Arlington Cultural Affairs has a variety of arts-related merchandise for sale. To order any of the following, please download the order form and send it to us at the address below. All prices include tax and postage.
Each order will include a complimentary box of notecards created especially for Arlington Cultural Affairs.
For information, please call 703-228-1850, or Email Us
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3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA. 22206-2304
Speedy Tolliver CD
Arlington Cultural Affairs proudly announces the release of the first album of music recorded by Arlington’s 91 year-old Old-Time fiddle legend, Speedy Tolliver. The album, “Now and Then”, was recorded in the sound recording studio at the Cultural Affairs building at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive by Cultural Affairs sound technician Vander Lockett. In addition to the new recordings by this master musician, the CD includes three digitally re-mastered cuts from home recordings from the 1940s on acetate disk. Highlights of the disc include "Listen to the Mockingbird", "Orange Blossom Special" and "I Don't Love Nobody" and "She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain". $15
Hüsnü Aydoğdu Anadolu CD
Hüsnü Aydoğdu was born in Turkey in 1948. As a boy, he listened to the songs of laborers in the fields by day and the ballads they sang in turns at night, to the songs of housewives, sellers, cowherds, and passing caravans. He first tried his hand at performing at age 18, and went on to study Turkish folk and Turkish classical music in Istanbul. From 1980 - 2000 he performed for Turkish Radio and Television broadcasts and concerts. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2002, and he has been warmly embraced by the community where he now resides in Arlington, VA. After his arrival, he began teaching Turkish folk music master classes, whose aim was not only to pass on knowledge about Turkish folk music to the students, but also to develop a quality ensemble of folk musicians capable of giving concerts. Hüsnü performs regularly, along with members of his ensemble, at local venues and folk festivals and in higher profile settings, such as the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. His repertoire includes music of a variety of folk genres and regional styles from all over Turkey and beyond. Arlington County Cultural Affairs, Office of Heritage Arts, with support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, pays tribute to the artistry of Hüsnü Hoca with the production of this recording. $15
Up on the Hill
An oral history of the Halls Hill Neighborhood in Arlington, VA., Written by folklorist Thomas D. Carroll, from interviews with residents. The High View Oral History Project has logged a wealth of memories that help to broaden our understanding of life in Arlington County during the 20th century. Once known as Halls Hill, High View Park is one of Arlington's historic African American neighborhoods. A number of current residents are descended from the estate's slave families while others joined the community in the early 1900's. The collective memories of elders who endured the era of segregation and the struggle for civil rights comprise an important but largely unknown aspect of Arlington's history. Themes that have emerged from their stories include not only the formation of the community, but also the pivotal role of social institutions in sustaining families and building community. The field research and booklet were funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. $10
Pass It On: A Guide to Building Neighborhood Archives and Oral History Collections
The booklet includes information on: The Interview; Sharing Your Research With Others; Case Study - The Halls Hill High View Park Archive Project, and Intergenerational Oral History Project; How to Create a Community Archive; Using the Archive, Keeping History Alive; Resources. It was produced by Arlington Cultural Affairs with support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. $5
Reims/Arlington : Regards Croisés: Crossing Glances
The lyrical words of Didier Rousselet and striking photography of John Babineau and Cécile Bethléem are evocative and thought-provoking statements about Arlington and Reims. Crossing Glances offers an enlightening and rare opportunity to see our community through a visitor's eyes. It speaks to our similarities and differences, to our shared committments to livable, vibrant communities, and to the beauty and complexity of each place. $20