Historic Old Town Alexandria will transform into an art-lover's paradise during the 17th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival. More than 200 local and national artists will display their works in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and handcrafted apparel and decor. During this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-sized sculptures, jewelry, glasswork, photography, ceramics and more. More than $15 million in art will be on display during the two-day, outdoor art gallery event. All artists will be on site for the duration of the festival, allowing visitors to discover the inspiration behind each original piece.
A variety of interactive activities will be offered throughout the weekend, including The Art League’s popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. Patrons can purchase one of 1,400 handmade bowls created by the talented artists of The Art League’s ceramics department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream, all for only $15 per bowl, with the proceeds benefiting The Art League ceramics department. Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser may enter a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate.
A trip to the King Street Art Festival isn’t complete without a visit to the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Take a break at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 2nd Annual Beer & Wine Torpedo Garden, happening from 11 am to 5 pm. Enjoy a glass of craft beer or wine while exploring all three floors and 82 artists’ studios. Meet the artists and find original art created on-site. Recharge and refresh with exhibitions, games, hands-on activities and music.
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