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Alexandria King Street Art Festival 2013


Alexandria King Street Art Festival 2013

Sculpture by Frederick Prescott

© Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
The Alexandria King Street Art Festival transforms the streets of Old Town Alexandria into an outdoor art gallery featuring 200 of the nation's top award-winning artists. The free outdoor art festival will line six blocks of King Street showcasing sculptures, paintings, photography, glass, jewelry and more. This popular outdoor event will feature art with prices ranging from $25 to $30,000. The show is set up along King Street and stretches all the way down the street to the Potomac River. The “Alexandria Art Experience” features artist-led, hands-on, creative activities, and an Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, presented by The Art League and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The exhibiting artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity.

Festival Dates & Hours
September 7-8, 2013
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival Location
Old Town Alexandria, from King Street to Washington Street east to Union Street.
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Take the Yellow or Blue lines to King Street Metrorail Station, then hop on the free King Street Trolley to the Festival. See a guide to parking in Alexandria

Special Events

  • Activities presented by The Art League include hands-on kids’ art projects with artist and instructor Steve Prince and the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.

  • Access through the Arts presents puppet making for kids plus prize drawings for kaleidoscopes and tickets to the Kaleidoscope for Kids event.

  • Festival goers can take part in 10th anniversary fun by starting at the Alexandria Art Experience tents, where they can begin the Q-ART Code Scavenger Hunt.

  • A Saturday Drawing Marathon presented by The Art League will take place at One Duke Street from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Other activities include Art Activated at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Autumn Serenade, a pops chorus concert on Market Square presented by the award-winning Alexandria Singers, and Children in the Church Yard, a respite area for families presented by historic Christ Church.
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