July1-31, 2017, 10 am- 9 pm Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6 pm Sunday - Tuesday,

Bold and Beautiful

Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its featured artist exhibit for July: “Bold and Beautiful”. This show highlights abstract paintings by Kay Layne and wire wrap jewelry by Dana Jansen. Their works will be on display the entire month of July. Kay’s abstract painting evolves from her background as an architect and her love of art that developed during her college years. She uses contrasting and harmonious colors with geometric shapes imposed over flat or textured surfacesto create her paintings. She frequently adds molding paste to paint colors, giving texture to the surface for added depth and variety for the planes of the color fields. Kay states that her abstract paintings are meant to elicit emotion depending on the makeup of the viewer. Guided by the natural beauty of fossils, minerals, and semi-precious stones, Dana uses wire wrapping to transform them into a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art with a unique, detailed, yet delicate design. She uses various wire working tools and spools of silver, gold, or copper wire to creatively weave intricate and layered patterns. She is often influenced by nature, but also thinks of the customer and their personal style as a guide for her free-form designs. Kay and Dana’s Bold and Beautiful reception will be on July 22, from 5-7 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served.


Thursday, July 6,13,20,27, 10:00AM-1:00 PM

Open Session: Life Drawing Painting Party!

Summer Thursdays Painting Party! Looking for a place to paint and exchange ideas with like-minded artists? Open studio, no instruction...Life painting and drawing

  • Atelier Garage, Near Historic downtown Leesburg
  • 90.00 for 4 weeks, Weeks are flexible
  • kliozem@gmail.com, Marcia 703-402-3327

July 7, 2017 through July 29, 2017, 6 PM - 8 PM

THE HANDCRAFTED HOME

This July, three artists come together in one exhibition highlighting the beauty of American Craft for the home at The Gray Gallery in Winchester, VA. "The Hand Crafted Home" featuring ceramics vessels and drawings by Barbara Allen; metal work by artist/blacksmith Rob Caperell; and art quilts by fiber artist Dominie Nash. Learn more at http://www.the-gray-gallery.com


Friday, July 28, 7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Willy Wonka

Join the Summer Grand cast and crew as they present Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, a marvelous musical that will unlock the gates of your imagination—and, perhaps, teach a lesson or two. Appropriate for all ages, this celebrated classic offers an optional “chocolate factory” tour before Sunday’s performance. Interested families with children ages three to twelve should contact Renee Maxwell, renmax@gmail.com, soonest, as tour space is limited. Willy Wonka is your “golden ticket” for family fun this summer! —Discover our area Golden Ticket Businesses and enter to win a “golden ticket” for a free show and optional walk-on role! —ROALD DAHL’s WILLY WONKA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


Saturday, July 29, 10AM - 6PM

First Annual Arts in the Alley

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) is proud to announce that the first annual “Arts in the Alley,” a street fair of arts, crafts and musical talents in downtown Leesburg, Virginia. The event will feature a variety of artists exhibiting and selling their works, as well as pottery-making, flint knapping, and stone tool making demonstrations. Chip Beck, a local artist, long-time Loudoun Sketch Club member who is also a well-known editorial cartoonist, combat artist, photographer, and free-lance writer, will be displaying and selling some of his works. Events for children will include puppet shows and booths with art activities. Performers will be providing entertainment throughout the day on Town Green Stage, Gazebo in the Alley, and in the Rose Garden.


Saturday, July 29, 7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Willy Wonka

Join the Summer Grand cast and crew as they present Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, a marvelous musical that will unlock the gates of your imagination—and, perhaps, teach a lesson or two. Appropriate for all ages, this celebrated classic offers an optional “chocolate factory” tour before Sunday’s performance. Interested families with children ages three to twelve should contact Renee Maxwell, renmax@gmail.com, soonest, as tour space is limited. Willy Wonka is your “golden ticket” for family fun this summer! —Discover our area Golden Ticket Businesses and enter to win a “golden ticket” for a free show and optional walk-on role! —ROALD DAHL’s WILLY WONKA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


Sunday, July 30, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory Tour

Join the Summer Grand cast and crew as they present Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, a marvelous musical that will unlock the gates of your imagination—and, perhaps, teach a lesson or two. Appropriate for all ages, this celebrated classic offers an optional “chocolate factory” tour before Sunday’s performance. Interested families with children ages three to twelve should contact Renee Maxwell, renmax@gmail.com, soonest, as tour space is limited. Willy Wonka is your “golden ticket” for family fun this summer! —Discover our area Golden Ticket Businesses and enter to win a “golden ticket” for a free show and optional walk-on role! —ROALD DAHL’s WILLY WONKA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


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.


