We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 12, 2018!
Rain date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
La Bella Strada 2018 Program
Along Mount Vernon Avenue (between East Uhler and East Windsor Avenues)
9 am – 3 pm – Artists turn the sidewalks into a gallery
1. Bean Creative Field (2213 Mount Vernon Avenue)
9 am – 3 pm – Refreshments, treats, and more
9 am – 3 pm – Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos
10 am – 11 am – Juggling performance by The Jazzy Juggler
10 am – 2 pm – Del Ray School of Music Performance
2. The Del Ray Montessori School (100 East Windsor Avenue)
9 am – 3 pm – Casa dei Bambini – Free children’s collaborative chalk art
9 am – 3 pm – Family Square Check-in and Sales
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Juggling performance by The Jazzy Juggler
3. St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Avenue)
9 am – 3 pm – Artists Exhibit
4. Playground at Mount VernonCommunity School (Corner of Uhler and Mount Vernon Avenues)
8 am – 1 pm – MVCS Garden Party and Bazaar
It is events like this [La Bella Strada] that bring new people to Alexandria and showcase our wonderful neighborhoods, who in turn make repeat visits. As a business owner, I see the long term value that events like La Bella have to our small business community.
– Bill Blackburn, owner, Pork Barrel BBQ
La Bella Strada is a wonderful community event and the Del Ray Citizens Association is excited to sponsor it again in 2018.
– Bea Robinson, Del Ray Citizens Association
Are you an artist at heart? Want to learn how to use chalk? Interested in practicing before La Bella Strada? Look no further! One of our LBS artists Patrick Kirwin can teach you all that at the Chalk Art Class on May 5th, 1-3 pm (The Del Ray Montessori driveway at...read more
Warm welcome to this year's artists, many of whom are returning for the third year: Adrienne Iannazzo, Ben Wood, Briam Montenegro, Community Kids Club, Danielle Romanetti, Erin Gordon, Jamie Alyse Smith, Kim Douglass, Mamatjan Juma, Margaret Wohler, Nicole Flaig,...read more
Big thanks to our new and returning sponsors of the 2018 edition of La Bella Strada: Del Ray Citizens Association, Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga, Burke & Herbert Bank, Bobi Bomar's Homes of Alexandria, Susan Leavitt and The Leavitt Realty Team, Bernabei &...read more
Donate to La Bella Strada
We appreciate your support of the annual La Bella Strada and The Del Ray Montessori School. With a $100 and higher tax-deductible donation, you can paint your own family square during La Bella Strada. Your $100 donation includes a 5 x 5 foot square on Mt Vernon Ave and artist-grade chalk.
Donate before April 30 and receive a free chalk paiting lesson with artist Patrick Kirwin.
All funds benefit The Del Ray Montessori School, but please make sure to indicate that you’re making this donation for La Bella Strada so we can contact you about your square.
The following artists participated in La Bella Strada 2017. Click the image to learn more about each one. If you are an artist and would like to participate in LA Bella Strada 2018, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about sponsor levels and benefits, download our Sponsor Packet or contact us with any questions. If you would like to sponsor La Bella Strada 2018, please contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks to the sponsors who made the 2017 La Bella Strada Street Painting Festival possible!
Grande Sponsors — $1,000
Medio Sponsors — $500
Convergence | ROAM | Affordable Signs and Banners | Salon de Zen | Bean Creative | The Del Ray Kinderchoir | Yates Automotive | 7-11 | Alexandria Police Foundation | VeloCity | Mindful Junkie | Friends of Duncan Library | Trader Joe’s | Bombay Curry Company | Purple Goose | La Brocante | Top It Off | Kiskadee | Bellies & Babies | Del Ray Pizzeria | Staples | Language Stars | Bon Vivant Fine Foods | Alexandria International Film Festival | Islamic Relief USA
Got a question about the festival? Interested in being a sponsor or featured artist? Let us know!