The Arts in Arlington - Stay in the Circle!

Find a gallery. Watch a play. Listen to live jazz. Discover public art. Take a class. Be involved.

Bookmark this site, or better yet, sign up for the Arlington Artsletter and make sure you Stay in the Circle with the Arts in Arlington!

Visit our calendar or subscribe to our newsletter for more information about upcoming events in Arlington.

Home to over 500 individual artists, and more than 50 arts organizations, Arlington has been called a hotbed of cultural abandon. And we have taken it to a whole new level with the October, 2010 opening of Artisphere, a totally new kind of interactive cultural center.

At the heart of Arlington's thriving arts community, arlingtonarts.org is the website to discover theatrical productions, upcoming events and people who share your passion. Delve into the arts scene with in-depth interviews,  videos and features on local artists and productions. Find out about the hottest shows, get tickets, and stay to check out all your options via the calendar of events.

Publications About the Arts in Arlington

The Economic Impact of Theatres in Arlington County, VA
The Arlington Commission for the Arts, 2009

The Arlington Commission for the Arts sponsored this report by the Crystal City Business Improvement District, on the economic impact of theatres on Arlington County restaurants, focusing on the Crystal City (Arena Stage) and Shirlington (Signature Theatre) areas.

The Intrinsic Value of Arlington's Arts Community
The Arlington Commission for the Arts, 2010

As a follow-up to its 2009 report on the economic impact of two theatres in Arlington,  the Arlington Commission for the Arts is pleased to release its newest study, "The Intrinsic Value of Arlington's Arts Community."  This latest study demonstrates the intrinsic value that the supported arts groups bring to the Arlington Community in terms of improving the quality of life in the County.   The study is partly based on the grant applications submitted by Arlington arts groups, and in addition, the Commission for the Arts went to the individual groups for further information on the following categories: Access to Art, Arts Education, Community Service, and Community Health and Wellbeing.