Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival
Saturday, August 19, 2023 11am - 7pm
Sunday, August 20, 2023 10am - 5pm
Find a PDF version of the Festival Map HERE.
Check the website - www.collingswoodcraftsandfineartfestival.com - for updated information.
The 2023 Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival is "Where You'll Want to Be” on Saturday, August 19, 11am-7pm and Sunday, August 20, 10am-5pm along Haddon Avenue in beautiful downtown Collingswood.
The organizers of this much anticipated festival promise that their "Smashing Seventeenth" year will bring more than 180 juried craft and fine artists from the tri-state area and beyond who will offer: wearable art, display and functional pottery, blown and stained glass, fine and fashion jewelry, garden and home decor, soaps, scents, and pet gifts plus captivating fine art in watercolor, pastel, oil, collage, and decorative fine photography.
Visit “Artists’ Alley on Irvin Ave.” to view the work of emerging artists, take an art lesson from artist Jim Woodend, have a Caricature drawn by Frank Urbaniak, or get in on the action with creative family make-and-take art activities.
Catch a show while you walk! There will be live music playing throughout downtown - enjoy jazz, popular, and folk tunes - and be sure to check out the music tent sponsored by Collingswood Music at Lincoln and Haddon on both festival days.
Perkins Center for the Arts Collingswood, a treasure on Irvin Avenue, is once again offering exciting arts enrichment during the festival. On Saturday, for early risers, Yoga with Ritu at 9 am is followed by a display of the artwork of the talented Perkins faculty, folk art crafters demonstrating basket weaving, henna design, duck decoy and mandala-making plus live music by Barry Hollander and a healing arts tent to complete the afternoon. An Artist's Reception Gala from 5pm to 8pm with music by the Able Speller Trio, a book signing by Tyrese Gould Jacinto and plein air art will complete the evening. On Sunday, the basket weaving and carving demonstrations continue and the Perkins upstairs Gallery will present a unique exhibit by Bancroft Neuroarts.
Workshops, demos, hands-on opportunities, music, and the Perkins Folklife Center Story Pad will all run throughout the two-day festival.
All of that walking is certain to work up an appetite! Take advantage of delicious dining as Collingswood's well regarded “Restaurant Row” welcomes you with cuisines from all over the world, casual or upscale. You can also enjoy festival favorites at additional food tents and trucks, all happening on Haddon Ave.
Take the opportunity to try your luck at the Ronald McDonald House raffle tents filled with fine art and craft works generously donated by festival artists in support of this compassionate cause.
Then, swing by the Parke Bank Tent for the chance to win a framed house portrait of your home by popular artist Jerry Knott - you’ll also find complimentary festival tote bags (while supplies last). Make it a day to remember with a souvenir festival t-shirt, for sale at the Information Booth.
On Saturday, the fun doesn't have to end at 7pm - grab dinner and stick around for the Market Night After Party from 5pm-9pm with extended hours for shops, boutiques, and select artists/crafters, sidewalk sales, live music, and special performances and activities. For more information about Market Night, click here.
This event is a highlight of the summer in Collingswood! All that's needed for a perfect festival is YOU, so consider yourself personally invited! We’ll see you there!