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Fine Arts Festival Set for May 17-19

More than 200 artists to participate in Reston festival.

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Bruce Reinfeld welcomes visitors to his photography exhibit at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center on May 20 last year.

The dates are set for the region’s longest running and largest fine arts festival—the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). Celebrating its 22nd Anniversary, the premiere event for art lovers and enthusiasts will take place the weekend of May 17-19, 2013, illuminating the streets of Reston Town Center.

The three-day event attracts hundreds and thousands of patrons from across the region and provides a personal, interactive experience to view, purchase, and experience art directly from the unique and talented artists featured. The festival will open on Friday night, May 17, with an artful “happy hour” featuring an upscale opening party surrounded by over 200 contemporary art exhibitors.

Event Details

What: 22nd Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Who: Contemporary artwork from over 200 artists in 16 categories

Where: Reston Town Center—12001 Market Street, Reston

When:

Friday, May 17, 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Weather: Rain or shine

Opening Night Party: Friday, May 17, 6-9 p.m. Town Center Pavilion. Tickets required and will be available for purchase online beginning, April 1, 2013.

Cost: Admission to the event is free, however for a voluntary donation of $10 to GRACE at the events ArtCarts, visitors will receive a $10 gift certificate to dine at participating Reston Town Center restaurants.

Contact: For additional information visit www.RestonArts.org or www.NorthernVirgi...>

This destination style arts festival offers plenty to see, taste, hear and do—from handcrafted, one-of-a-kind artwork, contemporary and original performances, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children’s activities, and live music. Over 200 master artisans in 16 different categories will participate, including ceramics, digital and multi-media art, drawing, fiber/textiles, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.

Admission to the festival is free, however for a voluntary donation of $10 to GRACE at the event's ArtCarts visitors will receive a $10 gift certificate to dine at participating Reston Town Center restaurants. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE throughout the Northern Virginia area.

GRACE will kick off the weekend festivities with an upscale Opening Night Party on Friday, May 17 from 6-9 p.m. Held in the heart of the Reston Town Center at the Town Center Pavilion, the party is an opportunity for art lovers, sponsors, media, donors, and for the public to celebrate this annual event, while helping raise funds for GRACE’s educational programs. The party features live music, entertainment, silent auction, signature cocktails and local prominent business leaders and elected officials.