Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Celebrates 22 Years

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's 22nd Year

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director Michael Sapienza and Maurisa Potts of Spotted MP, whose clients include GRACE and Chris4Life

Last weekend, hundreds came out to brave the iffy weather in order to stock up on all types of arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing and to meet the artisans in person during the 22nd Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. The festival and its entertainment took over the Reston Town Center starting Friday night with the VIP Opening Night Party. Throughout the rest of the weekend, hundreds of white tents and displays lined the closed down streets which filled up with families, strollers, dogs, friends and couples.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's 22nd Year

Damian Sinclair and Scott Thuman

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's 22nd Year

some Silent Auction items

Friday evening’s soiree was as success, making its goal with the Silent Auction items, entertaining the guests with Arachne Aerial Arts and In-Flight Theater performances and then later singer songwriter Ted Garber, satisfying bellies with plentiful buffets from Atrium Catering & Event Design and quenching thirsts with plenty of drinks from Honest Tea and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. The media sponsors included ABC-7, News Channel 8 and DC magazine. We got to hear from Good Morning Washington News Anchor ABC/WJLA Scott Thuman and Damian Sinclair, who was dressed with the most dapperness in a white tux, Executive Director of the Greater Reston Arts Center. Proceeds from the evening go to the Center’s outreach programs.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center Ilias Kanakos of Atrium Catering & Design

me and my dear old friend Ilias Kanakos, Founder of Atrium Catering and Design

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's 22nd Year

flying through the air with the greatest of ease

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's 22nd Year

Blues singer Ted Garber gets us moving

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival's 22nd Year High Fidelity Gallery | Bruce Reinfeld |

High Fidelity Gallery | Bruce Reinfeld – one of my favorite artists

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If you attended the Opening Night and/or the Festival, we’d love to hear from you and let us know what you thought, and who you favorite artists or craftsmen were. Send us a picture of your purchase too! 

About Pamela Sorensen:
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.
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