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Tephra ICA Arts Festival

Now in its 33rd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly titled the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place on May 18-19, 2024 at Reston Town Center. Over 200 contemporary artists and artisans will travel from across the country to present original handmade artwork to share with Festival audiences. 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.

View the Festival Guide from the 2023 Festival Here

Become a Sponsor

The elevated profile of the Festival helps to reach new audiences, area businesses, and partners by providing a content-rich, arts-focused experience. Contributions from Festival sponsors will bolster the event’s ability to impacts arts and community, to benefit local businesses, and to support Tephra ICA's mission to promote innovative contemporary art and thinking.

Beyond the intrinsic value of supporting the arts, the Festival provides the opportunity to gain marketing value for your business by reaching wide and diverse audiences. Sponsorship packages are each customized to fit each business’ needs.

View 2024 Festival Sponsorship Prospectus Here

Volunteer at the Festival

More than 300 volunteers help make this event possible each year. Your dedication helps Tephra ICA enrich community life. Festival volunteers fill a variety of roles, including but not limited to: event set-up, welcoming of guests, booth sitting for participating artists as part of the Artist Hospitality group, accepting donations as a Festival Ambassador, or helping young emerging artists create fun projects in the Family Art Park. Each task is critical to the success of the event and would not be possible without your support!

Volunteers as young as 13 years old are welcome to earn community service hours at this event.

Registration coming soon.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors.

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