McLean Project for the Arts


Refine the Logo design for McLean Project for the Arts.


Nina Tallon Law’s logo was created with:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop


Each year MPA provides: 15 outstanding contemporary arts exhibitions that showcase the work of emerging and accomplished artists; more than 160 art courses and our Summer STEAM Camp, taught by the distinguished MPA faculty; our award winning ArtReach program, a partnership with the Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Community Centers, senior programs, and community organizations serving K-12 students, seniors, and people with special needs; and, MPAartfest, the annual outdoor fall festival of the visual arts.

The mission of McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art; and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts.

MPA is a leading contemporary visual arts 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA. MPA is supported through grants from the McLean Community Foundation, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Virginia Commission for the Arts, and other generous sponsors and individuals.

MPA’s history dates back to 1962 with the founding of the Emerson Gallery by a small group of women artists. Its purpose was to provide exhibition space for artists and to bring a continuing body of high quality artwork to the community. In an effort to relocate and develop into a highly professional visual arts organization, MPA was incorporated in 1984 to activate plans for a permanent facility in the community. Through the cooperation of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the McLean Community Center Governing Board and MPA, an agreement was reached to establish MPA’s new visual arts center. The result is our current permanent facility:  a 2,400 square foot white-box gallery, adjacent Atrium Gallery and Ramp Gallery, and a 1,600 square foot art studio located in the McLean Community Center. MPA’s gallery space opened to the public in 1990 and the Susan B. DuVal Art Studio opened for classes in 2000. A new entrance to the galleries was dedicated in 2005.