Experimentation and exploration are at the core of every thriving arts community. We know that the artists we need in order to have a thriving arts community in Old Town Fairfax City are already here, but they are often hidden away in their own separate studios and homes. The truly exceptional, avant-garde, local and regional artists working in disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, collage, appropriation art, performance art, installation art, conceptual art, street art, video art, and other bleeding edge media and practices need a dedicated home base that supports and challenges them to experiment and explore together.

Olly Olly is a call for local artists to come out FROM THEIR HIDING PLACES

Founded in 2014 by Jessica Kallista, Olly Olly is a call for local artists to come out from their hiding places to make and show their art in a nurturing, creative, alternative art space. Olly Olly is also a call to the community to come out, support, and benefit from an art scene that helps our community prosper and helps to provide an authentic, art filled environment.  Olly Olly promotes collaboration rather than competition and provides artist and writer studios, an incubator space, as well as a gallery, open studio, and VIP event space for the community.

We collect non-perishable food for Britepaths at all of our opening and closing receptions. Britepaths provides a number of services, including a food bank, which provides short-term emergency food assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are in crisis. 

Olly Olly wants to nourish the body and the community as well. We encourage you to bring a healthy non-perishable food item to donate.