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Arts and Culture in Alexandria, VA

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Named one of America’s Top Art Places, Alexandria is a top destination to visit while in the D.C. area. The city’s visual arts hub is the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center, a former munitions factory transformed into an artistic powerhouse with three floors of artist studios and galleries, plus the headquarters of The Art League School. The Legendary Music Hall The Birchmere hosts the biggest names in country, folk and rock. See our Arts Calendar or plan ahead with our yearly signature events.

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Noted by Broadway World to offer “some of the best choral singing” in the area, the Alexandria Harmonizers specialize in...
1430 W. Braddock Road Alexandria, Virginia
The Alexandria Singers are the DC Area’s premier pops chorus performing a repertoire of all types of popular American music,...
P.O. Box 16093 Alexandria, Virginia
Maestro James Ross leads critically-acclaimed performances full of passion and power. Five main series concerts October through May at the Schlesinger Center...
Schlesinger Center Concert Hall 3001 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, Virginia
Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc. is among the nation’s largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. As...
105 N. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia
Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival held the first Saturday in October each year. Art on the...
Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
The Birchmere is a world-famous concert venue known for a nightly line-up of classic as well as up-and-coming jazz, country,...
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
A community art organization featuring visual and functional arts with monthly exhibits. Hours are First Thursday (April through Sept) 12-9pm, Thursday...
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Brad Fiscus is a stained glass artist and owner of Fiscus Glassworks. Brad has been working in stained glass for...
2141 Jamieson Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Galactic Panther is a contemporary and visionary art gallery. A portion of all sales go towards feeding those in need.
1303 King Street Alexandria, Virginia
George Katsos is a solo acoustic adult contemporary performer from Alexandria. Performing live at a young age he learned to...
Throughout Alexandria, Virginia
Harambee Books & Artworks, an independent bookstore based in Old Town serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with a wide...
1132 Prince Street Alexandria, Virginia
Intertribal Creatives is a free and fair trade gallery designed to showcase the artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial spirit of Indigenous...
106 N. Lee Street Alexandria, Virginia

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Carlyle House

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Couple Biking Down King Street In Alexandria, VA

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