In the Gallery

In the Gallery Now: Youth Art Show:
Celebrating Chinese New Year: The Year of the Monkey

blue-faced yellow monkeys Regional artists and craftspeople ages 0 - 18 were invited to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey in an art show sponsored by Franklin Park Arts Center. The exhibition features creative works in a variety of media.

This year’s Youth Art Show is dedicated to Barbara N. Sample, long-time champion of the arts and Visual Arts Coordinator at Franklin Park Arts Center for many years. Barbara passed away on June 30, 2015 from cancer. She is greatly missed by all of us here and we are honoring her memory by keeping this Youth Art Show tradition. While artwork is not for sale, the exhibit will be on display until February 28th.

Sponsored by Franklin Park Arts Center

On Display from February Feb. 5 – Feb. 28, 2016

The Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and weekends during performances and Sunday evening coffeehouse series.

Upcoming Exhibits

  • VSA of Loudoun DaVinci Show
    • March 4-27, 2016
    • Opening reception March 6, 1:00 pm
  • ⇒ Chicken or the Egg, Which Came First?
    • April 1-May 1, 2016
    • Auction event and opening reception April 17, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Claire Kincannon, Mixed Media Exhibit
    • May 6-June 12, 2016
    • Opening reception, Sunday, May 8, 2016

Call-for-Entries Mailing List

Email Elizabeth.Bracey@loudoun.gov or call 540-338-7973 to get on her list to be notified of upcoming visual art shows that you can enter.


View Some of Our Past Exhibits Online

Women with Vision Multimedia Exhibit

View Online

Minds Wide OpenThe Franklin Park Arts center presents its original Women with Vision exhibition, now online. The exhibit explores the creativity of seven female Loudoun artists and their collective impact on our community.

The exhibit highlights three generations of women within our community whose creative talent, in the opinion of the Arts Center, continues to shape the arts in Loudoun; the exhibit supported the Minds Wide Open statewide celebration of women in the arts. The show originally ran in the center from May 28 – June 14, 2010.

CLOUDY with a Chance of Art

View Online @ Flickr

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An interactive exhibit experiment ran in the lobby gallery from Thursday, 16 September 2010 through October 10 2010, with the introduction:

“Is a picture worth a thousand words, or can a thousand words create a picture? Maybe both. Let’s find out. This unique, interactive exhibit asks you to write a couple of words about one or more of the art pieces on display. Feeling brave? Share more than a single word with us- share a thought or a story that the artwork brings to mind. Those words will be turned into their own ‘word cloud’ artwork throughout the show and final versions will be rendered at the show’s conclusion. Share your words in person or online on Flickr.”

Center Pieces, January 2011

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Center Pieces, the Second Annual Mid-winter Art Show and Sale, featured creative works ranging from center pieces for the table to works that explore the ideas of physical and spiritual centering.

Viewer’s Choice winners:
‘Indigo Bunting Male’ by Stephanie Roan, ‘Still in Time’ by Alice Power, and ‘Entropy 2′ by Bob Friedenberg.
Many thanks to all who participated.

Sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.