Bethesda Art Show Makes a Fine Choice for the Weekend

Bethesda Fine Art Festival

National gallery: Nearly two dozen painters alone, hailing from Connecticut to Texas, will put their works on display this weekend in Bethesda. (Bethesda Urban Partnership)

You like art? What about fine art?

Bethesda, a place known for the finer things in life, is hosting its Bethesda Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 14 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), and Sunday, May 15 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), in the town’s Woodmont Triangle district, along Norfolk, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues.

According to its website, the festival was ranked 78th on Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of the 200 best art shows in 2008. There are 12 categories of art on display, including jewelry, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.

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There will be 140 artists featured, including Baltimore jewelry artist Lisa Cimino; Chestertown, Md., sculptor Rob Glebe; and a personal favorite, the amazing painter Jeffrey Cannon from Austin, Texas.

Fine art isn’t the only game in town, either. BlackFinn American Saloon, Union Jack’s Bethesda, Mamma Lucia and Häagen-Dazs will be on hand for hungry art lovers, while Margot MacDonald, Wes Tucker & the Skillets and the Beat Hotel will tickle your ears.

Sponsors for the event include Comcast, Bethesda Magazine and Mix 107.3.

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While Bethesda renters can likely walk to the festival, those of you coming from out of town will be happy to know that the Bethesda Metro stop is only a few blocks away. Search for apartments nearby with Apartment Showcase.

Come on out and support fine art in Bethesda, a town that’s a work of art itself.

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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