October 16 & 17
Bethesda Row: Woodmont Ave., Bethesda Ave.
& Elm Streets
Deadline: May 29
Where is Bethesda, MD
This preeminent urban festival attracts art lovers from the metropolitan Washington, DC, region, displaying the works of a select group of highly creative and talented artists in the heart of
Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District
Bethesda Row is a popular dining and gathering place, covering four city blocks and features more than 50 fine shops and restaurants, and a movie theater. Low-rise, retail and office buildings create a very pleasing, human-scale, town-center feel.
What makes the event unique is its continuing tradition of free attendance while financially helping kids through
NIH Children's Charities
in partnership with the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.
A bit about the patrons:
• This year's show is expected to attract more than 45,000 visitors
• They come from one of the nation's most affluent regions, with 40% of households earning $100,000 and over
• The area is ranked 6th in the nation for the number of households attending arts/cultural events with 38% of households attending arts events and purchasing fine arts
There are two ways to apply to the Bethesda Row Arts Festival:
Have you attended any art fairs in the East? If not, this is a very hospitable event where you can find an audience if you have distinctive and sophisticated art. The date should be attractive to artists from the Midwest whose art fair season has ended.