Description of the Virtual Project

We are, of course, disappointed that we have had to cancel the project, but we are partnering with the Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation Department to announce a monthly art project for the public to participate in.

The first project, set for June, is called Chalk the Walk,  and we ask you to use sidewalk chalk to create messages of kindness, encouragement, and gratitude during this difficult time.  Please photograph your art, send it to and we will post it on the VAS website. If you upload your photo to your own social media, please add #VASArtofKindness, #ViennaArtsSociety, #VAS. Both VAS and the Town of Vienna will announce new themes monthly.

We also encourage the public to submit short descriptions, illustrations, and/or poems about acts of kindness in Vienna.  See Submission Guidelines on this page for details.

Submission Guidelines

Public submissions containing a description of an act of kindness in Vienna, an illustration, or a poem should be anonymous so please do not sign them or use real names. Hardcopy submissions should be no larger than 8 1/2′ x 11″ and can be mailed directly to the VAS Art of Kindness c/o Amy-Jo Hendrix, Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation, 127 Center Street South, Vienna, VA 22180 or dropped off at painted submission boxes all over town once the COVID 19 restrictions have been lifted (see the box locations tab).  

If you would prefer to submit your kindness description, illustration, or poem digitally, please ensure that the text is in Helvetica 14-point text so it is easily readable and is no more than 250 words long. Illustrations and photos should be in jpeg format.   Email submissions directly to  Final submission deadline is September 30, 2020.

Submission Form Submission Boxes Locations



Interested donors/sponsors/performers

A main tenet of the Vienna Arts Society’s mission is to engage with the community and enhance public life through art.  VAS views the Art of Kindness event as a community builder and not a fundraising opportunity. We are not charging admission and are depending heavily on volunteers and donors.  Town officials strongly support the event and Vienna businesses are hosting submission boxes to make public participation as easy as possible.

If you are interested in performing at the event for free or donating to defray costs as an act of kindness, please reach out to our co-chairs, Marybeth Davis at or Mary Ellen Larkins at