Falls Church Arts

Falls Church Arts is a non-profit organization established in 2003 that serves the D.C. Metro area. We are dedicated to making the arts a vital and integral part of our community and to celebrating the creative energies of our artists and supporting members.

On February 25, 2017, Falls Church Arts opened its gallery and classroom at 700-B West Broad Street next door to Famille Cafe. This facility houses a diverse range of arts events, music, film, and instruction and studio arts classes.

Falls Church Arts also has programs – EXPANDING THE ARTS and pARTicipate – for the creation and display of art outside the studio and galleries. These programs bring art to the people and public spaces in our community and encourage pARTicipation in the arts with The Halloween Paint In, Chalk Walks, “Scenes in the City” Plein Air Festival, and others. Many of our patrons and artists are familiar with our weekly booth at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market (when weather permits), begun in 2013-14.

Falls Church Arts has been awarded grants from The Little City CATCH Foundation to help fund our operations and programming. Learn more about Falls Church Arts on their website.

 

Featured Artist: Vicky Dorn-Fontana

"I have spent most of my life pursuing art. I started to focus my creative pursuits by attending the High School of Art and Design in New York City, where I grew up. I then attended Hunter College and majored in art. I attained a B.A. in Fine Arts and received certification as an art teacher for grades K – 12 in New York State. I moved to Falls Church, Va. in 1978 to attend George Washington University and received a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy. I have worked as an Art Therapist for the past 38 years; primarily on in-patient adult and adolescent psychiatric units in the Northern Virginia area. I absolutely loved my career as an Art Therapist and retired in January 2019.

Throughout my career I have utilized my skills to help others, but have also created my own art. Collage has been my media of choice for many years. Creating and pursuing my art brings me a sense of peace, a voice, pleasure, and a sense of accomplishment. Working with images, textures, and patterns allows me to capture unique glimpses into various life experiences, moods, dreams, values, and struggles that we all experience or know of someone who has had a similar journey. I hope to capture this in my work."

Vicky Dorn-Fontana's Artwork

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