TOP 10 Summer Art Fairs in Mid-Atlantic Area

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Local Art Fairs Keep Art Alive and Feed the Soul.

Feed your Creative Soul this Summer

Summer is a time of enjoying outdoor events — barbecues, pool dates, walks on the beach. Make sure to add art fairs to your list of “where to go” this summer to feed your creative soul with color, design, and conversations with artists.

Keep Art Alive in Your Area

The payback for attending these events is two-fold.

Not only are you enjoying yourself while looking at amazing art, but you are also supporting fine art festivals —  ensuring the livelihood of local art, and the working artists who make them possible.

Keep Up-to-Date on What’s Happening

There are many Art Fair Calendar email lists that you can join to be notified about updates on art shows as they become available. My favorite is www.artfaircalendar.com. Join one today so you don’t miss another great event!

Here are my top 10 art fairs in the Mid-Atlantic area.

JULY
July 15-17*
Baltimore, Maryland
Artscape/Baltimore’s Festival of the Arts
Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street
Friday & Saturday, noon to 10 pm
Sunday, noon to 8 pm
150 Exhibitors

July 30 & 31*
Wilmington, Delaware
Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
185+ Artists
For more info: www.pacrafts.org/july

The Guild’s premier flagship event and the Brandywine Valley’s only fully juried fine craft fair

AUGUST

August 6 & 7* – August 13 & 14
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
43rd Annual Members’ Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
held on the grounds of the Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres
Presented by the Rehoboth Art League
Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
100 Artists

SEPTEMBER

September 10 & 11*

Lorton, Virginia

2nd Annual Workhouse Fine Arts Festival
Workhouse Arts Cente
Workhouse 2016
Don’t miss this 2nd annual fine arts festival taking place at a unique arts destination, the grounds of the Workhouse Arts Center, a 55 acre historical site on the National Register for Historic Places. The Workhouse is a former D.C. prison that is now Northern Virginia’s premier center for the visual and performing arts just 20 minutes south of Washington, DC. Featuring 60 of the nation’s best artists, combined with over 60 Resident Artists at the Workhouse; all original fine art great food from the area’s favorite restaurants and entertainment for everyone
a comfortable park-like setting with grassy areas and covered walkways
free parking and entry
Learn more: www.WorkhouseArts.org

September 10*
Bethany-Fenwick, Delaware
38th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Festival
On the boardwalk in Bethany Beach and adjacent streets
10 am to 5 pm
100+ Exhibitors

September 10*
Hyattsville, Maryland
9th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival
Located at Gateway Arts District
5000 Rhode Island Avenue
11 am to 6 pm
100 Artists

September 10 & 11*
Lorton, Virginia
2nd Annual Workhouse Fall Arts Festival
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Saturday, 11 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
120+ Exhibitors
A high quality festival focused principally on fine art and fine crafts
For more info: www.workhousearts.org

September 10 & 11* 
Wilmington, Delaware
Brandywine Festival of the Arts
Brandywine Park, banks of the Brandywine River
Sat., 10 am-6:30 pm
Sun., 10 am-4 pm
240 Exhibitors

September 17*
Lynchburg, Virginia
Lynchburg Art Festival
E.C. Glass High School Grounds
2111 Memorial Avenue
10 am to 4 pm
150 Artists
For more info: www.lynchburgartclub.org

September 17 & 18*
Alexandria, Virginia
14th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival
480 King Street
from the Potomac River to Washington Street, Saturday, 10 am-7 pm, Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, 250 Exhibitors. For more info: www.artfestival.com

I CAN’T LIMIT IT to just 10 art fairs!! 

September 17& 18

The Bluemont Fair, – Bluemont, Virginia

The Bluemont Fair is a country fair that draws thousands of people to the historic village of Bluemont, Virginia each September. 10 am – 5 pm. General Admission $5.00  (Kids under 10 are free). The fair takes place throughout the village of Bluemont Virginia, along Rt 734, starting at the intersection of Rt 760 and Rt 734 (Snickersville Pike) http://bluemontfair.org/  I’LL BE EXHIBITING AT THIS ONE!

September 17 & 18*

Dowell (Solomons), Maryland
Artsfest ’16 Fine Arts Festival
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
13480 Dowell Road
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
10 am to 5 pm
170 artists

Artsfest brings together some of the country’s most accomplished artists for a weekend of art, music, food, wine and micro brews at beautiful Annmarie Garden.
For more info: www.annmariegarden.org

 

September 24*
Point of Rocks, Maryland
Art at the Point
just off US Rt 15 at the
Potomac River Bridge
10 am to 5 pm
50 Exhibitors
Fourth annual art festival, plus 10K Run and 5K Fun Run/Walk for the whole family. There will be a variety of family entertainment and art demonstrations during the weekend making for a delightful day at the point.

September 23-25*
Harpers Ferry, W
est Virginia
Mountain Heritage Art & Craft Festival 
Sam Michael’s Park
235 Sam Michael’s Lane
10 am to 5 pm
190 Exhibitors

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