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King Street Art Festival

Presented by Howard Alan Events

King Street Art Festival

Always dedicated to its incredible arts and culture, Alexandria will welcome back the 12th annual King Street Art Festival this fall, which transforms the city's historic main street into a world-class outdoor art gallery. Festival booths line King Street between Washington and Union streets, featuring over six blocks of artwork by more than 200 artists from the US and abroad.

At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them.

Plus, enjoy a variety of local activities and performances 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. 

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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Sunday, September 14, 2014 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Old Town Alexandria on King Street from Washington Street to the Potomac River waterfront 

Navigational address: 480 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

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"Art and Story" Art Exhibit at the Shirlington Library

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  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
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  • November 24, 2014 to February 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Prudential PenFed Realty
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • 300 N Washington Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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"Rescue Me" Art Exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

  • November 24, 2014 to January 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)
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  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7pm; closed Friday; Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
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  • Times: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Classes All Day on Weekends
  • Venue: Potomac Bead Company
  • Admission: $22 - $26
  • 1104 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-299-8730
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  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22207
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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  • 105 N. Union St.
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  • November 27, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thurs/12–6pm; Fri-Sat/12–9pm; Sun/12–6pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
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  • Times: November 10 and 24th / 7:00 - 9:00 pm
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  • 201 Prince Street
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