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Most beautiful time of the year: Arlington Arts at the Hendry House

Arlington Artists Alliance Artfest at Fort C.F. Smith Park
Arlington Artists Alliance Artfest at Fort C.F. Smith Park
James George

For anyone living in the Arlington Virginia area who has not visited Ft. C.F. Smith Park and the Hendry House mansion, this is a wonderful opportunity. It is a favorite venue for many artists because it is so charming, inside and outside. It is a place where some artists come to paint.

The Arlington Artists Alliance puts much focus on their venue at Gallery Underground in Crystal City, but this is when they take their art into the historic neighborhood.

You can expect to see representative work from the members of Arlington Artists Alliance. Some will be hanging while many artists bring bins from which patrons may peruse the work at their leisure. Some artists also make packages of prints and stationary. There is lots of pottery too.

The Arlington Artists Alliance members produce art featuring a variety of techniques and methods so there is much to choose from.

“Spring Art Celebration at Fort Smith Park in Arlington

ArtFest Week
at Fort C.F. Smith Park
2411 24th Street North, Arlington, VA 22207
Presented by the Arlington Artists Alliance

Friday, March 28th - Friday, April 4, 2014.

The 12th annual ArtFest Week is almost here! The community is invited to take part in this popular week-long celebration of visual art in Arlington, to be held March 28-April 4 at Fort C.F. Smith Park in Arlington. This yearly event is free and open to the public.

Featured are an art exhibit and sale showcasing the work of more than 40 Arlington artists: paintings in many styles and media, ceramics, sculpture, artists’ cards, unframed works and more. Also scheduled on March 29 is an artist talk on famed French husband and wife artists, Jean Arp and Sophie Tauber. There will also be demonstrations on interesting techniques in oil (April 1) and watercolor (April 3).

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 28 from 6-8pm, and events will take place throughout the week. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments in the historic 1902 Hendry House.”

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