LAC Studios

Please note new studio membership fees(PDF, 503KB) will begin on July 1, 2022. Cultural Affairs is offering fee reductions based on HUD Section 8 income limits for all qualified members.

Cultural Affairs will resume limited hours for LAC members beginning February 7, 2022. The building remains closed to the public.
For more information, contact Kate Fleming at or Lore Potoker at

Facility Status Notification (December 2021)

Due to the building’s current condition and aging infrastructure, it is likely that if the operations of the building are impacted due to a building system failure, the facility will be closed indefinitely.

Future decisions regarding the facility will be subject to consideration as part of the Plan Langston Boulevard process as well as future Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) development.

Finally, we note that while the Lee Community Center (Facility) name has not changed, Route 29 is now formally renamed Langston Boulevard in Arlington. Address references have been changed. In addition, and to avoid confusion between the “Lee” and “Langston” naming convention, staff has replaced all references to “Lee Arts Center” with “LAC,” to reflect the longstanding acronym used to identify the center and its programs.

LAC Ceramics

Ceramics by LAC Artists: Left to Right: Klaudia Levin, Becky Zweibel, Klaudia Levin

The LAC is a fully equipped professional studio for artists working in ceramics & printmaking. The Center houses a mini-gallery with rotating exhibitions of visiting and resident artists. Master workshops are offered throughout the year.

Artists on the Web

SculpturesASculpturesre you looking for handmade gifts? Some of our artists have webshops or are offering one-on-one shopping appointments at their home studios during the holiday season.

You can find links to these webshops and contact individual artists Here



5722 Langston Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-228-0560
Fax: 703-228-0559


Cultural Affairs will resume limited hours for LAC members beginning February 7, 2022. The building remains closed to the public.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday & Friday: 3:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: Closed


LAC Studios Show & Sale

Dana DanzeClaudia Vess
Pottery by Dana Lehrer Danze; Print by Claudia Vess

Looking for something truly unique? Shop local!
The annual LAC holiday show & sale is back after a two-year hiatus. Browse beautiful, hand-crafted ceramics, pottery, and hand-pulled prints made by the members artists of LAC Studios, and visit the printmaking and ceramics studios to see where the work is made. Support local artists!

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
5722 Langston Blvd., Arlington, VA 22207


The Master Workshop program provides opportunities to interact with visiting master artists in one, two and three-day workshops covering a wide variety of media. Lectures, advanced skills classes and professional development seminars for independent visual artists are also presented.

Register for workshops by calling 703.228.0560  

See past workshops.

The Studios

The Studio program is designed specifically for self-directed individuals working at advanced levels in ceramics or print media. The equipment and facility are made available for those who are without a studio of their own. No ongoing instruction is given. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regards to their own work, as well as to perform technical tasks essential to the operation of the studio as a whole and to use and maintain studio equipment responsibly. Learn more about the studios.


The Mini Gallery is a small exhibition space within the LAC which provides an opportunity for local and national artists to show their work in approximately 12 solo and group shows per year. The Mini Gallery consists of a 25 foot hallway within the center illuminated by gallery track lighting which can accommodate both two dimensional and three dimensional work.

See past exhibitions.

Artists in Residence

LAC hosts several well-known and well-respected artists who share their knowledge and experience with the members of the LAC Open Studios in exchange for use of the facility. In addition to mentoring the members, they offer workshops, hold artist talks, and give hands-on technical assistance.