Cultural Arts

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"Understanding and acknowledging the incredible economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry, we must always remember their fundamental value. They foster beauty, creativity, originality, and vitality. The arts inspire us, soothe us, provoke us, involve us, and connect us. But they also create jobs and contribute to the economy." ~Robert L, Lynch, President & CEO of Americans for the Arts


The Arts are Alive in the City of Fairfax!

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.


Inclement Weather Cancellations:

All classes/programs starting before noon are cancelled when Fairfax County schools close for the day.  For classes/programs starting at noon or later, a decision will be made by 10am that day.  When Fairfax County schools have a delayed opening, classes will be held as scheduled.  Recreation facilities operated by the City will follow City government closures. 

On weekends, cancellation decisions will be made by 8 a.m. each day and posted on the City’s website. 

All classes/programs and gym rentals held in FCPS facilities will follow FCPS closings.

This information will be posted on the website or call 703-385-7858.  Staff will make all effort to contact participants by posting on the city website, local news channels, as well as notifications by City Alerts, mass e-mails and, when appropriate, phone calls.

Parks and Recreation Staff will make all efforts to make-up any missed classes due to inclement weather and will issue credits to your account/refunds if this is not possible.


City of Fairfax ADA Policy
The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department will make reasonable accommodations in recreation programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements for that recreation program. The ADA requires that recreation programs offered by City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department be available in the most integrated setting appropriate for each individual.
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