MPAartfest 2015 is Rescheduled for Columbus Day,
October 12, 10 am-5 pm due to weather

Based on the National Weather Service: National Hurricane Center’s alert about the possible land fall of Hurricane Joaquin within 4 or 5 days and the heavy rains predicted through Saturday, and after consultation with the Fairfax County Park Authority about the condition of the park, McLean Project for the Arts has made the decision to postpone MPAartfest until Columbus Day, Monday, October 12 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. 

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Current Exhibition at MPA features Robin Rose, Barbara Januszkiewicz, and John M. Adams


McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), one of the region’s most highly respected visual arts centers, was founded in 1962 as the “Emerson Gallery” by a dedicated group of visionary artists who understood the importance of contemporary art as a way to engage and enlighten people.

McLean Project for the Arts  exhibits the work of emerging and established artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, promotes public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art, and offers instruction and education in the visual arts. Read a review of the most recent exhibition in The Washington Post.

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On October 1, 2015, McLean Project for the Arts welcomed a 24-member delegation from the Qinghai Province of China to its galleries. Their visit aims to study theories, policies and practices regarding government/public administration in the U.S.


Beginning to explore your creative side?

MPA offers more than 150 art classes throughout the year for beginners and experienced artists. Discover your inner artist.

Looking for a way to make a positive impact on the lives of young people?

Support MPA’s ArtReach today and help bring 50 students to the galleries for an art lesson that merges art with science, technology, engineering and math learning.

Want to create a special occasion?

A private, docent-lead tour of one of MPA’s 15 outstanding contemporary arts exhibits makes any event more memorable. Make a reservation now to celebrate and enjoy an impressive art exhibit! (Limited to groups of 6 or more.) Email

McLean Project for the Arts programs are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support is provided by the Arts Council of Fairfax County and McLean Project for the Arts members.

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