The arts festival is the largest, top-rated annual art festival in the Washington metropolitan region, attracting over 50,000 patrons from across the region and provides an interactive experience to view, purchase, and experience art directly from the unique and talented artists featured. GRACE will kick off the weekend festivities with a Preview Night Party on Friday, May 14 from 7-10 p.m. for sponsors, media, donors and the local art lovers. The evening will include a live fine art auction and the opportunity for first choice art purchases from award winning artists.
The two-day juried festival will offer plenty to see, taste, hear and do - from hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, a host of live musical and visual performance arts, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children’s activities, and superb food and refreshments. The Festival offers a superb array of artists in 18 categories including; oil, acrylic, watercolor painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, metal, textiles, photography and ceramics.
The festival is free and open to the public however a suggested voluntary donation of $5 for individuals and $10 for families is welcomed. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs, including Art in the Schools, produced by GRACE.
What: 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Who: Contemporary artwork from over 200 artists in 18 categories
Where: Reston Town Center - 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
When: Saturday & Sunday – May 15 & 16, 2010
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Preview Night Party: Friday, May 14, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Tickets required.
Cost: Admission to the event is free, however a voluntary donation of $5 for individuals and $10 for families are requested. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE.
Contact: For additional information about GRACE, the Northern Virginia Arts Festival or volunteer opportunities visit www.restonarts.org/festival/.