Arts For All, through VSA Loudoun County
DaVinci Art Program provides opportunities for people of all abilities to enjoy the multiple benefits of making art.
New art will be up at Rust LIbrary (380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176) in September-October, Ashburn Library 43316 Hay Road
Ashburn, VA 20147 display case November-December, as well as an ongoing exhibit at the INOVA Medical Building (201 Hirst Rd, Purcellville, VA).
Opening Reception for library exhibits will be held at Rust library at 6-8pm on Tuesday September 4, 2018 in Meeting Room B and near the stacks at Rust library
DaVinci Artists also have a collaborative art piece in the FOLPA “Windows on Leesburg Arts” display and auction.
- On Friday, August 3, 2018, Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) will unveil some of the 24 windows and shutters that have been painted by local artists for their “Windows on Leesburg Arts” fundraiser.
- The kick-off event will take place at 6:00 p.m. on the back porch of Delirium Café (101 South King Street) in downtown Leesburg. Following the kick-off, the painted windows and shutters will be on display in downtown businesses through September 20, 2018.
- During the Arts in the Alley festival on Saturday, September 22, the windows and shutters will be auctioned off. The auction will begin at 4:00 p.m. at De Landtsheer Art Gallery (2B Loudoun Street SW). Proceeds from the auction will benefit ongoing FOLPA public art programs in Leesburg, including the Stanley Caulkins Memorial and the new mural on the King Street bridge over Town Run.
The DaVinci Art Studio adult program consists of two types of on-going sessions. In ‘Open Studio’, participants (16 and older) work on their own art and ideas. ‘Art Group’ is designed to encourage self-expression and an interesting way to connect with peers. Artwork is shared and discussed with the group, offering a chance to not only discover art, but also something about oneself and each other.
Discovery, like creating art, is a process. The DaVinci Art Studio program is very much about process, the act of creating, and of doing so in a social environment. Though the art, or product, created by DaVinci artists is often exceptional, sometimes the real beauty is in its’ authenticity. Each piece is as unique as the individual who made it.
DaVinci Art Studios has art on exhibit in the Inova Medical Building (201 Hirst Road in Purcellville). An art installation is also up at the ALLY Advocacy Center at Paxton Campus (601 Catoctin Circle NE
Artists have a window on display at FOLPA‘s “Windows on Leesburg Art” auction fundraiser in August-September 22.
Art will also be on exhibit at Loudoun County Public Libraries, Rust branch (380 Old Waterford Road NW
Leesburg, VA) during the months of September and October, and Ashburn branch (43316 Hay Road
Ashburn, VA) display case during the months of November and December. Opening Reception will be held at Rust library at 6-8pm on Tuesday September 4, 2018 in Meeting Room B and near the stacks at Rust library.
Please come visit the exhibits; if you are interested in purchasing any art, contact Huyen MacMichael, Director of Visual Arts for DaVinci. You can also visit, like, follow, and FB message DaVinci on Facebook.
While classes listed below are on-going and drop-in, please contact Kellie Goossens at (540) 338-7973, VSA Program Coordinator, regarding your interest in order to help with planning. Overall, we follow the LCPS schedule for holidays and weather cancellations. Fees are nominal (please inquire if assistance is needed) and all programs include materials.
Paxton Campus, ALLY Building
601 Catoctin Circle, NE Leesburg, VA 20176
Art Group -Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM, *No group Aug 20, 2018
Description: (ages 16 and up). Weekly sessions provide artistic opportunities to express yourself, while also connecting with peers. Artwork will be shared and discussed with the group, offering a chance to not only discover art, but also share something about yourself and each other. $10.00 per session
Open Studio -Mondays 11:00AM-12:00 PM, *No group Aug 20, 2018
Description: (ages 16 and up). This ongoing studio session provides an artistic outlet for people just beginning to explore their interest in the visual arts as well as those who have long enjoyed painting, drawing and other art media. Participants will enjoy meeting to do their own work at their own pace, with an instructor on hand for tips and techniques. $10.00 per session ($15.00 for both Studio and Group)
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132
Open Studio -Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 AM *No group Aug 15, 2018
Description: (ages 16 and up). This ongoing studio session provides an artistic outlet for people just beginning to explore their interest in the visual arts as well as those who have long enjoyed painting, drawing and other art media. Participants will enjoy meeting at area art centers to do their own work at their own pace, with an instructor on hand for tips and techniques. $10.00 per session