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New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival This Weekend


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New Hope, PA (CNBNews)-- Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce presents the 29th Annual New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, 2023, at New Hope - Solebury High School, 180 W. Bridge Street, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Over 160 juried fine artists and craftspeople will exhibit using media such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, fine and fun jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, fiber, furniture, wearable art, glass art, photography, outsider art, and more. Festivities will also include live music all weekend long, food trucks, kids activities, hands-on demonstrations, and more. The Festival takes place at the New Hope – Solebury High School parking lot, just a few minutes walk from the center of the business district, and there is a free bus to from the Festival parking to South Main St at the Bucks County Playhouse. Admission is a five-dollar donation. Hours are Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

"New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival has everything from those killer oil paintings you'd want in your living room to that handcrafted jewelry piece that's just so you and more," said Chamber President Michael Sklar. "And it's not just about the art you take home; it's the stories behind them, the hands that crafted them, and the friends you make while you're here. It is one of our largest events of the year and an annual beloved New Hope and Bucks County tradition. We hope to see you there."

He added, "For nearly three decades, the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival has been more than an event; it's a tradition. A tradition of celebrating local artists, of fostering community spirit, and of creating memories. Every year, thousands converge here, not just to buy art, but to be part of a story, a legacy."

Nestled in the heart of historic New Hope, the 29th annual Arts and Crafts Festival is set to dazzle and inspire. This event, renowned for its rich legacy, is not just a festival but a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity and community that New Hope embodies.

Event Highlights:

A Kaleidoscope of Artistry: With over 150 artisans from the region and beyond, attendees will be treated to a visual feast. From handcrafted jewelry that tells a story, ceramics that are a blend of tradition and modernity, to paintings that capture the soul, there's something for every art enthusiast.

Hands-on Artistic Adventures: Dive deep into the world of art with interactive workshops. Whether you're a seasoned artist or someone looking to explore a new hobby, our skilled artists will guide you in a journey of creation and discovery.

Melodies and Moves: As you meander through the stalls, let the rhythms of local musicians set the mood. From soulful ballads to foot-tapping numbers, there's a tune for every moment. And don't miss the dance performances that bring stories to life with every move.

A Wonderland for Young Artists: At the Kids' Corner, the little ones aren't just spectators. They're artists in the making. With a range of fun and engaging activities, they'll discover the joy of creating.

Culinary Delights: New Hope is not just about art for the eyes but also a treat for the taste buds. Relish gourmet food from local stalls and sip on the finest local wines and beers.

Artists, craftspeople and makers will exhibit in categories found below.


Adams, Sarah
Heart of Fire Pyrography

Alban, Queta
Greta’s House

Arbo, Jennifer Evans
Jennifer Evans Arbo Photography

Ballai, Dave
Yardsticks Rule

Byrne, Joshua
House of Byrne

Canuso, Lisa
Candles by Lisa

Carr, Diana
House of Cork

Castor, Julia
Castor Art and Pottery

Claypoole, Neil
Jonathan’s Spoons

Crawford, Suzanne
Rustic Mountain Chic

Csapo, Natalie
The Wheeling Gypsy

Diaz, Margie
Marg Ceramics

Diaz-Metz, Nancy

Dojlidko, Daniel
Creative Spruce Woodworking

Elmes, Chris
Elmes Street Custom Works

Evans, Hannelore
Crazy House Creations

Field, Ed
EF Stained Glass

Friedman, Amy
J. Amy’s Kokedama, Unique Glass & More

Fulton, Catherine May
Feral Broomcraft

Goroschko, Heather Jo
Art of the Gift LLC

Greet, Jessica
Fairydust Pottery

Griggs, Amelia
Easy Learning

Guglielmo, Lauren
Wild Dreamers LLC

Hogan, Carolyn
CarlyBlue Woodcraft

Hrung, Catherine
Kiwi & Mochi

Johnson, Christina
CJ Ceramics

Jones, Debbie
Montana Mountain Skincare LLC

Kennedy, Denise
Creepy Dolls Perkasie

Krause, Leslie
Ninbia Bags of New Hope

Larcher, Elizabeth
Little Miss Delilah

Martier, Nick & Kristen
Nick Martier Woodworking

Miller, Justin
[email protected]

