When we think of Bethesda Row, we think fine food and cobblestone sidewalks; this Oct. 19-20, you'll get all that and more when the 16th annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival turns the enclave into an outdoor art gallery.
The fest will span the entire four blocks of Bethesda Row where you'll find crafts, music and fine art from around 200 museum-quality artists from across the country.
Among the artwork, dining options and numerous upscale indoor galleries located on the row, live acoustic from local artists will be playing on the stage at the intersection of Elm and Woodmont.
The fest is free and open to the public. Hours are Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 to 5 p.m.
The fest is located near Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, within walking distance of the Bethesda Metro -- which we recommend, since parking could get tight unless you choose valet parking ($10) in front of Vino Volo. (Use 7200 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md., for a GPS location.)
The Bethesda Row Arts Festival raises funds and awareness for the NIH Children’s Charities, which include The Children’s Inn, Camp Fantastic/Special Love, Inc., and Friends of the Clinical Center.