The Greater Reston Arts Center Presents the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

By Editorial Team on May 15, 2018

Fri, 18 May 2018 - Sun, 20 May 2018

Photo courtesy of GRACE.
Festival: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 18 – May 20 from 10am to 5pm

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is a nationally ranked competitive, juried, outdoor event that showcases the best contemporary fine art and craft from around the nation. The Festival, which typically attracts 30,000+ patrons, is organized by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and held in Reston Town Center, a vibrant suburb of Washington, DC. Reston Town Center is an easily accessible and upscale shopping and entertainment destination. The Festival is produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center—a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to enriching community life through excellence in contemporary art—as its primary annual fundraiser. GRACE offers exhibitions and art enrichment programs for audiences of all ages year-round. The gallery is always free and open to the public. All proceeds from the Festival directly support their educational and outreach programs.

Works from 200+ artists from across the country. Unique Festival Friday deals from participating Reston Town Center merchants:

  • Art Insights
  • Athleta
  • Aveda
  • Cigar Town
  • Dawn Price Baby
  • Eyewear Gallery
  • J Mclaughlin
  • Kendra Scott
  • L’occitane
  • Passionfish
  • Pitango
  • Scout and Molly’s
  • South Moon Under

The annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival returns for its 27th year featuring 200+ artists from 35 states. Read more

The Party will celebrate the Festival artists with the presentation of the 2018 Awards of Excellence, sponsored by Boston Properties, and an artwork by Baltimore-based artist Laure Drogoul, supported by Reston Community Center. Read more

Come join us on Saturday and Sunday for an Art Adventure! FREE artmaking activities for all ages. This year’s Family Art Park features art projects inspired by Laure Drogoul’s artwork, The Illuminated Fountain of Extinction. Read more

For $100 you can make a personal connection to the Festival by sponsoring an artist. This sponsorship defrays the cost of the amenities we offer our artists and gives you two complimentary tickets to the Festival Party. Read more

Balducci’s will be providing culinary artistry and street-food experiences to the Festival. Be sure to make your way to their storefront and experience their amazing grilled offerings. Read more

A special thank you to all of our 2018 Festival Sponsors including Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market, Reston Town Center, Reston Town Center Association, Reston Community Center, The M Group, and the Counter Custom Burgers. Read more

Free parking is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of festival weekend, courtesy of Boston Properties.

Reston Town Center is located at 11900 Market St., Reston, VA. For more information, visit