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Arlington Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2013 -

10:00 am

June 23, 2013

5:00 pm

Clarendon

1101 N. Highland Street

Arlington, Virginia 22201

June 22 – 23, 2013, The Arlington Festival of the Arts. More than 100 of the finest artists in country will converge upon Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, www.ArtFestival.com – 561-746-6615. Free.

Arlington, Virginia (June 10, 2013) – Highland Street in the Clarendon District of Arlington will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery this summer when the Arlington Festival of the Arts debuts on June 22 – 23, 2013. Festival patrons can expect to see bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Food and beverages will be provided by the Clarendon Alliance and its partners and will be located adjacent to the Clarendon Metro at Clarendon Central Park, Clarendon Boulevard at Highland Street. Admission to the art show is free and open to the public.

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events, producer of many award-winning juried art fairs throughout the country including the Alexandria King Street Art Festival, is currently accepting applications from both local and national artists. “We are thrilled to provide Clarendon with a quality art show,” says Howard Alan, founder of Howard Alan Events. “The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity in order to ensure a wide array of artwork.”
A true celebration of the arts, this two-day event will showcase the finest work of more than 150 leading artists in the country and will appeal to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious collectors looking for new and emerging talent. The artists will line North Highland Street from 13th Street North past Wilson Boulevard, Clarendon Boulevard and the metro station, and will end on Washington Boulevard. All artists will be on site for the duration of the show, available to discuss their art, techniques and inspiration.

An Art Giveaway will give festival patrons an opportunity to win original artwork by participating artists Connie and Jimmy Langford. This couple specializes in metal paying close attention to texture and color while creating very unique and bold works of art. The giveaway prize, a hand etched and colored 18” x 18” stainless steel wall sculpture titled “Going Wild With Color” is valued at $450. It will be on display at their booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway.
Art shows produced by Howard Alan Events have the distinction of making the arts accessible to a broad audience with prices set to suit all budgets, from $25 hand-designed earrings to $50,000 metal sculptures. “The festival is an ideal setting in which to explore the work of many different artists in one location,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “You have the opportunity to meet and connect with the artist before making a purchase, which makes the investment much more meaningful and personal.”

Staff members of the Arlington Arts Center (AAC) will be present during the festival to provide information about their programs, exhibitions, and events. AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the public and its goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of, and involvement in, the visual arts in Arlington County VA and the region. For additional information go to arlingtonartscenter.org

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