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The 16th Annual MPAartfest

Sunday, October 2, 10am-4pm

Mark your calendars! MPAartfest 2022 returns for its 16th year to McLean Central Park on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 10am – 4pm.

During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of juried artists from throughout the mid-Atlantic region. This FREE event features contemporary art, live music throughout the day from some of the DC-area’s best musical talents, a Children’s Art Walk, food vendors, and much more.

MPA is an independent non-profit 501(C)3 organization. Funds raised at MPAartfest via sponsorships and individual donations support MPA exhibitions and programs throughout the year.

MPAartfest 2022 is made possible with the help of the McLean Community Center, and through partnerships with our community and corporate sponsors, Fairfax County Park Authority and The Mather.

Can’t wait until October? Relive all of the best moments of Virtual MPAartfest 2021 online! Visit MPA’s YouTube Channel to experience all of the Meet the Artist Talks.

2022 MPAartfest Call for Entries

McLean Project for the Arts seeks submissions for MPAartfest 2022, a one-day in-person juried fine arts and craft show held in McLean Central Park on October 2, 2022. Accepted Artists will be provided one tent on October 2, as well as promotion on the MPAartfest website.

MPAartfest was recently recognized by Sunshine Artist as one of the Top 100 Fine Art and Design Shows.

100% of sales to be retained by artist.

$350 participation fee, if accepted
$275 early application discounted rate for applications received before June 24, 2022

Submission Deadline: July 25, 2022 at midnight

Musical Performances

In recent years–under the enthusiastic leadership of MPAartfest Music Curator Ken Avis–music has become an integral and much-loved part of MPAartfest. The 15th Annual MPAartfest will continue this tradition with performances throughout the day by some of the DC-area’s most celebrated musicians.

This year’s expanded musical program features an international roster of critically acclaimed artists, including Nataly Merezhuk’s Hot Band, The Harry Bells, Sheyda Do’a Band, and more.

Children’s Art Walk: Call for Entries

MPA currently seeks submissions for our 15th Annual MPAartfest Children’s Art Walk. A perennial favorite at MPAartfest, the Children’s Art Walk is an open-air gallery of student art proudly sponsored by the New Dominion Women’s Club (NDWC) of McLean.

The show will be juried and open to students in the Langley and McLean Fairfax County Public School pyramid, as well as students at private and parochial schools. Student artwork submissions are welcome Saturday, September 18 and 25, 2021. Submissions may be dropped off at McLean Project for the Arts (1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101) from 10am-3pm. Limit one submission per student. Artwork may be any size 11×14 or smaller.

Parking Information

Parking is available at the McLean Community Center lots at the front of the building, and if those lots are full, overflow parking is available at the following lots within walking distance:

Other walking distance parking
• Capital One Bank — 6890 Elm Street
• FitzGerald Properties — 1446 Dolley Madison Boulevard (at Elm Street)

Golf cart shuttles for individuals with limited mobility will be available at the front of MCC.

Support MPAartfest

Join us as an MPAartfest Sponsor 2022!

Our corporate sponsors benefit from helping support equitable access to visual arts education to our increasingly diverse community, and particularly for those who might not otherwise have these opportunities. 

We’re committed to offering our partners valuable and effective custom sponsorship packages, developed to fit your company’s individual needs.

To get you started, view our Sponsorship Prospectus below or connect with Jennifer Wormser at jwormser@mpaart.org or (239)691-7548.

