The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival brings artists and art lovers together on the streets of Reston Town Center to enjoy a wide range of art including hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, contemporary and original performances, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children’s activities, and live music. Over 200 master artisans in 16 different categories, including ceramics, digital and multi-media art, drawing, fiber/textiles, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.
Dates: May 16-18, 2014
Admission to the Festival is free, however for a voluntary donation of $10 to Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) at the event's colorful ArtCarts, visitors will receive a $10 gift certificate to dine at participating Reston Town Center restaurants. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE throughout the Northern Virginia area.
GRACE will kick off the weekend festivities with an Opening Night Party on Friday, May 17 from 6 -9 p.m. Held in the heart of the Reston Town Center at the Town Center Pavilion, the party is an opportunity for art lovers, sponsors, media, donors, and for the public to meet artists. The party will be emceed by ABC 7 Good Morning Washington News Anchor, Scott Thuman and include live music by DC’s Blues Americana Rock showman Ted Garber, performances by Arachne Aerial Arts & In-Flight Theater, silent auction, signature cocktails, and local prominent business leaders and elected officials. Tickets are required and are available for purchase online.
Family Art Park – Art Around the WorldThis year, the Reston Town Square Park will be transformed into a Family Art Park that will include the ever-popular Children’s Art Tent, a new Teen Art Tent, a Public Art project and a “Chill-Out” tent. Also new this year, face painting will be available during limited hours. Children of all ages will have fun creating art influenced by cultures from around the world.
Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street
Friday, May 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday May 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
About the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1974, enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the visual arts. In pursuit of this mission, GRACE provides a year-round program of visual art exhibitions, lectures, and educational events including Children’s Workshops, a Children’s Summer Art Program, GRACE Art (serving 45 schools and adult continuing education), as well as their signature event, the top-ten rated Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, showcasing the best fine art and fine craft in the country. For more information, visit www.restonarts.org.