King Street in Alexandria, VA.
Minutes from Washington, DC but a world away, art lovers find in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia a hidden gem bursting with gourmet restaurants, stylish boutiques and a thriving arts scene all nestled amidst beautifully-preserved historic architecture along the scenic Potomac waterfront.
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, visitors can delight in interactive art activities and The Art League’s much-loved “Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.”
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.
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.