Old Town has a vibrant art scene as evidenced by the numerous and popular galleries, art fairs, theaters, and museums venues, including the Torpedo Factory Act Center, the Art League School, and the Metro Stage. Be sure not to miss the King Street Art Festival held every fall. For a full list of art offerings in Old Town, click here.
Del Ray also has a strong art culture. Del Ray Artisans is a community art organization that features monthly exhibits. The annual Art on the Avenue held the first Saturday in October is a popular art festival in the area.
There is a rich music scene here too. Jazz venues and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra are in Old Town, the Birchmere music hall is in Del Ray, and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association is located in Mt. Vernon. Free outdoor concerts are offered in the summer at Fort Hunt Park and Grist Mill Park.