It is with a heavy heart that VisArts announces the cancellation of the 2020 Rockville Arts Festival. This was an extremely difficult decision, as we know how deeply this impacts the participating artists and broader Rockville community. However, the COVID-19 virus has changed the world as we know it and the safety of our patrons, artists and area residents is our top priority.

We are deeply saddened, but it became evident that we would not be able to produce the Festival in a manner that would adhere to the mandated social distancing requirements that lie ahead.

 We look forward to seeing everyone again in May 2021. In the meantime, please support your artists – you can check out their websites and purchase art directly from the artist.

Art is For Everyone

The Rockville Arts Festival is an art lover’s dream! Visit and shop at our free, 2-day outdoor festival featuring more than 100 fine art vendors at our outdoor gallery in Rockville Town Square in Rockville, Maryland (Maryland Ave., E. Middle Street and Gibbs Streets). We close the streets to traffic and turn the area into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare for art and fun!

Whether shopping for a unique gift, or looking for something for yourself, our sidewalk sale is the place to be. If you want to see artists at work, be sure to check out the VisArts Big Top tent where you can try your hand at the ceramics wheel, see demonstrations and more.

Formerly known as A-RTS at Rockville Town Square, this year’s festival is managed by VisArts, Montgomery County’s largest visual arts center. Come see and shop for wonderful art and enjoy local entertainment. Dozens of Rockville cultural organizations will showcase their talents on Rockville Town Square’s stage.

The Festival is in easy walking distance from the Rockville Metro station (Red line) and numerous garages are conveniently located around the site. For more information about parking and travel, visit our parking and directions page.

2020 Artists


Artisanal Foods


Digital Art


Fiber: Decorative

Fiber: Wearable





Mixed Media: 2D

Mixed Media: 3D