New Residency Opportunities for 2019

Loudoun County Public Library is working with the LAC to offer COLLAB Artist's Residencies Makerspace at Brambleton Library in Ashburn. The COLLAB program is for artists and makers of all kinds. Artists can use the spaces as working studio and exhibit areas, and will have the opportunity to engage with the public in a unique way in historic downtown Leesburg, or Brambleton Town Center.



The LAC Spotlight is on: Samantha S. Marshall

Loudoun County is home to hundreds of talented artists, and we want everyone to know it! The Loudoun Arts Council will be featuring some of these amazing LAC members on our website and in our monthly newsletter starting in 2019. Our first featured artist is photographer Samantha S. Marshall.



CarolLyn Simpson's Man-Cave Paintings

CarolLyn Simpson's "Man-Cave" paintings are influenced by Paleolithic Cave Art. Her work will be exhibited at Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114, in Ashburn, Virginia.



LAC artShare 2018 Grant Winner Announced

We congratulate Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, recipient of a $2,000 artShare grant for 2018! This organization demonstrated strong management, high artistic quality, and willingness to think creatively about contributing to Loudoun County.



Young Artists Encouraged to Apply: The 2019 Gale Waldron Excellence in the Arts Awards

Students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to participate in this year’s program. Emerging artists in dance, theatre, vocal and instrumental music, and the literary arts, as well as visual artists working in 2D or 3D, may submit their work for evaluation.



LAC Seeks Applicants for COLLAB Residency Program

Are you looking for a venue for your creative ideas? In the COLLAB atelier project, Embark Center and IndED join the Loudoun Arts Council to offer qualifying LAC members quarterly residencies in a studio space in Leesburg's Arts and Culture District. Visiting artists can use the space as a working studio and exhibit area and have the opportunity to engage with the public in a unique way in the heart of downtown Leesburg. In lieu of rent, IndED and Embark students will have occasional access to their process.



Barn Quilt Trail Focuses on History, Culture, and Agriculture

The Loudoun County Barn Quilt Trail will open this fall and focus on important agricultural structures and locations in Loudoun County. Residents and visitors can learn about the importance of these farm buildings, their history, and the activities they currently house. These buildings tell important stories about our history and our future. The Barn Quilt Committee is seeking new participants and sponsors for this new program in rural Loudoun.



Painter Norma Lasher Reflects on a Life of Travel in New artWorks Exhibit, "Tourist By Nature"

Painter Norma Lasher and her husband, whom she affectionately refers to as Lash, have traveled the world since the 1960s.  Lasher’s tours of Asia and Europe have provided much inspiration for her art. “My subject matter for landscapes is usually a place I have been, and I want to remember. If others are entertained or their memories are evoked, I am doubly blessed,” says Lasher.