June 1-30, 2017, 10 am- 9 pm Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6 pm Sunday - Tuesday

“Light: received, released, refracted, retained”

The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit for June: “Light: received, released, refracted, retained”. This show highlights works by copper artist Anne Jordan and photographer James Norman. Their works are a celebration of light and will be on display the entire month of June. For this exhibit, Anne Jordan has created floral candlesticks, mirrors and fountains, each relating to light in its own way. She has carefully formed the hard copper into delicate looking roses, dogwood flowers and ivy vines. In addition, she has collaborated with lamp work artist Julie Bahun, to create unique candlesticks incorporating beautiful large glass beads. Photographer James Norman has prepared a collection of prints of some of his favorite landscape images captured in remote locations in Alaska, Iceland and elsewhere. Although lighting is always an important consideration in every photograph, there are times when nature dramatically illuminates a landscape in a way the reveals hidden details or unexpected color. During the reception on June 17th, from 6-8 pm, Anne will demonstrate some of her techniques, and James will explain some of the techniques he employs in his photography. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and see that work that goes behind creating the art.

  • 1601 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg, VA, 20175
  • free
  • 571-442-8661

June 26 - 30, 9:00 - 12:00pm

Kids Pottery Camp

Instructor: Amy Manson Pottery camp at The Cooley Gallery is a unique opportunity for children to work as actual artists in a professional ceramic studio and gallery. Each day young students will learn a variety of ceramic techniques and projects led by Leesburg Ceramic Artist, Amy Manson. Children will create pottery and sculpture using hand building methods as they unleash their imaginations and create wonderful works of art.   All reservations are made online and are non-refundable. We will, however, apply a credit to the next scheduled class with the same instructor, if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to class.

Tuesday, June 27, 9:00am -3:00pm

Silent Auction-

Donated Art works needed for Silent Auction Night of Magic Fundraiser - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Conducted by the of Northwest Federal Credit Union Since 2009, the Northwest Foundation has hosted a Night of Magic for critically ill patients receiving care at children’s hospitals throughout the Washington DC metro area. The Night of Magic is our way of creating a memorable evening so they can forget about their medical concerns, if only for a few hours. These very special guests often miss out on fun social events like father daughter dances, school dances and even their proms. The benefits of this special evening can have a positive, long-lasting effect on the patients as well as their families. Please join us in making a difference in the lives of the children & their families by participating in our silent auction. All of the funds we raise with the silent auction will go towards the Night of Magic event. We are actively looking for donations of art work from local artists to include in the auction. In addition to the art work, other items that can be donated to the silent auction can include gift cards, movie tickets, gift baskets and other items. With your help and the money raised from the auction will create a night to remember for the kids and their families. Please feel free to drop off donations at the Lending Center of NWFCU located at 220 Spring Street. Contact me directly with any questions you may have. You can reach me at 703-251-2149 or via email at msandy@nwfcu.org. If you do decide to donate something, please send me a quick email or give me a call so that I may obtain your contact information. Should you plan to deduct your donation on your taxes, let me know so I can provide you with the appropriate tax form. Thank you again for your generosity! We appreciate all of our wonderful partners. Click here to see the Night of Magic in Action!

Friday, June 30, 6pm-8pm

Rivers Studio and Gallery Announces New Exhibit Titled "Impermanence"

Rivers Studio and Gallery announces new Exhibit titled "Impermanence," featuring Ephemeral sculptures of clay and wood by Joy Bridy. Exhibit runs June 30-August 11th. Opening Reception: June 30th, 6pm-8pm. Artist talk 5:30pm-6pm. Joy Bridy lead nature based workshop exploring her process July 29th 9am-11am.

