Old Town Business and Professional Association (OTBPA) is an association of businesses which shares common interests and concerns. Its purpose is to provide networking, advocacy, and marketing opportunities for its members and to publicize the area as a progressive business district in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

OTBPA represents all of the business districts located east of Alexandria Union Station to the river and includes all of the business districts located from the northern to the southern boundaries of the City of Alexandria. (otbpa.org)















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Nina Tisara’s mosaic art to be displayed at
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, VA 22307

November 2 through December 28.

 Tisara began her art career as a freelance photographer for the Alexandria Packet, (now the Gazette Packet) incorporating her  own studio in 1985. Tisara Photography is now owned by her son, artist-photographer Steven Halperson. She founded the nonprofit Living Legends of Alexandria in 2007. Now retired from the photography studio and Living Legends, Tisara has focused on creating intricate mosaics. 

Independent art critic Trudi Van Dyke, formerly director of the Friends of Torpedo Factory Art Center, wrote in the September edition of √©lan magazine, “Nina’s individualistic painterly style is founded in the incredibly tiny chips she meticulously crafts. Each small tile is cut numerous times by hand to just the perfect shape...’Serenity’ tackles a different challenge. One of several works with an ethnic inspiration she transforms a figurative study into a mosaic portrait. Her interpretation of the personality of the woman is captured with nuances of her facial features as well as the drapes and folds of the fabric enhancing her pose. As in all her work the background successfully plays the difficult role of receding and yet enhancing the subject.”

The public is invited to the opening reception, November 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church is at 1909 Windmill Lane in the Hollin Hills section of Alexandria. RSVP: Ninat@ninatisaa.com.

‘We Love Old Town’ clean-up, second Saturday each month at a different location

Please join others between 9 & 11 on the second Saturday of August for our next ‘We Love Old Town’ clean-up.  We then move around the city as each person sees fit.  This event recurs  the 2nd Saturday of each month but at a different location each time. Watch this news spot for next month's location.  Following is a list for discussion + any additional ideas:

  • Adopt-A-Block    I enjoy keeping two blocks on Prince between Union & the water swept.
  • CCC (Click, Call, Connect)
  • Consider hosting a table at Xmas Walk parade as Founders Pk. Community Assoc. does.

We still have plenty of bags & water provided by Steve or Tom from Trader Joes.  Please bring people you know and make people aware of our efforts to honor our Mission:

Citizens engaged in a partnership with local businesses and the City of Alexandria to keep Old Town clean, attractive & well maintained.

Clean up at King Street Gardens Park

Marjorie Scott of We love Old Town and Jay Thomas and Catherine Foltz of Old Town Business and Professional Association!


To download flyer, click here    

2018 Supper Under the Stars

Old Town vs Del Rey Restaurant Softball Game 

Tuesday, May 8 , 6:00-9:00

Four Mile Run Softball Field

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If you have any questions, please contact
Linda Vitello - lvitello@nvcc.edu

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