August 1 - 31, 10am - 9pm Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6pm Sunday - Tuesday

Sight and Sound — Featured Artists Show

On exhibit August 1-31, Arts in the Village Gallery presents a Featured Artists show by nature photographer Jack Nevitt and Ron Wagner, who handcrafts miniature pianos. Jack Nevitt's photography is inspired by nature. Although he travels and photographs both wildlife and landscapes, his favorite subjects are birds and baby animals. He makes limited edition canvas prints. Ron Wagner makes 1/10th scale miniature grand pianos working with many materials and skills including wood carving, metal working, resin casting, 3D printing (for keyboards and buttons), and several other materials. The pianos have embedded MP3 players that let them play any recorded piano music. There will be a free and open to the public reception for Ron and Jack from 2 - 5pm on August 12 at Arts in the Village Gallery, featuring a wine tasting provided by Bogati Vineyards.


August 30 - October 1, Wednesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm, Saturday - Sunday, noon - 5pm

September Exhibitions at Touchstone Gallery

GALLERY A - “About Face: Reversals and Undoings” - Touchstone member artists explore reversal in all its manifestations: turn-around, complete changes in position, attitude or point of view, or just undoing something. Artists may question society’s images of women, create portraits, or play with their medium by mirroring shapes and colors or turning them around to make new and unusual compositions. Clay, hand-pulled prints, paintings, sculpture, collage, drawing and photography works are represented in this unusually installed exhibit. — GALLERY B - “Ordered Complexities” by Patricia Williams - A lively discussion of Pi Day (March 14, based on π’s value of 3.141592…) inspired Patricia Williams to create works that seek to translate mathematical and scientific principles into paintings that express the essence of a concept. Whimsical and colorful, the paintings integrate the artist’s lifelong fascination with science, math and creativity in all its forms. — GALLERY C - "Physiognomy" by Tim Johnson - Sharing a collection of small scale portraits painted in recent months.


September 1 - November 30, Tuesdays through Sundays, Hours Vary

"Color Conversations" — Works by Turner Hilliker

Turner Hilliker is a designer and visual artist whose prints are layered with motif and meaning. The prints in "Color Conversations" allows the viewer to explore typographic narratives, storytelling without structure, and discover combinations of text and visuals across multiple mediums. His work explores the relationship between typography and imagery to convey the structures and narratives of conversations visually. Join Hilliker for a beverage on November 3rd at the Old Ox Tasting Room to learn more about the artist's motivations and process.

  • Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Free
  • Contact info@loudounarts.org for more information

September 1 - November 30, Open Daily, 9am - 5pm

"Beauty in Chaos" — Works by Alynne Landers

Alynne Landers uses acrylics, watercolors, and polymer clay to bring her works to life. The paintings in the show, “Beauty in Chaos” are meant to reflect uncertainty in the world around us. Landers notes that "Even in chaos there is hope and beauty if we look for it... Beauty can be found everywhere, and I not only seek it out, but try to bring my own form of beauty to others through my artwork." Landers will be on hand on October 6th for a special First Friday event at the visitors' center, including refreshments and wine tastings from Winery 32.

  • Visit Loudoun Vistors' Center, 112 South Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Free
  • Contact info@loudounarts.org for more information

Friday, September 1, 6 - 9pm

Artist Exhibit for Kate Fisher and Golie Miamee

Come see the exciting photo works of Goelie Maimee and soda fired pottery of Kate Fisher.


September 1 - 30, Sunday - Tuesday, Noon to 6pm, Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 9pm

Shimmer and Shine

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the September Featured Artists Exhibit, Shimmer and Shine, a show exploring all that gleams! Featuring the ceramics of Carol Clay-Ward and the painting of Karen Hutchinson, join us at the Gallery to experience this exceptional show. Carol features her new Metallic “Gleaming Clay Raku” pottery, created using a variety of glazes in greens,coppers, and vibrant reds, each piece tells a story reflecting and enhancing the nature of each piece to capture the soul, personality and innate spark of the subject matter. This new gleaming series will be on display along with a selection of sculptural clay pieces. Karen’s love of design, shimmering color and creating has influenced her as a self-taught, abstract and contemporary mixed media painter. Although, she has studied at the Torpedo Factory and the Workhouse Arts Center she has found her style is driven from within herself based on her own thoughts, experiences and emotion. Meet Carol, Karen, and other gallery artists and enjoy drink, light fare, and music by guitarist Bill Cabrera at the open to the public reception on Saturday, September 9, from 4 to 7pm.


