AAC's exhibitions and their correlating lectures, workshops, and panel discussions offer opportunities for dialogue amongst the community, and ultimately serve to illustrate the value of contemporary art – specifically, what it is and why it matters in our daily lives.
With nine gallery spaces and a significantly sized lawn for public art pieces, AAC is one of the largest venues for emerging and contemporary artists in the area, and has taken a leadership role in supporting visual arts throughout the region. Through programs like the semi-annual SOLOS exhibitions, and the Emerging Curators Spotlight, AAC has become a launching pad for emerging artistic careers, and contributes to the cultural legacy of Arlington, VA and the DC metro area.
Exhibitions, classes, and workshops are made possible through the generous support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts/NEA, The Arlington Commission for the Arts, the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division, The Meyer Foundation, the Arlington Community Foundation and our members.
The center is free and open to the public Wednesdays through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. It is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd., in Arlington, VA, just off the Virginia Square-GMU Metro stop on the Orange & Silver lines, and offers limited off-street parking.