Art League Events

News on upcoming events, and photos and videos from recent events, including our popular annual Patrons’ Show Fundraiser, biennial Ikebana Show, Artfête, and Art on the Rocks. To view our calendar, visit The Art League homepage.

Patronize the Patrons’ Show

The Patrons’ Show drawing on February 19 has been moved up one hour to 4:00 pm! Donations for the 2012 Patrons’ Show are already pouring in from artists — but like the lawn flamingos in Nancy Garcia’s colored pencil donation, Sweet Dreams Til Spring, these works of art are hibernating until February, when hundreds Read more →

“Transitions” Opening Reception Tonight

This month’s solo exhibit in The Art League Gallery, “Transitions,” showcases the found-wood sculpture of Guy and Marco Rando. The opening reception is tonight, December 8, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The father-son show features Guy’s wood inlay sculpture and Marco’s kinetic sculpture, both highlighting wood in all its forms: wild and organic, smooth and Read more →

An ArtFest to Remember

ArtFest Weekend is over: the Jewelry Show and Sale has shown and sold, demonstrations demonstrated, and the band has played its last song. The weekend’s events were a huge success, though, so in case you missed it (or if you just want to relive it) here are some photos from Friday night’s ArtFest party. Read more →

ArtFest Fever

Preparations are underway for tonight’s ArtFest party — the fun, free festival of art hosted by The Art League. The party starts at 6:00 pm at The Art League’s Madison Annex, 305 Madison St. in Alexandria. The 3-D instructional space will be open for special events including live music in the sculpture classroom, food Read more →

ArtFest is this Friday!

Are you ready for ArtFest? The Art League’s popular annual open house party is this Friday, December 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, with more events throughout the weekend. For the low, low cost of admission — free! — you get to: Watch demos by artists, including Art League instructor and forensic artist Joe Mullins Read more →

Photoshop Lecture for Artists

The Art League Gallery became a classroom, briefly, on Tuesday for a lecture on Adobe Photoshop by Art League member John Burgess. John, who gave another lecture Wednesday on exhibition-quality prints for photographers, spelled out the basics of Photoshop and answered questions at the free lecture, part of The Art League’s FotoWeek DC events. Read more →