Friday, September 8, 6 - 8:30pm

September Opening Reception at Touchstone Gallery

GALLERY A - “About Face: Reversals and Undoings” — GALLERY B - “Ordered Complexities” by Patricia Williams — GALLERY C - "Physiognomy" by Tim Johnson — See exhibition listing above (August 30 - October 1) for more details.


Saturday, September 9, 6 - 8:30pm

"Exit Stage Death" Murder Mystery by StageCoach Theatre Company

A killer performance is making its encore. A year ago, the critically acclaimed stage production of “Waterboo” ended abruptly when one of the actors died. Now everyone – cast, crew and audience – has been summoned back for a one-year reunion. It doesn’t take long for the rumors to start flying. Was last year’s death really an accident? There certainly are a lot of suspicious characters around. And YOU just might be one of them. Join us for “Exit Stage Death’’ and a zany evening of merriment and suspense.


September 9 - January 14, 10am - 5pm

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

This exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE, drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections. The exhibition and accompanying publication explore the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture, the superb horsemanship skills of the ancient Greeks, and imagery of the horse in ancient myth, war, sport, and competition. From some of the earliest examples of the horse in Greek art, to stunning examples of black and red-figured vases, the objects on view illustrate ancient equestrian life.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth $8; Children Free
  • www.nationalsporting.org

Saturday, September 16, 6:30 - 9pm

"Exit Stage Death" Murder Mystery by StageCoach Theatre Company

A killer performance is making its encore. A year ago, the critically acclaimed stage production of “Waterboo” ended abruptly when one of the actors died. Now everyone – cast, crew and audience – has been summoned back for a one-year reunion. It doesn’t take long for the rumors to start flying. Was last year’s death really an accident? There certainly are a lot of suspicious characters around. And YOU just might be one of them. Join us for “Exit Stage Death’’ and a zany evening of merriment and suspense.

  • Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • $45 ticket price includes dinner and the show. Reserve online.
  • Contact us at info@stagecoachtc.com, 571-477-9444, or visit our website at www.StageCoachTC.com

Thursday, September 21, 7 - 9pm

Ladies Night — Ceramic Jewelry

Join us for this Ladies Night where we create decorative ceramic pendants for necklaces. Using beautiful white porcelain clay, instructor Amy Manson will guide you through several techniques to create lovely unique pendants. We will learn about sgraffito carving, clay stamp texture impression, and impressed floral and herb techniques. Each participant will create 4 pendants, using the various techniques mentioned above. All reservations are made online, no ticket is issued, and reservations are non-refundable. We will, however, gladly give you a credit for another class with the same instructor, if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled event. After the items are made, they are fired and glazed in a basic glaze by the instructor. Schedule pick up with the instructor.


Saturday, September 23, 1 - 4pm

Meet the Artists and See Them at Work at Touchstone Gallery

GALLERY A - “About Face: Reversals and Undoings” — GALLERY B - “Ordered Complexities” by Patricia Williams — GALLERY C - "Physiognomy" by Tim Johnson — See exhibition listing above (August 30 - October 1) for more details.


Saturday, September 23, 10am - 4pm

10th Annual Friends of Claude Moore Park Photography Expo

The 10th Annual FCMP Photography Expo “Natural Spaces and Old Places” will be held on September 23, 2017 from 10am - 4pm in the Laneville Heritage area of Claude Moore Park! Photographers of all levels and ages are represented in this wonderful nature show! Come out to see all the beautiful photography and meet the artists!

