Next 2nd Saturday, December 13, 2014!
ART & LIVE MUSIC along Haddon Ave!
Enjoy live music and art all over Collingswood. As always, 2nd Saturday is free. Just arrive & enjoy the culture. Mini-art exhibitions in lots of shops! Coming to Collingswood? Parking is a breeze! See here.
More than a quarter-million twinkling lights, snow, great shops and great food. Mall, schmall - really enjoy the holidays this year with a Currier and Ives stroll through Collingswood.
Live caroling on Haddon Ave from 6 to 8 pm.
Visit with Santa FREE (714 Haddon Ave)! Bring your wishlist to Local Market and stop by for pictures with the jolliest guy around. Santa's hours on 2nd Saturday are 1 to 3pm and 5 to 8pm. Schedule and details here.
Old Collingswood Theatre Open House (823 Haddon Ave): Enjoy music, appetizers and beverages and appreciate the efforts made to retain the architectural integrity original plaster work, terrazzo flooring, chandeliers and hand tiled fountain of the theatre lobby and foyer. More info here.
The Factory (13 Fern Ave) will host Art for the Holidays on December 12 and 13 where more than 30 local artists will showcase affordable, handmade fine arts and crafts. Details here.
Yogawood (817 Haddon Ave) will feature the work of portrait/pet photographer Valerie Bruder. Valerie volunteers her time to photographing shelter animals in need of homes for various shelters and rescues in our area. Her work has been featured in Local Living Magazine, Great Destinations, NJ and American Dog Magazine.
Galerie Marie (709 Haddon Ave) will host a customer appreciation celebration during 2nd Saturday. Guests receive a free gift with every purchase. Bring a friend and you both get 10% off! Refreshments will be served. The gallery showcases more than fifty artists from around the world.
Grooveground (647 Haddon Ave) is hosting a a coat a toy fundraiser. Bring a donation of a gently-used or new coats and/or new toys for families in need. The first 50 participants receive a free coffee compliments of The Connect Church and Grooveground. They will also showcase painter Julie Smith.. She works in a variety of media including; acrylics, oils, pastels and primarily watercolors. Landscapes, the sea and other tranquil themes, provide the inspiration for her work.
Table 8 Bistro (8 Powell Lane) is hosting an artist-collaborative gallery at their restaurant. The work of local artists now decorates the dining room and pieces are for sale on 2nd Saturday.
Collingswood Music, 9 Lincoln Avenue - 5:30pm Join us for our first holiday themed student recital in the new space! 6:30pm A rare performance by our favorite Collingswood renaissance man, Willie Tapps!
Second Saturday was started by a collection of store owners that had an interest in promoting the arts in Collingswood. Each month visitors can plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free and there are local artists and musicians on each block.
If you are an artist or musician that would like to participate in 2nd Saturday, see below to find out how to display your work. You do not need to email event organizers to register for the event. Participation is free and no preregistartion is needed. Directions to participate are below.
2nd Saturday was started by a collection of store owners that had an interest in promoting the arts in Collingswood. This monthly arts event, now under the umbrella of Collingswood Partners, Inc., has turned into one of the more popular town events and grows every month with new artists and participating store locations. Established in 2004, Second Saturday Collingswood is an exciting event designed to expose local artists and musicians to the many residents and visitors of Collingswood and the surrounding area. Each month visitors can plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free. Just visit Collingswood, stroll and enjoy the culture - on us.
To find out more or to inquire about participating, please visit the “2nd Saturday Collingswood” Facebook page and "Like Us"
For Artists: Each artist is responsible for placing themselves along Haddon Avenue for the event. Set up anywhere on along Haddon Avenue on the sidewalk, make sure you leave enough room for pedestrians to pass on the sidewalk, and get permission from the business (if they are open) that you are in front of to set up. Many of you have spots that you generally set up in but we want to stress that all spots along the avenue are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unfamiliar with Haddon Avenue we generally recommend choosing a location between Fern Ave and E. Knight Ave on either side of the street. Powell Avenue at the Lumberyard is also available for artists. Set up begins at 5pm and the event runs from 6-9pm. Each artist is responsible for easels, tables, chairs, equipment and for setting-up their stations. Locations are available outside most stores, restaurants and public buildings. We can not accommodate tents at this time.
Displays should be art or craft based, handmade works – we do not accept vendors or resale for this event.
Come on out on the Second Saturday of every month (weather permitting) between 6-9pm, it is a great way to show your work, commission-free and in a fantastic street fair atmosphere. Now that the weather is warm, many people stroll the avenue late into the evening.
For Musicians: Music performances are a very popular part of the 2nd Saturday event. This is a great way for upcoming groups and musicians to gain exposure. Music performances are non-paying. You are encouraged to leave a tip jar, which has been very successful for most musicians. We ask all artists and musicians to invite friends, family and art-lovers to come out!. If a performer or group interested in performing, please contact Music Chairman Sam Caruso at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: In order to avoid drowning out neighboring music, musicians MUST be booked through Sam Caruso. If you are not a scheduled musician for the evening, we will ask you to leave.
Established in 2004, Second Saturday Collingswood is an exciting event designed to expose local artists and musicians to the many residents and visitors of Collingswood and the surrounding area. Each month visitors can plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free. just visit Collingswood, stroll and enjoy the culture - on us.
Artists interested in participating to please visit "2nd Saturday Collingswood" on Facebook to stay up date on info for each month's event. Also, if you know of other artists that would be interested in participating, please direct them to the Facebook page.
Thank you for your continued interest, tell your artist friends, spread the word, and let's make this into something great! Everyone is welcome to be part of the fun!
The Collingswood Second Saturday Team
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