Ahhh, summer is coming to a close and I am eagerly waiting for more time in my studio. I love having the freedom and flexibility to stay home during the summer with my 6 year old, but I do miss my time behind the canvas. Goodbye summer, hello fall!
With Fall comes art festivals! I am participating in three events this year (up from zero last year, woo hoo) and am excited to get out and talk to people about my art. The first event is the Burke Centre Festival (6060 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA) on September 10 and 11. This will be a new experience for me as I have not attended this festival in years past. It looks like it will be a fun, family-friendly event with a large arts and crafts show, amusement rides, pony rides, live music, puppet and wildlife shows, and much more. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will get some cooler temperatures than what we have endured this summer. My mom and dad will be out to help me with my art tent, so if you are local stop by and say hello! 9:30am - 5pm on Saturday, 11am - 5pm on Sunday.
The following weekend will be the Kingstowne Area Artists Art Show and Sale (Snyder Center, 6450 South Van Dorn St, Kingstowne, VA). This will be a small indoor event, and a great opportunity to meet and talk with local artists. We will be there on Saturday the 17th from 11am to 5pm and on Sunday the 18th from noon to 5pm - stop by if you are in the area, I would love to chat!
Finally (and in my opinion, most exciting) is the Art on the Avenue Multicultural Arts and Music Festival in Del Ray, Alexandria, VA on Saturday October 1 (10am to 6pm). I participated in this festival for the first time a couple of years ago soon after moving to Virginia and had a great time! This year I am back (happily with improved tent walls that wont wobble in the breeze) and ready for another great festival. Don't miss this one-day art event in beautiful Del Ray! Oh, and it is metro accessible - just take the Dash bus from the Braddock Rd metro station on the blue line. See you there!