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.

Madison Annex Project Underway!

Renovation work started last month on the Madison Annex Project, a consolidated facility to meet the needs of all of The Art League’s 2D and 3D classes starting this fall, and we have updates! As you can see in the photos below, demolition has been mostly completed and the framework for the new classrooms Read more →

“Art in City Hall” Reception Monday

If you haven’t seen the Art in City Hall exhibit yet (at — where else? — Alexandria City Hall), Monday’s opening reception is the perfect opportunity. The reception is at 5:30 in room 2000 of City Hall (301 King St.). Art in City Hall, now in its seventh year, is a partnership between The Read more →

First Book Club Meeting and a Group Art Critique

Just a friendly reminder about two upcoming events! See below for details and let the gallery know if you’ll be attending: Announcing The Art League Book Club! Are you interested in books about art and artists? Art League member Rebecca McNeely is organizing our new Art League book club. Our first book will be Read more →

Alexandria Considers Public Art Policy — Express Your Support!

On Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council heard a proposal for a new public art policy that would create dedicated funding for public art projects in the city. They will be considering the proposal in September. You can read about the proposal on and vote in the poll to let the council know you Read more →

Board of Directors Announces the Next Executive Director

The Art League Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Suzanne Bethel has been appointed to the position of Executive Director commencing on October 1, 2012. She will succeed current and long time Executive Director, Linda Hafer. Currently the Executive Director for Operations, Suzanne’s multi-faceted experience and career at The Art League will Read more →


What an amazing day! Thanks to your help and your incredible generosity during this year’s Spring2ACTion event, we achieved FIRST Place on the “most donors” leader board, winning $5,000; reached SECOND place on the “most dollars” leader board, winning $2,500; won an additional $2,300 throughout the day; AND raised $32,416 from an astounding 610 Read more →