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Throughout the year I do a variety of festivals, shows and events. Check my events calendar here to find out where I'll be.
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JOIN US ON JULY 13TH & 14TH, 2019!
Our 51st Annual Festival ushers in a new era for Corn Hill with a half-century behind us. The Festival will present over 325 artists on nine tree-lined historical streets. Music will fill the air from four stages and families will experience a variety of events including the magical 7th Annual Fairy Houses Tour! Food, beer & wine will give visitors a chance to taste unique drinks and culinary delights. Click here for information.
Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st, 2019
20th Annual - Art In The Garden
Come enjoy a leisurely day at our yearly event Art in the Garden. This event will be held on Saturday, August 31st & Sunday, September 1st from 10:00 - 4:30. Over 80 local artists have been invited this year to display their art on the backdrop of the beautiful gardens. Tent galleries located around the gardens will display the native talent which includes painting, tile work, pottery, jewelry & more.
Saturday, June 15, 11am – 6pm (Rain or Shine)
Come to the 2019 Ambler Arts & Music Festival! You’re invited to share in a day filled with art, music, food and shopping in downtown Ambler. Butler Avenue will be closed to allow for artists to fill the streets and for you to enjoy the day in the arts and crafts marketplace. The festival will feature a wonderful array of exhibitors including, fine art, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, photography, pottery, fiber, wood work, jewelry and more! Click here for information.
The West Park Cultural Center in conjunction with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Mural Arts are excited to present the 12th Annual West Park Arts Festival! This year will mark the very first Funk Fest on the Music Stage.
Join us on South Concourse Drive, between 41st and Memorial Hall Drive (near the Please Touch Museum). Click here for information.
RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 2!! LET’S ALL PRAY FOR SUNSHINE!
Conceived in 2015, a Makers Street fair melding our love of Hopewell and our appreciation of handmade things. Now every May we take it to the street, Seminary Avenue to be exact.
Mark your calendar, come on down and meet the makers, artisans, crafters of Handmade Hopewell. While you're here, don't forget to enjoy the restaurants, shops and cool folks that make up Hopewell Borough. 10:00 - 4:00. Complete info here.
Come to Children's Lake in Boiling Springs for the 33rd Annual Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival where more than 100 artisans will display their work along Front Street and Third Street. Enjoy live music, and a large selection of scrumptious foods and treats at the food court. Held rain or shine from 9 am to 4 pm! Free parking and shuttle service available at the Boiling Springs High School campus. Handicap parking on 2nd Street. No pets permitted. Click here for full info.
Produced by the Arts Council of Princeton with participation from the students of Princeton University and support from the town of Princeton, Communiversity ArtsFest features over 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, unique merchandise and culinary masterpieces from local chefs, plus six stages of continuous live entertainment. 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Look for me in my usual spot! Just near the corner of Nassau Street and Witherspoon Street. Complete information here: http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/communiversity/
Our 10th Annual ArtJam is coming to Palmer Square! Opening Reception is on March 29, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
HomeFront’s ArtJam will transform a storefront on Palmer Square in Princeton into a pop-up art gallery bringing together professional artists, undiscovered artists who have experienced homelessness, and the community at large in a celebration of creativity.
If you visit, you can feel good twice! You can buy art you’ll love, and you can feel good that the money you spend is going to a cause you can believe in—HomeFront, helping homeless families become self-sufficient. ArtJam benefits ArtSpace, HomeFront’s innovative therapeutic art program.
Save the Dates – March 29- April 16.
Located at 19 Hulfish St., Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ.
Join me and a group of talented artists for an opening reception of the Spring Art Show at one of the best little art galleries around. The 2nd Floor Art Gallery is one of those rare finds and its ever-rotating shows will keep you coming back for more. Light refreshments, live music, good vibes and kindred spirits. 8826 Easton Road, Revere, PA 18953
Join me for a reception and the quaint and cozy Bridge Street House Gallery in beautiful Lambertville. This event will kick off a three week, solo exhibit of my originals, prints and tiles. Light refreshments. Hope you can join me! 75 Bridge St. Lambertville, NJ.
Indoors! A sweet little fine craft and gourmet food boutique just in time for your holiday gift-giving. I will have a full selection of miniatures, prints, books and tiles. :)
The Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing (UUCWC), 268 Washington Crossing PE Rd. Titusville, PA
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
FIND ME IN BOOTH #41A, in the first section to the left of the entrance.
The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of live music, performing arts and refreshments.
10:00 - 5:00, Saturday and Sunday. This free to the public show, co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions, Inc., is located on Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues in Bloomfield/Montclair. Unlimited parking from the Watching Ave. entrance.
Join me at one of my favorite shows of the year, in the unique Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, PA. Find me in my usual spot.
Each year Chestnut Hill welcomes Autumn with The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival.Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of art, music, culinary delights and boutique shopping as Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenuesis transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace.
One of my favorites and right in my own backyard! Join me this year at BOOTH #80 on East State Street... NOT MY USUAL SPOT Y'ALL! I'll have new work to share with you along with my collection of prints, books and tiles. The festival returns in 2018 on September 8th & 9th, from 10am-5pm each day.
