Ninth Annual Rockville Arts Festival

By Editorial Team on August 23, 2021
Looking down East Middle Lane, Rockville, Maryland at the new Rockville Town Square complex. Image credit: Wikipedian1234.
Event: Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5 from 11am to 5pm

VisArts presents the 9th Annual Rockville Arts Festival, Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5, 2021, 11 am-5 pm in Rockville Town Square. Admission is free.

“The Festival is a natural extension of our mission to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Art brings people together – it sparks conversation, inspires creativity, and heals the heart and soul,” says VisArts Executive Director Alice Nappy.

Throughout the weekend, VisArts will transform the streets surrounding Rockville Town Square into a vibrant outdoor gallery full of fine arts and crafts, live music, ceramics and plein air painting demonstrations, and artisanal foods. VisAbility Art Lab, VisArts’ supported studio for neurodivergent adult artists, will have a booth.

“The Festival offers art that will appeal to the casual shopper as well as the serious collector,” says Festival Director Robin Markowitz.

Festival goers will discover a diverse group of 140 master artists from 22 states who work in ceramics, drawings, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and mixed media.They’ll also be able to shop and dine at Rockville Town Square retailers and eateries.

About VisArts
VisArts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a hub for the visual arts that engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through contemporary art exhibitions, a studio artist program, art classes and camps, VisAbility Art Lab, community art programs, and events. Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to our mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.

VisArts is three blocks from the Rockville Metro station at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Maryland. Galleries are open Monday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 PM. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301.315.8200.

About Rockville Arts Festival
Rockville Arts Festival (formerly A-RTS) is celebrating its ninth year. The two-day, free outdoor Festival will be held rain or shine in Rockville Town Square (200 East Middle Lane) and on the surrounding streets (Maryland Avenue and East Middle Lane), which will be closed to vehicle traffic.

The Festival is three blocks from the Rockville Metro station. Parking is available at several garages, which now offer two-hour free parking without validation (see www.rockvilletownsquare.com for details). Learn more about this year’s Festival at www.rockvilleartsfestival.org.