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Artful Weekend December 5-6

"Saturday Morning" by Sally Davies, received and honorable mention in the December 2020 Open Exhibit.

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our guide for enjoying area art events and activities in person or at home.


This weekend: Large and small exhibits at the League; Alexandria’s holiday Art Walk; Arlington Art Alliance’s big show; and more!


December Exhibitions at The Art League


December 2020 Open Exhibit

“Steelworker’s Houses,” by Craig Nedrow, is the December 2020 Open Exhibit Best-in-Show Award winner.

This month’s group exhibition, juried by artist Mark Bischel, features an array of artworks in mediums ranging from painting and photography to sculpture and fiber art. It is on view through Sunday, January 3 in the Gallery, or view it online.



Petite December


“Astronaut 1,” by Tara Barr, is one of several miniature paintings for sale in this year’s “Petite December.”

Our perennial favorite is back! This year’s Petite December Exhibit, juried by Baltimore Museum of Art Chief Curator Asma Naeem, features 74 small works (priced at $150 or less!) that are available for immediate purchase during the holiday season. It is on view through Sunday, January 3 in the Gallery, or view and shop the exhibit online.

Join us this Thursday, December 10, at 6:30 PM for our opening reception in celebration of the Art League Artists whose work was selected for the Petite December and Open December Exhibits. RSVP here.



Old Town Holiday Lamp Post Art Walk

One of several artworks being installed for the Old Town Holiday Lamp Post Art Walk.

Get into the holiday spirit with the first annual Old Town Holiday Lamp Post Art Walk, presented by Old Town Business Association and The Art League! Starting this Sunday, December 5, you can take a self-guided tour along King Street and selected side streets to see lamp posts adorned with festive works by Art League artists. They will be up through January 8. Chart your path with this handy map.



18th Annual Artful Weekend at Fort C.F. Smith Park

Artwork courtesy of the Arlington Artists Alliance.

The Arlington Artists Alliance presents its 18th annual Artful Weekend at historic Hendry House in Fort C.F. Smith Park. The show features paintings, ceramics, sculpture, cards, and bins of unframed works by 30 top Arlington-based artists; Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2411 24th Street North, Arlington, VA.



Art Appreciation

“Reversible Composition” by Charles H. Walther


The Baltimore Museum of Art’s downloadable art projects are a great way to spark creativity in youngsters while introducing them to past and contemporary masters. One to try: Abstract Composition, inspired by the works of Baltimore-based painter and stained-glass artist Charles H. Walther who was also a pioneer of the abstract art movement.


Enjoy the weekend. Wear your mask.


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