Alexandria Fall Arts Jubilee July 29, 2011
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July 29, 2011

CONTACT:
Claire Mouledoux, CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-746-3309

 

Alexandria, VA, Fall Arts Jubilee

Spectrum of events celebrates the arts of the
‘Third Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities'


WHAT:        Alexandria Fall Arts Jubilee

WHEN:        September 5 - November 6. Labor Day through early November.

WHERE:      Alexandria, VA neighborhoods including Old Town, Del Ray, and the West End

INFO:         www.visitalexandriava.com/; 703-746-3301

CALENDAR LISTING: September 5 - November 6, 2011. Alexandria's Fall Arts Jubilee. Colorful spectrum of events celebrating the arts includes the King Street Festival of the Arts, Del Ray's Art on the Avenue, West End Art & Wine Festival, the Alexandria Film Festival, and dozens more. www.visitalexandriava.com/; 703-746-3301

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ALEXANDRIA, VA - With dozens of art events throughout the fall, Alexandria's Fall Arts Jubilee is a true celebration of the arts - and a delightful time to enjoy the town voted ‘Third Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities' by AmericanStyle magazine readers.

The Fall Arts Jubilee features a spectrum of signature events throughout the city, from outdoor art festivals to indoor performances, exhibitions, and films.

  • The 9th annual King Street Festival of the Arts transforms Old Town into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork by over 200 artists from the US and abroad, plus live music and the interactive Alexandria Art Experience which includes artist demos, hands-on activities, and a sale of ceramic ice cream bowls made by local artists.
  • Del Ray's 16th annual Art on the Avenue includes over 350 juried artists stretched along 10 blocks of Mount Vernon Avenue with four stages for music plus American and ethnic food and kids' art activities.
  • Kaleidoscope focuses on visual and performing arts in Alexandria with theater, music and dance performances as well as art exhibitions throughout the city.
  • The West End Art & Wine Festival features more than 90 juried artists, crafters, a Taste of the West End, a wine garden featuring award-winning DelFosse Vineyards and Winery, entertainment, children's activities, and more.
  • The 5th annual Alexandria Film Festival brings high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts presentations to venues throughout Alexandria.


Round out an Alexandria art experience with a visit to the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center and shopping at antique boutiques and independent galleries. Pop into a café or dine in one of the city's acclaimed eateries, enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer and take in the nightlife, and book a hotel night for a cool-season vacation or staycation.

For a complete list of art events and much more, go to www.visitalexandriava.com/.

 

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About Alexandria, VA
Consistently listed among the Top 25 Arts Destinations by AmericanStyle magazine, Alexandria is nationally recognized for its abundant art scene alongside 18th- and 19th-century architecture, historic attractions, award-winning restaurants and boutique shopping. With five Metro stations and a range of hotels to suit every taste, Alexandria is the perfect gateway to all that Greater Washington, D.C. has to offer. For a complete listing of annual events in Alexandria, go to www.visitalexandriava.com/.

 

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Fall Arts Jubilee Signature Events:

September 5 - October 31, 2011
Kaleidoscope
An initiative of the Alexandria Arts Forum and Access through the Arts, focusing on visual and performing arts in Alexandria from Labor Day to Halloween. Enjoy theater, music and dance performances as well as art exhibitions at locations throughout the city. Dates and admission prices vary.
www.ArtsKaleidoscope.com or www.ArtsEventsAlexandria.com

September 10 - 11, 2011
Alexandria's King Street Festival of the Arts
Old Town Alexandria's King Street from Washington Street to the waterfront is transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork by over 200 artists from the US and abroad at this 9th annual event. The Alexandria Art Experience features hands-on projects, artist demos, and a sale of artist-made ceramic ice cream bowls, presented by The Art League and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 703-746-3301
www.visitalexandriava.com/

October 1, 2011
Art on the Avenue in Del Ray
The 16th annual festival includes over 350 juried artists stretched along 10 blocks of Del Ray's Mount Vernon Avenue with four stages for music plus American and ethnic food and numerous kids' art activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood. Free admission.
www.ArtontheAvenue.org

October 8 - 9, 2011
Alexandria West End Art & Wine Festival
Cameron Station and Ben Brenman Park are transformed into a spectacular destination event featuring more than 90 juried artists; 25 enchanting crafters; a "Taste of the West End" teasing the taste buds with culinary delights from 15 ethnic restaurants; a wine garden featuring award-winning DelFosse Vineyards and Winery; captivating local entertainment; children's activities and sponsor booths. Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: art festival - free; wine garden - $5. 703-751-6455
www.WestEndArtandWineFestival.com

November 3 - 6, 2011
Alexandria Film Festival
This 5th annual festival brings high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts presentations to venues throughout Alexandria. The four-day celebration of film highlights the talents of local, national, and international filmmakers. Locations throughout Alexandria.
http://AlexandriaFilm.org