ACT 4 #ArtsALX Alexandria Arts Community Invites You to Arts Showcase Virtual Fundraiser
We are so fortunate to live in a vibrant city full of gifted artists, keeping us engaged and entertained - and helping us appreciate the beauty around us, even in turbulent times. These artists and arts organizations are struggling now, more than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to these challenges, the Alexandria Arts Alliance in partnership with ACT for Alexandria and in collaboration with Alexandria’s vibrant artists and arts organizations streamed its first virtual fundraising event on Facebook Live on October 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal! Donations continue to be accepted by texting DONATE to 703-783-9009 or by clicking the button below. Contributions are also accepted at ACT for Alexandria, 201 N Union Street, Suite 110, Alexandria VA 22314. Please designate donations as ACT 4 #ArtsALX.
ACT 4 #ArtsALX was inspired by the need for artists to share their work given the difficulty of performing, teaching and holding exhibits in the time of COVID-19. The lack of revenue from performances, classes and exhibitions has led to critical financial problems for the arts. Most artists and organizations have had to cancel seasons and indoor events for the foreseeable future, transitioning to smaller, outdoor events and virtual presentations.
ACT 4 #ArtsALX includes inspiring video vignettes from 23 Alexandria-based artists and arts organizations representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual arts, theater, film and artisans as well as special appearances (including Mayor Justin Wilson and a cast member from Saturday Night Live) and more! One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds raised benefit the following participants:
Alexandria Choral Society
Alexandria Citizens Band
Alexandria Film Festival
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Art on the Avenue
Arts on the Horizon
Del Ray Artisans
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
Karen Fitzgerald Art
Lisa Schumaier - Keenthings
Local Motion Project
Metropolitan School of the Arts
The Art League
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association
Yellow Door Concert Series
The Homegrown Restaurant Group donated 10% from all take-out orders mentioning ACT 4 #ArtsALX on the evening of the event. Thank you to Holy Cow, Pork Barrel BBQ, The Sushi Bar, Sweet Fire Donna’s, Tequila & Taco, and Whiskey & Oyster.
The Alexandria Arts Alliance also thanks event collaborators and contributors ACT for Alexandria, the Alexandria Office of the Arts, the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, and the Garden by Building Momentum.
The fundraising event can be viewed on the Alexandria Arts Alliance Facebook page: ArtsALXAllianceor by clicking the button below.