Keep MPA Going Strong in the heART of McLean:
The MPA@ChainBridge Build-Out Fund

MPA relocated from its home of 25 years, the McLean Community Center, to accommodate the center’s major renovations. Thanks to the generous support of McLean Properties, MPA moved to a highly visible storefront in Chain Bridge Corner Shopping Center, in the heart of downtown McLean.

Opening a new space isn’t something we do every day….Converting our new space—formerly a liquor store—into MPA@ChainBridge required a lot of clean up and refurbishing. We got busy right away, opening our first exhibition in December 2016. Major costs of the build-out aren’t fancy, but they are critical, and they are well beyond the standard operating budget of MPA.

Please Help Keep the Arts Alive in the Heart of McLean! MPA remains steadfast in its commitment to provide enriching art exhibitions, events, and arts education to the McLean community. We believe this move will afford MPA a host of exciting opportunities. Nonetheless, relocation was not by choice, and it presents considerable financial challenge for our small non-profit.

We ask you, MPA’s good friends and contributors, for a ONE-TIME contribution to see us through this exciting, but challenging transition. The MPA@ChainBridge Build-Out Fund aims to raise $50,000 to cover the costs of the overall improvements. Donations of $1,000 and more will receive special recognition on our donor wall*, but any amount is welcome. Your investment will benefit the McLean arts community, as we continue to provide outstanding art exhibitions, programs, events and education in this new location.

Thank you for your ongoing support of MPA. Please help us keep the arts alive in the heart of McLean by making a contribution to the MPA@ChainBridge Build-Out Fund today!

Suggested Levels of Support

  • $5,000 and up–Includes recognition as a Leadership Gift on our donor wall
  • $1,000 to $4,999–Includes recognition on our donor wall
  • $500
  • $250
  • $100
  • $50

Please contact MPA Executive Director Lori Carbonneau at 703-790-1953 or for more information, or click here to donate now.


*No benefits beyond those listed.

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