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What does community mean to you? 


The Loudoun Symphony is pleased to announce "One Planet, One Community": a collaborative performing and visual arts experience for creative artists from around the county.  A vision from Maestro Kim Allen Kluge, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director, One Planet, One Community aims to bring the arts community in Loudoun County together for one spectacular event at the Ion Arena in Leesburg on  June 1, 2024.


Visual artists of all ages and levels from around the county are invited to submit their creative response to the theme “One Planet, One Community.”  All visual artwork that represents the given theme and is submitted by a Loudoun County resident will be accepted.


Submitted artwork will be celebrated during this event in many ways: integrated into the performance, the gallery walk, or our online exhibit. A select number of submissions will be mixed into a film to be projected to a larger-than-life screen during this live LSO performance alongside medal-winning ice dancers. Works will include Star Wars,  E.T.: The Extraterrestrial,  Holst’s The PlanetsStar Trek, and U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name.

Submissions accepted through February 1, 2024

All K-12 artwork will be entered into the adjudicated category for One Planet, One Community, unless individual students wish to opt out at the time of submission. A selection of student artwork will be projected above the symphony as part of the performance. Artwork is judged on the following criteria: Representation of Theme, Creativity and Originality, and Artistic Skill related to age group. Prizes will be awarded to the top artworks in each category.

  • Elementary Grades: K-5

  • Middle School: 6-8

  • High School: 9-12


Adult and professional entries will not be adjudicated. All appropriate entries will be considered for addition to the performance.

We reserve the right not to accept works that do not follow submission guidelines, including works that are AI-generated, works that contain copyrighted material or reproductions of copyrighted material, works whose content is inappropriate for general public display, and/or works whose digital images are low-quality or unclear. Preference will be given to artists who include a detailed and relevant Artist’s Statement on their submission forms. 


A Collaborative Arts Experience

Featuring Olympic Ice Dancers, local visual artists, student artists, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra and Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra 

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Art by Loudoun artist, Layla Griffin

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