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Monthly “Art Night in Old Town” Kicks Off with Geoffrey Johnson Show at Principle Gallery, Thursday, May 18

Every Third Thursday of the Month Through October 19

People standing in an art gallery having cocktails.
A previous reception at The Principle Gallery in Old Town Alexandria. (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Starting on Thursday, May 18, Old Town Business Association will be hosting monthly Art Nights from 5 to 8 p.m. Each month will feature an art gallery and/or cultural arts organization offering an evening of fine art and studio crafts.

Pastel high rise buildings in background with small figures of people in the foreground on a wet-looking street.
Crosswalk 72 by Geoffrey Johnson. (Image: Principle Gallery)

“Admission is free! Come to Old Town for an evening of art and stay for dinner at one of our great restaurants,” says Charlotte Hall, president of the Old Town Business Association. “The 2023 series kicks off May 18 at Principle Gallery, 208 King Street, with an exhibit showcasing the work of Geoffrey Johnson.

Geoffrey Johnson is a contemporary impressionist painter, who was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1965. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he received numerous awards and prizes for his artistic merit. Johnson has exhibited in galleries and venues throughout the United States since 1995. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections such as, Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, BellSouth, and Wachovia Bank.

Beach scene--very light tones--single figure on horizon.
South End | 72 by Geoffrey Johnson. (Image: Principle Gallery)
Since opening in 1994, Principle Gallery has been dedicated to representing the highest quality of Contemporary Realism art. Focusing on paintings in oil and bronze sculpture, the gallery proudly represents emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a distinct personal approach to their work. Principle Gallery gains great exposure for its artists through solo exhibitions, selective group shows, and national art fairs.
Future dates for ART NIGHTS are June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 19.
More information on participating art galleries and restaurants can be found at

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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