Complete details: http://doylestownartsfestival.com
Come enjoy a leisurely day at our yearly event Art in the Garden. This event will be held on Saturday, September 1st & Sunday, September 2nd from 10:00 - 4:30. Over 70 local artists have been invited this year to display their art on the backdrop of the beautiful gardens. Tent galleries located around the gardens will display the native talent which includes painting, tile work, pottery, jewelry & more.
Full information here: http://www.paxsonhillfarm.com/artinthegarden.html
The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is delighted to announce that the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, presented by ESL Federal Credit Union, will take place July 14th and 15th, in historic Corn Hill. In addition to the vast selection of art, music, food, beer, wine and kids activities that people have come to know and love, this year’s special anniversary will include celebratory themed events that tie into 1969, the year the Festival originated.
Full information and directions: www.cornhillartsfestival.com
More than 100 juried craftsmen and artists will showcase their wares along the west side of Children’s Lake at the 32nd Annual Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival. At this free event in the village of Boiling Springs – just outside of Carlisle – handmade jewelry, photography, fine art, pottery, furniture, decorative painting, leather work, enameling, woodworking, metalwork, doll sculptures, and fiber art will be among the unique treasures for sale.
Rise Gathering is a weekend getaway, May 18-20, designed for us to connect with other passionate women and nurture ourselves with empowering, uplifting experiences. It will take place at the peak of spring in the beautiful Pocono mountains. There will be yoga, hiking, creative workshops, dancing, fascinating speakers and so much more.
I will be teaching my Stained Glass Trees painting workshop at this fabulous women's retreat, the Rise Gathering Annual Weekend, and you can use promo code DAR to get $100 off your ticket. NOTE: You do not have to take my workshop to use this promo code! :)
Visit www.risegatherings.com for complete information and ticketing.
Hope you will join us!
FIND ME at the far end of this festival on Seminary Avenue, Hopewell Borough.
A high quality Makers Street Fair. Mark your calendar, come on down, walk around town, enjoy the restaurants and shops. Meet the makers, artisans, crafters of Handmade Hopewell and the cool folks that make up Hopewell Borough.
FIND ME AT BOOTH #120, on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon Streets!
225+ artists, crafters, merchants and nonprofits. Continuous live entertainment on six stages. Child-friendly activities and performances. Delicious food from around the globe.
FIND ME in BOOTH S520
April 19-22, 2018, Pier 94, New York, NY
Thursday: Trade Only - 12–7 p.m.
Trade First Preview Party: 5–7 p.m.
Friday: Trade Only - 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Opening Night Party: 4–8 p.m. - (public welcome)
Saturday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. - (trade and public)
Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. - (trade and public)
Friday, December 8 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 9 from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m., 13 Fern Avenue in downtown Collingswood and adjacent to the Patco high-speedline.
Started in 2011, Art Within Reach shows are held twice a year -- in the spring and in the fall. Originally held in the home of Art Within Reachfounder Eric Wolff and Robb C. Sewell, the show has been so successful and popular that it has outgrown its original home. Art Within Reach has a brand new home -- The Factory in Collingswood, NJ.
The Factory is the perfect spot for Art Within Reach. Once the Collingswood Theatre, which opened in 1920, the historic, sprawling, and breathtaking building is now home to The Factory, a member-based co-op space for artists.
Come join New Hope artist and DIG member, Dar James, for this fun, unique painting workshop. As we head toward the winter holidays, come and spend a chilly afternoon making a special piece of art to gift to yourself or someone special. This is not the copy-the-example kind of paint party— it’s a personal, creative experience with a unified “tree” theme. Your 12x12" painting will be created on a pre-primed, stretched canvas with acrylic paints in a color palette that speaks to you!
We will use finger-painting, "graffiti," positive and negative space, we’ll experiment with a variety of tools, mark-making, and use metallic and iridescent colors that will light up your work.
Designed for all skill levels! No art experience necessary, just curiosity!
Cost: $75.00 includes instruction, all materials, and a Sunday afternoon full of creative, soul food with kindred spirits.
Art of Spirit Local is a holiday Pop-Up store, open for six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years. We shine a light on the creative spirit of the Delaware Valley, as we honor and celebrate the work of our local artists and craftspeople.
Our collections span from handmade soap, ceramics, jewelry to furniture, and clothing all with a range of accessible pricing.
All work is inspired, handmade, and available to you at Art of Spirit LOCAL !
Please join us as you ‘shop local’ and support the creative minds and hearts of the valley!
The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of live music, performing arts and refreshments. Details can be found at: http://tylerparkarts.org/crafts-in-the-meadow.html
A SPECIAL GALLERY OPENING in the color BLUE... The Studio, 17&19 W. Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA. Visit the website: www.thestudionewhope.com
We humans are drawn to blue. Like no other color, we are drawn to blue. The color of the ocean, the color of the sky. Few other things in this world are naturally blue, but water and air are large and vast in our lives. On October 7, a small group of regional artists will be featured in the Everything Blue show at The Studio on Mechanic St. in New Hope, PA. I'm really looking forward to experiencing a gallery full of BLUE! Cobalt and ultramarine have long been my go to colors. Please join me.... What do you love about blue?
Chestnut Hill's Fall For The Arts! One of my favorite shows... come to this unique section of Philadelphia for this great one day show. RAIN DATE IS OCTOBER 1. Full information here: https://chestnuthillpa.com/events/fall-for-the-arts-festival/