Do Your Part to Save River Farm!

Local artists have come together to help save River Farm. A show and sale of plein air art inspired by River Farm will be offered for sale for the Save River Farm campaign.

En Plein Air art show and benefit in Old Town April 17

River Farm House, by Donna Sturm (Photo: Donna Sturm)

Alexandria, VA – Local artists have come together to help save River Farm. A show and sale of plein air art inspired by River Farm and landscapes of our community will be exhibited and offered for sale with proceeds donated to the Save River Farm campaign (www.saveriverfarm.com).

Once one of George Washington’s five farms, River Farm is a spectacular 27-acre property south of Old Town Alexandria along the Potomac River. An important historical and cultural site, River Farm has been a community treasure and horticultural haven for more than 50 years. Currently, River Farm is the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society.

River Farm Tree, by Judy Heiser (Photo: Judy Heiser)

The property is now for sale. Under the aegis of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, a fundraising campaign is underway to purchase and conserve River Farm for management by NOVA Parks. Visit www.saveriverfarm.com for more information and to donate.

River View, by Judy Heiser (Photo: Judy Heiser)

The art show will be held at Boxwood, a shop of home décor treasures and lifestyle creativity located at 128 South Royal Street in Old Town. The plein air artwork will be hung in tents outside the storefront on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and see the beautiful artwork at Boxwood on April 17 and lend your support to this worthy cause. Chances are you’ll find a painting to enjoy in your home while you help Save River Farm.

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