The highly anticipated Alexandria King Street Art Festival is returning to Alexandria, VA for its 13th year. This prestigious art festival in particular is one that has drawn national attention as being a top art festival in the United States. In fact just this month, it was just ranked number 24 by Sunshine Artist magazine, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows, for “2015 Sunshine Artist 200 Best.” Come and see what the hype is all about!

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Featured Artists: Bill Thelen & Laurie Fowler

Laurie Fowler and Bill Thelen are the husband and wife team who comprise Fowler and Thelen Studio. Laurie received a BA from Wayne State University and Bill a BA from Michigan State University. Laurie has spent most of her professional career involved in the arts, primarily in the fiber media. Bill has a back ground in architecture, painting and graphic design before becoming involved in fine art full time. They have collaborated together on their sculptural pieces for 30 years. Working in close contact with art collectors, designers and architects, Laurie and Bill specialize in site-specific commissions. Their work is a labor of love for them both. Making their living as artists can be challenging but the life style and people they meet and work with is exciting and inspiring. Many of their creative ideas come from the places they travel to and the people they meet doing art shows across the country.

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Make sure to stop into Bill & Laurie’s booth. Not only is their work majestic and life-size, making an excellent holiday gift, but you could actually win an original piece absolutely free.

 

Let’s give a warm welcome to some of our newest artists who are showing at Alexandria this year for the first time!

stephen sebastian

Stephen Sebastian, Painting

phoebe darlington

Phoebe Darlington, Drawing

michael chen

Michael Chen, Photography

matthew hatala

Matthew Hatala, Wood Artist

janice cline

Janice Cline, Batik

glenda adkins

Glenda Adkins, Painting

derek collins

Derek Collins, Painting

avery groves

Avery Groves, Jewelry

Sharon Teaman

Sharon Teaman, Jewelry

Cheryl Davis

Cheryl Davis, Painting

To find out more about what else there is to do in Alexandria, Virginia, please visit www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com. As always, keep an eye on Facebook for any latest developments or announcements. Stay social with us on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Don’t forget to hashtag #HAEArtFest!

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