Alexandria King Street Art Festival 2017

Photo © R Nowitz for ACVA

The Alexandria King Street Art Festival transforms the streets of Old Town Alexandria into an outdoor art gallery featuring 200 of the nation's top award-winning artists. The free outdoor art festival will line six blocks of King Street showcasing sculptures, paintings, photography, glass, jewelry and more. This popular outdoor event will feature art with prices ranging from $25 to $50,000. The show is set up along King Street and stretches all the way down the street to the Potomac River. The “Alexandria Art Experience” features artist-led, hands-on, creative activities, and an Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, presented by The Art League and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The exhibiting artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity.

Festival Dates & Hours
September 16-17, 2017
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival Location
Old Town Alexandria, on King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront
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Take the Yellow or Blue lines to King Street Metrorail Station, then hop on the free King Street Trolley to the Festival.

Special Events

  • Live music, hands-on kids’ art projects and the 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 local artisanal ice cream from Artfully Chocolate in Carlyle. The proceeds benefit The Art League.

Partial List of Participating Artists from Virginia

Sarah Bean - MIXED MEDIA - Lexington
David Cochran - ACRYLIC PAINTINGS - Alexandria
Kim Eubank - METAL ART - Richmond
Benjamin Frey - ACRYLIC PAINTINGS - Buena Vista
Matthew Johnston - ACRYLIC PAINTINGS - Alexandria
Milenko Katic - ACRYLIC PAINTINGS -  Afton
Gregory Knott – PHOTOGRAPHY -  Alexandria
Steven Lloyd - MIXED MEDIA - Chester
Susan V. Lockwood – PHOTOGRAPHY - Radford
Minh Martin – GLASS – Charlottesville
Patricia Palermino – PAINTING - Alexandria
Sandhi Schimmel Gold - MIXED MEDIA - Colonial Heights
David Schmidt – PHOTOGRAPHY - Richmond
Anna Shapiro – FIBER - Charlottesville
Alison Thomas – PHOTOGRAPHY - Louisa
Richard Toft – PAINTING - Accomac
Tanya Tyree – RAKU - Richmond

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