Gallery Underground Presents Travels an All-Member Show

By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021
Kyoto, watercolor by Lauren Marcott.
On View: September 1 – September 24, 2021

Gallery Underground in September presents, in their Focus Gallery, Travels, an all-member exhibition in which artists were tasked with creating works based on their travels – both real and imagined. These works take us on journeys from seascapes to cityscapes, mountains to deserts and even artists’ own back yards, in addition to depictions of planes, trains and automobiles.

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

They will not be holding a First Friday opening reception in September due to a conflict with the Labor Day holiday.

For more information about Gallery Underground:

Gallery Underground 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. Gallery Underground and the Arlington Artists Alliance are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, National Landing BID, and JBG Smith.  For more information about Gallery events, visit the gallery website at https://galleryunderground.org/.

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.  For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit the Alliance website at https://arlingtonartistsalliance.org/.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
  • or by appointment

Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery located at Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.