Arlington Artists Academy: About
Formed in 2000 as a non-profit, the Arlington Artists Alliance grew from an idea by several working artists who sought to make the arts a more visible part of the community. The group currently includes more than 130 members who exhibit on a monthly or bi-monthly basis at a variety of Arlington venues, including government offices, community organizations, churches, businesses, restaurants and cafes. The Alliance also hosts several annual exhibits, including a week-long art festival at Fort C.F. Smith. The Alliance currently offers a three week Creative Art Camp for children and teens.
​​Driving Directions to Gallery Underground:

​​From DC:

> Take 395 South into Virginia (crossing over the           14th Street Bridge).
> Follow signs to "Route 1 South – Crystal City"
   ​and take the left exit.
> Get into the left hand lane on Route 1 and turn left      on 20th Street.
> The 20th street parking garage is on the
right side      of the street.
> Parking is free on weekdays after 4pm and free all      day on weekends.

​From Rockville:

> Take 270 or 495 South into Virginia. Take Exit 43        for the George
> Washington Parkway. Merge onto the GW Parkway    and continue South.
> Take the exit for "Reagan National Airport." Stay in    right lane and follow signs for "US-1 – Crystal City"    (keep bearing right).    
> ​Take the right exit ramp for Crystal Drive. Turn left      on 20th Street. The 20th street parking garage is on    the right side of the
street. Parking is free on
   weekdays after 4pm and free all day on weekends.

From Southern Maryland:

> Take 495 across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
   ​Take Exit 177B to Route 1
> North. Continue on Route 1 through Alexandria.  
​> After crossing into Arlington County (across Four      Mile Run), take a slight right onto the exit for                Crystal Drive.
> ​Turn left on 20th Street. The 20th street parking
    garage is on the right side of the street. Parking is       free on weekdays
after 4pm and free all day on             weekends.

From points south in Virginia:

> Take 395 North. Take Exit 8C (to Route 1 South –        Crystal City).
> ​Go straight at the light onto Hayes Street. Hayes        Street becomes 18th  Street and will take you into      Crystal City.
> ​Turn right on Crystal Drive
> Turn right on 20th Street
> The 20th street parking garage is on the left side of    the street. Parking is free on weekdays after 4pm        and free all day on weekends.​
​​
From points west in Virginia:

> Take 66 East.
> ​Take Exit 75 (Route 110).
> ​Route 110 will end and continue
as Route 1 South      into Crystal City.
> ​Get into the left hand lane and turn left on 20th            Street.
> Turn left on 20th Street. The 20th street parking
    garage is on the right side of the street. Parking is       free on weekdays after 4pm and free all day on             weekends.​


Academy classes and workshops are currently held at:

​Gallery Underground​
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202​​