This festival has been cancelled for 2015.
The Reading-Berks Chapter PGC Juried Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival is – in the world of festivals – a chic event. Never discriminating in taste, the arts and crafts at the Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival encompasses the realms of traditional, contemporary and fine art. Shaker furniture, penny rugs, calligraphy, scheresnchnitte, block prints, theorem, redware and folk art painting are just a sample of what is on display. Many of these artists are nationally and internationally recognized for their excellence. It is impressive the studious care for technique exhibited at the Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival. It should be no surprise then, that demonstrations are almost hourly events such as paper cutting, tin smithing, quilting and weaving, and wood turning
One of the most admired and revered of juried craft festivals, the Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival is sponsored by the very prestigious Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. The guild maintains their high quality standards by using juried festivals like this one as initiation for new members. While having ones art tested before a panel of the most respected experts may be intimidating, this process is seen not as a barrier to membership but as an educational experience towards better craftsmen. It is an encouraging concept to think that the Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival is not merely a show and market, but a genuine social experience for the crafters.
This very fashionable event showcases the best in Pennsylvania fine arts and crafts so it’s no guess where the bulk of attention draws to, but there is plenty for the visitors. In addition to great works for sale, there is live music playing all weekend. A raffle loaded with great prizes draws hourly door prizes. For collectors and antiquers there is a booth for antique and fine art appraisals. Refreshments for this event are catered and delicious, but for those needing variety visitors might plan on lunch beforehand.
Admission costs are nominal and free for children under 12. Parking is free.