Celebrate Shirlington's Spring Fling with a Mini Portrait of your Favorite Pet!

Stop by the plaza in front of the Shirlington Library to have artist Alexandra Schmeling create a quick, marker drawing of your animal pal while you wait. Please note there will be a limit of one portrait per person. 

No registration required. First-come, first-serve until capacity is reached. 


For more information call Genelle Schuler at 703-228-6546


About the Artist

Alexandra Schmeling is an Arlington artist who studied photography at Yale and specializes in custom watercolor pet portraits. She started creating pet portraits as a fundraiser for local animal shelters and feels honored to capture people’s pets in art.

Alexandra’s work has been exhibited at the galleries at Shop Made in DC, SHE: DC, Del Ray Artisans, the Art League in Alexandria, and more.


Saturday, May 18, 2024
11:00am - 3:00pm
Outside: Shirlington Library Plaza
Shirlington Library
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The Library promotes public art as a means to inspire, connect, and facilitate thought provoking and timely conversations. Check out art related exhibitions and events sponsored by Arlington Public Library. 

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  • Phone: 703-228-5993
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