rated ART

Back by popular demand! Sip and savor innovative cuisine and creative cocktails from renowned local eateries, inspired by the artwork of AAC's talented resident artists. Festivities benefit AAC's public exhibitions and education programs.

Aficionados, arts patrons, and foodies from around the DC/VA region will celebrate the arts and raise money for AAC, a 42-year old non-profit and the flagship visual arts institution in Arlington. Guests will:

  • Sip & savor culinary creations
  • Gaze at works by exhibiting artists
  • Participate in performance art pieces
  • Explore exhibitions on all three floors
Saturday April 29, 2017 | 2017 Spring Bash at Arlington Arts Center


Rated aRt VIP Tickets are $125 each, and include a special VIP hour preceding general admission. VIPs will enjoy cocktails and light fare, explore AAC, and meet AAC Resident Artists in their studios.

VIP guests will also have the opportunity to talk with each mixologist about their ingredients, process, inspiration, and final product, and will vote on their favorite cocktail to be announced at the end of the night!

General Admission is $75 and includes open bar, light fare, and the opportunity to taste the original inspired creations of nine of the area's best restaurants, while exploring fabulous contemporary art exhibitions throughout Arlington Arts Center's historic galleries.

VIP Tickets

General Admission


Access National Bank | Arlington Realty | Richard and Jean Barton | Corporate Apartment Specialists | DC Modern Luxury | District Distilling | Grassfed Media | Lyft | NOVA Cat Clinic | NOVA Studio | Total Wine & More | Urban Stems
Lyft is the Official Ridesharing Partner of the Rated aRt Spring Bash. Enter code ARTBASH17 to get up to $5 off your first 3 rides! Already use Lyft? Get 20% off your ride to or from the Arlington Arts Center on Saturday, April 29 with code AAC20. Terms apply.


Ambar | Artisan Confections | Bar Ro'd | Cheesetique | Green Pig Bistro | Heritage Brewing Company | Kapnos Taverna | Lyon Hall | Northside Social | Pepita Cantina | Yona


Chair: Steffen Jacobsen
Co-chairs: Sacha Cohen, Liz Mixer, Holly Koons McCullough
Jess Dunaway
Bob Fenity
Marlene Harrison
Bridget Sue Lambert
Amanda Phillips
Daniella Taveau
Mike Wall

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 703.248.6800 or information@arlingtonartscenter.org