  • Claude Moore Park Lanesville House and Caretakers House, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling, VA
  • Free to public
  • facebook.com/FofCMP

Saturday, September 23, 10 - 11:30am

Coffee with the Curator — The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

Join us for Coffee with the Curator sponsored by Middleburg Common Grounds! NSLM invites members of the public to celebrate its latest exhibition featuring a stunning collection of ancient greek vases. The program features an informal coffee reception followed by a tour of the new exhibition, The Horse in Ancient Greek Art. RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, 540-687-6542 x25.


Saturday, September 23, 6:30 - 9pm

"Exit Stage Death" Murder Mystery by StageCoach Theatre Company

A killer performance is making its encore. A year ago, the critically acclaimed stage production of “Waterboo” ended abruptly when one of the actors died. Now everyone – cast, crew and audience – has been summoned back for a one-year reunion. It doesn’t take long for the rumors to start flying. Was last year’s death really an accident? There certainly are a lot of suspicious characters around. And YOU just might be one of them. Join us for “Exit Stage Death’’ and a zany evening of merriment and suspense.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • $60 ticket price includes dinner catered by Mama Lucci's and the show. Reserve online.
  • Contact us at info@stagecoachtc.com, 571-477-9444, or visit our website at www.StageCoachTC.com

Sunday, September 24, 4 - 6pm

Waterford Concert Series — Angela Meade, Soprano

Hailed as “the most talked about soprano of her generation” (Opera News), Metropolitan Opera Soprano Angela Meade will replace soprano Ying Fang. After winning the Met Opera National Council Audition in 2007, she made her professional operatic debut on the Met stage as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani in 2008, and won the Met’s Beverly Sills Artist Award in 2012. “Meade is astounding... She has exceptional dynamic control, able to move from floating pianissimos to sudden dramatic swells” (New Yorker). Meade has appeared in major opera houses abroad and at home, including singing a memorable “Norma” with the Washington National Opera in 2013.

  • Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street Waterford, Virginia 20197
  • Tickets: $35 Adult, $15 Student, Free for 13 yrs and under.
  • For tickets, visit our website: www.waterfordconcertseries.org

Saturday, September 30, 10am - 5pm

Art at the Point Festival

The Art at the Point festival, now in its 8th year, combines visual art with music and food in a family-friendly, park setting. The festival showcases a wide range of original artwork for sale by artists, including ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, woodworking, and more. The music includes live bluegrass and old-timey stringband, with a bit of contemporary piano mixed in. Hands-on childrens' activities are featured throughout the day. The festival is organized entirely by local volunteers, and all proceeds support art and community services in the area. Come enjoy the day with us!


Sunday, October 1, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Sketch

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries! Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards, and clipboards) will be provided for attendees. This week's featured artist is local artist and instructor Mary Jennings. Mary uses traditional and mixed media to create artistic experiences, and her works range from 2x3 inches to wall murals! The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the Museum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register with Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org or 540-687-6542 x25.


October 1 - 31, Open Daily, Hours Vary

30 Years of Vision: The Loudoun Arts Council's Anniversary Exhibit

"30 Years of Vision: Celebrating the Arts in Loudoun County" honors 30 years of LAC support for the arts, as well as AitV's five years as Leesburg's only cooperative art gallery. See two- and three-dimensional work by Loudoun's amazing artists. The public is also invited to join us for a reception with live jazz by Maddy Vencil and Caleb Nei and refreshments on October 14th from 4:30 to 7pm. Artists’ awards will also be announced. Celebrate 30 years of supporting the arts in Loudoun County with us!

  • Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Boulevard SE, Unit 116, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Free
  • Contact info@artsinthevillagegallery.org for more information

October 1 - 31, Open Daily, Hours Vary

Farm to Fashion: Loudoun's "Agricouture" Exhibit

In Farm to Fashion, Loudoun's arts and agricultural communities come together to examine the intersection of “culture” and “agriculture” in a fun public art project. Artists and craftspeople of all ages are invited to create “fashion” artworks for the exhibit. Artists create "garments" out of Loudoun agricultural elements to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit. Join us on October 28th from 2 to 5pm for live music by Fiddlin' Dave and Morgan, beef sliders and other yummy treats sourced from Loudoun County farms, Loudoun beers, wines, ciders, and more. Cash prizes will be awarded in both Student and Adult categories for “Most Creative,” “Most Agricultural,” and “Most Fashionable” projects, and winners will also receive a gift of selected Loudoun Farm Products.


Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 - 9pm

Loudoun Arts Council's Annual Meeting

Celebrate the LAC's 30th year in Loudoun County with refreshments, and a special sneak peek at "Journeys to Sterling" — a special tile installation at the library created by renowned local artist Joan Gardiner. Gardiner's piece was created with funding campaign that included contributions from many in Loudoun County and beyond. This work honors those who came from around the world to create the vibrant Sterling community. We'll also discuss the changing role the LAC can play in supporting and promoting the arts. We want to hear your ideas! After the refreshments and presentation, we will have our annual business meeting including: the President’s Report on current and proposed LAC projects, the Treasurer’s Report on our current financial condition and outlook, an update on the status of the LAC’s Arts in the Village Gallery program, and nominations and voting for new Board members. We hope you can attend and help us chart a course for the future. If you'd like to join the arts council or need to renew your membership, visit loudounarts.org/join for all the details.

  • Sterling Library, 22030 South Sterling Boulevard, Unit A117, Sterling, VA 20164
  • Free
  • Contact info@loudounarts.org for more information

Friday, November 3, 7 - 9pm

Artist's Reception — "Color Conversations" — Turner Hilliker

Turner Hilliker's prints are infused with racuous color and layered with motif and meaning. His work will be on exhibit at Old Ox tasting room for the months of September, October and November. Come meet the artist and learn about his motivations and process AND enjoy delicious beverages!

  • Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114, Ashburn, Va 20147
  • Free
  • Contact info@loudounarts.org for more information

Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm

Artist's Reception — "Beauty in Chaos" — Alynne Landers

Alynne Landers' work explodes with movement. She explores the mysterious depths in paint itself. Meet Alynne, learn more about ther work and enjoy refreshments and wine tastings by Winery 32 at a special First Friday Reception.

  • Visit Loudoun Vistors' Center, 112 South Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Free
  • Contact info@loudounarts.org for more information

Saturday, October 7, 10am - 5pm

Fall Festival by Joshua’s Hands

Enjoy an old fashioned spelling bee, hay rides, entertainment, kids’ crafts, demonstrations, a petting farm and so much more! Our carnival style games are always a hit – prizes for all. Come share in the fun as we celebrate Autumn: A Season of Blessing. Bring friends and wear your jeans! Not just for kids! This is a celebration for kids of ALL ages – the young and the young at heart! Although everything is FREE (including lunch) there will be opportunities to support the work of Joshua’s Hands. Adults will particularly enjoy the auction at 2pm.


Thursday, October 19, 7 - 9pm

Ladies Night — Creating Pumpkins & Acorns

On this Ladies Night of Clay we make ceramic pumpkins and acorns to add to your favorite fall decor. Cooley Gallery Instructor, Amy Manson will teach various pinch, coil and impressed texture techniques to help you create lovely one of a kind pumpkins and acorns. Each student will create 1 pumpkin and 1 acorn.


Thursday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Ladies Night — Suminagashi Note Cards

Spend an evening exploring the Japanese art of Suminagashi monoprinting. This beautiful floating ink technique is easy to learn. No experience necessary. Personal step by step instruction in a casual atmosphere. You will take home hand made prints and greeting cards, each one unique and unreproducible.


Saturday, October 28, 2 - 5pm

Farm to Fashion Farmstyle Reception

In Farm to Fashion, Loudoun's arts and agricultural communities come together to examine the intersection of “culture” and “agriculture” in a fun public art project. Artists and craftspeople of all ages are invited to create “fashion” artworks for the exhibit. Artists create "garments" out of Loudoun agricultural elements to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit. Join us on for live music by Fiddlin Dave and Morgan, Beef Sliders and other yummy treats sourced from Loudoun County farms, Loudoun Beers, Wines, Ciders, and more. Cash prizes will be awarded in both Student and Adult categories for “Most Creative,” “Most Agricultural,” and “Most Fashionable” projects, and winners will also receive a gift of selected Loudoun Farm Products.