Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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 the Bethesda Row area of Bethesda, Maryland. Click on the word Festival to get the 2017 official  – Festival programfor information on  artist booth locations 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 14
11am to 1pm – Justin Trawick
1:30pm to 3:30pm – Julie Mack
4pm to 6pm – Colonel Josh

Sunday, October 15
Noon to 2pm – Wytold
3pm to 5pm – 19th Street Band


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.