Friday, May 08, 2015

Big art weekend in Bethesda: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Peter Max, art walk

Art aficionados have a big weekend ahead in Bethesda. Meet famed artist Peter Max Saturday, and explore some of the best artists you may not have heard of in downtown Bethesda.

Start off tonight with the Bethesda Art Walk, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, from 6:00-9:00 PM. Walk or use the free Bethesda Circulator bus to tour 6 participating gallery displays around downtown Bethesda, before dining in one of the many restaurants nearby. The art walk is free.

Saturday, May 9, from 1:00-3:00 PM at Wentworth Gallery in Westfield Montgomery Mall, you can meet a living legend: artist Peter Max. You'll also be able to browse and purchase from his latest works. RSVP now online, or call 301.365.3270. Free to attend.

But your artistic weekend is just getting started. There's plenty of time to take in the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival 2015 Saturday (10 AM - 6 PM) and Sunday (10 AM - 5 PM), in downtown Bethesda's rapidly-evolving Woodmont Triangle. Walk along Norfolk, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues to see 130 artists in action. If you like what you see, you can also purchase their works.

There will also be live music both days, and a children's play area on Auburn Avenue. Why not also get something to eat from one of 6 restaurants who will be at the festival, including the new Urban Heights?

Admission is free, and there will be free parking (at least for this year!) in the public garages nearby, such as the one on Auburn Avenue. The event is held rain or shine.


Anonymous said...

How much do Peter Max works go for?

Robert Dyer said...

10:05: I don't recall prices being given in the event announcement, but if you call 301-365-3270 I'm sure they have that information.