About SW ArtsFest


In September 2011, SW ArtsFest brought together ten different organizations for a 3-day arts festival. The first annual SW ArtsFest included hand dancing at Arena Stage, the (e)merge art fair, a jazz festival, a film festival, a church musical showcase, walking tours, folk concerts, flea markets, food, and, on the Southwest Waterfront, an art market and a sock-monkey art studio. In 2014, SW ArtsFest will celebrate its fourth year and will bring the community together once again by promoting all that South West has to offer in the arts.

Board Members


SW ArtsFest would like to thank our gracious 2014 sponsors:

Festival Sponsors

SW ArtsFest was proud to partner with the following organizations for 2013. To find out more about how your organization can continue to make the arts available to residents and friends of Southwest Washington, DC area please email contact@swartsfest.org

Festival Partners

Kael Anderson, President

Shane Pomajambo, Vice President

Rich Bardach, Treasurer, ex-officio member

Barbara Ehrlich

John Viglianti

Samantha May

Quanice Floyd

Ian Callender, ex-officio member

To find out how to support SW ArtsFest in 2014 please email contact@swartsfest.org


SW ArtsFest is an annual multi-dimensional Arts Festival with a main goal to attract metro region residents and tourists to Southwest Washington, DC by celebrating and promoting the abundance of arts and cultural offerings that exist in this waterfront community.

photo courtesy of Saadia Athias