Breaking News! MPA to Open Second Location in Downtown McLean
In December, 2016, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will open a second location at 1446 Chain Bridge Road in the space between CVS and Kazan Restaurant at Chain Bridge Corner Shopping Center in downtown McLean. MPA, in residence at the McLean Community Center (MCC) for more than 25 years, must relocate temporarily while the MCC undergoes a major renovation in spring, 2017. Until then, MPA’s existing galleries and DuVal Studio in the MCC will remain open and active. The new location, called MPA@ChainBridge, will have an exhibition gallery as well as art education space. Once the renovation begins, MPA@ChainBridge will serve as MPA’s primary gallery, classroom and office space for about two years.
A number of exhibitions and events are planned for the new location. The inaugural exhibition, scheduled for early December, will feature large-scale photography by David A. Douglas. An opening reception is planned and will be free and open to the public. Plans for a pop-up party are also in the works.
“We’re thrilled about our new gallery space, and we are grateful to McLean Properties for helping us find this wonderful location in downtown McLean,” said Lori Carbonneau, MPA’s Executive Director. “MPA will continue with its mission to exhibit contemporary art by critically acclaimed mid-Atlantic artists and offer the high-quality educational programs and art classes that we’re known for. We’ll be doing that in both locations until next spring. We hope to see old friends and make lots of new ones while we’re here.”
Vidal Sadaka, Principal of McLean Properties commented, “For years we have been so impressed with MPA’s ArtReach program that brings school children, seniors and people with disabilities into the galleries for art education. We are excited to help this amazing program continue its remarkable growth while the McLean Community Center undergoes its renovation.”
1446 Chain Bridge Road at Chain Bridge Corner Shopping Center
Mon – Thurs 10 AM – 9:30 PM
Fri – Sat 10 AM – 4 PM