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Arlington Art Instagram Style


I regularly scour Instagram to spotlight cool happenings, curious people, and interesting stuff throughout Arlington, Virginia. Here’s a rundown of a few great Instagram finds about Arlington happenings, including:

  • Art in Arlington
  • A party and a workout for a cause

An Artist’s Walking Tour

Find a new perspective on the streets you’ve walked numerous times by taking part in Sketch Walk Arlington. This free event is meant for artists of all skill levels. Just don’t forget to register, and to take your sketchbook!

Our Stories of Migration

If sketching intimidates you, or if you just can’t get enough of art, consider attending Natalia Nakazawa’s community workshop at Arlington Arts Center. Her interactive art project explores migration patterns, asking the question “What does it mean to be a global citizen?” To RSVP, click here


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Join AAC on Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 3pm for a family friendly, community workshop and artist talk with Over, Under, Forward, Back artist @nakazawastudio and curator @blair.e.murphy. In her interactive project Our Stories of Migration, Natalia Nakazawa explores human movement through art objects and storytelling. In this workshop, participants are invited to embroider their own ancestral, present, and future paths onto the surface of a world map tapestry, which has been constructed with open source digital images mined from online museum collections. Additionally, visitors draw their own maps – which are continuously added to an animated archive – and write responses to the question: “What does it mean to be a global citizen?” Our Stories of Migration is a free program that will begin with a short conversation between the artist and curator Blair Murphy about the evolution of the project and the artist’s wider interest in identity, multiculturalism, personal histories, and institutional archives. ?: @filipwolak

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Barks & Barrels

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Meg, this event isn’t in Arlington!” Well, you’re right about that, but the proceeds of Barks & Barrels DOES go to an arlington animal shelter, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Ready to register, or can’t go but still want to help out? All you have to do is follow this link for all the event information you might need.

Sweating for a Cause

Now that you’ve drank for a cause, how about sweating for one? With Fit Crawl 4 LLS, you can try out 30 minute workouts three different fitness hot spots before heading back to home base for snacks, and an after party to boot. The best part? 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To register and learn more about the event, click here.

That’s it for this Arlington Instagram go ’round!

Until next time! And if you want more of The Arlington Life on Instagram, you can follow me on IG @meg_ross_arlingtonvaagent.

~ Meg