Located in the Crystal City Shops, Gallery Underground is a visual arts gallery that showcases the work of established and emerging artists.
The gallery features 40 artists exhibits including paintings, drawings, sculptures, glasswork, ceramic, mixed media, photography, and jewelry. Each month, the gallery changes its exhibits and presents a new show. They also host an art reception on the first Friday of each month which is free and open to the public, along with Crystal City’s Art Underground “First Friday” events where you can also jam at ArtJamz Underground, take a stroll along the Fotowalk, and catch a show at Synetic Theater. All the art is for sale and there are even some matted prints available if you prefer to frame your art.
Gallery Underground has been named the region’s “Best Art Gallery” by the Nothern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 reader survey. In addition to monthly rotating exhibitions, the gallery also hosts a variety of community events such as lunchtime paint-ins and dance & musical performances.
Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance ( AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) and JBG Smith. The gallery is metro accessible but there’s plenty of underground garage parking which is free on weekends and metered parking on nearby streets.