New Art In City Hall Exhibit Opens

Next week’s Art In City Hall, a juried exhibit of artwork on display in Alexandria’s City Hall, is the latest exhibit in a long partnership between The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. Since the first show, in February 2006, the shows have hung twice a year in City Hall, sharing works of art with the community and giving artists a new venue for exposure.

The upcoming show, running March 26–September 14, was juried by Ali Ringenburg of Principle Gallery and features artwork from each of the collaborating organizations. The juror awarded four $200 prizes, one from each of the participating organizations — the winners are pictured above.

The partnership with the city, which supports the project by providing space and promoting local art, also works to make the arts accessible to people who visit City Hall. Two exhibits go up each year, each hanging for about six months.

The exhibit can be viewed on weekdays, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, on the second floor of City Hall (310 King Street). The opening reception for Art In City Hall is May 21 at 5:30 pm.

“Simple View” by Catherine Powers received an honorable mention.