Friday, May 11, 2012

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is this weekend...

 The ninth annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event highlighting 140 contemporary artists who will sell their original fine art and fine craft, is this weekend.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is free to the public.

Artists from throughout the country representing 25 states and Canada will showcase painting, drawing, photography, furniture, jewelry, mixed media, wood and ceramics. 

The bible of outdoor arts festivals, Sunshine Artist Magazine, ranked the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival as one of the top 100 Arts Festivals in the U.S. and Best Show in Maryland and Washington, D.C. The festival will be held in downtown Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk, Auburn, Del Ray and Cordell Avenues, and will feature live entertainment, children’s activities and Bethesda restaurants including Haagen Dazs, BlackFinn American Saloon, Mamma Lucia, Hard Times Cafe and Yamas Mediterranean Grill.

Admission to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is free. The festival is located six blocks from the Bethesda Metro station and free parking is available close to the event in the parking garage located on Auburn Avenue.

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