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
  • Visit www.nationalsporting.org for more information
  • Adults $10, Seniors $8, Youth $8, Children free

November - January

Faces & Places — Paintings by Marcia Klioze

This new artWorks venue's first show will feature local painter Marcia Klioze, whose work includes portraits and landscapes. After a career as a media and editorial illustrator, Klioze focused on oil painting in 2012. "Portraiture and people have always been my passion," she says, "but I prefer capturing the subject's 'story' or moment, not just mirroring their features." Klioze has included many of her dynamic portraits in the show, entitled "Faces & Places." These works will be on exhibit from November through January at the StageCoach Theatre Company's new theater space in Ashburn. Meet the artist at a special reception right before StageCoach's production of "Naughty or Nice" on Friday, December 8 at 6pm (the reception is open to the public).

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Contact the Loudoun Arts Council at info@loudounarts.org for more information
  • Art Show FREE

December 8 - February 28, Tuesday - Sunday, 4 - 9pm

This Is Personal — Paintings by Ben Wood

Ben Wood's lively graphic canvases in the "This Is Personal" show at Old Ox Brewery works combine expressive brushwork and intentionally simplified forms with cartoon elements. His vibrantly colored, crudely painted, and occasionally disturbing works to tell a wide range of personal and observational stories. Acrylic paints, oil sticks, chalk pastels, ink, spray paint and crayons are his go to tools. The work fits in well with Old Ox's hip funky vibe. Meet Ben at a special Reception on Friday, December 15 from 7 to 9pm.

  • Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Contact the Loudoun Arts Council at info@loudounarts.org for more information
  • FREE

December 8 - February 28, Daily, 9am - 5pm, except closed December 25 & January 1

Earth & Sky — Paintings by Laura Hopkins

Painter Laura Hopkins' work in "Earth & Sky" focuses on expressing the mood and enduring beauty of quiet rural scenes in the atmospheric, soft light of twilight and dawn. Expansive skies are often reflected in water. Her representational work, at Visit Loudoun through February, is strongly influenced by the work of the American Tonalists, whose moody landscapes employed subtle color harmonies and an intimate focus to suggest the poetic beauty of the farmland and marshes of coastal New England. Meet Laura at a special First Friday Reception on Friday, February 2 from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Visit Loudoun Visitors' Center, 112 South Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Contact the Loudoun Arts Council at info@loudounarts.org for more information
  • FREE

Sunday, January 21, 4 - 5:30pm

Loudoun Symphony Presents Baroque, Beyond and Back Again

Chase away the winter gloom by enjoying an afternoon of joyful music featuring principal musicians from the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Matthew Brown, the program features the iconic Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons, the Holberg Suite for String Orchestra, and the Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Carmen by Borne.

  • St. David's Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Contact us at info@loudounsymphony.org or visit www.loudounsymphony.org for more information
  • Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors (65+) $25, Youths 12 and under free. The LSO 4-pack provides four tickets for the price of $60 or $15 each.

Friday, February 2, 6 - 8pm

Paintings of "Earth & Sky" Artist's Reception for Laura Hopkins

Painter Laura Hopkins' work in "Earth & Sky" focuses on expressing the mood and enduring beauty of quiet rural scenes in the atmospheric, soft light of twilight and dawn. Expansive skies are often reflected in water. Her representational work, at Visit Loudoun through February, is strongly influenced by the work of the American Tonalists, whose moody landscapes employed subtle color harmonies and an intimate focus to suggest the poetic beauty of the farmland and marshes of coastal New England. Refreshments will be available.

  • Visit Loudoun Visitors' Center, 112 South Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Contact Loudoun Arts Council at info@loudounarts.org
  • FREE

Friday, February 2, 6 - 9pm

Grand Opening — The Clay and Metal Loft

Join us for our Grand Opening at The Clay and Metal Loft, located in the heart of Leesburg in Virginia Village Shopping Center. Enjoy artist demonstrations, gift giveaways, light fare, live music, and more! Learn about our upcoming classes and summer camps.