Bethesda to offer fine arts festival

January 07, 2004

Arts festivals pop up in Maryland as prolifically - and predictably - as daffodils in the spring. Now, there's a bright new blossom in the patch.

The first Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day juried event that will showcase 150 top practitioners nationwide in the fine and applied arts, will be held May 15-16 in the Woodmount Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn avenues in downtown Bethesda. The show will include artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, furniture and other media.

About $2,000 in prize money will be awarded, including $1,000 to the artist selected as best in show.

Applications, which are due by March 1, can be obtained by visiting www.bethesda.org for an or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda 20814.

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