The Arlington Festival of the Arts returns in the fall of 2014 as Highland Street in the Clarendon District of Arlington, Virginia will be transformed into a two-day juried outdoor art gallery style art exhibit. The event will showcase the finest work of more than 150 leading artists in the country and will appeal to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious collectors. The artwork will be for sale with prices set to suit all budgets, with items ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $50,000 metal sculptures. Festival patrons can expect to see bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Admission to the art show is free and open to the public.
The Arlington Festival of the Arts will include a food festival hosted by the Clarendon Alliance, located adjacent to the Metro Station stop on Clarendon Boulevard and Highland Street.
Dates and Times
September 20 & 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Highland Street. Clarendon District of Arlington, Virginia
The artists will line North Highland Street from 13th Street North past Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon Boulevard and the metro station, and will end on Washington Boulevard.
An Art Giveaway will give festival patrons an opportunity to win original artwork by participating artists Connie and Jimmy Langford. This couple specializes in metal paying close attention to texture and color while creating very unique and bold works of art. The giveaway prize, a hand etched and colored 18” x 18” stainless steel wall sculpture titled “Going Wild With Color” is valued at $450. It will be on display at their booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway.
Food and Drink
A variety of gourmet food trucks, located on Wilson Boulevard and Clarendon Central Park, will offer diverse menus including crepes, Mediterranean and Vietnamese cuisine, seafood, sandwiches, salads, BBQ and desserts. The food trucks include Crepe Love Truck, KaftaMania, Lemongrass Truck, Curbside Cupcakes, SCOOPS2U Ice Cream, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Baba's Big Bite, Feelin' Crabby, and Carnivore. A variety of wines will also be available.