The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts are sponsoring the fifth annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival in downtown on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will support the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts.
Coordinated by Paragon Art Events, the art festival will showcase nationally and internationally acclaimed arts from more than 20 states and overseas. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the artists, learning how their specific artworks were created. The festival will feature painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed media and more. Each piece of art in the festival will be an original creation. The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts will also sponsor a hands-on kids crafting booth as well as a variety of musicians and other performers on Town Green.
Admission to the Leesburg Fine Art Festival is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. King Street from Cornwall Street to Loudoun Street and Market Street from Church Street to Wirt Street will be closed beginning 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Streets should reopen by 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts’ mission is to provide funding and support for public art and arts-related programs around Leesburg. In addition to holding the annual art festival, the organization is raising money for a mural on the Loudoun Street side of the Town Hall Parking Garage, Sculpture Garden in Raflo Park, and other art projects in Leesburg. For more information on that effort, go to leesburgpublicarts.org. For more information on the Fine Art Festival, go to paragonartevents.com.