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While we cannot hold the Bethesda Row Arts Festival in person, we are excited to bring you a selection of artists from past shows — and the opportunity to purchase their incredible works. Sort by artistic discipline, locale, and whether you can BUY NOW online. Scroll down to see the directory.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival next year. Until then, stay safe and healthy — and thank you for supporting the arts.

Apply to Participate

$50 application fee.

Apply online through May 31, 2020.
APPLY ONLINE through June 30 (extended).
ANNOUNCEMENT DATE of July 30.
BOOTH PAYMENT DEADLINE of August 30.

The Festival attracts high income attendees come from the Washington, DC Metro Area, and the surrounding suburbs of Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Upper Northwest. The three mile radius around the Festival has an average household income of $196,910, making it one of the nation’s most affluent and educated art marketplaces.

The event is promoted through a targeted and integrated marketing plan, which includes a comprehensive social media and internet campaign, magazine and newspaper advertising, postcards and posters, and radio promotion. Our public relation firm works with the local chamber of commerce and urban district to engage the community, and reach out to new audiences.

Engaging, answering questions and sharing my unique work with many show attendees.

Great interaction with knowledgeable buyers.

Quality, high-end buyers.

Great buying energy this year!

The incredible amount of buyers.

Enjoyed the engaging crowd. And the great weather.

Speaking with lots of engaged customers about my art.

How the abundant attendees loved my product and didn’t flinch at price points!

Please apply under one (or more) of the 16 Artistic Disciplines. Roll over each icon for more information.

Ceramics

Ceramics

CeramicsOriginal clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed.
Digital Art

Digital Art

Digital ArtIncludes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered, on archival papers, inks and emulsions.
Drawing

Drawing

DrawingWork created using dry medium including pencil, chalk, pastel or charcoal, etc. or from fluid mediums like inks and washes applied by pen or brush. A minimum of 75% of work for sale (hanging and in bins) must be originals. Hand-colored reproductions are not considered originals. All work must be clearly labeled as original or reproduction.
Decorative Fiber

Decorative Fiber

Decorative FiberAny work created from fiber, including leather and basketry. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass productions allowed.
Wearable Fiber

Wearable Fiber

Wearable FiberAny work created from fiber, including leather. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass productions allowed
Glass

Glass

GlassGlasswork that has been handcrafted by glass blowing, molding, casting or kiln-forming. No alterations of pre-fabricated glass objects.
Graphics

Graphics

GraphicsOriginal works created using traditional printmaking methods including block, lithograph, serigraph, etc.
Jewelry

Jewelry

JewelryAll jewelry must be entered into this category. NO STRUNG PEARLS OR BEADS. You may only display jewelry if you have been accepted in this category.
Metal

Metal

MetalIncludes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Mixed MediaTwo-dimensional work that incorporated more than one type of physical material in their production.
Mixed Media 3D

Mixed Media 3D

Mixed Media 3DThree-dimensional work that incorporates more than one type of physical material in their production.
Oil/Acrylic

Oil/Acrylic

Oil/AcrylicTwo-dimensional work created in oils / acrylics. A minimum of 75% of work for sale (hanging and in bins) must be originals. Hand-colored reproductions are not considered originals. All work must be clearly labeled as original or reproduction.
Photo

Photo

PhotoPrints created from the artist's original negative processed by the artist. Prints must be framed to hang on the walls. If prints are in a bin, they must be matted and signed.
Sculpture

Sculpture

SculptureThree-dimensional work created in any medium.
Watercolor

Watercolor

WatercolorCreation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors. A minimum of 75% of work for sale (hanging and in bins) must be originals. Hand-colored reproductions are not considered originals. All work must be clearly labeled as original or reproduction.
Wood

Wood

WoodOriginal works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT AND COVID-19 PLANS.

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival has always been “artist focused,” creating a unique experience that has successfully connected artists with buyers for more than 23 years. Our goal is to do that again this October 10–11.

Our interest is your interest, so we wanted to share with you our thoughts and planning — and commit to being transparent with you:

Health & Safety

Your health and safety is paramount in our decision-making. We are working with local and state health agencies, and using best practices gleaned from other outdoor events to develop a modified site plan promoting hygiene and social distancing. Our footprint will allow greater spacing between artists, provisions for hand washing stations, and access to sanitizing gels. As October approaches, our planning will become more specific, and we will publish these for your review.

Financial

Should we find ourselves in a position where the event is cancelled, our priority is to not leave artists at a financial disadvantage. We will offer two options to make you whole:

  • Option A: Artists will receive a refund for any paid booth fees, minus a 10% fee for credit card and other fees. Artists choosing this option will receive a complimentary application fee for 2021.
  • Option B: Artists carry forward their booth fee credit in full for the 2021 Festival, with automatic jury free acceptance into the Festival

In order to give you time to evaluate, we have extended our Application Deadline to June 30. Our jury will make selections by our updated announcement date of July 30, therefore there are no refunds of our $50 Zapplication fee.

If you do not already follow us on social media, find us on all major platforms at @bethesdarowarts, and be sure to join our email list below.

All of you are in our thoughts. Please stay safe and healthy, and keep creating great art.

Robert Deutsch – Principal
Jim Taglauer and Jon Gann – Festival co-Directors

Bethesda Row Arts Festival
October 10-11, 2020
bethesdarowarts.org

2020 Online Artists

We are happy to share our 2020 Online Artists. Click on their images for more information.

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New for 2019

Starter Gallery - Emerging Artists in the Lane

You gotta start somewhere! We know that collecting art can be daunting — so many styles and disciplines, in every price point. Introducing “stARTer gallery” — a separate cluster of tents located on Bethesda Lane, featuring local and emerging artists showcasing their works to first-time and novice art collectors. To assist with the process, student art curators are on-hand to ensure your connections with the artists are personal and meaningful.

Volunteer as an Art Ambassador

New for 2019

We invite you to participate with us as an Art Ambassador — volunteers who assist with patron services, relieving artists, and creating a fun and hospitable environment for all to enjoy! The only skill needed is a big smile and the willingness to help out.

Sign Up Now

DOWNLOAD THE
FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Catalog Cover

The official festival program will be inserted into the Sunday, October 6 Washington Post, and is available at stores throughout Bethesda Row — and, of course, will be available on-site from our Art Ambassadors. Click on the image above to download a PDF version today, and start planning your visit!

How To
Get
Here

LOCATED IN ThE hEART OF BEThESDA,
GETTING hERE IS EASY.

METRO

The show is two blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line). At the top of the escalator, turn left through the bus terminal to Woodmont Avenue. Turn left on Woodmont and walk into the festival.

DRIVING

The public garage in the middle of the festival is accessible from Bethesda Avenue via Arlington Road, and other lots near the event are also open. Please do not park in private lots, or the lots of other businesses.

BIKING

The Capital Crescent Trail crosses the show at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue. There is plenty of bike parking throughout the show. Please do not block sidewalks or walkways.

Event Partners

Partnership opportunities are still available for the Bethesda Row Arts Festival! Give your organization an opportunity to connect with the surrounding community!

Each October, more than 35.000 people gather to witness Bethesda Row’s transformation into an outdoor art gallery featuring 190 of the finest artists. Come take part and support the local community!

Marketing for Bethesda Row Arts Festival will be comprehensive, and includes internet, magazine, newspaper, postcards, posters, street banners, television, transit, and radio. Marketing is targeted to individuals with high disposable income and interest in fine arts. Upon sponsorship confirmation, your organization will be featured on the Bethesda Row Arts Festival website and on all festival promotional material.

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

October 10–11, 2020

#BethesdaRowArts