The arts festival, the largest, top-rated annual art festival in the Washington metropolitan region, attracts over 50,000 patrons from across the region and provides an interactive experience to view, purchase, and experience art directly from the unique and talented artists featured. Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) will kick off the weekend festivities with a Preview Night Party on Friday, May 14 from 7 pm-10 pm for sponsors, media, donors and the local art lovers. The evening will include a live fine art auction and the opportunity for first choice art purchases from award winning artists. The two-day juried festival will feature hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, a host of live musical and visual performance arts, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children's activities, and superb food and refreshments. The Festival offers a superb array of artists in 18 categories including: oil, acrylic, watercolor painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, metal, textiles, photography and ceramics. The festival is free and open to the public. However a suggested voluntary donation of $5 for individuals and $10 for families is welcomed. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs, including Art in the Schools, produced by GRACE.
Added by Upcoming Robot on April 19, 2010