Saturday, September 28th
9:00am - 6:00pm*
Note:* The 9th Annual Jazz Preservation Festival goes til 8:00pm and the 2013 G40 Art Summit at the new space in a converted church Blind Whino is open til 11:00pm.
This Saturday is the 3rd Annual SW ArtsFest. Founded in 2011, SW ArtsFest brought together 10 different organizations and included hand dancing at Arena Stage, the (e)merge art fair, a jazz festival, a film festival, a church musical showcase, walking tours, folk concerts, flea markets, food, and, on the Southwest Waterfront, an art market and a sock-monkey art studio.
Each year this free festival brings new artists, more child-friendly activities, and a broader array of interactive events for all ages. Events will include the return of the popular sock puppet studio, hand dancing instruction and performances and neighborhood walking tours. There will also be Virginia wine tasting, artist performances, and art exhibits as well as performances by poets and hip hop artists, including POEM-CEES, R&B artist EVG and singer/musician Kendall Isadore. Special activities for kids include Blues and Blowfish, painting at the SW Duck Pond, and the Annual End of Summer Fair. For the latest schedule of events, visit SW ArtsFest website. You can also find them on twitter @swdcartsfest.
Outdoor Festival by Westminster Church