Local Opportunities

The Gateway Gallery — Call for Artists

Gateway Gallery artists’ cooperative welcomes membership applications from area artists in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Since opening in 2010, Gateway Gallery has become a destination venue for artists to show and sell their work to a large following of area residents and visitors to western Loudoun attractions. Only work by Gateway artist members is shown and sold in the gallery. Members manage all aspects of gallery operations, and staff the gallery by sitting at least two four-hour shifts each month. Members pay monthly dues of $45 and contribute 20% of their monthly gallery sales toward gallery expenses. We especially seek new members in media or styles distinctly different from work already represented in the gallery.

Visit Loudoun First Friday — Call for Demonstrating Artists

The first Friday of every month from March to December, Visit Loudoun participates in Leesburg’s First Friday! The Visit Loudoun Visitor Center, located in Market Station in Leesburg, is looking for artists to participate in their First Friday Events. We host local wineries, breweries, teas, cideries and other vendors with free tastings at the Visitor Center and we are looking to expand on the event. Whether it’s pottery or painting, this is a new way to showcase your art and your skill for one night. Bring pieces to sell and set up a demonstration to draw people in!

  • Ongoing
  • The First Friday of every month, March through December
  • If interested in participating or need more information – please reach out to Hannah Oliver at oliver@visitloudoun.org

Artists' Residencies at Brambleton Library

Loudoun Arts and Loudoun County Public Library are pleased to announce the resumption of their unique Artist-in-Residency Program. In our COLLAB atelier project, selected artists have enjoyed three month long rent-free residencies at Brambleton Library. COLLAB offers four three-month residency periods each year. Artists are encouraged to plan interactions with collaborators and other users of the space during their three-month residency. Residencies will be awarded based on the quality of the artists' proposals, with special consideration given to artists willing to collaborate with partners on at least one project during the residency. This program is not limited to visual artists. Performers, writers, musicians, and makers are also encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in cross-media collaborations. Artists are also encouraged to document and share their experiences during the residency. The Makerspace at Brambleton Library is open to the public seven days a week and open until 9 pm six nights per week. The space has work tables, tools, and access to 3-D printers display space, storage space, and other technologies. During the three-month residency, library staff will work with the artist to create an event, class, exhibit or presentation reflecting the artist's project. Resident artists will be allowed to display and sell artwork from the studio spaces. LCPL and the LA will promote resident artists' events through their website and other electronic media.

Call For Art!

Visual artists of all ages and levels are invited to submit their creative response to the theme “One Planet, One Community.” Loudoun Symphony's "One Planet, One Community" is a collaborative performing and visual arts experience for creative artists from around the county. A vision from Maestro Kim Allen Kluge, this event will bring the arts community in Loudoun County together for one spectacular event.

  • Deadline for Submissions: February 1
  • Event to be held June 2, 2024 at ION Arena in Leesburg
  • Interested artists can visit our website for more information on the event and submission guidelines: www.loudounsymphony.org/opoc

Teach Classes at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Our historic property is beautiful. Teach a plein air type class here or use our indoor Greenhouse meeting space for your class. Group rates are available.

  • Call or email for details and dates.
  • Call or email for available dates.
  • Interested artists should call 703-727-0670 or email info@oatlands.org

The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra invites local artists to participate in "One Planet, One Community," a celebration of creativity in Loudoun County.

The Loudoun Symphony is calling for submissions from artists of all ages in Loudoun around the theme "One Planet, One Community." The artwork will be displayed either physically or digitally on a giant screen during a Symphony concert at the Ion Arena while Olympic ice dancers perform with the music. The program includes an art contest for students. We welcome any and all individual or group efforts from students, amateurs, and professionals. Details are available at www.loudounsymphony.org/opoc.

  • Submissions will be accepted through February 1, 2024. Artists will be notified in the spring of 2024.
  • The "One Planet, One Community" concert, art show, and ice-dancing performance will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the Ion Arena in Leesburg, VA.
  • Interested artists may submit work according to the guidelines at www.loudounsymphony.org/opoc-submissions. For more information, contact us at opoc-submissions@loudounsymphony.org.

Call for Artists: The 2024 Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

Visual artists can apply now online to participate in the 2024 WLAST, to be held June 7th, 8th, & 9th. Professional and emerging visual artists whose studios in Western Loudoun County meet specified criteria may apply as Studio Artists. Visual artists who live and produce their artwork in Loudoun County but do not have a Western Loudoun studio suitable for visitors may apply as Guest Artists. Two- and three-dimensional work will be considered, including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, fiber art, wood, ceramics, glass, metalwork, sculpture, and jewelry. Frequently asked questions and answers about participating on the tour can be found at www.wlast.org/for-artists/artist-faqs.html.

  • All applications must be submitted using CaFÉ™, an online platform here: www.callforentry.org. Applicants will be notified of their jurying status in mid-February, 2024.The deadline for applying is 12:00 Noon (Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 31, 2024, with no exceptions.
  • 10 am to 5 pm Friday June 7th, Saturday June 8th, and Sunday June 9th, 2024.
  • All applications must be submitted using CaFÉ™, an online platform: visit www.callforentry.org. Applicants will be notified of their jurying status in mid-February, 2024.