MPAartfest 2019 - Childrens' Artwalk

Thank you!

Sincere thanks to everyone who supported MPA with a donation to our Giving Tuesday and Annual Giving Campaigns. We were thrilled to far exceed this year’s goal. MPA has a rich history of connecting art and community and your generous support makes it all possible. Thank you!

Recognized as a premier center for contemporary visual arts, McLean Project for the Arts has been connecting art and community in Northern Virginia since 1962. Your generous contributions make our award-winning exhibitions, education and arts programming possible.

Giving Levels and Benefits:

$35 Artist, Student, Senior           $1,000 Sponsor
$50 Individual                                 $2,500 Major Benefactor
$100 Family                                     $5,000 Leadership Circle
$250 Contributing Member          $10,000 Chairman’s Circle
$500 Sustaining Member              $25,000 Curator’s Circle*

Learn more about giving level benefits.

*If you would like to support at the Curator’s Circle level, please contact the office at 703.790.1953. 

MPA offers these payment options:
Online: Make a secure payment with your credit card
By mail: Send in a check with this MPA Donation Form and mail to:
Attn: Annual Giving
McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101
Call: For stock contributions or to make a credit card payment through our office, please call 703-790-1953.


MPA Exhibits

MPA has presented the work of 2,000+ esteemed Mid-Atlantic artists in our beautiful Atrium and Emerson Galleries. Exhibits feature artists working with a broad array of mediums and approaches.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Video
  • Installation
  • Mosaic
  • Photography
  • Printmaking

The generous support of our community has built MPA’s well-earned reputation for artistic excellence. We’re proud that nearly every recent exhibition has been reviewed by The Washington Post.


MPA Educates

Low-income students are 5 times more likely to graduate when they receive arts instruction (from Americans for the Arts). With your support, MPA’s award-winning ArtReach program serves over 3,000 individuals annually including:

  • Fairfax County Public Schools Title I elementary school students
  • Fairfax County senior center participants
  • ServiceSource, SPARC Solutions & other nonprofits & schools serving individuals with special needs
  • Second Story’s Safe Youth Project participants.

And we were especially proud to offer need-based Art Camp scholarships to deserving students.


MPA Inspires

MPA inspires by connecting art and community, inviting all to encounter the finest in contemporary art in venues large and small.

Highlights include:

  • Our beloved MPAartfest which attracts thousands annually to a day of art, music, food, and fun in McLean Central Park
  • Intimate encounters with art and artists in our gallery through an engaging annual calendar of our exhibitions, gallery events, and artist talks
  • Arts education classes, workshops and camps taught by MPA’s faculty of professional, working artists.
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