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Spotlight: New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival

With 180 artisans from around the country, the New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival, award-winning artists, volunteers and townspeople enthusiastically prepare for their largest arts & crafts festival yet Saturday, September 25th 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, September 26th 10:00am to 4:00pm, 2021! 

The two-day event is rain or shine with free transportation to/from downtown New Hope.  

The Festival consists of premier artists and craftspeople specializing in oil painting, pastels, watercolors, drawing, etching, mixed media, photography, sculpture, wood turning, rustic furniture, pottery, glassware, wearable art, leather and fabric handbags, handspun or felted clothing, and jewelry of hand-blown glass beadwork, precious and semi-precious metals and stones. 

Music and entertainment will be provided by acoustic musicians Andrew Lobby, Lara Grant, Jeff Penque, Kayak Filipowicz, A.C. Mitchell, and DJ Brian Soto.  The Festival will also offer a variety of culinary options, including food trucks and tents filled with something for every “palette”.

Returning award-winning artists will include 2019’s Best of Show: Fiber, Jolanta Michalska; 1st place Winners: Kathy Dinsmore (Fiber), Megan Whitten (Jewelry), Jon Carraher (Fine Arts), Vera Kirilendo (Mixed Media), Paul Strzemienski (Crafts).  In charge of judges who will award nearly $4000 in prizes is freelance writer and curator, Louise Feder, former assistant curator, James A. Michener Art Museum. 

Families with children are welcome and encouraged! 

A special Family Activity area will be offered inspiring children to create and join in the arts. With art projects, bubble-blowing, mat frames provided by As You Like It Gallery and Frame Studio and hula hoops keep the rest of the kids busy. 

The New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival thanks Penn Community Bank, proud 13 year Sponsor, Kelleen Gebler of Go To Concierge LLC, Festival Director, and Presenter: The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce. 

For more information: www.visitnewhope.com or email newhopeartsandcrafts@gmail.com.

PHOTO CAP: A community event of the area’s finest artists and crafters!

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