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Oct 5, 2021
South Street Art Festival Returns to Downtown Arlington October 8-10
Here's a great idea for spending time in the Arlington Cultural District (aka Downtown Arlington): the 8th annual South Street Art Festival!
The South Street Art Festival returns to Downtown Arlington this Friday through Sunday, October 8-10, 2021. Artists will line South Street from Elm to Jefferies Street with booth after booth of their creations. Start your holiday shopping early and discover one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends (and yourself) at Downtown’s longest-running fine art festival.
SSAF artisans hail from all around Texas and beyond, and are excited to show and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces including ceramics, drawings, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and woodwork.
As you browse, enjoy great live music by popular local bands. When you work up thirst or an appetite, just pop in to Downtown's many nearby restaurants and pubs.
South Street Art Festival Hours
Friday, October 8
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Performing live: Bab Co.: A Tribute to Bad Company
Saturday, October 9
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Performing live: Lannie Flowers Band, The Pengwins, and Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show
Sunday, October 10
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Performing live: September Moon and Texas Flood: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
Admission and parking for South Street Art Festival are free! Just set your GPS for 300 East South Street, Arlington, TX 76010. The Festival is a dog-friendly event, but visit the festival website for restrictions.
Visit southstreetartfest.com, the SSAF Facebook event and SSAF on Instagram for additional information and performance schedule. SSAF is presented by Moya Art Events.
Parking in Downtown Arlington
There’s plenty of free street parking in Downtown Arlington as well as a public parking garage at 101 Center. Note that some of our street parking is configured for back-in parking. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) College Park District offers free parking with validation. UTA campus parking garages are also available for public parking for an hourly fee. Free bike racks are located throughout Downtown and UTA.
While you're visiting Downtown Arlington, we invite you to explore all that our Cultural District has to offer! If you don't feel like walking, here are three of our most popular rideshare options:
VIA city-wide rideshare: VIA Rideshare is an inexpensive, public transit ride-share that also serves the entire city of Arlington and the CentrePort TRE station. Just download the app to your phone, sign up, and get a ride. VIA does not operate 24 hours a day, so please visit this website for current hours of service and per-ride cost.
Rideshare in Downtown Arlington: RAPID is a self-driving vehicle service that can also get you around Downtown Arlington. Simply call RAPID through the VIA app. Although RAPID is an autonomous service, you’ll be accompanied by a May Mobility expert on every ride. If you’re a UT Arlington student, you can access VIA and RAPID services at a discounted rate and even get your first few rides for free!
Hail a ride: Lyft and Uber provide service throughout the city.
About Downtown Arlington
Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.