Lee Arts Center

 Ceramics by Lee Artists Klaudia Levin and Becky Zweibel
                Ceramics by Lee Arts Center Artists: Left to Right: Klaudia Levin, Becky Zweibel, Klaudia Levin

5722 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-228-0560
Fax: 703-228-0559
email: leearts@arlingtonva.us

Lee Center Hours:
Monday & Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed

Lee Arts Center Staff:
Steven Munoz
Darlene Tsukamoto
Assistant to the Director

The Lee Arts Center, a program of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, is housed in the Lee Community Center. Studios for ceramics and printmaking are maintained in large, airy rooms with abundant natural light. There are ongoing open studio programs in pottery, ceramic sculpture, tilemaking, and printmaking.   
News and Links

Flights of Fancy: Art Inspired by the Bee and Butterfly Garden 

June 3 - July 5, 2014

Reception & Program Date: June 18, 2014 from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.

Lee Center Butterfly Garden     This exhibit will present works that were inspired either by texture, color, and/or literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden.

Thanks to the generosity of a neighbor and friend to the Lee Center, there will be a $250 award presented to the artist who creates the most inspiring butterfly/bee garden work. The award will be selected by a panel of impartial judges.

The Flights of Fancy reception on June 18th will feature the butterfly garden and a presentation on pollinators. The exhibit coincides with National Pollinator Week which runs from June 16 through the 22nd. Domesticated honey bees are the best known pollinators in the world, but they are not solely responsible for the pollination of all flowering plants. One in three bites of food are reliant on honey bee pollination and threats to pollinator populations affect the entire food system. Native pollinators play an essential role in plant reproduction and food production, in our gardens, on our farms and in wild settings. We hope you can join us on June 18th to learn more about our local pollinators.


 The Master Workshop program provides opportunities to interact with visiting master artists in one, two and three-day workshops covering a wide variety of media. Lectures, advanced skills classes and professional development seminars for independent visual artists are also presented. 

Open Studios

  The Open Studio program is designed specifically for self-directed individuals working at advanced levels in ceramics or print media. The equipment and facility are made available for those who are without a studio of their own. No ongoing instruction is given. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regards to their own work, as well as to perform technical tasks essential to the operation of the studio as a whole and to use and maintain studio equipment responsibly.  


 The Mini Gallery is a small exhibition space within the Lee Arts Center which provides an opportunity for local and national artists to show their work in approximately 12 solo and group shows per year. The Mini Gallery consists of a 25 foot hallway within the center illuminated by gallery track lighting which can accommodate both two dimensional and three dimensional work.

Artists in Residence

Lee Arts Center hosts several well-known and well-respected artists who share their knowledge and experience with the members of the Lee Arts Center Open Studios in exchange for use of the facility. In addition to mentoring the members, they offer workshops, hold artist talks, and give hands-on technical assistance.


Slide Service 

 Slide service       Need images of your work for a portfolio, to enter a show or to have post cards made? The Lee Art Center provides a slide service to all area artists interested in having photographic images made of their work. Greg Staley, a professional photographer, will be available once a month, usually the third Friday of each month, to take slides of your work. Two- and three-dimensional works are eligible.  

The cost is $15 per shot and in return you will receive 3 digital files one (1) tiff file, a 72 dpi jpeg (suitable for e-mail or web) and a 300 dpi jpeg (suitable for print) file on a CD.  See the sign up form for further information.  Work must be dropped off between 9.30 and 10 am on the day of the shoot and picked up between 2 and 6 pm on the same day. Artists must fill out the sign up form and provide a check made out to Greg Staley for the full amount in order for works to be photographed. 

**Please contact Steven Munoz at 703-228-0560 or smunoz@arlingtonva.us  to register for an upcoming session. Please register at least 24 hours prior to the Slide Service date. The photographer has a maximum number of pieces he can comfortably photograph during a session.

Upcoming dates: 
Fridays:  July 18, 2014 & August 22, 2014

Photo Service Form