Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Arts on Foot Starts Thursday

The fall festival season is upon us! Arts on Foot is one of my recent favorites because it happens during the week and over several days. May be a little more accessible than the all-in, one day neighborhood festivals. And this one is centrally located around the intersection of 7h and F Streets NW. Even the name of the festival invokes the visual of people walking from an activity to performance piece to wine tasting.

Arts on Foot happens downtown starting tomorrow, Thursday September 9. This art show is juried. 50 artist will hold down the fort on Thursday and Friday and there will be over 90 artists on Saturday. Some artists overlap, showing on one, two or all three days. Countless activities and attractions are promised. The list goes on, but just for starters:
  • Cooking as Art: DC's star chefs cooking and demonstrating their skills in edible art forms.
  • Outdoor dance and music performances
  • Hands on activities for kids; and adults, too
  • Wine tasting
  • Restaurant samplings from venues such as: Poste, Asia Nine, Clydes, The Source, Teaism , Co Co Sala, La Tasca, Zengo and many more.
Thursday and Friday, the festival artist will be located on the sidewalk in front of the National Portrait Gallery, F Street side between 7th and 9th Streets. Saturday's festival will stretch all along F St from 6th to 9th and down 8th Street from E St to F St. There are many activities I failed to cover, so check out the official site here. (photo provided by AOF)