Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Virginia, is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month, with a free opening reception held on the first Friday of every month. We feature juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and our members’ work in the Main Gallery, including paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media; drawings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, and wood. For information about becoming a member, please click on ‘Artist Membership’ in the dropdown menu.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA. The Alliance is a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington and is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County.  The Alliance seeks to provide professional development activities for local artists, and to serve the community through exhibits, instruction, scholarships, mentoring, and outreach projects.  The Alliance also provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas. Jurying is not required for membership in the Arlington Artists Alliance. Those living, working, or with a studio or gallery in Arlington may join for a $50 per year membership fee. For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, and to become a member, visit

The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts, and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Gallery Underground is supported by JBG Smith and the Crystal City BID.

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