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Join us in 2022 for the 24th Bethesda Row Arts Festival, the Washington, DC area’s premier outdoor fine arts festival. Over 180 artists from around the country will showcase their incredible works of painting, drawing, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fabric, glass, ceramics, and other mediums.

OCTOBER 8, 2022
OCTOBER 9, 2022

BETHESDA ROW
Bethesda, MD

Apply to Participate

$60 application fee.

The festival attracts high income attendees 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.

What participating artists liked about Bethesda Row Arts Festival

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

APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

Selected artists will be announced by July 30, 2022

2021 Winners

  1. Fiber - Decorative
    Winner: BEST IN SHOW ($2,000 prize), and Best in Category
    Jennifer McBrienI use freehand-machine and hand embroidery with appliqué techniques on found, vintage, and certifie...
  2. Ceramics
    Winner: Overall Second Place ($1,500 prize), and Best in Category
    artedluisLuis Enrique GutierrezMy ceramic sculpture is a blending of my Nicoyan Indian heritage and my contemporary innovations.
  3. Ceramics
    Winner: Overall Third Place ($1,000 prize)
    Jarjour PotteryBashar Jarjour and Roula JarjourVessels are wheel thrown. Most of them are hand carved. Glazed with brush. Fired in gas kiln with re...
  4. Glass
    Winner: Best in Category
    David BenyosefHand Blown Glass. Venetian inspired
  5. Drawing/Pastels
    Winner: Best in Category
    Bill DonnellyClose focus drawings of landscapes using wax crayon on paper
  6. Fiber - Wearable
    Winner: Best in Category
    Uzo Ezekwudo and Nnamdi IbenaguI use 100% cotton muslin cloth to create loose fitting comfortable clothes, hand paint intricate pat...
  7. Mixed Media 2D
    Winner: Best in Category
    Amanda OutcaltI create shaped intaglio copper plates that I make through a process of drawing, etching, and sawing...
  8. Photography
    Winner: Best in Category
    Greg B Gordon PhotographyGreg GordonAll reproduced numbered limited-edition images, from original digital file, using my large format pr...
  9. Watercolor
    Winner: Best in Category
    William Kwamena-PohWatercolor scenes of Ghana, W. Africa, my home country, using the dry brush technique
  10. Graphics & Printmaking
    Winner: Best in Category
    Sunny MullarkeyI create intricately carved linocuts printed on unryu paper, which I mount to birch panel, creating ...
  11. Mixed Media 3D
    Winner: Best in Category
    Chris Rom + Geoff BuddieOur interactive artwork - made with wood+milk paint, paint on paper, rubber, metal, and other humble...
  12. Oil/Acrylic
    Winner: Best in Category
    Patrick SeufertAll of my work is painted on canvas and is custom framed. I do not paint over top of photos, everyth...
  13. Jewelry
    Winner: Best in Category
    Oliver SchnoorI am a contemporary jewelry artist that uses traditional metalsmithing techniques as well as modern ...
  14. Photography
    Winner: Best in Category
    Andrew Sovjani PhotographyAndrew SovjaniI use alchemy in a hybrid analog/digital technique to create chemically altered prints from B&W film
  15. Wood
    Winner: Best in Category
    J. C. Sterling Fine FurnitureJohn SterlingContemporary furniture made using responsibly sourced hardwoods. Constructed using traditional joine...
  16. Sculpture
    Winner: Best in Category
    Lila Turjanski-VillardIn this technique, the sculptures have layers of different materials such as a wire armature and pap...
  17. Metalwork
    Winner: Best in Category
    Mike Sluder MetalworksMike SluderI use the age-old lost wax casting process to create contemporary bronze vessels and sculptures.

Get Here

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BETHESDA, MD; NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ELM ST AND WOODMONT AVE

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.

THE JURY

Our incredible jury of local artists (with national reputations) will select award winners in each artistic discipline, and award a grand prizes for Best of Show. Award winners will be announced the morning of October 9.

MEET THE JURORS