Community Arts Center’s seventeenth annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival returns to Swarthmore (Park and Dartmouth Avenues) on September 21st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Presented by Wendy Cotton, Len Orlando and The Swarthmorean, this free family event which is one of the kick-off events of the inaugural Delco Arts Week, gives festival-goers the opportunity to purchase high quality original art directly from over 40 local and regional artists and also includes an art raffle, kids’ activities, live music, great food, and local non-profit booths. Proceeds from the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will support programs at the non-profit Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA.
Sponsored by Acre Windows and Doors, Chimney Cricket, Inc., Destination Delco, Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, PECO, PNC Bank, Power Home Remodeling and WaR3house 3, CAC’s Fine Arts and Crafts Festival selects participating exhibitors through a jury process and presents original (no mechanical reproductions) art and craft work in watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, pastel, photography, pottery, printmaking, and sculpture. Attendees can meet and buy art directly from the over 40 participating artists.
The festival features a variety of live music throughout the day with performances by local musicians:
10:30 a.m. Skip Denenberg
11:45 a.m. Melange Jazz Trio
1:00 p.m. Greg Davis & Friends
2:15 p.m. Swukestra
3:15-p.m. Media Chamber Chorale
4:00 p.m. Greg Brady
Festival attendees can also get information on local non-profit and community efforts. Participating non-profits include Helen Kate Furness Library and Art Goes to School.
With a tie-dying table and children’s activity tables, the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is fun for all ages! Volunteers will be on hand to help youngsters explore art and create a craft to take home.
Throughout the day, there’s also the opportunity to purchase food from the Swarthmore Co-Op (outdoor grill and indoor prepared foods) as well as from restaurants in town. The Swarthmore Farmers’ Market will be open 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., adjacent to the festival in the Swathmore Central Park.
For a complete list of participating artists, visit communityartscenter.org.