Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

MPA will co-host a DC Metro Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, April 14 from 6-7:30pm. The topic of the meeting will be Strategies for Survival in the Arts. The event will address the impact of COVID-19 on the visual arts in the DC metropolitan cultural community.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

The McLean Community Center and MPA are closed and will remain closed until further notice. Many of our spring art class offerings are now available online. Please contact us at with any questions. We hope to be back in the MPA galleries as soon as possible!

Call for Entries

Call for Entries

MPA currently seeks works for MPAartfest 2020, a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale to be held on October 4, 2020 in McLean Central Park. Submission deadline: June 15, 2020.

MPA Summer Art Camps

MPA Summer Art Camps

Summer camp registration is underway, and spots are filling up quickly. MPA summer art camps offer a variety of imaginative and fun adventures for campers of all ages. Sign your kids up soon to secure your space!


Youth Art Workshops

Join MPA this spring for our new Youth Workshops featuring a series of one-day sessions for children ages 8-12. Topics include, “Matisse Apples Still Life”, “3D Turtle Sculpture” and more. Space is limited–register now to secure your spot.


POSTPONED: Joseph Cortina and Shanthi Chandrasekar

Our exhibition featuring work by Joseph Cortina and Shanthi Chandrasekar has been postponed until later this year.
(Pictured: Backstory by Joseph Cortina)


NOW ONLINE: Spring Art Classes

Now is the time to register for spring art classes. Choose from new class offerings or returning favorites. All classes are taught ONLINE by MPA’s professional art faculty.


Visit MPA

The McLean Community Center, The Alden Theatre, the Old Firehouse Center and the McLean Project for the Arts are closed and will remain closed until further notice. All classes, activities and performances are canceled. Read more on the MCC website.

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