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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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Happening This Month

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • September 24, 2014
  • Times: 2:00pm-5:00pm (Short/Long)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: 3-hr session: $10 members/$12 non-members
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Just drop-in for the session and bring your supplies to ... Learn More

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • September 25, 2014
  • Times: 6:30-9:30 p.m. (long-session)
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: 3-hr session: $10 members/$12 non-members
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Just drop-in for the session and bring your supplies to ... Learn More

Tower of Power

  • September 25, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $55
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Tower of Power

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

CRAVE

CRAVE

CRAVE is a micro-granting dinner supporting creative projects in the DC area. It's purpose is to encourage and promote the role of artists and art-making in our community as social and civic ... Learn More

Eclipse Chamber Recital

Eclipse Chamber Recital

Jan Chong (violin), Eugena Chang (cello), Ellen Hwangbo (piano). Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2., concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:30 pm, info 703-637-2770 ... Learn More

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House Book Signing, Q&A with author Steven M. Reiss, and private v

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House Book Signing, Q&A with author Steven M. Reiss, and private v

Please join us for the release and book signing of "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House" and a q&a with the author. A private viewing house will follow. Advanced reservations ... Learn More

Ralph Stanley

  • September 28, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • Admission: $35
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing.

On-Going Events

"Three Artists, Three Visions" Art Exhibit

  • September 23, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Prudential PenFed Realty - 300 N Washington Street, Suite 100
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Del Ray Artisans and Prudential PenFed Realty present the artwork of Wendy Band, Sharon Frey, and Linda Lowery in the small group show: "Three Artists, Three Visions". The exhibit runs from ... Learn More

"All Creatures Great and Small" Art Exhibit

  • September 23, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday 12-7pm; closed Friday; Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • Vola Lawson Animal Shelter - 4101 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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“All Creatures Great and Small” art exhibit runs through October 26, 2014 at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. Del Ray Artisans and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria teamed up to ... Learn More

Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

  • September 23, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • 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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Jewelry Making Classes at The Potomac Bead Company

The Potomac Bead Company offers over 30 different jewelry making classes. Learn how to design and handcraft a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry in a friendly setting. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced ... Learn More

"Put a Bird on It!" Art Exhibit

  • September 25, 2014 to September 28, 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
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Embellishment can be art. “Put a Bird on It!” juried art exhibit opens Friday, September 5 (opening reception 7-9pm) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Artists in all media were challenged to ... Learn More

Hacking Objects of Desire

Hacking Objects of Desire

Sámi artist and architect Joar Nango, and Sámi poet and writer Sigbjørn Skåden, investigate Sámi design traditions and indigenous pragmatism through contemporary ... Learn More

Web Bryant: “Washington From Light to Night”

  • September 23, 2014 to October 06, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-1780
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Web Bryant: “Washington From Light to Night”

Artist Web Bryant has captured the unique glow of the nation’s capital through a series of paintings featuring local scenes and structures that often go unnoticed. Avoiding the cliché ... Learn More

Open Life Drawing Sessions at The Art League

  • September 24, 2014 to November 21, 2014 (Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Times: Mondays, 10:00 am–3:00 pm; Wednesdays, 10:00 am–3:00 pm; Fridays, 1:00–5:00 pm
  • Venue: Art League, Inc.
  • Admission: $55 to $65 for five weeks
  • Phone: 703-683-2323
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Open Life Drawing Sessions at The Art League

Want to practice on your own in a quiet, focused environment? This monitored open studio is for participants of all levels who like to work from a live model using their own media. Five-week sessions ... Learn More

Art on the Horizon: Under the Canopy

  • September 25, 2014 to October 05, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:30am
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: $5
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-967-0437
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Imagine a theatrical world designed especially for babies and young toddlers to explore – a world inspired by the wonders of the rainforest! That’s what’s in store for our very ... Learn More

Arts on the Horizon's Under the Canopy

  • September 25, 2014 to October 05, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: 10:30 am
  • Admission: Tickets are $5 each for children and adults
  • The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-967-0437
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Arts on the Horizon's Under the Canopy

Imagine a theatrical world designed especially for babies and young toddlers to explore - a world inspired by the wonders of the rainforest! That's what's in store when the innovative style of Arts on ... Learn More

Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

  • September 25, 2014 to November 09, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12noon to 4pm; Saturdays 1-4pm
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: Free
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0035
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  • Send Email
Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

The images in this show not only reflect American culture in general, but the photographer's personal interpretation - some are classic, some are whimsical, some satirical - all masterfully shot and ... Learn More

Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

Icons of American Culture by David R. Allison

The images in this show not only reflect American culture in general, but the photographer's personal interpretation - some are classic, some are whimsical, some satirical - all masterfully shot and ... Learn More

 

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