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Northern Virginia
Fine Arts Festival

Now in its 30th year, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will take place on September 10–12, 2021 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 approximately 30,000 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.

Safety precautions will be implemented this year including but not limited to, hand sanitation stations; vaccination requirements for Festival volunteers; and encouragement of social distancing and face mask-wearing in artist booths.

Midori Ueda-Okahana New Beginning (detail), 2020 Acrylic on canvas

Midori Ueda-Okahana, New Beginning (detail), 2020

September 10–12, 2021

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, hosted annually by Tephra ICA as its largest fundraiser, will take place on September 10, 11, and 12 in 2021. We sincerely appreciate the continued support from artists, our partners, and the community as we prepare for a safe and joyful return to the Festival! In celebration of the Festival’s 30th anniversary, this year’s event will be culturally-enriching experience presenting artists in fine art and fine craft from around the country, thought-provoking dance performances, family friendly activities, and a celebration event for the monumental public sculpture - the Buoyant Force. Scroll down to view event and schedule information, preview participating artists, learn more about the jurors, connect with our sponsors, and get involved.

Hours and Directions

September 10–12, 2021
10am–5pm, rain or shine
Reston Town Center in Reston, VA.


Parking and Transportation

Garage parking is free during the Festival weekend including Friday, September 10. For public transportation, take the Metro Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East Station. Then take the Fairfax Connector bus #505 to Reston Town Center. The Reston Town Center Metro Station, within walking distance of the Festival, is scheduled to open in Summer 2021.

WMATA Travel Planner

Fairfax Connector

Festival Map

Festival Map

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors.

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Generous support also provided by Roz Rakoff and Larry Issa.

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