Each 2nd weekend in August the shade covered lawns of the Historic Spotsylvania Court House are transformed into a massive outdoor art gallery for 100+ artists and artisans from across the region and all around the United States. This juried festival will feature original creations from pottery to paintings; jewelry to photography; woodworking to sculpture and much more by highly successful and skilled artists as well as the works of new and emerging local artists and artisans.
The Courthouse lawn is the perfect venue for an Art Festival as it is shaded by large shade trees adding an element of elegance as well as producing gentle breezes to cool the August days. There is ample paved parking adjacent to the lawn which means you will have only a short walk to and from your car. In addition to tents full of all kinds of creative endeavors, you can enjoy your lunch, while seated under a tent listening to music provided by a variety of local entertainers. This is only the beginning, artists and artisans will be demonstrating their skills and there are street performers located throughout the lawns to provide more entertainment. This Festival will have something for everyone. Be sure to stop by the Welcome Tent to pick up a map and schedule of events so you won’t miss your favorite artist or any of these events
Mark your calendars and make the second weekend in August a destination weekend not only to enjoy the Summer Arts Festival but to also enjoy the County’s historic sites.