The City of Fairfax promotes the value of arts and culture by nurturing, investing in and celebrating the creative contributions of artists, musicians and arts organizations. By engaging the community, encouraging participation and facilitating access to the arts, the City is working with local artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant community for all of the City's residents, businesses and visitors.
For more information about the Cultural Arts in Fairfax, contact Cultural Arts Manager Megan DuBois at Megan.DuBois@fairfaxva.gov or 703-273-6097
Below is a sample of some of the most popular Cultural Arts Programs Fairfax offers.
Korean Grandmothers' Autobiographical Painting Exhibition
This is an exhibition of Korean senior’s autobiographical fairy tale paintings. Koreans now in their 70s and 80s experienced very dynamic environments such as that of the Japanese colonial period, the Korean War, democratization, Korea's rapid economic growth and the technetronic boom.
Their paintings will offer us a glimpse into their emotions and help us understand better their perspective of the world. In a rapidly changing society this exhibition will force the audience to contemplate what is precious in this life and how to live in the future.
This is a traveling exhibit from Suncheon, South Korea. Will be up in the Sherwood Center Rotary Gallery from May 28 - June 8 2019.
Please Join Us for the Opening Reception on May 29 from 6-9pm
Every Monday, beginning the second Monday in September, there will be family programming. It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more! All performances and programs begin at10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. There is ample parking in the downtown, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. Email Megan
| All Events are Sponsored by
City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts & Paint Your Own Pottery
ArtScreen is a free film series celebrating the arts on Friday
evenings at the in the City of Fairfax.
|November 2||January 4||April 5|
1984 • Winner of 8
| "The Glenn Miller Story"
1954 • Academy Award
for Best Sound
| "The Buddy Holly Story"
1978 • Academy Award for
Best Music, Original Score
|Doors Open: 7pm
Film Start Time: 7:15pm
|Doors Open: 7pm
Film Start Time: 7:30pm
| Doors Open: 7pm
Film Start Time: 7:30pm
All screenings will be at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030
Performances begin at 8:00pm October through April. Please find the full schedule of performers below. All performance take place at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax VA 22030, unless otherwise noted. Please arrive early as there are no booked tickets and it is on a first-come, first-served basis.
| October 12
||"Two for a Song"||D'Amor Duo||Ragtime Piano & Vocalist|
|October 26**||"Sounds of the Saxophone"||Washington Saxophone Quartet||Jazz, Bach, Bernstein|
|November 9||"A Night Of Jazz"||The Hot Lanes Big Band With
|December 7||"Christmas Cheer"||Cathedral Brass||Seasonal Brass|
|January 11||"Mason Jazz Guitar Night"||Shawn Purcell and Friends||Jazz|
|January 25||"A Celebration of Robert Burns"||IONA Celtic Fusion||Celtic Fusion|
| February 1**
||"Chocolate, Music, and Goodies"||Beau Soir||Flute, Harp Duo|
|February 8||"A Night in New Orleans"||Dixie Power Trio||New Orleans Jazz|
|February 22||"Sounds of the Clarinet"||Mpingo||Clarinet Quartet|
|March 8||"Echos of Goya"||William Feasley||Guitar|
|March 22||"Swing the Night Away"||Nitehawks Swing||Big Band|
| April 12**
||"An Evening of Classical Sounds"||Washington Chamber Orchestra||Classical|
** Performance will take place at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22030
|All Events are Sponsored by
City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts
Mason Speaker Series: An Evening with Dr. Ed Maibach
"What do Americans think about climate change, and what—if anything—do they want to do about it?"
April 24, 2019 at 7pm in Old Town Hall
Dr. Edward Maibach will present an overview of the findings from public opinion polls regarding climate change conducted over the past decade. Recently there has been a sharp increase in the public’s understanding of and concern about climate change. He will discuss Mason’s efforts to increase public understanding of climate change. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.
Dr. Maibach serves on the advisory council of George Mason University’s newly launched Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE), which will address Earth’s future, including the problem of global climate change. He is also a Mason distinguished University Professor and a communication scientist who is expert in the uses of strategic communication and social marketing to address climate change and related public health challenges. His research – funded by NSF, NASA and private foundations – focuses on public understanding of climate change and clean energy; the psychology underlying public engagement; and cultivating TV weathercasters, health professionals, and climate scientists as effective climate educators. From 2011 to 2014, Ed co-chaired the Engagement & Communication Working Group for the 3rd National Climate Assessment, and he currently advises myriad government agencies, museums, science societies and civic organizations on their climate change public engagement initiatives. He earned his PhD in communication science at Stanford University, his Masters in Public Health at San Diego State University, and his BA in psychology at University of California, San Diego.