Collingswood Crafts & Fine Art Festival
Since 2005, the Collingswood Crafts & Fine Art Festival has been the “place to be” for 140+ artists from throughout the U.S. to present their work to a discerning Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia audience. Selected by jury, the artists delight in discussing how they create from clay, metal, glass, wood and mixed media, their beautiful and functional craft works for home and garden. Furniture, yard sculpture, wind chimes, striking vases, elegant serving pieces, and stained glass panels and lamps are just some of the many one-of-a-kind treasures.
Fine artists working in watercolor, pastel, even oil, offer originals and also prints of their paintings. Scenic, whimsical, dramatic and always surprising, each is a unique expression by the artist. Prefer photography? Whether of nature, nostalgia, the New Jersey shore, or picturesque scenes from around the world- all have been captured by an artist’s lens for your appreciation.
And no festival is complete without wearable art. Clothing that is hand embroidered, woven, crocheted, even made from bamboo will be on display for the whole family. Boutique to bow tie, each piece assures you uncommon style and comfort. You’ll find jewelry fine and fashion and handmade for every taste, whether of pearls, vintage beads, woven leather, silver, gold, ceramic- even watch parts, guitar strings and antique silverware- imagine!
Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for a family member or friend, or treating yourself to something special, the Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival will certainly have an “artful” offering to fill the bill!
Dining choices at the Festival are “hot” and serve specialties like Donkey’s famous cheesesteaks, crab cake sandwiches from Laughing Crab Catering, Tommy T’s funnel cakes, Harrigan’s glazed nuts, Northeast Kettle Korn, the classic hotdog and Brotherly Love cheesesteak egg rolls. Be sure to leave room for the “cool” desserts like Cha-Yen shaved ice with tropical fruits and chocolate-dipped fruit (and more) kabobs by Zuzu Confections.
Stop and enjoy the musicians playing throughout town during the Festival days. Strains of smooth and New Orleans jazz, pop and folk favorites, even swing like you never heard it before, will bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toe.
And, if you’re feeling lucky, do buy raffle tickets at the Ronald McDonald House of
Southern New Jersey’s charity auction tent. Thanks to the generous donations of the Festival craft and fine artists, you can enter-to-win wonderful works of art while helping benefit their worthy efforts on behalf of ill children and their families.
With all there is to explore and enjoy, the only thing missing at the 15th Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival is…YOU!