Save the Date: Alexandria King Street Art Festival Slated for September 19th & 20th

13th Annual King Street Art Festival



Eclectic Displays – Original Art – Diverse Media – Leading Local & National Artists




 Interactive Art Activities – Free Art Giveaway



WHAT:  13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival


WHEN:   Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


WHERE:  Old Town Alexandria on King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront

                Navigational address:  480 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314


ADMISSION: Free and open to the public


WEBSITES:  www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/artfest or www.ArtFestival.com


CALENDAR LISTING: September 19-20, 2015, 13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival. Historic King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront is transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork by more than 250 artists from the US and abroad. Enjoy live music, an art giveaway, and interactive art activities, as well as the Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. Saturday10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/artfest (703-746-3301) or www.ArtFestival.com (561-746-6615). Free.


Alexandria’s premier world-class annual celebration of the arts, the Alexandria King Street Art Festival, returns to historic Old Town September 19-20, 2015 with a vast array of eclectic artwork by more than 250 of finest artists in the country.  This popular and highly anticipated two-day outdoor street fair has been consistently ranked among the top art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows. The festival is produced by national festival promoter Howard Alan Events and hosted by the City of Alexandria. Admission is free and open to the public.


Bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry are among the many works of art that will be featured along King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River.  All of the exhibitors will be present for the duration of the event and welcome the opportunity to meet festival patrons and art enthusiasts who are encouraged to engage the artists as they explore the original and unique art.   A free giveaway will feature the work of participating artist Debbie Fowler; no purchase will be necessary to register and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.


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 1,000 hand-made 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, the proceeds of which benefit The Art League. Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser may enter a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate.  In addition, festivalgoers may participate in fun, hands-on art activities with League instructors during the weekend.


For kid-friendly activities, visit The Art League tents near Market Square at the corner of King Street and N. Fairfax Street on both days of the festival. Kids ages 10 and up can take part in a 3-D jewelry project led by Art League instructor Michael Brehl. There will be another fun hands-on art activity for kids younger than 10.


The festivities continue across Union Street at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, where visitors can find and purchase artwork from more than 100 resident artists. On Saturday, September 19, from 12 – 5 pm, visitors can dance to live music, create something in the pop-up makerspace, and be treated like a VIP along the waterfront. The ever-popular Torpedo Bike will be winding its way through waterside crowds, leaving bubbles in its wake.

The Alexandria Mobile Art Lab celebrates its first birthday with a disco dance party at Market Square Saturday night of the art festival beginning at 7 pm.  The Mobile Art Lab will be stationed on Royal Street near Market Square both days of the festival, on Saturday and Sunday.


Stretching along King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront, the King Street Art Festival helms Alexandria’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Complete with an amazing array of culinary delights, stylish boutiques featuring scores of handmade art and jewelry plus historic sites all nestled amidst beautifully-preserved 18th- and early 19th-century architecture, Alexandria is the ideal artful getaway. With this popular festival spanning two days, visitors take advantage of luxurious accommodations just steps from King Street and transform their festival experience into a creativity-filled weekend.


See special hotel deals at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/hotels


Find more information about the King Street Art Festival at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/artfest


Check out more about Alexandria, VA at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com



Festival Information At – A – Glance:


  • 13th Annual King Street Art Festival

  • Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday, September 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Old Town Alexandria, VA on King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront

  • Navigational address: 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Free Admission

  • First-Rate juried festival

  • More than 200 leading local and national artists

  • Vast array of original art on display and for sale

  • Wide range of prices to suit all budgets

  • Suitable for all ages – families, art enthusiasts and collectors

  • All artists on site, available to discuss their work, inspiration and techniques

  • Live music

  • Alexandria art experience: interactive art activities

    • The Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser


Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm


Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am-4:00 pm


  • Free art giveaway


About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. For additional information on Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.


About Alexandria, Virginia:

Minutes from Washington, DC and located along the scenic Potomac waterfront, Alexandria offers cosmopolitan shopping and dining against a backdrop of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Named a “Top ArtPlace” for its dedication to maintaining a thriving artistic and cultural scene, the city houses renowned art galleries, theater companies and music halls. Once home to George Washington and key players throughout American history, Alexandria combines its rich history with award-winning restaurants, chic boutiques and ever-evolving arts to create an extraordinary getaway destination. www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com.


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