The mission of McLean Project for the Arts is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art; and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts.

MPA is a non-profit visual arts center founded in 1962 to exhibit the work of emerging and established regional artists. MPA/Corcoran, an educational partnership, offers art classes for children and adults taught by instructors from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. MPA also presents the Art Reach program for area schools, gallery talks, and day trips to area museums and galleries.

MPA, a 501(3)(c) organization, presents the visual arts program for the community at the McLean Community Center in a public/private partnership with the McLean Community Center and Fairfax County. We are a Partner with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. MPA's exhibitions and educational programs are funded by many corporate and community sponsors, individuals and foundations. MPA is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and Fairfax County in cooperation with the Arts Council of Fairfax County.