December 2021 Exhibitions at Gallery Underground

By Editorial Team on November 30, 2021

Wed, 01 December 2021 - Fri, 31 December 2021

Courtesy of Gallery Underground.

Small Works of Great Importance
All-Member show at Gallery Underground in December
Dates: December 1-31, 2021 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday December 3rd, 2021 5-7pm

Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery in December presents Small Works of Great Importance, an all-member show of little pieces that pack a powerful punch. Members were asked to create works measuring no large than 8 x 10” – smaller in size but proving that good things come in small packages. The exhibition features works by a variety of artists working in a range of mediums including both 2-d and 3-d works.

In our Main Gallery are larger new works by our members, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood and metalwork.

Courtesy of Gallery Underground.

19th Annual Artful Weekend at Fort C.F. Smith Park
Arlington Artists Alliance art show with 37 local artists

Where: Ft. C.F. Smith Park
2411 24th St N, Arlington, VA 22207

Show Hours: Friday, December 3, 3-8pm, opening reception 6-8pm
Show hours: Saturday, December 4, 10am – 5pm
Show hours: Sunday, December 5, 10am-3pm

The 19th annual “Artful Weekend” Art Show and Sale is coming again to the lovely historic Hendry House at Ft. C.F. Smith Park in Arlington, featuring artwork by over 30 top Arlington-based artists: paintings of many genres, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork, artist’s cards, unframed works and more. Great for holiday shopping!

Artful Weekend will open on Friday, December 3 from 3 to 8pm with an opening wine reception from 6-8pm. The show will also be open 10am-5pm Saturday, December 4, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday, December 5.Free and open to the public.

More information about Gallery Underground:

Gallery Underground, the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2021 reader survey, and has received a 2021 “Arlie” as one of Arlington’s “Best Shops” from the readers of ARLNow. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists.

Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents both a special solo, group or juried show in the Focus gallery and a new show from its talented members in the main gallery, in many forms: mixed media, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass, and ceramic work.  Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and on First Fridays (first Friday of every month), it hosts an opening reception free and open to all from 5-7pm.

In addition to monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins and dance and musical performances.  Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the National Landing Business Improvement District (BID), and JBG Smith. For more information about the gallery:

Gallery Hours:  Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm or by appointment.

Metro accessible, Blue Line, Crystal City stop. Public garages in the Crystal City shops offer unlimited free parking after 4PM and both gallery and garages are fully handicapped accessible.

More Information about Arlington Artists Alliance:

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County.  The organization encourages and supports both established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art, without partiality toward style or trend.  Its 150 members also exhibit year-round at a variety of Arlington community local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs and by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Amazon.  For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit the Alliance website at

Gallery Underground is located at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA.