Reston: Volunteers Needed for Fine Arts Festival

Reston: Volunteers Needed for Fine Arts Festival

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is offering a variety of volunteer opportunities for the 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. This signature community event is made possible with help from 500 volunteers from the greater Reston area and beyond, including students from college, high school, middle school (with parent), corporate teams, and individuals who provide their time – from a few hours to a full day – to assist GRACE with the 2-day festival, May 21 and 22 at Reston Town Center.

Volunteer positions include: artist hospitality, festival ambassadors, Family Art Park assistants, managing supplies and personnel, Launch Party support, and other essential tasks. This opportunity is ideal for students needing community service hours, for which GRACE will provide confirmation.

To learn more, visit, click on “Festival” and view the “Volunteer” page that provides full registration and advance training information. Volunteers receive T-shirts and dining discount certificates.

Those who cannot volunteer but wish to support the event can do so through GRACE’s new Adopt-an-Artist campaign. For $100, donors can make a personal connection to the festival that helps defray the costs of artist amenities, and receive appropriate recognition for their support.

The 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is an eleven-block art walk filled with more than 200 of the nation’s fine artists exhibiting and selling their paintings, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, jewelry, and fine craft. Entertainment includes dance performances, free art-making activities for families in the Pavilion, periodic live music, and more throughout the weekend.

The 25th annual 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. A gate donation of $5 to GRACE provides a festival program and dining certificates for local restaurants.

On the evening of Friday, May 20 at Reston Town Center Pavilion, GRACE will present “artsy beverages and savory food creations” plus a silent auction at the Festival Launch Party. Ticket quantities are limited for this special celebration and are now on sale at GRACE for $100 each.

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, and Venue Host Reston Town Center, among other valued supporters.

GRACE is located at 12001 Market St., Reston. Parking is free in Reston Town Center’s seven multilevel garages. If taking Metro, there is a bus that runs every 20 minutes on weekends from Wiehle-Reston East station.

For more information, visit, or email, or call GRACE at 703-471-9242.

GRACE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. In addition to its GRACE Art program that serves more than 40 schools in the D.C. region, GRACE offers changing exhibitions of contemporary art at its gallery, open free to the public, as well as a diverse schedule of educational programs all year round.