Paint the Town: Arty Alexandria

by Editorial

Bright, bold and even whimsical, it’s time to check out the Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts.

Photo courtesy of Alexandria Convention & Visitors Assoc.

From Sept. 10-11, King Street in Alexandria from Washington Street to the waterfront will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork by over 200 artists from the US and abroad. The “Alexandria King Street Festival of the Arts” features paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and more. The prices are set to suit all budgets and range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public. You can also the Alexandria Art Experience for  artist-led, hands-on, creative activities, and an Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, presented by The Art League and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association, Alexandria’s King Street Festival of the Arts is ranked one of the top art fairs in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows. The exhibiting artists from the United States from around the world are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity.

“Festival goers return each year to see their favorite artists and to explore the work of new and emerging talent” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “It’s a great opportunity to meet and connect with the artist before making a purchase, which makes the investment much more meaningful and personal.”

Many of the participating artists will be honoring the memory of the victims and heroes during the 10th anniversary of September 11th by exhibiting artwork inspired by the tragedy. These artists were deeply moved and expressed their outrage, feelings of loss and deep sorrow through their art creating magnificent and moving works of art they will display in their individual booths throughout the weekend.

Timings are Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. More info HERE.

Photo courtesy of Alexandria Convention & Visitors Assoc.

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