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
Director
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.   
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Lee Arts Center 2014 Show & Sale

Lee Arts Center 2014 Show and SaleLooking for one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season?  The studio artists of Arlington’s LEE ARTS CENTER will hold their ANNUAL FINE CRAFTS SHOW and SALE on Saturday and Sunday (10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday; and 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Sunday), November 15 and 16, at the Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway in Arlington, Virginia. Some of our regions finest artists work out of Arlington’s Lee Arts Center, a quaint 1920’s elementary school on Lee Highway that, when it was deemed too historic to demolish, but too impractical for continued school usage, was converted into a community cultural center by Arlington’s Cultural Affairs Division.

Workshops 

 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.  

Exhibitions

 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:  August 22, 2014; September 19, 2014; October 17, 2014; November 21, 2014; December 19, 2014; January 16, 2015; February 20, 2015

Photo Service Form