Join us for the "Arlington Art Walk" on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and visit multiple exhibits in one day.
The "Arlington Art Walk" is a self-guided art experience that connects local galleries, artist studios and cultural events. During the walk, gallery hours for participating organizations will be extended so that our friends, neighbors and artists may come see what we're up to.
Participants include Arlington Independent Media, ARC 3409 Art Studios, Arlington Art Truck, Arlington Public Art, Arlington Public Library Maker's Studio "The Shop," Cody Gallery, Fred Schnider Gallery, Mason Exhibitions Arlington, Museum of Contemporary Art, Northside Social Arlington and WHINO.
(Additional participants and activities are still being added to this dynamic event.)
What's Happening on the Art Walk
ARC 3409 Art Studios
The ARC 3409 condominium building at 3409 Wilson Blvd. includes 4 art gallery studio units on the north side of the building. Adding to the neighborhood charm, the studios, along the public right of way, enable pedestrians to view the galleries and engage with the artists.
Arlington Art Truck | Interactive Art Project
From 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., meet the Arlington Art Truck at the Ballston Mega Market in Welburn Square (901 N. Taylor St.) and participate in the Good Neighbors: Fences into Benches project by artist Michael Verdon. Participants will be able to write their thoughts on what makes a good neighbor on wooden fences. These fences will eventually be converted into weather-sealed picnic benches, with these writings forever on display.
Arlington Public Art
Entering its 40th year of award-winning public art installations, check the map to find notable pieces along the walk. Stop by the hidden gem of a plaza next to Mason Exhibitions and see the digital display screens showing more from the stellar collection.
Arlington Public Library | Maker Studio "The Shop" Tour and Interactive Art Project
Take a tour of "The Shop," the makerspace at Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.). Shop staff and experienced Maker volunteers will talk about recent projects, show the equipment and capabilities of the space and invite visitors to create their own “Art Walk buttons.”
Cody Gallery, Marymount University
Cody Gallery is a contemporary art space created as a platform to support the arts and strengthen the arts community at Marymount University and the greater Washington DC area. The gallery is operated by the School of Design + Art at Marymount. On view Digging In. Located on the second floor of Marymount's Ballston Center (1000 N. Glebe Rd.).
Fred Schnider Gallery of Art
In the heart of the Ballston, the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art (888 N. Quincy St.) puts placemaking at the core of its exhibitions. "Suspended Animation" featuring artists Stephanie Land and Joseph Cortina will be on view during Art Walk.
Mason Exhibitions Arlington | Art Exhibition
From 5:00 –8:00 p.m., Mason Exhibitions Arlington (3601 Fairfax Dr.) will be featuring Disrupt and Resist,an exhibition of seven contemporary disabled designers and artists engaging in disability advocacy through creative resistance and anti-ableist disruption. This exhibit amplifies the mission of exploring accessibility, disability justice, radical joy, belonging and inclusivity.
Family fun and interactive art will be on hand at George Mason University's Mason Square (3601 Fairfax Dr.). Add excitement to your walk at the Arlington Parks and Recreation Community Art booth on the plaza. Create your own mini masterpieces in the form of Art Trading Cards and then 'swap' them at sites along the walk.
Made in Arlington pop-up Market joins MoCA (3550 Wilson Blvd.) on the lawn — with a perfect view of newly installed Reclining Liberty. Enriching community life by connecting the public with contemporary art and artists, MoCA features exhibitions, educational programs and artist residencies.
Northside Social Arlington | Art Exhibition and Live Music
Stop by Northside Social Arlington (3211 Wilson Blvd.), a bustling neighborhood café, gallery and gathering place on Oct. 5 and enjoy a local artist exhibition while listening to live music by J. Candeed.
At 7:00 p.m., attend the closing reception at WHINO (4238 Wilson Blvd.) a 6,200 square foot modern industrial art centric event space unlike anything in the DMV. Come share your Art Walk experience with others.
3601 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 | View Map
NOTE: This location is just one possible starting point. This event is a self-guided tour and will take place at multiple galleries and open studios.