Donate to the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts — Ruth Haycock Endowed Scholarship in Piano

This scholarship is for a student from the Commonwealth of Virginia studying piano at George Mason University. Established in 2005 by Jane Woods and her sister in memory of their mother Ruth Haycock who was a piano teacher here in northern Virginia. To date, twenty (20) scholarships have been awarded to very talented students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University.

Upcoming from Spotlight on the Arts

Spotlight Accent
Fairfax Uncorked

Fairfax Uncorked – Jazz and Wine Festival

Join us for the first Fairfax Uncorked, Jazz and Wine Festival.  

Saturday, May 7th,  the Fairfax Uncorked- Jazz and Wine Festival, we are cancelling the event and moving all music into Sherwood. 

The performance start time has been moved up to 3:15pm and doors will open promptly at 3pm. Participants are more than welcome to come and go as they please, as the performances do run from 3:15pm – 8pm. There will still be a small selection of wines available for purchase ($5 a glass) from our original participating wineries, but the wineries themselves will not be in attendance. The food trucks originally reserved for this event will also not be in attendance, but there will be free, individually wrapped snacks available for consumption. 

The event is now free and open to public, and for those who purchased tickets ahead of time, all payments have been refunded and should expect to see that reflected within the next few business days. 

Dancer Icon

Opening Reception

You’re invited to the hottest Speakeasy in town!  One night only!

April 22, 7:00 PM

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Tickets – $50

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the 2022 Spotlight on Festival! The evening will feature drinks, heavy Hors-d’œuvre and dessert, a preview of the 2022 Spotlight on the Arts Festival and celebrate our Honorary Chairperson Sharon Bulova.

We hope you join us for a lovely evening!  If they give you any trouble at the door, tell them David sent ya.

Neighborhood Art 2022

Neighborhood Art Festival 2022

City of Fairfax residents are invited again to turn their front yard and neighborhood in to a drive-by art gallery. 

From April 22 – May 8 residents of Fairfax will be invited to create art displays in their front yard.  The displays can be made of whatever you like.  Create a sculpture out of your recycling for the week, turn your driveway into a work of art with sidewalk chalk, or buy some plywood and paint a mural!  The options are endless.

Since we do not want the price of buying art supplies to be a hindrance, Spotlight on the Arts, City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts and Twins Ace Hardware will provide art kits to those who need them.   If you did not receive a kit in 2021, you can pick one up on Saturday April 30 at Old Town Square from 10am – 2pm.  Each kit will contain, a 2×4’ piece of plywood and rainbow chalk.   If you want, you can turn your plywood into a chalk board and paint your boards with chalk board paint at pick up.  

Sign up for your kits here.

If your art work is sensitive to the weather, the Drive by Day for the Neighborhood Art Celebration will be May 14.  Enter you address here to get on the map so people can find your art!  We will have yard signs for those participating in this year’s celebration! Make sure to sign up by April 22 to get your sign.

If you don’t have a yard to display in, we will have a location for you to display your work.  Location is TBD.


  • Artwork must be visible from the street. Should not exceed 6’ wide or 6’ tall, or block views of turns and the road for passing motorists.
  • Artwork can be created by as many members of the household as would like to participate.
  • All ages welcome!
  • Artwork may be displayed from April 22 – May 8.
  • Artwork may NOT contain obscene, inappropriate, or defamatory words or images.

Sign up for our newsletter below!