Kennett Library to Host Annual Kennett Arts Festival Next Weekend

Kennett Arts Festival
Image via Kennett Library.

Kennett Library will host its second annual Kennett Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24.  

This two-day celebration of art in Kennett Square will showcase over 100 local and regional artists’ work in various mediums across palates and price points. Patrons may purchase the artwork and artisans’ jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, and more. 

Carolyn Mostyn, member of the Kennett Arts Festival Committee and Friends of Kennett Library Board Member, said, “We have a legendary relationship with art here in Chester County surrounded by titans of fine art and illustration. Hosting an art festival is a terrific way to bring art into our personal lives. The creativity and passion artists share in a festival setting is exciting and inspiring. Their art surrounds our senses and stimulates our imagination.”   

“The Kennett Arts Festival will also feature live music, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors, including beer and wine,” said Chris Manna, Executive Director of Kennett Library. “Libraries are becoming known for being places of creativity. What better way to reflect our commitment to community creation and local art than through an arts festival! Last year’s inaugural event showed this community’s love for supporting local art and the Kennett Library. We look forward to delivering an even more impactful event this year.” 

The festival will be held rain or shine outdoors at 600 S. Broad Street, the Borough of Kennett Square parking lot on Sept. 23 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sept. 24 from 12 PM to 4 PM. General Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. All proceeds will benefit Kennett Library. 

Mostyn added, “Join us and feed your soul and mind with color, shape, and creative energy! While you take home the joy of an artful experience, know that you are also contributing to our magnificent Kennett Library & Resource Center.” 

Featured artists include Cary Galbraith, a local talent who captures the essence of our beautiful, local world. Joge Caligiuri joins this year from the Rittenhouse Fine Art Festival and more, bringing his stunning encaustic pieces. Jewelry artist Bonnie Layton’s booth is always buzzing. 

Live music will feature Sin City Lite, Amanda & Teddy, and Dub C Swing

Family activities include face painting with Guenevere Calabrese-Finley of Calabrese Arts, pumpkin painting, and free books from Arts Holding Hands & Hearts

Food includes Los Taquitos de Puebla, Dough Sweet, On the Roll, Mezzaluna Pizza, and Cinnamon Bun Exchange. The local beverages offered are Braeloch and Casa Carmen.

The event is sponsored by WSFS, Matt Slap, Binkley Horticultural Services, and Kuzo Funeral Home

For more information on the festival, visit the website.

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