19th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival Transforms Downtown Bethesda Into Outdoor Art Gallery October 15-16, 2016

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The 19th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival showcases original works by 190 world-class artists in an outdoor gallery on the streets of downtown Bethesda Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2016. The free event benefits NIH Children's Charities.

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

“We’ve created an exceptional show of stunning fine art for the serious patron and opportunities to purchase original and unique works of art at every price point for the new collector.”

The 19th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, recognized as one the leading fine art and crafts festivals in the United States, will bring together 190 world-class artists in an outdoor gallery that transforms the streets of Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland for two days this fall.

The highly anticipated Festival takes place, rain or shine, Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Bethesda Row Arts Festival offers an art sale benefitting the NIH Children’s Charities, thanks to generous donations from participating artists. More information is available at http://www.bethesdarowarts.org or https://www.facebook.com/BethesdaArtsFestival/ or by calling 301-637-5684.

Participating in this year’s Festival are pioneering artists creating the highest calibre of art available in the United States today. The artisans, from the Washington, DC metro area and from every part of the country, work in media including ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and mixed media.

All of the artists were selected by a professional jury based on the creativity, innovation, and execution of their original works. A complete list of artists, along with the event schedule, is available at http://www.bethesdarowarts.org.

According to Bethesda Row Arts Festival Director Robin Markowitz, the Festival has become a “must see” for area collectors. “We’ve created an exceptional show of stunning fine art for the serious patron and opportunities to purchase original and unique works of art at every price point for the new collector.” explains Markowitz.

ABOUT THE BETHESDA ROW ARTS FESTIVAL:

Now in its 19th year, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival is ranked as one of the elite fine art fairs by the Art Fair Sourcebook, and is considered one of the Washington, DC metro region’s premier arts and crafts festivals.

ABOUT BETHESDA ROW:

Bethesda Row is located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street and Bethesda Lane, east of Arlington Road, in Bethesda, Maryland 20814. It is within easy walking distance from the Bethesda Metro station. Free and paid parking garages are located around the site. With numerous restaurants and cafes, the popular area destination features more than 50 dining options during the Festival. More information is at http://www.bethesdarow.com.

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