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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012

Vote Now for Alexandria as a Top Arts Destination
Deadline for voting is Saturday, March 3, 2012

News Highlights:

  • American Style Magazine is polling readers on the Top 25 Arts Destinations in the U.S.
  • Alexandria has ranked in the top 10 for the past two years
  • Online voting ends on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Voting time is here again. Each year, American Style Magazine polls its online readers to determine the Top 25 Arts Destinations in the country. The winners are posted in its Summer Issue, distributed in June. In the past two years, Alexandria has ranked #3 and #8 among mid-sized cities in the United States.

“Securing Alexandria as a top destination helps promote the vitality of the arts in our city and attract visitors” said Pat Miller, Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. “We encourage you to take just a few minutes of your time to place your vote. And help us spread the word by telling your friends and family.”

American Style Magazine is a national publication that focuses on art, craft and travel and is a resource for artists and art enthusiasts. It features the top arts events across the country, highlighting select destinations and profiling individual artists.

Alexandria is best known for its internationally-renowned venues such as The Birchmere Music Hall and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Alexandria is also home to more than 160 art galleries, a public art collection of more than 40 works of art, and music, film and art festivals.  With high-quality arts activities taking place year round, Alexandria is an attractive destination for visitors.

To vote, please visit the American Style Magazine online voting site at

For more information, please contact the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 or

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6344
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James B. Spengler