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Art on the Avenue is Oct. 3

The 14th annual Art on the Avenue festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. The event is free and open to all. Held each fall on Mount Vernon Avenue between Hume and Bellefonte Avenues, Art on the Avenue celebrates the diversity of the Potomac West community. Now in its 14th year, the event is entirely volunteer-run, with support from the local business community.

Art on the Avenue strives to reflect the vibrant mix of the Del Ray community through the artists and their work. Last year's event drew more than 45,000 people from throughout the metropolitan Washington area.

The multicultural arts and music festival features over 325 area artists and craftspeople selling their original works, international food, and three stages of live music. Free children's craft activities and entertainment, artists' demonstrations and a pie-baking contest complete the day's program.

Free DASH transportation will be provided from the Braddock Road Metro Station to the festival. Call 703-683-3100, or visit www.artontheavenue.org.