The Alexandria Art Festival, 2014


We made a short visit to the Alexandria Art Festival on King Street this afternoon. This is our third year in a row we’ve seen this festival, in all kinds of weather from rain and cold to hot and humid. Today was just about perfect: sunny, about 70 degrees, not bad at all.  Despite the crowds, it still seemed like something was missing.



In past years, the festival has had live music and mood was happy. This year, though the crowds were larger, there was no music, little laughing, and people walked through it quietly.



Some of the usual talented artists were there with colorful work.



These bright works were giving some fun to the children that passed by.

Generally, the artists seemed to be less than happy about the day. It’s a difficult way to make money: it rained yesterday, which meant that the artists basically had just today to make enough sales to exceed what they paid to be part of this festival. Perhaps that has something to do with the somber mood this afternoon.

My wife, also an artist said that there was less variety this year. There were many fewer glass artists and fiber artists, and the jewelry seemed to be limited to gold and silver, with just one using glass and one with wire mesh that we saw. We also saw very few artists from this area. Most seemed to be from Florida, Texas and North Carolina. Almost everywhere except Virginia or DC.

My hat’s off to the artists who show up at this outdoor festival year after year. It’s hard work, with lots of travel, and their success is at the mercy of the weather. Yet each year they return to King Street to show us some of their best work, and to remind us that art is an important part of our lives.

Comments (24) -

Guillaume Barazzone 4/24/2015 3:47:02 AM

Here is my web site  Guillaume Barazzone -

dissertation writing 4/7/2016 11:23:25 PM

That's really pity that the day before it was raining and that artists had no so much time.
But according to your photos this festival was rather interesting event, not seeing that there were no musicians and not so much laught.

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

I haven¡¦t checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend Smile

We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on. You've done an impressive job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

This is very interesting, You're a very skilled blogger. I've joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

Hello, you used to write great, but the last several posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

Thanks a lot for sharing this with all folks you really realize what you're talking about! Bookmarked. Please also discuss with my website =). We could have a link change arrangement between us!

I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thanks , I¡¦ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?

House & Home Improvement 9/28/2016 7:11:35 PM

Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it's truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it's truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Travel & Leisure 9/28/2016 7:11:42 PM

Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

House & Home Improvement 9/28/2016 7:12:11 PM

I do agree with all the concepts you've introduced on your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for beginners. May you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

Hi there, I discovered your web site by way of Google at the same time as searching for a comparable subject, your website got here up, it seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

House & Home Improvement 9/28/2016 7:12:11 PM

My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

My spouse and i got  thrilled that Michael could finish off his inquiry while using the precious recommendations he came across from your very own web page. It's not at all simplistic just to choose to be giving out guides  other folks have been making money from. So we do understand we've got the blog owner to give thanks to for that. All the explanations you've made, the straightforward website menu, the relationships you give support to promote - it's everything extraordinary, and it's really helping our son in addition to the family do think the subject is brilliant, and that is exceptionally fundamental. Thanks for all the pieces!

I'm still learning from you, as I'm trying to reach my goals. I certainly liked reading all that is written on your site.Keep the tips coming. I enjoyed it!

House & Home Improvement 9/28/2016 7:12:38 PM

Of course, what a fantastic site and instructive posts, I definitely will bookmark your blog.All the Best!

great points altogether, you just won a emblem new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

I just want to mention I am just new to blogging and really liked you're page. Likely I’m going to bookmark your website . You surely come with perfect article content. Thanks a bunch for sharing your web-site.

Visit Website 2/7/2017 5:12:11 PM

I simply want to mention I am just newbie to weblog and truly liked this web-site. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your website . You absolutely have beneficial stories. Appreciate it for sharing with us your web page.

Read More Here 4/10/2017 2:57:07 PM

I simply want to say I am beginner to blogs and definitely liked your web blog. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your website . You absolutely have impressive stories. Kudos for revealing your webpage. 4/27/2017 12:58:08 AM

Znajdziesz je tutaj <a href="";>rabaty i obniżki</a> , najnowsze kody rabatowe w sieci.

website link 6/19/2017 7:40:45 AM

I just want to say I am just all new to weblog and definitely liked this web page. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You amazingly come with wonderful stories. Thanks a lot for sharing with us your web page.

Pingbacks and trackbacks (1)+

Add comment