Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission is FREE.

Event Map

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival transforms four blocks downtown Bethesda into an outdoor art gallery featuring fine arts and crafts for sale from 190 museum quality artists in the Bethesda Row area of Bethesda, Maryland. Here is a link to the Festival program showing artist booth locations, parking, dining, shopping and more.

The outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street. The festival is in easy walking distance from the Bethesda Metro station, and is a 15 minute ride from downtown Metro stops. Numerous FREE and paid parking garages are conveniently located near the Festival.

The Festival features the work of 190 leading fine artists and crafters from the Mid-Atlantic and around the country. On display will be the finest in: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media. The Festival has been widely recognized as one of the top fine arts festivals in the United States.

Live Music

Well-recognized local artists will be playing acoustic music live from a variety of different genres. Check out our stage at the intersection of Elm Street and Woodmont Avenue.

Saturday, October 17
11am to 1pm – Rick Whitehead Duo (jazz guitar)
1:30pm to 3:30pm – Seth Kibel
4pm to 6pm – Colonel Josh (acoustic blues)Sunday, October 18
10am to Noon – Todd Baker & Andrew Brown (acoustic string fusion)
12:30pm to 2:30 – Julie Mack (latin Jazz)
3pm to 5pm – Justin Trawick


Bethesda offers more than 50 delicious dining options from ice cream to fine dining – complete listing. The Festival additionally features fabulous crab cakes from Sherri’s. Check your Festival program for deals and savings.Event & Community ActivitiesThe Bethesda Row Arts Festival offers an art sale thanks to donations from participating artists benefiting the NIH Children’s Charities, the charity also presents children’s art activities available for a small donation. The Bethesda Row Arts Festival raises funds and awareness for the NIH Children’s Charities, which include The Children’s Inn, Camp Fantastic/Special Love, Inc., and Friends of the Clinical Center. These three wonderful organizations are instrumental in providing much needed support for young patients and their families. The Festival will continue its support of the community with proceeds from the Art Sale, Children’s Activities and Sponsorship funds, benefitting NIH Children’s Charities.