Bethesda Fine Arts Festival 2017

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The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District presents its annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event highlighting 130 contemporary artists who will sell their original fine art and fine craft. National artists from nearly 25 states and Canada will showcase painting, drawing, photography, furniture, jewelry, mixed media and ceramics. The festival will also feature live entertainment, children’s activities and downtown Bethesda restaurants.

The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is produced annually by the Bethesda Urban Partnership for the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Live music is played along Del Ray Avenue and includes a variety of genres from rock to jazz to reggae and more.

Dates and Times
May 13-14, 2017
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Held Rain or Shine

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be held in downtown Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. The festival is located six blocks from the Bethesda Metro station and free parking is available adjacent to the event in the parking garage located on Auburn Avenue. See a map

Admission: Free

For more information, please visit or call (301) 215-6660

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that manages downtown Bethesda. Bethesda is home to numerous retailers, arts organizations, a thriving restaurant community and an expansive downtown workforce.

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District produces annual events including the Bethesda Literary Festival, Imagination Bethesda, Taste of Bethesda, a free Summer Concert Series, Winter Wonderland and Bethesda Outdoor Movies.