SOURCE: Howard Alan Events

Howard Alan Events

September 09, 2014 16:45 ET

12th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival

Popular Outdoor Festival Returns to Old Town Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) -  The finest artists in the country will color historic King Street with vibrant booths on September 13th and 14th for the city's premier art gathering, the King Street Art Festival. Ranked 17th in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation's leading publication for art and craft shows, this highly-anticipated event features a wide array of original handcrafted art across a number of mediums. Along the waterfront at the world famous Torpedo Factory Art Center, visitors can participate in special interactive art activities and peruse 82 working artists' studios. Located in beautiful Old Town, the King Street Art Festival is produced by national festival promoter Howard Alan Events and hosted by the City of Alexandria. Admission is free and open to the public.

Festival patrons and art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the work of more than 200 leading local and national artists, take part in interactive art activities, enjoy live music and register to win a free art giveaway featuring the work of participating artist Patrick Reynolds. The prize, an original painting titled "Sagesse" valued at $2,800, will be on display at his booth for the duration of the art show, where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate.

Participating artists are selected from amongst hundreds of applicants by an expert panel of judges to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade art. Artistic media includes paintings, life-size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics and prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $50,000 metal sculptures.

A variety of interactive activities and performances will be offered throughout the weekend, including live music, hands-on activities and art happenings. The Art League's popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser returns, featuring 1,000 hand-made ceramic bowls and local artisanal ice cream from Artfully Chocolate, all for only $15 per bowl. On Saturday, the Torpedo Factory Art Center presents an ice carving demonstration by resident artist Tatyana Schremko in the main hall and live music at the marina. The Alexandria Office of the Arts and the Alexandria Arts Forum are planning music performances and the appearance of a mobile art lab with hands-on projects.

Festival Patrons are invited to visit THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY display during the festival to experience the Active Park Assist feature on the first-ever MKC. Participants will receive complimentary gift cards for art purchases. Also, each day, at the Lincoln Motor Company vehicle display, one lucky participant will have the chance to win a limited edition "Hello" Cheryl Summers art piece. To learn more about this artist go to www.artistcherylsummers.com.

Stretching along King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront, the King Street Art Festival helms Alexandria's vibrant arts and culture scene. Complete with an amazing array of culinary delights, stylish boutiques featuring scores of handmade art and jewelry plus historic sites all nestled amidst beautifully-preserved 18th- and early 19th-century architecture, Alexandria is the ideal artful getaway. With this popular festival spanning two days, visitors take advantage of luxurious accommodations just steps from King Street and transform their festival experience into a creativity-filled weekend.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Info:
    Howard Alan Events
    561-746-6615