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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Slated for May 16 & 17

The 24th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be held next Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, at Reston Town Center. The festival is bringing together over 200 artists from around the country for two days of exhibiting and selling their works, including paintings, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, jewelry and fine craft.

There will be six blocks of outdoor booths filled with art, live performances and hands-on art activities for children. The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is an independent, juried art show, produced since 1992 by the Greater Reston Arts Center.

The weekend festival admission is a voluntary $5 donation per adult at the gates, which provides an informative program and the bonus of dining certificates for local restaurants. The festivities kick off on Friday, May 15, at 6 p.m. with a launch party at the festival pavilion. The donations at the festival gates and the launch party tickets, which cost $75, benefits the Greater Reston Arts Center. For more information, visit