As McLean Project for the Arts has celebrated our 60th anniversary throughout 2022, we’ve been reminded of the central role that art serves in our community, and the importance of the work we do to provide equal opportunity for all residents of our diverse area. We need to think local, act local and give local. With your support, MPA can continue to provide both in-person and virtual arts education programming to some of our community residents affected most by the ever-changing public health situation.

During this anniversary year, we are proud of the pivots and adaptations throughout our 60 years that have allowed us to continue to thrive in connecting art and community in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington area. As a premier center for contemporary art exhibitions and arts education programming, we are inspired to do even more in 2023 and need your generous support. 

GivingTuesday gift at any level will allow us to continue adapting and connecting art and community. And this year, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, we are able to match all donations up to $10,000. This means your Giving Tuesday donation will go TWICE as far! What can you do to help us meet our goal?

  • $25: Keep the lights on!
    Every dollar truly makes a difference – thank you for supporting the operations of McLean Project for the Arts.
  • $75: Support FCPS Student Pyramid Art Shows
    A gift at this level supports our annual Youth Art Show, which provides an opportunity for local students to display their art in a real art gallery.
  • $150: Art Supplies for MPA ArtReach
    A gift at this level provides supplies for MPA’s signature outreach program, MPA ArtReach, bringing students, seniors and individuals with disabilities into the gallery.
  • $250: Summer Camp Scholarship
    Your donation provides 1 scholarship to a financially disadvantaged local student to attend an MPA summer art camp.
  • $350: Best Buddies Programs
    A donation at this level provides the supplies and instruction for our new partnerships with the Langley and McLean High Schools’ Best Buddies programs. Help us expand to other Fairfax County schools!
  • $500: Live Music
    Support live music at an in-gallery or virtual MPA art event this year.
  • $1,000: FCPS ArtReach
    A gift at this level funds the buses to bring students from an FCPS Title 1 school into our gallery for our ArtReach program.
  • $2,500: Artist Support
    Support Mid-Atlantic artists by covering the artist and juror honoraria for the winners of MPA’s 17th Annual Not Strictly Painting Exhibition in Fall 2023.

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, with the tax identification number of EIN #52-1374407.
Your donation is considered a charitable contribution under the U.S. Tax Laws. Consult your tax advisor to determine the extent of the applicable tax deduction.

Please join us in celebrating…we met our goal of $15,000!

Thank you to all our amazing donors! A special thanks to our matching gift donors, Pamela and David Danner.

If you didn’t have the chance to donate today, please consider supporting us through our upcoming Annual Giving campaign.

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