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Bethesda Row Transforms Into an Open-Air Art Gallery October 14-15.

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is one of the leading fine art and craft festivals in the mid-Atlantic. Ranked 53rd of the elite fine art fairs by by the Art Fair Sourcebook, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival is “must visit” for area collectors. Featuring 190 juried museum-quality artists taking over Elm Street, Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue, the festival has something for every arts aficionado. The streets of Bethesda Row transform into an outdoor art gallery where art collectors and lovers will find one-of-a-kind top quality artworks in every medium including ceramics, drawing, pastels, fiber, decorative, fiber, wearables, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, watercolor, and wood. Original art ranges in price from $45 to $20,000 to create a visual feast to take home or simply to admire. For more information on exhibiting artists, visit bethesdarowarts.org.

Saturday, October 14, 11am-6pm, and Sunday, October 15, 10am-5pm.

Admission: Free

Plus, don’t miss Federal Realty’s celebration of 20 years with our interactive art installation. Visit the Bethesda Row tent on Bethesda Lane on Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm and help us create art by sharing how you connect to yourself, to your community, to nature, to each other and to our world!

Guests can participate in this community art project by connecting words like gratitude, traditions, technology and fitness with the special bonded string to describe their connections. The completed art installation will show the ways in which we are all connected to each other. 

Be sure to take a selfie with your connection and use #ConnectedBethesda with your posts, and tag us on Instagram at @BethesdaRowFRT!


And, take advantage of merchant specials just for Bethesda Row Arts Festival attendees:

Mamma Lucia

10% off your meal on Saturday and Sunday of the Arts Festival.

Redwood Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy Redwood’s pop-up beer garden for the Arts Festival, featuring brews from Jailbreak Brewing Company.


Shop during Arts Festival and save! Spend $250-499, save $50. Spend $500 to $999, save $125. Spend $1,000-$1,499, save $300. Spend $1,500 or more, save $500!