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F.C. Arts to Open All-Members Show & Host Film Event

At ArtSpace Falls Church this weekend, Falls Church Arts will debut its annual all-members show with a gala opening this Friday and then host a film and performance event this Saturday.

FCA’s all-members show features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, and digital and performance art pieces representing a wide variety of art.

A gala opening Friday night will offer refreshments, a cash bar, and the chance to vote. FCA will be asking all who attend to vote for their favorite artwork. Winners will be honored at the FCA People’s Choice Awards on Feb. 27.

Saturday’s FCA event will see the debut of work by musician Andrew Acosta and filmmaker Michael Hamilton. In their “Sights and Sounds,” the duo have made original music videos that merge music and historic sites of the City of Falls Church. The project was funded through the Little City CATCH Foundation.

Also on Saturday, dancer Margaret Allen will perform with musician Larry Allen. Videos created and produced by Margaret, in her three years of training in circus arts in Italy and in other European travels, and are included in the presentation.

FCA will also host the Virginia premiere that night of The Indie Gathering film festival award winner “Taste of Desperation,” written and directed by Falls Church resident and FCA member Mark Byrne. The film noir piece features some familiar Falls Church area faces in the tale of a patent owner’s death, the fate of the patent, the characters who are pursuing it, and the detective wrapped up in it all.

A special snack bar, craft beers, and free popcorn will be available Saturday night.

ArtSpace Falls Church is located at 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. Doors will open on both Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. for the events, which are free and open to the public. For more information, visit