Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, featuring more than 40 Fairfax-area events showcasing local performance and visual artists, announces its schedule for the 30th annual festival.

30th Annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival starts on April 17th with a glittering evening at Old Town Hall celebrating three decades of arts in the City of Fairfax. Sponsored by the City of Fairfax in cooperation with George Mason University and the arts community of Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts continues its commitment to support and encourage the awareness of cultural opportunities in the greater Fairfax community. It has grown into a significant three-week festival and is now considered one of Virginia’s foremost arts festivals. With outstanding music performances from leading musicians, quality arts exhibitions, dance (both classical and modern) stimulating theater performances, community activities and events including The Arts mean Business – an Art Walk through Old Town Fairfax highlighting businesses with an artistic twist, “Temptations” an Art Show in association with Our Daily Bread, and the hits of last year including the International Children’s Festival and Fashion in Motion, this year with the new twist of wearable art! This year’s Festival of youth, of music, of dance and so much more all highlight the emerging vibrant art scene in historic Old Town Fairfax.

Spotlight provides Fairfax and the surrounding area with an occasion to come together as a community and celebrate the talent its citizens have to offer. Fairfax Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne said, ”Spotlight on the Arts provides unique opportunities for community participation in the Fairfax community through musicals, concerts, events and exhibits—for all to enjoy. The City of Fairfax is stronger because of Spotlight’s long-standing success.”

Spotlight began in 1985 as a cooperative effort by the City of Fairfax and George Mason University with two aims: to enhance the community’s awareness of the many arts and cultural opportunities offered in Fairfax, and to encourage the expansion of the arts through support of fledgling community arts organizations.

We are delighted to bring you so many exceptional events in the Spotlight Spring Festival this year. In the spirit of a festival all participating groups endeavor to bring you the best arts and cultural events on offer during this year’s program – come and enjoy the festival!

For more information on Spotlight, please call (703) 352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxspotlight.org.






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