Whether you are a collector of artisan crafts, a connoisseur of fine art, or a fan of the performing arts, you'll find the 8th Annual Rockville Arts Festival is an art lover?s dream. The region's premier arts festival takes place Saturday-Sunday, Sep 5-6, 2020, at Rockville Town Square. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
Throughout the weekend, the VisArts team will transform the streets surrounding Rockville Town Square into a vibrant outdoor gallery full of stunning art, live music and performances, demonstrations, and artisanal foods. "The Festival offers art that is affordable, engaging and that will appeal to the casual shopper as well as the serious collector," says Festival Director Robin Markowitz. "Art lovers can also support the NIH Children's Charities at the Arts Festival by participating and contributing to the community art project."
Festival goers can discover a truly diverse group of 140 master artists from across the country -- all of whom share a passion for creating the finest art available in America today. They work in ceramics, drawings, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media. A complete list of artists and media will be available at www.rockvilleartsfestival.org.
New this year, the Rockville celebration of the arts will shine a spotlight on an additional art form with a shorts film festival that starts Saturday, Sep 5th, at 5 p.m. Film fans can enjoy stunning and engaging shorts in a one-time exhibition. Information is at www.visartscenter.org/frame-frequency/.
The Festival will be held rain or shine at Rockville Town Square, located at 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850, and on the surrounding streets (Maryland Avenue and E. Middle Lane). Streets are closed to traffic for the Festival. The Festival is within easy walking distance from the Rockville Metro station on the Red Line. Parking is available at numerous garages conveniently located around the site. More information is available about parking and dining is at http://rockvilletownsquare.com.