Sunday, July 2, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

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 Gail Guirreri-Maslyk. Gail uses unexpected color and energetic brush strokes to create artwork that jumps off the canvas or page. 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 to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x25

Monday, July 10, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Equine Sculpture Workshop

Date: Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm The National Sporting Library and Museum (NSLM and the Artists in Middleburg (AiM) partner for a weeklong workshop with expert equine sculptor and instructor, Goksin Carey! The workshop is open to all levels of experience from beginner to professional. No previous experience in sculpture is necessary. Students of all levels will work with individual and group instruction to sculpt their own horse bust and full horse. Carey has led successful equine sculpture workshops in Middleburg since 2014, however, this will be the first time the class is invited to sculpt at the NSLM! Attendees will learn about: Equine anatomy Positive and negative parts of a sculpture Sculpting inside out using bone and muscle structure. The ABC's of equine sculpting: A- Anatomy, B- Biomechanics, C- Conformation The workshop fee is $460, with a $200 nonrefundable deposit required at time of registration. The balance of $260 can be paid at the first day of the class. A further $140 for materials is due on the first day of class. Provided materials include plastalina clay, horse bust armature, full horse armature, and sculpting tools. Space is limited, registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Register online at www.theartistsinmiddleburg.org Checks can be mailed to AiM, PO Box 426, Middleburg, VA 20118 Please direct questions to AiM: 540-687-6600

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Workshop fee $460, Additional supplies $140
  • http://www.nationalsporting.org

Thursday, July 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ladies Hand-building Night

Instructor: Amy Manson In this fun ladies Night of clay we will be learning about a ceramic technique called sgraffito, an Italian word meaning "to scratch." Participants will apply colored underglaze to a pre-made leather hard cheese board and "scratch" a beautiful design into the tray revealing the contrasting clay underneath. Instructor, Amy Manson will teach you some tricks and tips that will make it easy and fun. Sgraffito is a fun graphic way of decorating ceramic ware and you will create a one of a kind personalized cheese board perfect for summer entertaining. All reservations are made online, no ticket is issued and is 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 class. After the items are made, they are fired and glazed in a basic glaze by the instructor. Schedule pick up with the instructor. *We offer this class the third Thursday of Every month (excluding holidays) **Private ladies nights are available for groups of 6 or more

Saturday, July 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee with the Curator

Join us for Coffee with the Curator sponsored by Middleburg Common Grounds! NSLM invites members of the public to learn more about the fascinating pieces on view in the Museum galleries. The program includes an informal reception followed by a tour of the galleries led by NSLM's Curator of Permanent Collections, Nicole Stribling. $5 admission, free to NSLM members RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org (540) 687-6542 x25

Saturday, July 15, 2:00 pm - 8 pm

Purcellville Wine & Food Festival

An annual, award-winning festival in the heart of DC’s wine country. Enjoy a showcase of amazing wineries, breweries, ciders, food purveyors, live music and artisans. A family-friendly event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: purcellvillewineandfood.com.

Monday, July 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Art Comes Alive! Summer Camp

Date: Mon-Fri. July 17-21, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Price: $175 Registration: Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator at abarnes@nationalsporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x25 Phone: (540) 687-6542 Website: http://www.nationalsporting.org Information: Art Comes Alive camp includes hands-on instruction in: oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, traditional sculpture and unconventional materials and mixed media. Ages 10-14, camp runs July 17-21 from 9am-12pm. Camp will be at NSLM in Middleburg. Participants will receive security clearance access into the Museum's art collection. We are proud to partner with Hill School for this camp, but anyone can sign up!

Friday, July 21, 22, 23, 7 PM

Run Rabbit Run Dinner Theatre at North Gate

Join us at North Gate Vineyard July 21-23 for a dinner theatre production of "Mark Twain's Adam and Eve Diaries," a romantic comedy about the first man, the first woman, one piece of fruit... and a very slippery consultant. Dinner by Food 4 Thought Catering, LLC. Dinner at 7 pm, Performance at 8 pm. Tickets $45 per person via www.RRRtheatre.org. The play is newly adapted and directed by prize-winning playwright Meredith Bean McMath with a stellar cast.