  • Presenting Sponsor ($10,000) available – Exclusive sponsorship to show your commitment to supporting the local community and the arts. Includes a premier space at the festival and all-inclusive recognition opportunities.
  • Children’s Art Village Sponsor ($2,500 per tent) 2 out of 3 reserved – An inspiring opportunity to engage with families! The focus is Science, Engineering, ART and Math, with an MPAartfest twist!  MPA develops the activity programming in the tent in partnership with you and providing sponsors with the most dynamic interaction possible in the park. The activities are designed to inspire kids of all ages!
  • Live Musical Performance Stage Sponsor ($3,500) available – This area will showcase a wide variety of musical artists. Visitors listen (and dance) to great music on the gazebo stage, featuring bands representing the best DC area musicians. Includes a premier space at the festival and Emcee recognition throughout the day. Stay tuned for the lineup soon!
  • Café Beret Sponsor ($3,500) unavailable – This well-loved MPAartfest staple offers visitors the chance to sample wine and beer while enjoying live musical entertainment from the gazebo. This unique sponsorship opportunity provides a platform to promote your organization to a well-heeled mature audience.
  • MPAartfest Benefactors ($2,500) 1 available – MPAartfest Benefactors will have their own individual tents with a table to promote their organization. This is a wonderful opportunity to promote your organization and hand-out promotional materials.

Your sponsorship of MPAartfest makes it possible for MPA to continue providing quality programs for our community including critically-recognized contemporary art exhibitions, over 150 classes each year in our art studio, as well as MPA’s award-winning ArtReach program that reaches more than 3,000 students, seniors, and special needs residents. Learn more about MPA’s mission and programs.

Volunteer at MPAartfest

Looking for a great way to connect with your community and have fun at the same time? Volunteer at MPAartfest on October 3! Join the fun of making MPAartfest an outstanding event. Volunteers of all ages are needed for various activities throughout the day.

Our MPAartfest Sponsors

Thank you to these generous MPA community sponsors for their support of MPAartfest!

Lead Community Sponsor

Curator Circle

Sally & John Simms

Chairman Circle

H. Alexander & Jacqueline Henry
Windows Catering
Jill & Paul Young

Leadership Circle

Lori & Paul Carbonneau
Dabney & Joe Cortina
Mary Cull & Anne Polk
Charles Divone
Karen & Dan DuVal
Kitty & Juan Pablo González
Chip & Gina Nash
Marianne Prendergast, Washington Fine Properties
Norma & Russ Ramsey
Roche Bobois
Ellen Yanuck Rosenblum
Silvija Strikis & Miguel Browne
Andrew A. Viola

Influencers

Donna & Bruce Berlage
Pamela & David Danner
Victoria & Lonnie Davis
Bill & Janet DuBose
Drs. Nadia Eltaki & Ziad Ali
Robert & Katrina Emery
Elaine & Howard Forman
Drs. Fizzah & Tim Gocke
Jane & Brant Imperatore
Malloy Auto Group
Chelsea & Harish R. Rao
Scott & Dawn Schnnell
Sonu & JJ Singh
Lori Jenkins & George Swygert
Julie Lansaw Warin & F. Joseph Warin

Major Benefactors

Sherif & Ali Group – COMPASS
The Sherrie T. & Sidney M. Beckstead Trust
Marcia Myers Carlucci
Sophia Lynn & David Frederick
Arezu & Ed Ingle
Robby & Katy Moser
Kim Franklin Trundle
Dawn Washkewicz & Scott Knott
Suzanne & Glenn Youngkin

Patrons

     

Richard & Kitty Dana
Betsy & Bob Huffman
Ricki & Joel Kanter
Merrill Lynch, Kristen & Peter Ambrose
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Pamela Wise & Mike Teague
Cynthia and Jerry Miller
Mrs. & Mr. Brian O’Toole
Katharine & Dale Powell
Brittany Root & Kevin Yam
Karen & David Sherwood
Jessica & Peter Speros
Priscilla & Scott Stanzel
Patricia Tetro & Jack Wilbern

Sponsors

Christine Simmon & Douglas Boothe
Ellie & Brian Christiansen
Nina & Peter Fitzgerald
Ann & Jeff Goettman
Jen & Chris Graham
The Haber Mandel Family Foundation
Jon & Allison Kling
The Knise Family Fund
Eric & Susanne Larsen
Leslie Mason & Jeff Cosby
Donna & Buzz Miller
Patron Tequilla
Deborah Staats Sanders
Carla & Craig Seebald
Mary Carolyn Thies
The Townend Family
Natalie von Seelen

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