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October 1, 2017
McLean Central Park

MPAartfest is an annual community-wide celebration of the visual arts presented by McLean Project for the Arts. During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region.  McLean’s only juried arts festival will showcase 50 local and regional visual artists. Presented in cooperation with lead community sponsor McLean Community Center, this FREE event features contemporary art in a variety of media, Children’s Art Walk, hands-on art studio, STEAM experiences, food vendors, and live music throughout the day, making MPAartfest a must-attend community event for art lovers of all ages!

MPAartfest’s activities are sure to capture the imagination of art-lovers of all ages:

  • Purchase a work of art (or two) to grace your home or give as a gift
  • Stroll through the Children’s ArtWalk to view work of young artists from McLean area schools.
  • Budding artists can create their own art at MPA’s ArtReach Hands On Art Studio and participate in a community mural project
  • The Open Air Art Studio also provides an opportunity for attendees to sketch, draw and create their own artwork throughout the day
  • A variety of STEAM (STEM+Art) experiences will be available to spark creativity in young minds, including creating geometric paper sculptures at Art+Architecture; drawing Fibonacci Spirals and Japanese Notan paper cutting at Art+Math; and printing with natural materials and leaf shapes at Art+Nature
  • Sample delicious food from local restaurants

McLean Project for the Arts produces this free, community-wide celebration of contemporary art with the support of community organizations and corporate and individual sponsors.  More info to come on ways you can sponsor MPAartfest and help MPA continue to Exhibit, Educate and Inspire!

Thank you to our 2017 MPAartfest Sponsors!

Lead Community Sponsor McLean Community Center

Event Co-Sponsors Fairfax County Park Authority and TD Bank