The Doylestown Arts Festival is something I look forward to attending every year with my family. This year the festival had gorgeous weather and included many talented artisans. I strolled through the historic streets of town and admired the many handmade pieces I found along the way.
The Doylestown Arts Festival is a juried festival that features a wide variety of artisans, entertainment, activities, and food. The festival is free to the community, and is hosted within the Doylestown Borough. I saw many tents filled with beautiful, handcrafted items, but a few in particular caught my eye. One of the artisans I visited was The Bowlmaker. In fact, one of his gorgeous wooden pears now sits on the mantel of my fireplace.
Photographs do not do any justice to the gorgeous grain of the wood, or the beautifully crafted pieces that he creates. I highly recommend seeing his work in person if you can because it is simply necessary to fully appreciate his hand crafted works of art.
The Doylestown Arts Festival featured a number of artisans across different mediums such as: jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, textile, watercolor, and oils. There was something for everyone, regardless of interests or age.
I found myself really drawn to a lot of the wooden handmade work this year. The tent by Unique Birdhouses featured many interesting wooden birdhouses that make great use of the natural characteristics of wood. The birdhouses are thoughtfully crafted and would be a great accompaniment to any garden.
Weather Wood Design showcased their sustainable rustic furniture made for outdoor use in your landscape or garden.
Autumn is the perfect time of year to spend your weekends visiting your local arts festival. For more information on community news and events visit The Doylestown Business and Community Alliance, or The Doylestown Arts Festival web site.
For additional upcoming arts related events in the Lehigh Valley, check out:
- First Friday at The Banana Factory Arts Center on October 5th, 2012 at 6 PM.Learn more about the October First Friday event.
- New Bridge Group call for artists! The Fall New Bridge Group show will be September 29th to October 13th, located at the Antonio Salemme Foundation.
- Quakertown Alive! presents The Pumpkin Ball on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 6 PM until Midnight. The Pumpkin Ball is a black tie gala benefiting revitalization of downtown Quakertown. Tickets are available at Quakertown Alive! 312 W. Broad Street Quakertown PA. For more information visit Quakertownalive.com.
- The Baum School of Art hosts the Art In The City Gala on October 13th, 2012. Featuring visiting artist Max Ginsburg, acclaimed New York social realist painter. Contact The Baum School of Art for more information. Find the Baum School of Art on Facebook.
- Up Next at The Soft Machine Gallery, an upcoming exhibit by Lydia Panas“Immanent Fear” and Jason Schwab, on display from November 2nd through November 30th, 2012. Opening reception is on Friday, November 9th from 6 – 10 PM. This exhibition is part of The Lehigh Valley Photography Month, presented by the InVision Photo Festival.
- 2012 InVision Photo Festival is being held from November 2nd through November 4th, and features three days of photo exhibitions, presentations, and workshops by photographers.