Spotlight on the Arts

Founded in 1985 as a collaboration between the City of Fairfax and George Mason University, the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival aimed to enhance the community’s awareness of the many arts and cultural opportunities in Fairfax and encouraging expansion of the arts through supporting fledgling arts organizations in the community. In the past decade, Spotlight has begun offering six different scholarships to high school seniors to study arts at Mason and Northern Virginia Community College.

2014 Spotlight on the Arts Schedule


The 29th Annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival

Dedicated to showcasing the very best of the visual and performing arts in the City of Fairfax, Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts is an annual three-week festival comprising artists in and at local venues. Spotlight’s 29th season will kick off on Friday, April 25, 2014 and run until Sunday, May 17, 2014. More

Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts

Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, featuring more than 40 Fairfax-area events showcasing local performance and visual artists, announces its schedule for the 29th annual festival that runs from Friday, April 25, to Monday, May 17, 2014. This year’s Spotlight, themed “A Voyage of Discovery” features not only artists from established arts groups familiar to Spotlight fans, but also artists from nontraditional arts and cultural groups from the area. More

Spotlight on the Arts Board of Directors


The Honorable John Mason


Bradford Leiby


Eddy Cettina


Bradford Leiby

General Counsel

John E. Ritzert, Jr., Esquire


Diane Cox Basheer

Samuel P. Lewis

William F. Reeder

Charles S. Stringfellow

The Honorable Jane Woods

Executive Director

Joanna (Jo) Ormesher, MloD, CPRP