$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.
Engaging, answering questions and sharing my unique work with many show attendees.
Selected artists will be announced by July 30, 2022
Fiber - Decorative
I use freehand-machine and hand embroidery with appliqué techniques on found, vintage, and certified organic fabrics and felt to make my narrative wall hangings, decor pillows, and handbags.
Luis Enrique Gutierrez
Wake Forest, NC
My ceramic sculpture is a blending of my Nicoyan Indian heritage and my contemporary innovations.
Bashar Jarjour and Roula Jarjour
Vessels are wheel thrown. Most of them are hand carved. Glazed with brush. Fired in gas kiln with reduction.
Hand Blown Glass. Venetian inspired
Close focus drawings of landscapes using wax crayon on paper
Chapel Hill, NC
Fiber - Wearable
I use 100% cotton muslin cloth to create loose fitting comfortable clothes, hand paint intricate patterns on them, wax, and then dye.
Mixed Media 2D
I create shaped intaglio copper plates that I make through a process of drawing, etching, and sawing. I then work with painting, drawing and sewing on my prints to create unique works of art.
All reproduced numbered limited-edition images, from original digital file, using my large format printer with the highest quality archival inks and fine art archival papers available.
Watercolor scenes of Ghana, W. Africa, my home country, using the dry brush technique
Graphics & Printmaking
I create intricately carved linocuts printed on unryu paper, which I mount to birch panel, creating repetitive patterns and abstract works in the form of large collage pieces.
Mixed Media 3D
Our interactive artwork - made with wood+milk paint, paint on paper, rubber, metal, and other humble materials - provides a visual and tactile format for viewers to contribute their own responses.
All of my work is painted on canvas and is custom framed. I do not paint over top of photos, everything is drawn and painted freehand.
I am a contemporary jewelry artist that uses traditional metalsmithing techniques as well as modern technologies to create edgy, one of a kind designs. Nature is a constant source for my designs.
I use alchemy in a hybrid analog/digital technique to create chemically altered prints from B&W film
Contemporary furniture made using responsibly sourced hardwoods. Constructed using traditional joinery techniques and finished with environmentally conscious finishes
Yorktown Heights, NY
In this technique, the sculptures have layers of different materials such as a wire armature and paper for the external layer.
Peachtree City, GA
I use the age-old lost wax casting process to create contemporary bronze vessels and sculptures.
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.
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.
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.
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.