Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery Presents  Patterns All-Member Show

By Editorial Team on April 26, 2021
Ilona Lantos, Pieces of My Soul, Acrylic.
On View: April 26- May 28, 2021

Gallery Underground in May presents, in our Focus Gallery, Patterns, an all-member show of works highlighting pattern and texture. Pattern exists in nature as well as in designed objects, and real or actual texture can dramatically enhance a work of art. Our artists were tasked with creating works that repeat or echo elements to communicate a sense of balance, harmony, contrast, rhythm or movement, or to imbue works with a visual and tactile sense of texture.

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

For more information about Gallery Underground:

Gallery Underground has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 reader survey.  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 a new show from its talented members 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 (Note: receptions will resume when larger gatherings are deemed safe).

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.