The Sixth Annual A-RTS at Rockville Town Square Affordable Arts Festival returns May 5-6 with art, food and live music.

The free festival will transform the streets surrounding Town Square Plaza into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 160 nationally recognized artists from across the country working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media.

The festival will be held rain or shine from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

Live music will take to the Dawson’s Market Stage at noon each day. Artisanal food vendors along East Middle Lane and Maryland Avenue will offer gourmet chocolates, oils and infused vinegars, and biscotti.

Parking will be available in Rockville Town Square garages.

For more information, including a list of artists, performers and food vendors, visit or find the festival on Facebook at