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Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival

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Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival, Collingswood, NJ

Debbie Kraponick and Sheila Goodman, Event Office

member since: 11/17/2005
Festival biz experience: 15+ years
USA: Collingswood, New Jersey (NJ)
Thanks to the support of our friends at the Borough of Collingswood, we are hopeful that we can host a rescheduled Festival- so mark your calendar for Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 10am-5pm. This date is, of course, dependent on the pandemic result as the state reopens, but it gives us something to look forward to! By the fall we should have some clear guidance on any required outdoor event structuring. 

Our policy in the event that the rescheduled Festival is cancelled is to reimburse the booth fee in full. If the show is a go as we hope, booth fee checks will be deposited by September 15, 2020. The $15 jury fee will not be returned as artists will be juried as soon as the application is received allowing our artists time to make plans and share information on their FB and website pages.

For the 15th year, the Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival will proudly present 140+ craft and fine artists from throughout the US selected for the quality and variety of their latest work.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 holiday 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!

As you stroll the billowing tents along historic and hip Haddon Avenue, try dining al fresco on a Chesapeake Bay crab cake, gourmet flavored shaved ice, brisket taco, gourmet soda pop or "classic" kettle corn, funnel cake, hot dog or smoothie. 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. Or, relax and dine at one of Collingswood's 20+ popular BYOB restaurants. Cuisines include: Italian, South-of-the-Border, Pan-Asian, Indian plus American Classic.

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. Try your hand at family art activities there to add to the Festival fun.

A charity art raffle tent of craft and fine art items donated by Festival artists gives everyone a “chance” at bringing home something wonderful while also doing something to benefit a worthy cause.

We hope you will consider joining us because the Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival is "Where You'll Want To Be" for the art-full event of Fall. October is a beautiful month in downtown Collingswood!
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