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Arts & Entertainment

VISUAL ARTS

<lst>Loudoun Art Council

15 North King St., Suite 202

Leesburg, VA 20176

703-777-7838

info@loudounarts.org

www.loudounarts.org

The promotion and expansion of art around the county is the primary goal of the Loudoun Arts Council (LAC). The council is a nonprofit organization constructed to benefit artistic expression in and around the community through the sponsoring and/or co-sponsoring of numerous programs. To become a member of the LAC, fill out a membership form at the organization's Web site. Annual member dues required.

Programs:

Arts in Offices: This program rotates artwork submitted by 30 LAC members to area business offices in the county every three months. Member artwork is displayed in waiting rooms, meeting rooms and other areas. Acceptable artwork includes sculpture, photography, painting and graphic art. The LAC accepts artwork primarily from LAC members. For more information, contact Kathy Kupka at 703-777-7838.

Loudoun Arts Advance: This quarterly publication, sent to all LAC members, contains news on arts and business and a local calendar of artistic events.

Excellence in the Arts Award: The Excellence in the Arts Award provides scholarships to 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students in Loudoun County who display exceptional skill and achievement in the field of arts. Judged categories include theater, dance, visual arts, literary arts, digital arts, piano performance and vocal and instrumental performance.

Designer Showhouse: Annually, visit Web site for more information. This year to be held at the Manor House, part of the Rust Nature Sanctuary from Sept. 27 through Oct. 15.

VSA Arts of Virginia (Loudoun County)

20 High St.

Round Hill, VA 20141

Leesburg, VA 20178Ê

www.loudoun.gov/prcs/adapt/vsa.htm

Motto: Promoting the creative spirit in people with disabilities.

The VSA Arts of Virginia in Loudoun County is an organization that helps community members with disabilities enjoy and create art. The organization caters to a variety of artistic media, ranging from dance and creative writing to drama and the visual arts. Offered programs include art workshops, traveling theater groups and dance workshops. The Da Vinci studio space for disabled artists opened in August 2003 in Round Hill.

For more information call Lissa Cobetto at 540-338-7973

<cal1>THEATER

<lst>Sterling Playmakers

120 Enterprise Drive, Sterling VA 20164

703-437-6117

boxoffice@sterlingplaymakers.com

www.sterlingplaymakers.com

Visit the Web site for upcoming performances and ticket information.

Not Just Shakespeare

Leesburg

540-668-6967

notjustshakespeare@adelphia.net

www.notjustshakespeare.net

This is an amateur theater group based in Leesburg founded for the purpose of "bringing the beauty and majesty of Shakespeare to audiences near and far." Individuals are invited to attend workshops on any Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon.

<cal1>MUSIC

<lst>Bluemont Concert Series

P.O. Box 208

Leesburg, VA 20178

703-777-6306

info@bluemont.org

www.bluemont.org

The Bluemont Concert Series is a nonprofit organization that brings music, dance and other events to communities in Loudoun County and Ashland.

Loudoun Summer Music Fest

www.liveatbelmont.com

The Music Fest concert series is held every Sunday at the Belmont Country Club. Benefits local nonprofits. Visit Web site for upcoming performances and ticket information.

The Master Singers

Loudoun County

703-655-7809

msva@msva.org

www.msva.org

The Master Singers is a Northern Virginian arts organization of musicians focusing mainly on a cappella and accompanied choral works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Seasonal concerts sell out fast. Visit the Web site for upcoming concert dates.

Loudoun Chorale

Leesburg Presbytarian Church

207 West Market St.

703-327-0665

info@loundounchorale.org

www.loudounchorale.org

The Loudoun Chorale is a community-based group of singers created to respond to the need of local performers to offer quality music presentations on a continuing basis.

Loudoun Symphony

15 North King St.

Suite 102, Leesburg VA

703-771-8287

info@loudounsymphony.org

www.loudounsymphony.org

Visit the Web site for upcoming concerts and ticket information. Not available during the summer.

Potomac Celtic Festival

1-800-752-6118

www.pcfest.org

argent@pobox.com

The festival features live Celtic music, pipers, food and dance. The event also features Scottish games as well as a reenactment of Celtic history over the past 2000 years. Many craft exhibitors feature ethnic arts and crafts. There are also storytellers and poetry. Several demonstrations of multiple skills are featured along with workshops that teach the Celtic language and Celtic styles. Including a Night Fest on Saturday, June 17.

<cal1>MOVIES

<lst>Regal Countryside 20

Regal Cinemas

45980 Regal Plaza

Sterling

703-404-8600

This movie-theater complex holds 20 screens, displaying the latest in motion-picture entertainment.