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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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Featured Events

Rocky Guttman Downstairs at Murphy's

  • January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015
  • Times: From: 8:30 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Location: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Venue: Murphy's Irish Pub
  • 713 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-1717
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Rocky Guttman Downstairs at Murphy's

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Charles Ross: One Man Star Wars Trilogy

  • January 31, 2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Birchmere
  • 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • Phone: 703-549-7500
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Charles Ross: One Man Star Wars Trilogy

One Man Star Wars has performed over 1,200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents.

On-Going Events

"Beyond the Board" Art Exhibit at Prudential PenFed Realty

  • January 30, 2015 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
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Del Ray Artisans presents “Beyond the Board” art exhibit at Prudential PenFed Realty in Old Town Alexandria. Join the artists at a “Night for Military Heroes” fundraiser and ... Learn More

Open Life Drawing Sessions at Del Ray Artisans

  • January 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: varies
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: $8-$10 members/$10-$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

LIFE DRAWING: 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 ... Learn More

"The Color Pink" Art Exhibit

  • January 30, 2015 to February 01, 2015 (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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Warm up in the New Year with “The Color Pink” art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery (January 2 - February 1, 2015). Artists explore shades of the color pink. During the opening reception ... Learn More

Unearthed / Unleashed: Michael Gessner and Joanne Kent

  • January 30, 2015 to February 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Gallery Open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12 noon - 4pm; Saturdays, 1-4pm.
  • Venue: Athenaeum
  • Admission: FREE
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-548-0035
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Unearthed / Unleashed: Michael Gessner and Joanne Kent

Gessner and Kent’s works draw upon unconscious sources deeply connected with the earth. Gessner’s sculptures are lyrical and evocative of various natural forms, while Kent’s ... Learn More

In The Flesh V

  • January 30, 2015 to March 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Daily/10am-6pm Thursdays/10am-9pm
  • Venue: Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-838-4565
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In The Flesh V

Back by popular demand, this all-media exhibition explores contemporary work with the human form as its subject. In the Flesh V features the work of 20 artists from across the United States, all of ... Learn More

 

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