Bethlehem, Rittenhouse Square and Penn’s Landing Craft Fairs

One weekend, two days, three fine arts and crafts shows.

48th Annual Bethlehem Fine Arts and Craft Show features more than 70 juries local and regional artists, along with live music and children’s art activities. Local musicians Dave Fry, Earl the Accordionist, Ben Wright, Gary Lader and All in Good Time will be playing throughout the two days. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Faces by Abbott

The piece above is entitled “Faces.”
Upcycled Art created by local artist Virginia Abbott and children visitors of the 2012 Mother’s Day Weekend Art Show in Downtown Bethlehem.
This piece will be raffled at the 2013 Show to benefit our children’s art program.

Over at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia the Pennsylvania Fine Craft Fair opened today and will continue Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  This free event showcases 140 independent craftsmen.

Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will bring its signature premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia on May 10, 11 & 12, 2013. This is believed to be the first professional fine craft fair at the Square.

…the Fine Craft Fair will focus on hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine porcelain, and other interpretive works including blown glass, limited edition photography and sculpture.

And as long as you are in  Philly, stop by The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for the Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar, Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA

The Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar is an outdoor retail art/craft show that is organized & juried by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery & Boutique.  Over 100 local & national artists have been chosen to set up shop & sell their wares at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, right along the Delaware River. The event is being held on Mother’s Day weekend this year, so come to the show to pick up a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for mom or better yet, bring your mom to the show for a fun day on the waterfront!

Shoppers can expect high quality handmade goods that reflect the unique & often quirky aesthetic of Art Star.  Art Star has hand selected a diverse collection of artists that create anything & everything, including housewares, paper goods, dolls, prints, ceramics, clothing, accessories, paintings/drawings, sculpture, and many other one-of-a-kind curiosities.  All items have been handmade from a variety of mediums that include fabric, clay, glass, wood, paper & much more.

The event will also include live music, food, and family friendly art demonstrations / make + takes.

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