During the month of September 2015, Alexandria will be hosting a very special event that pairs perfectly with boat tours. It’s the annual art festival and it’s slated to take place on the 19th and 20th. The event is a wonderful blip on Virginia’s fun-filled, early fall calendar that shouldn’t be missed. How does it fit in withboat tours? Grab your artist’s apron and have a seat!
The boat tours take place on the Potomac River, one of the most painted bodies of water in all of Virginia. It has been calling creative types to its shores since at least the 1800s. It was then that men like George Beck picked up palate and brush to capture her beauty for celebrated figures, including our Founding Fathers.
Beck’s painting of the Potomac was certainly not created during the Old Towne boat tours of today. However, there have been many artists inspired by an early fall trip up or down the historic waterway. So why not shoot for a little inspiration of one’s own while the festival is in full swing?
Boat tours run at various times of the day and night. Thus, surely there will be something afoot that will catch an artist’s eye. Perhaps it will be sun-dappled trees casting their shadows across the water or the majestic profile of our national monuments. Why it could even be the food and beverages, which may be arranged through a variety of local caterers.
With that said, artists should gather their friends and tools of trade for a boat tour par excellence. Booking private excursions would be ideal as they provide better opportunities to spread out one’s easel. In addition, it will be possible to have some control over the boat tour’s route too. To learn more about setting one’s creativity free during the area’s fall events, please contact us at the Potomac Belle today.