Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row are turned into an outdoor art gallery, featuring juried fine arts and fine crafts. About 190 leading artists nationwide come to Bethesda, MD’s Arts & Entertainment District to showcase their work. Ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media are all on display and for sale.
The Arts Festival offers an Art Sale benefiting the NIH Children’s Charities, a Poster Sale, artist demonstration tent, children’s art activities, live acoustic stage performances, street performers, and high-quality outdoor food vendors. Additionally, Bethesda Row features more than 50 fine shops, upscale galleries, and unique restaurants with outdoor seating.
The Festival will take place Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, 2009 on three streets of Bethesda Row, located in Bethesda, MD (Woodmont Ave, Bethesda Ave & Elm St). Set-up for the festival begins early-morning of Saturday, October 17th.