ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) -
11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Old Town Alexandria on King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront (Navigational address: 480 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314)
Free and open to the public
Alexandria King Street Art Festival returns September 7 - 8, 2013 with more than 200 of the finest artists in the country. This highly anticipated two-day celebration of the arts is produced by national festival promoter Howard Alan Events and hosted by the City of Alexandria.
Festival patrons can register to win artwork by two participating artists. The first, a 24" x 48" limited edition Giclée print on canvas of Virginia Landscape by Kathleen Green (www.kathleengreenart.com), valued at $595. The second, a custom framed 18" x 26" print of Magical Horizon I by Cheryl Summers (www.artistcherylsummers.com), valued at $300.
Alexandria, named one of America's Top ArtPlaces 2013, is a perfect backdrop for this top-notch art affair. Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria King Street Art Festival is ranked the 17th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist. It is also included on the Harris List as one of the nation's best art shows.
A variety of activities will be offered throughout the weekend. The Art League will host a fundraising sale of ceramic ice cream bowls made by local artists which include a scoop of ice cream to enjoy at the festival. The Torpedo Factory Art Center will present Art Activated, an afternoon of demonstrations and art making on Saturday, September 7. This free event offers visitors an opportunity to explore their creativity, with artist demonstrations and hands-on projects including screen-printing, the popular Bubble Gum Art, Create-Your-Own Button station, and more. In addition, the Torpedo Factory will host the NYC-based Sketchbook Project on Sept. 7th & 8th. This global, crowd-sourced art project and traveling exhibition encourages participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook.
The King Street Art Festival is the premier event of the city's fall arts season, which spans September to November. Find more information on www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com.