The Alexandria Arts Alliance in partnership with ACT for Alexandria and in collaboration with Alexandria’s vibrant artists and arts organizations is holding its first virtual fundraising event, streaming on Facebook Live on Oct. 24, 2020, at 7 p.m.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “ACT 4 #ArtsALX will include inspiring video vignettes from 23 Alexandria-based artists and arts organizations representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual arts, theater, film and artisans as well as special appearances (including Mayor Justin Wilson and a cast member from Saturday Night Live). One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will benefit the following participants:
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “ACT 4 #ArtsALX was inspired by the need for artists to share their work given the difficulty of performing, teaching and holding exhibits in the time of COVID-19. The lack of revenue from performances, classes and exhibitions has led to critical financial problems for the arts. Most artists and organizations have had to cancel seasons and indoor events for the foreseeable future, transitioning to smaller, outdoor events and virtual presentations.”