Gallery Underground’s Presents Claim To Fame

By East City Art Editorial Team on January 30, 2023

Mon, January 30 2023 — Fri, February 24 2023

Rebecca McNeely, Spring Awakening, Acrylic
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 5pm to 7pm

The Focus Gallery of Gallery Underground will present Claim to Fame, a National juried show. Juried by Felecia B McFail, an Arts Commissioner for Arlington County, Virginia and founder of From One Hand To Another — a calligraphy business that turns the spoken word into visual art. This exhibit asked artists to submit the work they are most proud of, their personal Claim to Fame. With 50 pieces from artists across the United States, Claim to Fame showcases a variety of mediums and styles.

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, Virginia, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists.

Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents 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, glass, and ceramic art. 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.

Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance. For more information about the gallery: https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/gallery-underground

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

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 10am-6pm

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.

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