Moreno, Grace
Grace Hunsinger Studio

Morrash, Jack
Morrash Glassworks

Neale, Barbara
Fused Glass Designs

O’Krogly, Richard
Alien Moon Arts

Pfeiffer, Judith
Artistic Quilts

Reid, Steve
Steve’s Urban Lumber

Rhodes, Spencer
Moss & Brooke

Rodefeld, Casey
Altered Earth Ceramics

Rufe, Sue Volkert

Rush, Kolby
Saint Rocco’s Treats

Slopey, Gina
Gina Slopey

Southard, Cynthia
Ivy & Oliver

Strecker, Ray
Victoria Wood Craft

Sutkin, JoAnne
Barnhouse Pots

Sweed, Margot
Margot’s Pottery

Ten, Eyck Michelle Hoffman
Way of the Butterfly

Tov, Viktor
Retro NY Metro Inc

Trotter, Terri
Third Street Studio

Trubu, Claudio
CT Leather Craft

Vander, Mooren Laura Lynn
Nature’s Design

Weiss, Debra
Big Dog Glass and Design

Wemelsdorf, Loretta
Loretta Belle Art

Williams, Beau & Tony Mitchell
Mudd Pottery


Bland, Nurit
Sew Designed

Brown, Paula

Carrow, Patrick
Patrick Michael Accessories

Elser, Catherine
Creative Cousins

Fausnacht, Eric
Alphie and Ollie LLC

McFadden, Astou
Dioum Basket

Mitrano, Sue Fox
Blue Fox Studio

O’Toole, Catherine
Quilts by Kate

Rapp, Audrey
Melagrana Design

Rungta, Shikha
The Atticco LLC

Schumann, David
[email protected]

Stevens, Amy
Amy Stevens

Vartas, Leonid
You’re My Goose Linen Studio

Workowski, Kathy
Avenue of Peace

Fine Arts:

Chacon, Patricia
[email protected]

Foster-Lucas, Michele
Michele Foster Lucas

Garvey, Joseph David
[email protected]

Goldstein, Michael
Michael Goldstein Art

Gratkowski, Donna
Gratkowski Original Art

Konczyk, Michelle Avery
[email protected]

Krause, Jessie
Jessie Krause

Lippay, Laura
Laura Lippay

Pantalone, Valerie
[email protected]

Parla, Michael
Parla Creative

Ruch, Lauren
[email protected]

Ruhe, Robert
Broken Branch Creation

Singh, Preeti
Preeta Singh

Tagher, Tina
Asante Sana Art

Tucker, Andrea
Art by Andrea

VanWyen, Carolann
CVW Watercolors


Allers, Deborah
My Favorite GIft Shop

Anderson, Lynn
All Washed Up Gems

Bennethum, Kathleen
Macalania Jewelry

Braccia, Vincent
Skyseed Energy

Brandow, Douglas
Cutting Edge Mining Co.

Calderone, Sandy

Durner, Mary
The Beaded Mermaid

Gold, Robin
Robins Wired

Keefe, Carol
Big Luv Studio

Kingman, Johnny
Treasures of the Jersey Shore

Lewis, Nora
Nora Sue Jewelry

Lobel, Kaaren
Jewelry Designs by KL

Maina, Ruth
Njeri Njeristudio

Maisell, Sonya
Nine Birds Studio

Miller, Robin
Robin Miller Artisan Jewelry

Muerman, Amy
.dym. minimalist jewelry

Nielsen, Jill
Nonesuch Studio

Peach, Becky
The Playful Peach

Pierson, Cindy & Jim
Natural Designs Jewelry

Porello, Eugenia

Porterfield, Karen
Jewelry by Karen

Puglia, Colleen
Rustic Heart Studio

Schneider, Linda
Loominous Design

Siani, Yanina
Yanina Siani Jewelry

Suski-Harding, Bernadette
Penelope Plum Designs

Ziegler, Kelly


Kulina, Christine & Nicholas
KG Bees

Mangum, Jesse
Nutty Novelties

Schneller, Hedy
illumia skincare products

Tartaglino, Joanne
Celtic Chairde Creations

Mixed Media:

