NEW HOPE, PA — The heart of Bucks County will once again come alive with color, creativity, and community as the 29th Annual New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival returns on September 23 and 24, 2023. Hosted by the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce, this cherished tradition brings together over 160 juried fine artists and craftspeople in a celebration of artistry and craftsmanship.
Set at Solebury High School, located at 180 W. Bridge Street in New Hope, the festival is a stone’s throw away from the bustling business district. Attendees can look forward to an array of media including oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, ceramics, woodworks, wearable art, photography, and more. With a small donation of five dollars, you can immerse yourself in this artistic extravaganza from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.
“The New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival goes beyond being just an event; it’s about the stories behind the art, the hands that crafted them, and the connections made,” says Chamber President Michael Sklar. “It’s a beloved tradition that celebrates our local artists and fosters community spirit.”
A Kaleidoscope of Artistic Expression
From traditional oil paintings that would grace any living room to unique handcrafted jewelry pieces, there’s something for every art enthusiast at the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival. Expect to be dazzled by the rich diversity of works on display, each one a testament to the artist’s unique vision and skill.
Hands-On Art and Craft Experiences
The festival also offers interactive workshops, allowing attendees to dive deep into the world of art and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or someone looking to explore a new hobby, these sessions provide a unique opportunity to learn from skilled artists.
A Symphony of Sounds and Moves
Live music performances throughout the weekend set the perfect backdrop for your artistic exploration. With a lineup featuring local talents like Peter Sandler, Chris Chadwick, Kevin Hill, and more, there’s a tune for every moment.
Culinary Delights and Kids’ Corner
The festival is a family-friendly event with activities for kids and food trucks offering local gourmet food. The little ones can discover the joy of creating at the Kids’ Corner while adults savor the finest local wines and beers.
Convenient Parking and Transportation
Parking is available behind the High School and Upper Elementary School for a five-dollar donation, with additional parking at Union Square, the Railroad Station, and downtown meters. Free shuttle buses run from 10 am-6 pm on Saturday, and 10-5 on Sunday to/from South Main Street Bus Stops.
Event sponsors include Penn Community Bank, CertaPro Painters, Bucks County Magazine, Renewal by Andersen, Friends of the Library, Green Mountain Energy, Lambertville Helping Hands, Music Mountain Theatre, and more.
For more information and updates, visit New Hope Arts and Crafts. Join the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the legacy of local artistry at the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival, where every piece tells a story, and every story is worth telling.