43rd Street Festival of the Arts


25th Annual 43rd Street

Festival of the Arts

Work by Angie Wiggins at 43rd Street Festival of the Arts.
Work by Angie Wiggins at 43rd Street Festival of the Arts.


The 25th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts is a fine art and craft show held in Woodland Heights on Richmond’s Southside.  This year’s festival will be held from 10 to 5 on Saturday, September 17 at 43rd Street and Forest Hill Avenue.  Limited to 75 artisans, it is a juried show featuring the finest local and regional artisans.  A unique selection of contemporary art, fantastic local musicians, great food and a loyal crowd round out this family-friendly event.   Proceeds benefit CARITAS.

A number of the artisans featured have been with the festival since its inceptions. Some of the local favorites are Angie Wiggins, Lee Hazelgrove, Steven Glass, and Kim Young.  But new artists come on board each year to provide variety. This year’s includes paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, and more.   Original works of art will be available for purchase, and exhibitors will be on hand to discuss and sell their work.

Music at this year’s festival will be provided by Janet Martin, Rachel Leyco, Blue Line Highway, Bluz Catz, and Elana Lisa & The Hot Mess.

For more information call 804-233-1758.



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