Argenti, Anthony
Resin Makes

Aulisio, Burton
Galactic Art

Bashford, Kirsten
Beyond the Wildflowers

Burry-Schnepp, Tali
[email protected]

Cassidy, Lori

Fernandez, Helma
Jersey Driftwood Art

Graze, Hollie
Mollycat Mosaics

Guarraia, Michael
MG Custom Lighting

Marchand, Judith & David Horowitz
Modern Fossils

Oster, Jodi J.
Oster Folkart

Powers, Janet
HenBit Art

Pruiti, Joe

Purdue, Caroline
Caroline Doodles


Jecxz, Derek
Derek Jecxz Fine Art Photographer

Maloney, Sharon Parham
Spinythorn Photography

Miller, Mark
Mark Miller Photography

Niswender, Kim
Kim Marie Art Designs

Taylor, Ruth C.
Reflections by Ruth

Plus many others to be announced. Prizes will be awarded this year for Best in Show, Crafts, Fiber, Fine Art, Jewelry, Mixed Media and Photography.

Live entertainment will include a who's who of area musicians:

Saturday, September 23rd

11 to 11:45 – Peter Sandler
12 to 12:45 – Chris Chadwick
1 to 1:45 – Kevin Hill
2 to 2:45 – Ryan Sab
3 to 3:45 – Cara Courtney
4 to 4:45 – John Thomas

Sunday, September 24th

11 to 11:45 – Michael Henry Robert
12 to 12:45 – Jonnie and Rachel
1 to 1:45 – Justin Love
2 to 2:45 – TBA
3 to 3:45 – Brian Elliott

Parking is behind the High School and Upper Elementary School for a five dollar donation - with parking donations supporting school activities. Enter on Bridge St at Parking Sign or at the school entrance at Hardy Bush Way at the 202 Spur-Lower York Rd near the granite statue for the Upper Elementary School Lot.  Please be Advised: $5 HANDICAPPED Parking is LIMITED for the large number of visitors. Please leave your cell phone # on the Dashboard and move your vehicle when leaving the Festival.

More parking is at Union Square, at the Railroad Station, and at meters and parking lots downtown with a free shuttle to the Festival and Parking from South Main St near the Bucks County Playhouse.  You will need $5 cash for the School lots, quarters or a credit card at Union Square, and you will need 3 quarters per hour at most meters or you can use the ParkMobile or PayByPhone App on your smartphone in many areas. Free shuttle buses run from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and 10-5 on Sunday to/from South Main Street Bus Stops.

Thank you to festival sponsors, including Penn Community Bank (Personal and Business Banking Solutions in Bucks County), CertaPro Painters (Professional Painters, Painting Contractors), Bucks County Magazine, Renewal by Andersen (Full Service Window and Door Replacement), Friends of the Library, Green Mountain Energy, Lambertville Helping Hands, Music Mountain Theatre and more.

Admission to the entire festival is a five dollar donation. For more information and a full list of updates, events and artists:


The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to promoting the success and vitality of Greater New Hope – from Peddler’s Village to Lambertville, NJ – for over 40 years. Our focus is to promote local business, attract visitors from the region, and to support the people who drive this unique destination for culture, shopping, and the arts.


The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare of the greater New Hope area by pursuing actions that will empower the community to thrive and its businesses to proper.

Event Promotion Statement:

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce promotes many functions every year including: New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival, New Hope Auto Show, Halloween Events, New Hope Holiday Events, New Hope Film Festival, New Hope Celebrates Pride Week, Winter Festival, Delaware Canal Festival, and many more.

Everything we do is funded, staffed, and supported by our members who volunteer their time and talents. Our members are encouraged to volunteer to help any of our events.