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22nd Bethesda Row Arts Festival

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EVENT SUMMARY

Each October, 190 leading artists nationwide turn Bethsda Row’s Arts and Entertainment District into an outdoor art gallery, featuring juried fine arts and fine crafts. “Art Fair Sourcebook” has recognized the Bethesda Row Arts Festival (BRAF) as one of the top 30 Fine Art Shows in the United States, attracting 45,000 art patrons over the two-day event.

Bethesda Row, just outside of Washington, DC, features more than 50 fine shops, upscale galleries and unique restaurants with outdoor seating. Located just a few short blocks from the Metro and along the Capital Crescent Trail, the area is EASILY accessible to the entire region by metro, bus, car and bike.

GENERAL INFORMATION

We invite you to apply to the 22nd annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019.

The festival takes place on the streets of Bethesda Row, located in Bethesda, Maryland (Woodmont, Ave., Bethesda Ave., and Elm St.). Streets are closed to traffic during the Festival. Set-up begins early-morning, Saturday, October 13th.  

The Festival attracts 45,000 high income attendees come from the Washington, DC Metro Area, and the surrounding suburbs of Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Upper Northwest. The three mile radius around the Festival has an average household income of $196,910, making it one of the nation's most affluent and educated art marketplaces.

The event is promoted through a targeted and integrated marketing plan, which includes a comprehensive social media and internet campaign, magazine and newspaper advertising, postcards and posters, and radio promotion. Our public relation firm works with the local chamber of commerce and urban district to engage the community, and reach out to new audiences.

 

CALENDAR

MAY 31, 2019 — DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS. $50 non-refundable application fee

JUNE 30, 2019 — EMAIL NOTIFICATION

JULY 15, 2019 — BOOTH FEES DUE. $575 single booth. Limited 15' and Double Booths Available

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 — BOOTH ASSIGNMENTS EMAILED

OCTOBER 12, 2019 -- Set-up begins 4:30am. Drive-In set up ends at 7:00am. Dolly-only setup continues until 9:30am. Show Hours: 11am - 6pm

OCTOBER 13, 2018 -- Show Hours: 10am - 5pm. Teardown: 5pm - 8pm

 

EVENT FACTS

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Mailing Address: 14803 Southlawn Lane, Suite L-N, Rockville, MD 20850

Telephone: 301-637-5684

Application Images:  4 images of work + 1 outdoor booth image

NOTE: Images of your Outdoor Booth cannot have identifying information in the photo, including company name/ artist image and/or logo. Photos with identifying information will result in an automatic disqualification from the jury.

Jury: Images electronically reviewed.

Jurors: Three paid art professionals, including one working artist. New jury every year.

Multiple Applications: If an artist has work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category, they may apply with multiple applications.

Application Fee: $50

Booth Fees:  10' X 10' space $575

There are limited number of double spaces available. Please contact the Festival Director.

CASH AWARDS:

  •     Best in Show $2,000
  •     Second place $1,500
  •     Third place $1,000
  •     Category Winners (16) $50
Deadline: 
05/31/2019
Fee Detail: 
50
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