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October 13-14, 2018

Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission is FREE

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 Bethesda, Maryland at Bethesda Row. Click here to get the 2018 official – Festival program – for information on artist booth locations and more.
The outdoor event is held rain or shine at 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 fine crafters from 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 13
11am to 1pm – Hari Vasan
1:30pm to 3:30pm – Wytold
4pm to 6pm - Bourbon Moon

Sunday, October 14
11am to 1pm – World Jazz
2pm to 4pm – The 19th Street Band

Charitable Beneficiary

The 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.


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.