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Support Alexandria’s Arts Community During Virtual Fundraiser Oct. 24

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – There have been a few recent fundraisers to support Alexandria’s restaurants negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The local arts community is struggling, too, because there hasn’t been a legitimate opportunity for exhibitions and performances. Helping local artists and the organizations that support them is the reason for ACT 4 #ArtsALX.

This virtual fundraiser will stream on  Facebook Live on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The Alexandria Arts Alliance is hosting the event in partnership with ACT for Alexandria. Many local artists and organizations have offered their assistance as well.

“We knew as the weather gets colder, gathering will become more challenging,” says Alexandria Arts Alliance Board President Melinda Kernc. “There is amazing and inspirational art happening all around us, and we want Alexandria residents to experience it, even if they are staying home.”

The event will feature 23 brief videos from artists and organizations representing visual art, dancing, music, and more. Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson is scheduled to attend, and a surprise guest from the cast of “Saturday Night Live” will join in on the fun.

All proceeds from ACT 4 #ArtsALX will benefit the following:

  • Alexandria Choral Society
  • Alexandria Citizens Band
  •  Alexandria Film Festival
  • Alexandria Harmonizers
  • Alexandria Singers
  • Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
  • Art on the Avenue
  • Arts on the Horizon
  • ArtSpire VA
  • Brave Spirits Theatre
  • Del Ray Artisans
  • Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
  • Fantastical Glass
  • Karen Fitzgerald Art
  • Lisa Schumaier
  • Local Motion Project
  • Metropolitan School of the Arts
  • MetroStage
  • QuinTango
  • The Art League
  • UpCycle Creative Reuse Center
  • Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association
  • Yellow Door Concert Series

Homegrown Restaurant Group will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from all take-out orders on the night of the event. When you order, just mention mention ACT 4 #ArtsALX.

To view the fundraiser, simply visit the  ArtsALXAlliance Facebook page. Viewers will be invited to donate through text-to-give, and the video will be viewable after the event. Donations are welcome at any time at or can be sent to ACT for Alexandria, 201 N Union Street, Suite 110, Alexandria VA 22314. Please designate donations as ACT4 #ArtsALX.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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