Shop homewares, clothing, and fine art made by talented artists across the United States.
Need new home decor? Feeling blah at the mall? We all love shopping (who doesn't?), but sometimes we want to find something that can't be bought from a big-box store. In that case, prepared to be inspired by unique wares at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival!
Located along Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, visitors can browse from over 130 artists and buy unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that can't be found anywhere else. For two days, this free festival will be offering up a wide selection of artisanal pieces and live entertainment fit for the spring season.
Artists across all mediums will be selling their work, from paintings and sculptures to blown glass pieces. Buy ornate jewelry, furnish your home with hand-crafted furniture, or browse the latest styles from local fashion designers. You can find the full list of vendors here, along with links to the artists' websites.
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Along with shopping, there will also be food. On Norfolk Avenue, visitors can grab a bite from food vendors Bethesda Curry Kitchen, Smoke BBQ, Hanaro Sushi, and others. Don't forget to cool down with an ice cream treat from Haagen-Dazs! You can view the food menu here.
All weekend long, live entertainment will be happening with a rollicking lineup of pop, rock, jazz, and reggae. Jam out to the talented jazz quartet Otherworld, the D.C. folk ensemble Vim & Vigor, and Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award-winning artist Heather Aubrey Lloyd. View the full schedule here.
Guests can take advantage of free parking at a parking garage on Auburn Avenue. The event is also accessible through the Metro's Red Line, with the event located within a six-block walk from the Bethesda Metro stop. You can find detailed directions here.
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The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be happening Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, May 12, 2019, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine, and admission is free.
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