Old Town Alexandria, VA Hosts Top-100 Art Event and Announces New Food and Wine Festival April 9, 2009
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Old Town Alexandria, VA Hosts Top-100 Art Event and
Announces New Food and Wine Festival

Alexandria, VA (April 7, 2009) - Known for its collection of fine art galleries, acclaimed restaurants and the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, presents a pair of events to showcase cuisine, art and wine.

7th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts
Date: Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13, 2009
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Location: King Street, between Union and Washington streets
Old Town Alexandria VA 22314
Cost: Free
More Details: www.ArtFestival.com
(703) 746-3301 or (954) 472-3755

Old Town's King Street becomes an open-air art gallery with more than 200 juried artists exhibiting and selling fine art valued at more than $15 million. Artwork is available in all mediums including paintings, sculpture, prints and photography, pottery, glass, jewelry and ceramics. This event is ranked in the top-100 art events nationwide by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Old Town Alexandria Food & Wine Festival
Date: Friday-Sunday, October 9-11, 2009
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., followed by Vintner Dinners
Location: Old Town Alexandria, including Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Crowne Plaza and the city's restaurants
Cost: General admission: $15
Tasting admission: $35 online; $45 at the door
More Details: www.OldTownWineFestival.com
(703) 823-1868

Get set to Swirl, Sip and Sizzle as the acclaimed chefs of Alexandria and the award-winning wine makers of Virginia transform Old Town into the ultimate epicurean destination for Columbus Day weekend. The Old Town Alexandria Food & Wine Festival combines the city's best culinary experiences into one spectacular weekend including Vintner Dinners in Alexandria's premier restaurants, the King Street Sip 'n Stroll, and tastings of Virginia's locally-grown world class wine and delectable culinary seminars in Grand Tasting ballrooms located at the Old Town Alexandria Crowne Plaza and the Old Town Holiday Inn Hotels.

Images for both events are available.

Media Contact: Emily Hellewell, (703) 746-3309, EHellewell@VisitAlexVA.com