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 and showcases more than $15 million worth of art, including life-size sculptures, paintings, photography, ceramics, 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.
In 2019, the 17th annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival will be held the weekend of September 21-22. On Saturday, it runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday it is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public to enjoy.
How to Get There
The festival is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, on King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront. The easiest way to get there is to take the yellow or blue subway lines to King Street Metrorail Station, then hop on the free King Street Trolley to the Festival. There are also parking spots in available in Old Town Alexandria, but some garages may cost a fee.
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