56th Bel Air Festival for the Arts
The Bel Air Recreation Committee hosted the 56th Bel Air Festival for the Arts on Sunday, September 17, 2023. Despite the afternoon rain, over 300 artists, photographers and craftsmen from across the United States exhibited and sold their original photography, fine art and handmade crafts to an estimated 7,000 visitors on the Festival Site at Shamrock Park, in Bel Air, MD.
The Bel Air Festival for the Arts is a judged competition with prizes for the best artists in the Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography and Mixed Media Categories. First prize winners of this year's judged contest included Marisa Casino of Forest Hill, MD for the Oil/Acrylic Category, Jo Houtz of Abingdon MD for the Watercolor Category, Benjamin DeHaven of Cockeysville, MD for the Photography Category and Keith Langrehr of Bel Air, MD for the Mixed Media Category. Category winners receive cash prizes for their works.