art festival draws a fun crowd to the Mosaic neighborhood of Merrifield | news/fairfax

Taking advantage of the perfect (albeit slightly chilly) weather, locals took to the streets of central Merrifield on April 2-3 to sample the offerings of the ‘Art Blooms at Mosaic’ festival.

The event, sponsored by the Mosaic District, included photography sales, craft and vintage fairs; live music; children’s activities; cooking demonstrations; a farmer’s market; a wide selection of food offerings; and vendors offering beer and wine.

The participants, some of them accompanied by dogs and children, took to the streets. The singing princesses of Vienna, dressed in fairytale costumes, painted children’s faces in a tent.

The crowd had the opportunity to ogle a pair of antique red vans adorned with flowers brought from Merrifield Garden Center.

Fairfax County Police also participated in the vehicle display, deploying a 1993 Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle that the department retired from service in 2005.

Mosaic District, like many places, lost some businesses during the pandemic, but most festival showcases had tenants offering an eclectic range of food, goods and services.

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Reggie S. Williams