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Tephra ICA Arts Festival

Now in its 32nd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place May 20–21, 2023 and will highlight more than 200 artists who are creating unique, handmade works in the fields of fine art and craft. Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary art foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting tens of thousands of people to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region. Scroll down to learn more about this marquee event.

Artist Applications

The Tephra ICA Arts Festival is a highly selective fine art and fine craft outdoor exhibition. Each year, three top visual arts leaders, artists, and practitioners are identified as jurors to allow a thoughtful and critically engaged review process. Each application will be digitally reviewed by jurors and they will select the most accomplished artists within ten categories from around the nation to present their works at the Festival.

Applications for the 2023 Festival are now OPEN, and must be submitted through Zapplication.

Deadline to apply, January 9, 2023 by midnight EST.

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Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors.

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Generous support also provided by Roz Rakoff, Larry Issa, and Ruth Abrahams Design.

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