Friday, May 10, 2019

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is this weekend!

This weekend! May 11 and 12!

Delight in fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants. Located in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues. Festival hours are Saturday, May 11 from 10 - 6pm and Sunday, May 12 from 10am - 5pm. Loads of parking garages right on top of the show!

Admission to the festival is FREE and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine.

You can see all the artists here.  My faves from that group are:
By Teresa Haag

Zhiyi Li from Enfield, CT in Booth #83

Teresa Haag from Phoenixville, PA in Booth #51 

Cassie Taggart from Rehoboth, DE in Booth #55

Loretta Petraitis from Saint Petersburg, FL in Booth #99

Both printmakers in the show (Edward Bordett from Fincastle, VA in Booth #108 and Joseph Craig English from Washington Grove, MD in Booth #104 ) are absolute masters of the art, and easily one of the best deals in contemporary art on the planet.

By Cassie Taggart
The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival features live entertainment! Some of the region's best bands will be featured on the stage this year. Make sure you stop by to hear live rock, jazz, reggae, Latin music and more!

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival restaurants will be on Norfolk Avenue next to the stage. Drop by during the festival for sliders, sushi, barbecue, Indian cuisine, ice cream, beer, wine and more!

Best in show? Cassie Taggart from Rehoboth, DE in Booth #55 - go buy one of her amazing paintings!

15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour this weekend!

Join us for the 15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour!

Saturday, May 11th
11 am - 5 pm

Explore the largest concentration of artist studios in the in the region! The Gateway Arts District (comprised of Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Hyattsville ) is a hotbed of artistic energy, and May 11th is a great time to check it out in a self-guided tour! 

Over 200 artists will be open to the public on the same day and the same time. This one-day, FREE event gives you behind-the-scenes access to the creatives and their work spaces in this exciting cluster of artists and organizations just over the DC line.

More details, a map, and artist links at

PS: After the tour, join the artists for an after party held at the NEW culinary arts incubator, Savor at Studio 3807!