3rd Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts
When: April 18-19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington
Need to know: One hundred artists will take over the streets of Clarendon during a two-day juried art show and outdoor exhibit. Not only can patrons peruse the art and converse with the artists, they can make purchases if something catches their fancy. Prices for artwork range from $25 to $30,000 and will include paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, wood and jewelry, to name a few, and free art giveaways.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
When: May 15-17, times vary
Where: Reston Town Center
Need to know: In its 24th year, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival turns Reston Town Center into a mecca of art in support ofGreater Reston Arts Center. More than 30,000 people attend the event, which brings over 200 artists’ work to the masses. This year patrons can become artists themselves in the Family Art Park and take in a new installation by Patrick Dougherty. The event is free to the public with a requested $5 donation that will go to GRACE. New this year: a launch party Friday evening that will host a night of music, beverages and food along with a silent auction and raffles.