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Tephra Fine Arts Festival

Now in its 31th year, the Tephra Fine Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place on May 20–22, 2022 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.

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

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

2022 Applications Now Accepted

The Tephra Fine Arts Festival, hosted annually by Tephra ICA as its largest fundraiser, will take place on May 20, 21, and 22 in 2022. We sincerely appreciate the continued support from artists, our partners, and the community as we prepare for another safe and joyful  Festival! The 2022 Festival will be a culturally-enriching experience presenting artists in fine art and fine craft from around the country, thought-provoking performances, and family friendly activities. Scroll down to learn more.

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Hours and Directions

May 20–22, 2022
11am–6pm, rain or shine
Reston Town Center in Reston, VA.


Parking and Transportation

Garage parking is free during the Festival weekend including Friday, May 20. 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.

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Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors.

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Generous support also provided by Roz Rakoff and Larry Issa.

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