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Thursday, May 19, 2011

20th Anniversary of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival / May 21 & 22, 2011

Nation’s Most Accomplished Artists Ready to Celebrate the
20th Anniversary of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
May 21 & 22 – Reston Town Center
(Artist Line Up, Plus Children’s Art Tent Activities Revealed)


Contemporary artwork from over 220 artists in 17 categories
 Reston Town Center - 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Saturday & Sunday – May 21 & 22, 2011
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Rain or Shine.
Preview Night Party:  Friday, May 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Tickets required & limited.

Cost:  Admission to the festival is free, however for a voluntary donation of $10 to GRACE at the events ArtCarts, visitors will receive a $10 gift certificate to dine at participating Reston Town Center restaurants. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE throughout the Northern Virginia area.

Website:  http://www.northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/

This year a record number of over 1,000 artists from across the U.S. and internationally, submitted applications.  Each year the festival jurors are only able to select 220 artists to participate in the largest fine arts festival in the DC Metro area.  There are many talented artists such as: Ann Barbieri, Paul Germain, Ginny Herzog, and Connie Slack who are long timers of the festival spanning the full 20 years.  In addition to returning artists, there are 59 new artists who are exhibiting at the Festival for the first time.  Some notable new additions are Diaga Henson, Robert Flowers, Alison Palmer, and Rita Troller.  40 local artists will represent the DC Metro region such as: Wiwat Kamolpornwijit, Matthew Parker, Huguette Roe, and Andrew Zimmermann, who is also featured as one of three solo artists currently on exhibition in the Greater Reston Arts Center gallery.  The complete listing of artist profiles is available at: http://www.northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/faf2011/artistList.php.

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