|The 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is May 20 - 22, 2016|
A nationally top-ranked fine art and craft festival that typically attracts 30,000+ patrons, the Festival is also Greater Reston Arts Center's primary fundraiser. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is held in the streets of Reston Town Center each year on the third weekend in May, so mark your calendars now for May 20 - 22, 2016! Our Festival is made possible by our fantastic community sponsors, Reston Town Center Association and the Reston Community Center and it allows GRACE -- the area's largest non-profit dedicated exclusively to enhancing community life through excellence in and the promotion of the visual arts — to offer its free-to-the-public exhibitions at the arts center and art education programs across all ages (GRACE Art is currently in over 40 schools regionally impacting over 20,000 children). Each year our competitive, juried, Festival features over 200 skilled artisans who utilize both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques to create hand-crafted, original works of art available for purchase. The sheer diversity of fine art and craft at the Festival, now in its 25th year, ensures that there is something for every taste and budget. One of the highlights of visiting the Festival is having the opportunity to interact directly with the talented participating artists.
Learn more about the extensive weekend events here:
The mission of the Greater Reston Arts Center is to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. The purpose of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is to help fulfill GRACE's mission by offering the highest quality fine art and craft to the public in an exciting, easily accessible, and well-managed venue.