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Art on the Rocks 2021





Art. Cocktails. Appetizers. Outside!

Get your Art on the Rocks tickets HERE!


As the official kickoff to Old Town Cocktail week, Art on the Rocks 2021 challenges local mixologists and chefs to each create the most artistic cocktail & appetizer pairing, inspired by a piece of art by a local Art League artist.

Art on the Rocks is a festive fundraiser that help support the local arts community while spotlighting our fabulous local bar restaurants right here in Alexandria.

Art on the Rocks ticket holders will get to sample all of the delicious pairings and vote for their favorite during the event. A panel of experts will crown the winners of the most creative cocktail, appetizer, and artwork pairing, and announce the crowd favorite.

Please join us for some artistic fun in Waterfront Park behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the Strand—delicious cocktail & food pairings, lively music, and imaginative art, all while supporting The Art League and our local business community!

Bring your sense of creative adventure and your social distancing skills!



Are there ID requirements or any age restrictions to enter the event?

Yes! You must be 21 or older to attend, and a valid form of identification is required for entry to Art on the Rocks.

Are there Covid protocols for the event?

Yes! The safety of our patrons and our staff is our number one priority. As such, a full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend Art on the Rocks.

There will be a ‘Proof of Vaccination’ check at the entrance to maintain a safer and more relaxed experience for all. We’ll also be holding the event outside this year to provide the best ‘ventilated’ environment for everyone. The Art League follows current Covid guidelines as set by the Alexandria and Virginia Health Departments, and the CDC and is part of the ALX Promise safe business protocol.

I’m not sure I want to attend in person this year and/or I’m not able to provide ‘Proof of Vaccination’, but I’d still love to support this event—what are my options?

We’re offering two other options:

  1. a ‘Support Now, Attend Later’ ticket. This allows you entry to a future Art on… ticketed event when covid-related restrictions are lifted.
  2. We invite your support through a tax-deductible charitable donation. The Art League is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit.

What are my transportation and parking options for getting to the event?

There is plenty of parking in Alexandria; please click here for a full map. We are metro accessible. Take the Yellow or Blue line to the King St Metro, and then take the free King Street Trolley to the waterfront. We also recommend Uber, Lyft, or Yellow Cab. The Art League encourages you to drink responsibly and to ensure that covid safety is part of your transportation planning.

Where is and how do I get into the event?

Waterfront Park is located at 1A Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314. You will see signs and a grouping of tents.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket and/or ‘physical Proof of Vaccination’?

Nope! You can show us your ticket receipt and a photo of your ‘Proof of Vaccination’ on your phone.

Who’s coming?

Chadwicks, Bastille Brasserie & Bar, The People’s Drug, King’s Ransom, Whiskey and Oyster, and more participating restaurants and event partners to be announced soon!

Your help is needed to support The Art League’s future!

Your support of The Art League reflects where you envision the world of creativity will take us tomorrow. Are you ready to map the future for your — and your community’s — creative life?