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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Aerial Artistry Makes Debut & Children’s Activities Set for 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 15 & 16 – Reston Town Center

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) has an exciting line up of unique aerial artistry performances, talented musical entertainment, and engaging children’s activities for the 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will take place on May 15 & 16, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the heart of beautiful Reston Town Center.  The arts festival is the largest, top-rated annual art festival in the Washington metropolitan region, attracting over 50,000 patrons from across the region and provides an interactive experience to view, purchase, and experience art directly from the unique and talented artists featured.  The festival will offer plenty to see, taste, hear and do - from hand crafted, one of a kind artwork, a host of live musical and visual performance arts, artist demonstrations, acclaimed children’s activities, and superb food and refreshments.

Aerial Artistry Makes Festival Debut
This year, GRACE has expanded its partnership with the Reston Community Center to present the renowned aerial arts company Arachne Aerial Arts.  The company will bring a set of unique aerial art performances to the streets of Reston Town Center.  The performance features three aerial duets by Arachne Aerial Arts as dreams complimented by inspiring aerial theater performances by In-Flight Theater. http://www.in-flighttheater.com.  This performance will take place on a large installation called The Tower and will occur under the Reston Town Center Pavilion.

19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Contemporary artwork from over 200 artists in 18 categories
@ Reston Town Center - 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
Saturday & Sunday – May 15 & 16, 2010, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Rain or Shine.
Preview Night Party:  Friday, May 14, 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Tickets required.

Admission to the event is free however a voluntary donation of $5 is requested. In addition, $10-off certificates redeemable at a dozen Reston Town Center restaurants will be offered in exchange for a $10 donation to the GRACE.  Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE.

Website:  www.restonarts.org/festival/

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