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13th Annual ArtFest Week Set for March 18 – 25

The Arlington Artists’ Alliance is hosting its 13th annual ArtFest Week from March 18 – 25 at Fort C.F. Smith Park, located at 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. The week of art-related events will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, March 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. At the opening reception, attendees can meet the artists from the Arlington Artists’ Alliance an enjoy light refreshments in the 1902 Hendry House.

Throughout the week there will be an art show and sale featuring the work of over 30 Arlington-based artists, workshops and art talks. On Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. – noon there will be an Intro to Icons workshop. At the workshop students can learn about the ways some icons are reproduced, including pigments and gliding.

From 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 there will be a Creating Alcohol Ink Art workshop. The workshop is suitable for people ages 10 an up. And on Tuesday, March 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. there will be a workshop on Oil Painting: Addition and Subtraction. People ages 18 and up are invited to the workshop, which is free, but registration is required. For more information about the oil painting workshop, email Jackie Afram at

For more information and to see a full list of events planned for ArtFest Week, visit