King Street in Alexandria, VA.
Experience an alluring mix of historical authenticity and urban sophistication in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria offers a collection of over ten historic museums that preserve the city's important heritage amidst modern day delights including the Potomac River waterfront with vistas of Washington, D.C.
In a burst of vibrant color and activity, the 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival transforms the city’s historic main street into a world-class outdoor art gallery on September 8 and 9, 2012. Alexandria is celebrating its place as a top 10 arts destination among mid-size cities in the nation, and the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association is packing the party with extra 10-themed fun, including a Q-ART Code smart phone scavenger hunt with 10 stops for a chance to win a prize at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and a 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Drawing Marathon presented by The Art League. PLUS Howard Alan Events will be presenting an online giveaway of artwork by various artists who have exhibited in the show since its inception as well as a Festival Arts Giveaway during the art show.
Howard Alan Events and the City of Alexandria are proud to produce Alexandria’s signature cultural festival. Discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more. This popular outdoor, community festival will feature art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the work and hear first-hand what inspires them. With hundreds of submissions, this show features artists known for quality and originality. The show stretches all the way down the street to the Potomac River. Local arts organizations will present the Alexandria Art Experience, with artist-led, hands-on, creative activities and a fun ceramics fundraiser.
Alexandria features an alluring mix of historic authenticity and urban sophistication. On the Potomac River waterfront just 5 miles from Washington, DC, get away to George Washington’s charming hometown, with 18th and early 19th century architecture buzzing with dining hotspots, boutiques, and art and antique galleries. Use the Metro, water taxi, or Free King Street Trolley to explore this amazing weekend art festival.
Show site is on King Street between Washington and Union Streets in Old Town Alexandria. (King runs perpendicular to the Potomac River and Union runs parallel to the Potomac). Alexandria is located off the Capital Beltway (I-95 and I-495) which encircles the District of Columbia. Take Exit 177-B off the Beltway and follow signs to the Visitors Center, which is located on King Street in the Old Town Historic District of Alexandria.