We've joined forces with nearby hot-spots, the Ellipse Arts Center and Grand Cru Wine Store and Vineria to Create an all day arts extravaganza called Discover Arts: Ballston
It's a jam-packed celebration of visual arts, arts and crafts, wine and culinary arts, all centrally located around the arts+ crafts market which will be going on from 10am-4pm. Here's the rundown:
10am-4pm: Ballston Arts + Crafts Market in Welburn Square with over 30 local artists and indie designers (see vendor list to the right), live music and swag bags for the first 100 visitors! Local musician Dan 'the man' Cunningham performs between 11:30am and 1:30pm.
12-2pm: Just Steps away, Ellipse Arts Center hosts an Artist Talk and Reception: featuring YOU ARE HERE artists Dawn Gavin, Julie Jankowski, Renee Van Der Stelt and Karey Kessler. Reception to follow with refreshments including veggies from the Ballston Farmer’s Market and sweets kindly donated by Willow Restaurant. Gallery opens at 11am and it is the last day to see You Are Here: Maps Re-Defined by Mid Atlantic Contemporary Artists. (4350 N. Fairfax Drive )
1-3pm: Across the courtyard, Grand Cru Wine Store and Vineria holds an in-store wine tasting event. Sample their finest wines and discuss wine with the experts! The café opens at 11am and features small plates to accompany their extensive menu of wines by the glass. Shop their collection in their attached wine store. (4401 Wilson Boulevard, across the courtyard from the Ellipse Arts Center)
2-4pm: Local Bluegrass band, Dead Men’s Hollow, performs a free concert at the Arts + Crafts Market at Welburn Square. Sit on the grass and enjoy the music from a band the Washington Post calls One of our area's most talented traditional acts".
We'll be pasting colorful footprints to connect all three locations..so connect the dots and find your way around to all of the fun and festivities.
If you haven't been out to the market yet this year, you won't want to miss our grand finale!!
see you there!