The 20th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts

Easton, PA *  10 AM – 5 PM: September 17+18, 2016 = 20th annual event

We are seeking our 20th annual festival Chairperson! FYI – job description is here… we are starting to work on the 2016 festival already; we have a great team in place – and now for a great leader; step on up!!

WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLY GREAT WEEKEND that was, Sept 19+20, 2015!! Thank you to Mother Nature…. couldn’t have been better weather. and THANK YOU: ACE Arts Community of Easton, Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Main Street Program, Brown-Daub Auto, Crayola, WDIY, The Morning Call, The Epress-Times/, and Shaughnessy Law Offices, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, and our entire Riverside Festival of the Arts volunteer committee for a truly super event!!  We are sorry that our fearless leader Carol Benner will need to retire from Chairing, for the 20th annual Riverside Festival of the Arts – but come hell or high water, we are working on making that happen. THANK YOU CAROL BENNER!

The 20th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts will be September 17+18, 2016. It’s a two-day outdoor event featuring fine artists, crafts people, musicians and authors, and a plein air art contest (2016 will be the 7th annual).

This year, we kicked it all off with PechaKucha Night on Sept 18 (6:30 at Nurture Nature Center) – $2.00 for a super night of 8 brief and vibrant ‘Ted-like’ talks.

let Jess do it! face-painting

let Jess do it! face-painting

We are now ramping up for the September 2016 Festival and working on sponsors; this festival is entirely non-profit and volunteer run. The sponsor $$ goes directly to our juried artist winners, plein air art contest winners, marketing the events and festival, and logistics for the festival.
Each year the riverside festival of the arts grows. Over 70 fine artists and fine craftsmen compete for recognition and $1600 in cash prizes. Regional bands and songwriters perform at Scott Park all weekend long – check out our super 2015 music lineup!

The ever-popular Plein Air art contest will be back again for its 7th year: $20.00 to enter – $2000 in prizes! This contest is open to all, right up to the festival (walk-ins welcome) #EastonPleinAir

Once again, there will be a Children’s art projects booth, featuring art activities and “give-aways”, courtesy of one of our major sponsors:  thanks Crayola!! and thanks so much to our ACE volunteers/Riverside committee members, Peggy & Bill for putting together cool kids art projects once again!
Scrumptious food vendors will be on-site with plenty of goodies and beverages (adult & general).

Easton resident Lily decides which cool Crayola project to embark on next!

Easton resident Lily decides which cool Crayola project to embark on next!

Calling all Volunteers, We could use some help! Especially on Sat when we help artists unload their cars and get to their spots: <— send us your contact info if you would like to help – meet fun people, as you help your community!

Check out our website to find opportunities to exhibit – perform – make art – sponsor – volunteer – or simply come down to immerse yourself in a beautiful creative weekend along Easton’s scenic riverside. The 2016 poster design contest is in effect!

Please support our SPONSORS!! Thank you LV Chamber of Commerce, Crayola, WDIY, ACE (arts community of Easton), Shaughnessy Law Offices, Express-Times, and the Morning Call and all others that gave to support this wonderful fest. It can’t happen without you – hope you can all come this weekend to enjoy it.

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RFA 2015 Poster Contest Winner!

2015RFAPosterCongratulations to Monica Shell, our winner in the RFA 2015 Poster Contest!

Monica’s design was selected by our committee to represent the 2015 Riverside Festival in our posters, advertisements, cards and programs. Many thanks to all the other entrants! The response to this year’s contest was great, and we received a lot of excellent work. which made the selection process difficult. We are inviting all the contestants to display their work at the RFA Information tent at the festival in appreciation of their efforts.

Thanks again to Monica and all the contest participants!

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The Riverside Festival of the Arts is an annual arts, music and literature event in Easton along the banks of the Delaware River.