Old Town Alexandria’s Waterfront is undergoing a major transformation in 2019. A greatly expanded new park area at the foot of King Street seamlessly connects Old Town’s historic retail corridor with the water. The Park, which features four distinct areas, is adjoined to the original Waterfront Park and is designed for ongoing enjoyment and special activities and events. The official opening celebration took place in March to coincide with the opening reception for a major new public art installation.
Image below: Mirror Mirror by SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio led by artist and architect Michael Szivos, is a site-specific, temporary installation that activates the Old Town Alexandria waterfront through November 2019. Image Credit: SOFTlab
Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is exhibiting Assembly 2019 -the Center's inaugural regional biennial thru December 22.The show features sixteen contemporary artists and artist pairs working in a range of media, from drawing and painting to performance and installation. The artists were selected by Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, from an open call for submissions, augmented by studio visits and one-on-one conversations during the final selection process. The program features work by young and emerging artists alongside new work by artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic region and its art scenes. The exhibition includes a series of public programs, including gallery talks, performances, and other events.
Jane Franklin Dance will present Splatterat Theatre on the Run in Arlington Virginia on November 23.The performances feature Andie DeVaulx, Ian Edwards, Carly Johnson & Amy Scaringe. Splatter is “a colorful story about an incidental accident. Splatter is certain to take you on a vibrant journey of emotion through spoken word, movement, and music; inspired by the book "The Color Monster" by Anna Llenas.” Each show is introduced with performances by local youth groups: -November 23- Bailey’s Upper Dance Company
Mount Vernon by Candlelight will take place November 29 & 30 and December 6, 7, 13, 14 & 22.The event offers a candlelit character-guided tour, during which participants can learn about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia.