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2020 Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour

With the health and safety of our artists and patrons in mind, the 2020 Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour has been turned into a virtual online event. Beginning June 5 and ongoing through 2020, visit www.wlast.org to view the studio tour artists and a virtual gallery of their artwork. You’ll also find links to video interviews with the artists and information about the processes they use to create their art. Make sure to click on the links to their websites, Etsy shops, or other sites where you can purchase their art. So, for this year, stay home, stay safe – but please do view, enjoy, and buy art! For more information, contact: studiotourwlast@gmail.com

Current COPA Projects

Stanley Sculpture installed

 

  • Skatepark Sculpture -  Sculpture by Jeff Hall installed in October 2019.

2019 SkatePark Sculpture

 

  • 2018 ArtsPARKs collage - v2ArtsPARKs in Raflo Park- The second round of sculpture installations will be on display through June 2020. Many thanks to our sponsors the Rotary Club of Leesburg, Middleburg Bank a division of Access National Bank, and Larkin Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. The five new sculptures on display are (clockwise from top left):

    • In the Brew, by Peter Wood
    • Kool Dudes, by Jim Koenig
    • Phoenix, by Peter Wood
    • Pollinator, by Michael Clay
    • Rural Landscape, by Brian Kirk

    *Art sPARKs is a part of the Artisan Trail Network.

  • LOVEwork Sculpture -  Part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s state-wide LOVEworks program, the new LOVEwork sculpture spells out the word “LOVE” in seven-foot high letters made of used bicycle parts and steel channel. The sculpture is installed permanently on Harrison Street, SE across from Raflo Park and just south of the W&OD Trail.  Created by Loudoun sculptor Mike Clay, the LOVEwork is the result of a collaboration between the Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA), and was funded in part by a $1,500 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Many thanks also to the following for donations of bike parts, professional expertise and/or cash donations: Plum Grove Cyclery, Leesburg Acquisition Partners LLC, Lansdowne Development Corporation, American Stripping Company, Leesburg Junction, Very Virginia Shop, O’Neil Architects, Mike Stansbury, PE, Bowman Consulting Group, Broad Run Excavating, Velo Classique, Lincoln Smithy, Beth Erickson, O’Shaunessy-Hurst Foundation, The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, Virginia Tourism Corporation, and Visit Loudoun.  

    The Leesburg LOVEwork can also be viewed at https://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/LOVEworkinLeesburg.  Make sure to have your picture taken in front of the LOVEwork, send it to @visitvirginia #loveva and it will be posted on the VA tourism site.

     Website-LOVEwork

  

  • Bike Mural in Town Garage - Local high school students and other community members painted the mural, which was designed and donated by Kevin Dunn, local artist and former COPA member.

 Final-Mural-Art

 

  • Local Arts Grant for 2019 - 2020 – The Town applied for a $4,500 grant in March 2019 and received the full funding from Visit Loudoun. With the Town’s $5,000 in matching funds, a total of $9,500 will be dispersed as follows:
    • $710 to The Clay and Metal Loft 
    • $4,000 to Friends of Leesburg Public Arts
    • $1,500 to Loudoun Chorale
    • $1,500 to Loudoun Lyric Opera
    • $1,000 to VSA of Loudoun

Art Exhibits on Town Property

The Leesburg Town Hall Campus is a part of the Artisan Trail Network.

  • Leesburg Town Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor, 25 West Market Street
    • Current Exhibit - Watercolors by Megha Mehra                                       

     Mehra Exhibit

  •  Coming Soon -TBA

  • Leesburg Town Hall Exhibit, 2nd Floor, 25 West Market Street - This hall features rotating artwork by Loudoun County Public School students
    • Current Exhibit - digital art, ink drawings, mixed media, and paintings created by students of art teacher Helene King and Principal Stacie Ahrens-Mininberg at Douglass High School, in Leesburg.
    • All LCPS art exhibits that are currently on display will run through the fall. 
            
  • Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street

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