Dance Performances and Family Art Park Activities
Presented by Reston Community Center; Signature Community Sponsor of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
SATURDAY, MAY 21
11 a.m. -- Reston Town Square Park, GroundShare Arts Alliance
1 p.m. -- Hyatt Park, Gin Dance Company
2 p.m. -- Reston Town Square Park, Ravel Dance Company
4 p.m. -- Hyatt Park, Classical Ballet Theatre
SUNDAY, MAY 22
11 a.m. -- Hyatt Park, Gin Dance Company
12:30 p.m. -- Reston Town Square Park, Ravel Dance Company
2 p.m. -- Reston Town Square Park, GroundShare Arts Alliance
3:30 p.m. -- Hyatt Park, Classical Ballet Theatre
More entertainment: Throughout the weekend, additional live music will be offered periodically in the Pavilion and at Reston Town Square Park.
Family Art Park in the Pavilion – FREE artmaking activities all weekend. Rain or shine.
All ages are invited to take part in hands-on art projects inspired by the signature “GRACE Art” program.
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) presents their 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, offering authentic art and experiences for all tastes and ages on May 21 and 22 at Reston Town Center. This eleven-block art walk will be filled with more than 200 artists from across the nation who will exhibit and sell original paintings, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, jewelry, and fine craft. Plus, see inspired dance performances in the parks, enjoy free art-making activities for families in the Pavilion, periodic live music, and more throughout the weekend. As a highlight of the year in the DC region, this event attracts more than 30,000 attendees over two days.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston.
A gate donation of $5 provides a festival program that includes dining certificates for local restaurants.
On the evening of Friday, May 20 at Reston Town Center Pavilion,there will be a Festival Launch Party that includes an “amazing silent auction” and catering by The Counter
Ticket quantities are limited for this special celebration and are now on sale at GRACE, $100 each.
This year’s list of more than 200 participating artists includes 38 who will be exhibiting at the festival for the first time, 28 from the D.C. metro region, and 4 from Reston. Artists are coming from as far away as California, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Canada, and points in between. The selection of artists also includes 10 who received an Award of Excellence at the 2015 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Festival artists are selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship by a panel of expert, independent jurors appointed by GRACE. This year’s jurors – artist, Tim Doud; curator, Ashley Kistler; and interior designer, Judith Weisman – will also serve as judges for the 2016 festival.
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is made possible with the support of generous sponsors, including Title Sponsor Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, Signature Community Sponsors Reston Community Center and Reston Town Center Association, Pavilion Sponsor The M Group, Launch Party Sponsor The Counter, Water Sponsor Wegmans, and Venue Host Reston Town Center, among other valued supporters.
Free parking is available in seven multi-level garages.
For more information the festival -- and about volunteering, sponsoring or supporting the Adopt-an-Artist campaign -- call GRACE at 703-471-9242 and visit www.restonarts.org.