Thanks to all the artists, sponsors, volunteers and visitors
who participated in La Bella Strada 2017!
About La Bella Strada
NOTE: We have changed the date due to forecast for rain on Saturday.
On May 13, 2017 May 14, 2017, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Del Ray’s main street, Mount Vernon Avenue, will come alive with vibrant chalk art. The second annual La Bella Strada Street Painting Festival, modeled after an ancient Italian art form, will bring artists from around the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. region to create masterpieces up and down the sidewalk.
Participants in the 2016 event raved at how much they enjoyed painting the murals on the sidewalks and seeing Mount Vernon Avenue come to life in such a colorful, creative way. The festival drew sizable crowds of spectators, significantly increased foot-traffic along the Del Ray commercial main street.
All proceeds from the event will help fund the creation of an outdoor garden, play space, and education programs for The Del Ray Montessori School.
We hope you will join us for this unique event!
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
Due to the forecast of rain, we are moving La Bella Strada to Sunday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We hope you will still be able to stop by on Sunday to see some incredible works of art along Mt Vernon Ave. The Tot Rock Festival (http://www.totrockfest.com) is still...read more
If you are an artist participating in La Bella Strada, please read our Artist Guidelines and Logistics for details about the event including where to check-in, what to expect and a few helpful tips for street...read more
On May 13, 2017, the Casa dei Bambini (“Children’s House”) area will provide artist-grade chalk and space for young artists to create a collective masterpiece. The facilitators of Casa dei Bambini are artists and members the Potomac Art Therapy Association (PATA), a...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.
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 will be participating in La Bella Strada 2017. Click the image to learn more about each one. If you are an artist and would like to participate, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!