Art League News

News from The Art League, including community outreach, important local and national arts policy, and other news we think you'll be interested in.

We Are Open!

While many of the free museums in DC are sadly shut down, and lots of the private galleries and museums charge admission, we want to take this opportunity to remind you: The Art League Gallery is open seven days a week — with or without a government shutdown — and always free! Read more →

Art Critic Talk @ Hemphill

An event next weekend you might be interested in: “What Have I Seen?”, an art talk with Paul Richard, Saturday, October 5, at 10:00am. Read more →

Artist Talk with Kreshnik Xhiku This Sunday

Kreshnik Xhiku — sculptor, Art League instructor, and the artist behind September's "Structural Elements" exhibit — will give an artist talk in the gallery this Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 pm. Read more →

Helen Banes Retrospective at Fiberworks

Opening this Saturday at Fiberworks (studio 14 in the Torpedo Factory), there will be a retrospective exhibit of fiber artist and jewelry designer Helen Banes. Helen was a Torpedo Factory artist through 2010 and taught beading workshops at The Art League. The exhibit is open September 14–23, with receptions on the 15th and 22nd. Read more →

Art, Fun, & Ice Cream: A Hugely Successful Weekend!

If you like community art, fun projects, ice cream, and good weather, last weekend was your weekend! It was a spectacular weekend for The Art League, with great turnout for our art projects and record-setting sales at our Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. On Saturday and Sunday at the Alexandria King Street Art Festival, The Read more →

Ice Cream Bowls & Art Activities This Weekend!

Raffle news below! Don’t miss The Art League at the Alexandria King Street Art Festival this weekend for handmade ice cream bowls and community art activities. You can find us at Market Square (at the corner of King and North Fairfax streets) on Saturday and Sunday. Instructor Lisa Schumaier will also be making a Read more →