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Totaling $327,741.89

VSA Loudoun County

Goal: $1,000.00

Specific Need

We're proud to be a part of the 2019 GiveChoose Campaign!

We're here to raise funds in order to broaden VSA - Loudoun's program outreach, and we want tolet people know there's an orgaization here in Loudoun providing creative opportunities to people of all ages - a one stop shop for visual and fine arts programming in an inclusive environment.

Mission

To fulfill our Mission, VSA - Loudoun has developed two branches of programming:


1. Theatre Arts: We hold an annual spring musical, summer get-togethers and fall "Boot Camps" which cover a wide range of arts training, including acting, dance, music, puppetry and more.

2. Fine Arts: Our DaVinci Art Studio program provides classes in a multitude of media, such as oils, water color, and 3-D imagery and provides opportunities for the artists to showcase their works in art exhibits and, if they wish, sell their works at fairs.

 

 

Profile

VSA - Loudoun was founded in 1989 under the umbrella of the national VSA (Very Special Arts) program created by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith in 1974. Registered as Arts for All, Inc., the organization is a 501c3 non-profit .

In 1991 Alice Power started our successful Performing Arts program. In the Spring of 1991 the first musical play, The Wizard of Oz was performed at Luckett’s Community Center. The next year, we moved to Loudoun Valley Community Center for rehearsals and performances, where we remained until our audiences outgrew the gymnasium! We then rehearsed at the Round Hill Arts Center, until the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Franklin Park opened this year, which is now our permanent performing venue.

We have performed at three International Festivals of VSA arts in Brussels, Belgium in 1994, in Los Angeles, California in 1999 and in Washington, DC in 2004. In September 2005, the Clowning Group performed at the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk in Fairfax County while also celebrating VSA arts actress Lauren Welsh, the Honorary Chairperson for Buddy Walk 2005!

(Photo by Jim Poston of Middleburg, VA)

More recently, VSA - Loudoun started offering workshops in preparation for the Mainstage Show. We had movement classes that helped teach the participants how to bow correctly as well as authentic Japanese movement. One of the favorite workshops was on Japanese Drumming. A local traditional Japanese Drumming Ensemble, Nen Daiko, came and not only did dramatic, energetic presentations, but taught the methods of drumming to nearly 30 participants. This event was followed by a series of workshops led by Shizumi, who taught traditional Japanese movement. Shizumi was so impressed by what our group was doing, and the talent that its participants had, that she invited us to be one of the opening events for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.
 

VSA - Loudoun's DaVinci Art Studio was formed to provide on-going visual arts studio sessions for adult participants to produce their own work at their own pace, while getting personalized instruction. The Open Studio has continuously been offered at area galleries, inspiring DaVinci artist’s by ever changing exhibits, exposing them to a variety of media, styles and techniques, and providing an opportunity to meet local artists. While the majority of Open Studio participants enjoy painting with acrylics, a variety of media are available.
 

DaVinci artists have displayed and sold a number of original pieces locally, throughout Virginia, and in the international exhibit called “How does art shape your world?”
 

Founded in 2001 by VSA enthusiast Pam Oliver, the DaVinci Art Studio continues to expand to provide art opportunities for a growing audience, including the new and interactive ‘Art Group’ class. DaVinci has and will continue to offer classes and workshops in a variety of media, from fiber arts to ceramics, open to students of various ages.

Photos & Videos

Our 2019 "TREASURES: The Musical Adventures of Tom Sawyer" receives a standing ovation!
Our 2019 "TREASURES: The Musical Adventures of Tom Sawyer" receives a standing ovation!
VSA - Loudoun Celebrates 30 Years of Arts for All!
$147.35 received
in 3 gifts
14.74%  of  $1,000.00 Goal

Contact

P.O.Box 6445
Leesburg VA 20178
Phone: (540) 338-7973

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