Saturday, July 22, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Canvas and Cork

Instructor: Chris Cooley Skill Level: All Canvas and Cork is the perfect answer to that age-old question, "What should we do this weekend?" All you need to bring is yourself.  The featured artist, Chris Cooley, will paint the night's art selection, which is yet to be determined. The night is such a fun and relaxing time you never even think "I can't" All reservations are made online and are non-refundable. We will, however, gladly give you a gift certificate if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled class. Feel free to email thecooleygallery@gmail.com if you have any further questions or comments. 

Sunday, July 23, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM

Come Paint With Us

Spend a lovely afternoon with us at Breaux Vineyards for a paint class! We have paired with local paint company Creative Mankind for a fun day of painting, wine, and good company. Breaux Vineyards will be selling wine and light fare on this afternoon, a perfect outing for friends and family. $35.00 per person Reservations are made directly through Creative Mankind’s website click here to make reservation!

Saturday, July 29, 10am-6pm

Arts in the Alley

Arts in the Alley is a newly created street fair sponsored by the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts. The street fair includes a variety of art vendors and demonstrations, music, a puppet show with children's activities and a poetry slam! The musical events will feature "The Airmen of Note" Air Force Jazz Band on the Town Green.

Saturday, July 29, 10am to 6pm

Call to Artists and Performers for Arts in the Alley Downtown Leesburg

The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is organizing the First Annual Arts in the Alley, an all arts, street type fair in Historic Downtown Leesburg. There will be 82 spaces of various types for visual artists and crafts people to sell and demonstrate. We are keeping the cost down so that a prime location space, suitable for a 10x10 tent will only run $60. Or hang your wares on the railing of the Garage for only $30. Other spaces in and around the garage are available starting at $40. If you'd like to demonstrate and sell then we have several spaces for only $25 each. And we are looking for all types of performing artists or street performers for the locations throughout the Downtown area. There will be an area for Children's activities and we are looking to sponsor a dance, poetry slam and other fun activities. We invite you to tell us about your act and apply. ​Apply online and get more information at the website we setup just for this event: http//:www.admin569034.wixsite.com/alley.

  • Located in the alley between the downtown parking garage and the backs of the businesses on King St. -then running around to Mervin Jackson Park on Loudoun Street and into Town Green.
  • Free to the Public
  • sue@leesburgpublicarts.org

July 31 - Aug 5, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Mixed Media Great American Artist Camp

This camp offers a unique opportunity to create mixed media art projects using the styles and techniques of America’s greatest artists. Anne Stine, a local mixed media artist, introduces students to the life, work and artistic styles and techniques of American’s greatest artists. Students then create their own art pieces using a technique or material that reflects the work of each master. The most important aspects of the projects are exploration, discovery, and individual creativity; not artistic talent. A wide range of art periods and artists will be covered such as Pollack, Cooney, Tiffany and more. On the last day of camp, students will create their own mixed media artwork using the techniques they learned in class. Students will gain a greater sense of history and art appreciation through biographical information, hands-on experience and class discussion.

July 31 - Aug. 10, 9:30 am - 1 pm, weekdays

Summer Drama Camp for Children

Pickwick presents its 9th annual Summer Drama Camp! Students will learn and practice basics of stage performance as they prepare to present "Annie, Jr." in an enthusiastic, warm and encouraging setting with experienced directors and counselors, Ages 7 - 13. To register and for more info please contact thepickwickplayers@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waterford Concert Series: Ying Fang, Soprano

New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini praised Ying Fang: “A warm, agile and appealing voice; a star in the making.” Now a principal soprano at the Met, Ms. Fang was one of the youngest recipients of the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2009. DC fans remember her at Wolf Trap Opera, notably in Giulio Cesare (2014). “The lyrical soprano Ying Fang…dazzled as a fashion-plate Cleopatra.”—Anne Midgette, The Washington Post.

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

Sunday, November 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waterford Concert Series: Trio of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Three leading string players from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center —Arnaud Sussman, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, and David Finckel, cello—perform an extraordinary showcase of Essential String Trios by Beethoven, Penderecki and Mozart. Don’t miss hearing three of the world’s best string players perform Essential Trios in the Waterford Old School.

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