FYIDC: Bethesda Row Loves Art

by Editorial

The 14th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival turns the area from a shopping hotspot to an art lover’s paradise.
By Brittni Guevara

Beautiful art will color the streets of Bethesda Row for the 14th annual art festival. (artwork by Julia Gilmore, photo courtesy of Ashley Mason-Greene, BrandLink DC)

What do you get when you mix art techniques like sculptures, paintings and 3D art around here? The Bethesda Row Arts Festival, that’s what!

On Saturday, October 15th from 11 AM-6 PM and Sunday, October 16th from 11 AM-5 PM, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival will feature about 185 artists from around the country and the unique artwork their amazing imaginations and talents come up with.  The festival will feature a variety of different artwork from printmaking to jewelry.

Artists highlighted in the festival include photographer Joel Anderson from Lykens, Pa., watercolor artists Mary Ann Neilson from Westport, Ct., and the DMV’s very own jewelry-maker Stacey Krantz from Frederick, Md.

For its fourteenth year, the festival is expected to bring over 30,000 local art fanatics and explorers.

Attending the Bethesda Row festival will not only get you access to some of the nation’s best artwork, but you can also contribute to charity.  The festival raises funds for the NIH Children’s Charities, including The Children’s Inn and Friends of the Clinical Center, through a charity art sale.  Walking away with art and helping save children? Perfect.

A perfect day trip for the whole family, the festival will also include art activities for the kids, street performers, food vendors and live musical performances.  Admission is free.

Through rain or shine (you never know what the weather will be these days!), the festival will be located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street and Bethesda Lane.

For more information on the festival, click here.

DMVers walk the streets of Bethesda Row admiring the work of local and national artists. (photo courtesy of Ashley Mason-Greene, BrandLinkDC)

Sculptures are just one of several types of artwork featured at the Bethesda Row Arts Festival. (photo courtesy of Ashley Mason-Greene, BrandLink DC)

A piece of art to look forward to at the Bethesda Row Arts Festival. (photo courtesy of Ashley Mason-Greene, BrandLink DC)

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