here.

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.