3700 Four Mile Run
Central to Arlington’s arts community, 3700 South Four Mile Run is home base to a number of ensembles, including WSC Avant Bard and Jane Franklin Dance. With everything from a mini-gallery for visual art and two dance studios with sprung wood floors, to meeting rooms and the 80-seat black box Theatre on the Run, the venue is busy from morning till night with everything from rehearsals and classes, to pop-up maker events. In 2017, the lively interior happenings were reflected on the exterior with a fun mural by artist Ham Smith!
Theatre on the Run
Theatre on the Run is an intimate 80-seat black box theatre within 3700 where guests can catch a show by WSC Avant Bard or even take Ballet Barre classes with Jane Franklin Dance. Check the full schedule of Theatre on the Run here. See Directions for detailed instructions on how to get to Theatre on the Run via car, Metrorail, or by bus.
Make Your Mark 2019!
Make Your Mark! is an immersive, hands-on experience for the whole family. Learn the latest innovations in paper-cutting, mask making, pottery, weaving and more from a multicultural group of artists and makers! Learn more here! Event on May 18th.
A hallway within 3700 with two halls containing approximately 25 feet each of exhibition space and natural as well as focused lighting has been repurposed into an exhibition space overseen by Arlington Cultural Affairs. This re-imagined incubator space is currently being operated as a partnership art gallery to showcase the work of local arts non-profits, County, and community organizations to showcase the work of individual artists. Interested in showing your artwork at Studio 3700? Click here to learn more about partnering with us to exhibit your work at Gallery 3700!
April 8 - June 9, 2019
Tue., April 9, 6:30pm
The young artists featured in this exhibition are students at Arlington Public School's H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program and range from 7th to 12th grade. A jury of upper level art students selected the 30-plus artworks from approximately 60 submissions. Instead of their art reflecting themselves individually, these artists are choosing to give voice to shared community concerns. Instead of just showing their learned mastery of craft, design and aesthetics, this exhibition uses visual art as a light to shine on the dark in our society and presents solutions for positive change for the better.
Spectacularly Solid - January 9 - March 31
Curated by the Arlington CostumeLab, this 3rd annual exhibit by the DC Modern Quilt Guild is a celebration of the art of contemporary quilt making, focused this year on working with all solid color fabrics. The exhibit concludes during National Quilt Making Month. Use #NationalQuiltingDay to share your pictures and reactions on social media. Open during normal business hours Monday through Saturday.
NATURE’S GRASP: A PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO - August 17 through late December 2018.
Featuring works inspired by man’s eternal struggle with the natural world and his place within it, Nature’s Grasp is an international invitational portfolio print exchange consisting of 18 highly respected artists from across the United States and Canada. Co-Organized by Steven Munoz, Director of Lee Arts Center and Jun Lee, Lee Arts Center Artist in Residence, this project centers on themes of man against nature, man against man and man against self as they are all interrelated and ultimately within ‘Nature’s Grasp’.
Unnoticed Beauty- April 4 – June 7, 2018
A gallery exhibition by H-B Woodlawn Visual Arts Seniors.
“For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” ― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder.
Modern Quiltscapes - January 16 - March 30, 2018
Curated by the Arlington County CostumeLab in collaboration with the DC Modern Quilt Guild, this exhibit celebrating the art of contemporary quilt making runs concludes during National Quilt Making Month. Use #NationalQuiltingDay and .#arlingtonarts to share your pictures and reactions on social media.
Arlington Weaves, Etc. “Textiles & Tools” - November 9, 2017 - December 9, 2017
A signature program of Arlington Department of Human Services and implemented by ServiceSource, Arlington Weaves, Etc. is an established Made in Arlington vendor. Arlington Weaves, Etc. provides support to adults with developmental disabilities by teaching them technical and social skills and by helping to improve their self-sufficiency. Participants in this unique program produce sophisticated hand-woven items ranging from traditional fine art to yoga mat strap, tea towels and event weekend tote bags.
Before the mural on the façade of 3700 South Four Mile Run was created, the vibrant arts hub didn’t stand out amongst the industrial buildings surrounding it in Four Mile Run Valley. In response to a need from a dedicated group of artists who use 3700 South Four Mile Run as a home base to bring more visibility to the building, Arlington County Cultural Affairs commissioned artists Ham Smith to create the bright and whimsical mural that’s now there. His most recent projects have been commissioned in New York City, Los Angeles, Virginia, and Savannah. His mural on 3700 is set on a background of saffron yellow, the artist reflects the vibrancy of the building’s daily activities with images that claim the creative identity. Learn more about Ham Smith.
The Arts Lab brings artists, behind the scenes technicians, creatives, and the community together for interactive learning and creative experiences. The community is invited to make art, learn skills of the arts industries, talk with artists and arts professionals about their work, and be creatively inspired. Find upcoming Arts Lab here.
3700 S. Four Mile Run
Arlington, VA 22206
Driving directions via Google Maps
Free parking is available during performances in the lot in the rear of the building. To access this lot turn onto S. Oakland Street and make the first left behind the building.
There are additional, smaller free parking lots on S. Oakland Street and S. Four Mile Run Drive.
Limited Street parking is available along S. Four Mile Run Drive, S. Oakland Street, and S. Neloson Street. This parking is metered, but free after 6 PM.
By Bus - There is a bus stop just outside 3700 located at S. Four Mile Run Drive and S. Nelson Street. The 25-C and ART 75 busses run regularly through this stop from the Shirlington Bus Station. From the bus stop, walk along S. Four Mile Run toward S. Oakland Street, and take that left.
By Metrorail - Patrons travelling by Metrorail should take the Blue or Yellow line to Pentagon Metro Station and transfer to the 25-C or ART 75 buses via the Pentagon Bus Terminal. Alternatively, Metrorail users can take the Blue or Yellow lines to Pentagon City Metro Station and catch a taxi (taxi stand located in from of the Ritz-Carlton) to 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA, 22206.