FAQ

Cost of attendance?

Free.

Are pets allowed?

For the safety of your pet and other patrons, please keep your dog and other pets at home during the fair.

I have a permit to carry a gun, may I bring it?

No. No weapons can be brought to the Rockville Arts Festival, even those with an appropriate permit.

Will there be food and beverages available?

Yes, there will be a variety of food items and beverages for purchase. A list of vendors will be available soon!

What are the dates and times of the fair?

Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Can I volunteer?

Oh my, yes! We love our volunteers!. VisArts is a nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of our community. For information on volunteering click Here.

Where can I park?

There are 3 county parking garages open during the Festival. Click Here

How are the artists chosen?

Artists apply for the show between October and early January by sending four images of their art and an image of their display to the Rockville Arts Festival to be juried by a panel of art professionals. As many as 350 artists have competed for 140 booths. A jury of three arts professionals reviews the work and chooses what they think is the best fine art and fine craft to be included in the show. Artists create the work, pay for their booth space, create their booth display and come to our show, some from as far away as California or Toronto! This is their business. Please support them by collecting their unique work.

Who runs the Rockville Arts Festival?

The Rockville Arts Festival is produced by VisArts, a non-profit organization that exists to bring art to life and enhance the community through Art. We rely on donations from businesses, foundations and individuals to provide art experiences year-round. Alice Nappy is the Executive Director. The Rockville Arts Festival features on-site food from favorite local restaurants, non-stop live performances, art demonstrations, and creative activities that draw over 12,000 visitors and buyers.

What entertainment will be at the festival?

The Rockville Arts Festival features a wide variety of music & entertainment. An entertainment schedule will be posted in the near future.

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