The fantastic Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is held at Reston Town Center each May. It’s a world-class collection of artwork from around the country, and one of my favorite local events of the year. This year’s festival took place May 18-20, 2018, and I photographed it as a volunteer for the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). The festival is made possible by huge numbers of local volunteers each year, and I was happy to be able to contribute to this wonderful fundraiser event.

Here are some of my photos from the two days that I wandered around the festival. As you may have learned from my recent New York City photos, I love people-watching and street photography. There are so many stories to discover and imagine in a huge crowd of fascinating people.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Children's activities at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Visitors at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Volunteers at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Artist at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Textile artist at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Kids at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Photographer at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Sculptures at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Volunteer at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Kids' activities and volunteers at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Performance artist at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Kids at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Performance artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center

You can see more of my event photography here. If you would like me to photograph an event for your organization or publication, I’d love to hear from you. This kind of work is among my favorites.


Related posts:

The 2015 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Chalk on the Water: I was a judge at Lake Anne’s chalk festival

Scenes from my whirlwind trip through New York City

The Best of Reston 2018: A gala to honor community volunteers

Mother’s Day sweetness at the Greater Reston Arts Center

Mike Cloud: Figure Stories — The latest exhibit at the Greater Reston Arts Center

 

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Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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