Party for the Arts

  • October 8, 2022 4 PM - 7 PM
  • Canal Center Plaza

The Alexandria Arts Alliance joins arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month. As part of the local celebration, the Arts Alliance is launching Party for the Arts, a festival of music, art, theater, dance, and interactive art activities on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Canal Center Plaza, on the waterfront, in the Old Town North Arts District.   


The event will feature performances on multiple outdoor stages and a special art exhibit at the new Gallery at Canal Center. The event shines a light on the local arts scene with a host of local arts groups participating, including:   


Yellow Door Concert Sextet 

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic 

Principle Gallery  

Kyo Gallery  

Local Motion Dance Project  

The Art League 

The Athenaeum  

Galactic Panther Gallery 

Alexandria Harmonizers 

Torpedo Factory Art Center  

Alexandria Citizens Band 

Del Ray Artisans 



Heard Arts Program 


The goals of this event are to provide a collaborative platform to promote the city’s arts & culture sector as it recovers from the pandemic; and to highlight the arts’ power to inspire, spark change, and contribute to a vibrant, thriving and inclusive city. 


National Arts & Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to the arts for everyone. For more go to


The Alexandria Arts Alliance is a coalition of arts organizations, artists and arts advocates that works to advance the arts in Alexandria through advocacy, collaboration, education, and marketing. 


The Arts Alliance thanks Canal Center Events and ACT for Alexandria for their generous support in making this event possible.