easton art EXPLODES


published in September 2013 issue, Radius Magazine

Roses are red
you know the rest
Up off the couch
and to Riverfest **

An explosion of Art * Music * Literature looms in Easton. The 17th annual juried Riverside Festival of the Arts is Sept 21+22, and nearly 70 artists are already accepted. Local animator Maciek Albrecht illustrated this year’s festival graphic.

“It’s an event that explodes with creativity, ideas, energy – energy from artists, craftsmen, vendors, organizers and participants. Come see and feel it!” EastonRiversideFest.com

Along Easton’s scenic riverside parks where the Delaware meets the Lehigh river, enjoy:

  • Free interactive childrens’ art projects (thanks Crayola!)
  • Regional artists’ media includes painting, drawing, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, jewelry, mosaic, fabric, glass, metal, wood, clay, and turkey bone art? check!
  • Plein air art contest is $10- to enter. $500 in prizes (thanks, Gross McGinley Law Offices!). Check out the diverse ‘Plein Air Art Gallery’ of results, displayed on Sun. afternoon (3-ish)
  • Live music: James Supra Blues, Maria Woodford, Easton School of Rock, Damian & Jeff, Harkland, Scott Marshall & Hillbilly Souls, Lou Franco, Chris Cummings Standard Trio, Bev Conklin Combo, Pia Romano, Secret Treaty, Midnight Shift, plus a djingo django swing gypsy jazz finale: Hox Bijouxx.
  • Regional authors and poets: Author Matthew Crain will read an entertaining excerpt from his forthcoming commentary on James Joyce’s short stories (parents, this one is ‘PG’!).
    Poets will read ~ some with accompanying music/dance: Margaret Campbell, Danielle Notaro, Nur Alima and Donnie Clouser III, Cleveland and Michael Wall, Grant Clauser, and Bernadette McBride, and the Easton Public Library Childrens’ Poetry Troupe
  • Nurture Nature Center’s ‘scrapyard birdhouse challenge’ – 3 birdhouses will land in the new Urban Recycle Garden on their roof.
  • iMiJ photo-op will involve our cool 2013 graphic that will integrate our photogenic festival-goer

Don’t miss this one * It’ll be a BLAST.

Riverside Festival of the Arts & ACE (Arts Community of Easton) thank Easton, The Morning Call, Crayola, Brown-Daub Auto Sales, The Express Times, and WDIY for continued support. Admission is free.–>stay tuned, via downtown Easton’s app! Also check out these other upcoming Easton festivals:
sept 14 – Drinky’s skateJam, 2-8
sept 21 – movies at the mill indie film fest
sept 21+22 – riverside festival of the arts
sept 21 – fallen heros motorcycle ride
oct 5+6 – easton Garlic Fest
oct 26 – scarecrow fest @ easton farmers’ market
nov 9 – baconfest @ easton farmers’ market


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