August 1 - 31, 2017, 10am- 9pm Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 6pm Sunday - Tuesday

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound From August 1 - 31, 2017 Arts in the Village Gallery presents a Featured Artist show by nature photographer, Jack Nevitt, and Ron Wagner who handcrafts miniature pianos. Ron Wagner makes 1/10scale 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. They have embedded MP3 players that let them play any recorded piano music. 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. There will be a free and open to the public reception for Ron and Jack on August 12, 2:00-5:00 at Arts in the Village Gallery featuring wine tasting provided by Bogati Vineyards. Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd., Suite 116, Leesburg, VA, 20175. Email:info@artsinthevillage.com. Website:www.artsinthevillage.com. Phone: 571-442-8661.


Friday, August 4, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Artist Reception

Please join us on Friday, August 4th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for our Artist Reception, featuring Mixed Media Artist; Rebecca Grace Jones. This will be Rebecca's first exhibit at The Cooley Gallery. We will also be featuring new ceramic artwork by Potter, Lisa Orr. Casanel Winery will have offerings of wine tastings for purchase. These exhibits will run through Thursday, August 31st. (unfortunately, the wine tasting will not) Parking information link - http://www.leesburgva.gov/vis…/getting-here/downtown-parking


Sunday, August 6, 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 and instructor Rebecca Graham. 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


Friday, August 11, 10:00am

The Horse and the Camera, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117 Date: August 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Time: Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Phone: (540) 687-6542 Come view our newest exhibition, The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection.


Saturday, August 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Encaustic Painting workshop available.

Learn the basics of creating encaustic art work including safety precautions, supplies needed and where to buy them, how to prepare the painting surface, applying mixed media, and how to care for encaustics. Students will complete a 8″x8″ encaustic mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. All supplies included. No painting experience necessary. This is a great class for beginners and artists looking to explore this exciting medium. (16 to adult) Class size is limited to 6 students.


Saturday, August 12, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Figure Workshop with Kurt Schwarz

This workshop will focus on the long and the short pose. Newly renovated studio that holds up to 10 artist, so classes are small but conducive to individual instruction. We will break around 12:30 for lunch provided by your host, Marcia Klioze, and group critiques. After that we will resume painting till 5. Atelier Garage is located walking distance from downtown Leesburg with friendly restaurants and entertainment... Lunch, music, model fee included... (No extra fees to be hit with once you get there!)


Saturday, August 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Auditions for "The Hamilton Murders" by StageCoach Theatre

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton lies dying on the ground. Arron Burr stands not far away with smoke billowing from his pistol. Historians have told us what they want us to believe and tonight you will hear the untold conspiracies to murder Alexander Hamilton. Listen! Decide! But your choice will echo throughout history. AUDITIONS will consist of cold readings from the script. Performances will be in October and November 2017.


Sunday, August 13, 12 noon - 3pm

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!


Thursday, August 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ladies Clay Hand Building Night

Join us for this Ladies Night where we create a owl garden gnome. Instructor, Amy Manson, will lead you through the steps to make a one of a kind owl for your home or garden using simple pinch pot, and clay texturing techniques. $45 includes clay, under glaze paints, and tools 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.


August 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, Evening and Matinee performances - 1:30pm & 7:30pm

LCT presents Disney's High School Musical

The Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on our stage! When Troy and Gabriella audition for the school musical they open an unexpected can of worms. Reigning drama queen Sharpay and her brother, Ryan, don't want to share the spotlight, so the pair join forces with the basketball and academic teams to split up Troy and Gabriella and ruin their musical chances. More than 225 million TV viewers will agree, there won't be a better way to spend your summer. Go Wildcats!

  • Franklin Part Arts Center
  • $16 in advance, $20 at the door
  • Book tickets at www.thelct.org

August 19, 26 & September 9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Auditions for 2nd Annual Ashburn's Got Talent!

Sign up today and start practicing! Invaluable feedback from professional musician judges and practice performing live. And it's for two wonderful causes - help to the elderly and disabled (Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers) and expanded suicide prevention (Friends of Loudoun Mental Health) programs in our area. Audition slots are limited. Ages 13 and up. Semi-finals September 16 and Finals September 23.


Sunday, August 20, 6:30 - 9:00pm

"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.


Sunday, August 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Intermediate Encaustic Painting Workshop

This class continues where the “Introduction to Encaustics” workshop leaves off. It will cover additional encaustic painting techniques including working with pigmented wax, burning shellac, and applying alcohol inks to wax. Students will complete an 8″x8″ encaustic mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. All supplies included. This is a great class for artists familiar with the basics of painting with encaustic and students who attended my Intro workshop. (16 to adult) Class size is limited to 6. Register early.


Saturday, September 9, 6:00 - 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.


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

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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, 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