Leesburg, VA (August 31, 2012)
– The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, a newly-formed non-profit organization that sponsors and promotes art and culture within the Town of Leesburg, is hosting the premiere of the Leesburg Fine Art Festival in downtown Leesburg, on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2012. 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 artists 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. For more information, please visit www.paragonartevents.com
Admission to the Leesburg Fine Art Festival is free. Hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, September 15, and 11am to 5pm on Sunday, September 16. There will be street closures in downtown Leesburg for this event. King Street from Cornwall Street to Loudoun Street and Market Street from Church Street to Wirt Street will be closed, beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, September 14. Streets should reopen at approximately 9pm on Sunday, September 16.
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