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MPAartfest is an annual community-wide celebration of the visual arts produced 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.

Celebrates our 10th Anniversary!

McLean’s only juried arts festival will showcase 52 local and regional visual artists. This FREE event features contemporary art, Children’s Art Walk, hands-on art studio, STEAM experiences, food vendors, and live music throughout the day, making this a must-attend community event for art lovers of all ages!

Preview some of the work from our MPAartfest 2016 featured artists!

Check out some of MPAartfest’s art activities that are sure to capture the imagination of art-lovers of all ages.

  • Stroll through the Children’s ArtWalk to view work of young artists from McLean area schools.
  • Budding artists create their own artwork at MPA’s ArtReach Hands On Art Studio
  • The Open Air Art Studio also provides an opportunity for attendees to sketch, draw and create their own artwork throughout the day.
MPAartfest Partners and Sponsors

McLean Project for the Arts and its partners strive to make kids successful learners by increasing their access to the visual arts. MPA’s ArtReach program supports schools with STEAM learning throughout the school year and through its dynamic summer camp program. Visit McLean Project for the Art’s Red & White Information Center to learn about MPA’s STEAM programs and year-round arts classes for young people in support of the organization’s partnership with the Fairfax County Public Schools and STEAM education.

McLean Project for the Arts produces this community-wide celebration of contemporary art in collaboration with the lead community sponsor, McLean Community Center and other supporters including: Arts Council of Fairfax County, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and many others.

October 2, 2016
10am-5pm
McLean Central Park

Join Us and Help Celebrate the Arts in Our Community!

Click below to choose how you or your business would like to be involved in the 10th Anniversary MPAartfest 2016 and Soirée Celebration:

  • BUILD a “10 on 10” team! On this 10th anniversary, form a team of 10 friends, each donating $10 to support the arts in our community.
  • SPONSOR an artist during MPAartfest – your support will make a lasting impact. Or be an Event Sponsor for MPAartfest and Soirée Celebration.
  • VOLUNTEER and be part of the fun! Our hundreds of volunteers each year are essential to make this community festival a success!

For more information about MPAartfest 2016 and Soirée Celebration, contact MPA at info@mpaart.org or call 703.790.1953.

Event Partners:

Capital One Bank
Fairfax County Park Authority
McLean Community Center
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
McLean Properties
McLean Community Foundation

STEAM Center activities for all ages

A host of STEAM experiences were offered throughout the day in MPA’s STEAM Center including:

  • STEAM Center provided young people with visual arts experiences applied to robotics, science, math and engineering.
  • An  innovative community mural making event, combined the world of art and technology.

When you add lively music, wonderful food and beverages, MPAartfest was truly a great way to enjoy a fall day.

Parking Lot Sponsors:

Capital One Bank
6890 Elm Street (and 123)

Langley Shopping Center
1398 Chain Bridge Road

Shuttle Bus Sponsor:
McLean Montessori

Major Benefactors:

Burke & Herbert Bank
David and Lorna Gladstone Foundation
Dr. Deirdre J. Mull DMD, MS, PC
Anjali and Arun Gupta
j. gilberts wood-fired steaks & seafood
Land Art Design, Inc.
McEnearney Associates Realtors
UBS Financial Services, Inc. — The ESOP Group
Suzanne and Glen Youngkin

Patrons:

Debbie and Leo Jardot
The Rutchik Family
Sun Gazette Newspapers
Noelle Topetzes

Sponsors:

Nancy Bradley
Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, LTD
David and Patty Burgess
Butz Wilbern, Ltd.
Julie and Dan Clemente
Pamela and David Danner
Bill and Janet DuBose
John and Courtney English
Elizabeth Huffman
Susie and John King
The Langley School
McLean Racquet & Health Club
Medicine Chest Pharmacy
Metro 29 Diner
The Montessori School of McLean
Olde Towne Pet Resort
The Prince Family
Marianne Prendergast
Starbucks in McLean
Alice and Ken Starr
The Vineyard and The Wine Outlet

Community Event Partners:

Fairfax County Park Authority
Fairfax County VA — Dranesville District
Friends of McLean Central Park
McLean Police Department
McLean Volunteer Fire Department