Loudoun Arts Helps Launch The COVID-19 HOPE Quilt Project

During this historic moment, the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented national crisis. The COVID-19 Hope Quilt Project, a grassroots community art project, is launching in response to national sentiments of grief and uncertainty.

A Most Unusual Year

Much has changed since last November, when Loudoun Arts launched an ambitious self-renewal project. Despite the challenges of 2020, we are still committed to serving our community, and we invite you to help us expand our goals for the arts in Loudoun County. This year our Annual Meeting will be held online at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 5th. At the meeting we will discuss our regular business, our 2020 experiences and present plans for 2021. We encourage all to attend.

A Virtual Art Tour: WLAST Goes Digital

In response to health and safety needs duing the COVID-19 pandemic, the WLAST Committee made the decision to transform the Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour from a countryside driving tour into an online event.

Starting June 5th, the public can view the 53 participating artists and view a gallery of their artwork by visiting www.wlast.org. There you will also find links to video interviews with the artists, information about their processes, and links to artists' websites where you can purchase their work.

The online exhibit will remain open throughout 2020, and the Committee hopes to relaunch a physical tour in June 2021.

Loudoun Arts Launches Show for Graduating Seniors

The corona virus may have canceled classes —BUT— we want to show your work. Loudoun Arts will he highlighting artwork from graduating LCPS seniors in an ongoing, weekly, digital show.

Interested senior students send 3-5 images of your work with a brief artist statement, your graduating school, and intended college (if applicable).

Send this information to info@loudounarts.org with “LCPS Senior Show” in the subject line.

Arts Events in the Stay at Home Era

After Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order for the Commonwealth until June 10, hundreds of arts events and classes were cancelled or postponed. But some moved to an online platform in an effort to keep serving the community. Audiences can help. Arts events present a welcome activity for kids home from school and adults working from home.

Got a Great Idea?

Do you have an idea, vision or work in progress that would bring attention to the value of the arts in Loudoun County? The Loudoun Arts Council is pleased to announce a new artShare Grant Program, open to all LAC members - individuals, groups and organizations - with a simplified application form and award criteria that emphasize innovation and/or creative collaborations to enrich our community through the arts.