Events & Public Space Activations creates meaningful experiences in public spaces. We administer Special Event Permits, and produce public space activations and annual City Events, such as the Alexandria Jazz Festival and City Birthday Celebration.
Special Event Permits
The City of Alexandria's Special Events Policy governs the special event permitting process and is managed by the Events & Public Space Activations team. For more information on how to obtain a permit for a special event, click here.
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– Alexandria’s Mobile Art Lab!
Launched in 2014 by the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and equipped with traditional and innovative art supplies and equipment, the Mobile Art Lab employs artists to engage the community through the visual and performing arts, and gives artists a platform to expand their artistry. Artist residencies for the Mobile Art Lab and other temporary programs provide opportunities for artists to directly connect with community members. We are here to help you create meaningful experiences for your neighbors, and bring visual and performing arts experiences to your neighborhood.
If you are an artist who would like to work with the Mobile Art Lab, please complete an Application to Participate in Events.
If you would like Mobile Art Lab to visit your neighborhood, please complete the Request Form. You will be contacted if the Mobile Art Lab is available to fulfill your request.
How to participate
Events & Public Space Activations welcomes inquiries from visual and performing artists and food and beverage vendors who would like to participate in our programming. Please complete the Application to Participate in Events to be considered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.