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State Street To Host CAC’s 12th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Sep 27

RELEASE – Community Arts Center’s 12th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival takes place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on State Street in Media.

High quality work by some of the region’s top artists and artisans will be on view and available for purchase during the festival.

Presented by Wendy Cotton and Len Orlando, Media Business Authority, and Brandywine Conference and Visitor’s Bureau and sponsored by Aqua, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, PECO, Plush Mills, PNC Bank, Power Home Remodeling Group, and The Safegard Group, this free event features over 50 exhibiting artists, artist demonstrations, an art raffle, kid’s activities, live music, great food, local non-profit booths, and free parking in Media all day.

CAC’s Fine Arts and Crafts Festival selects participating exhibitors through a jury process and presents original (no mechanical reproductions) art and craft work in a wide range of media including clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, acrylic, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.

Artist demonstrations include:

  • figure drawing with Olga Nielsen at 11 a.m.
  • mixed media with Nancy Barch at 12:30 p.m.
  • clay handbuilding with Drew Arata at 2 p.m. 
  • pottery on the wheel with Bob Deane at 3:30 p.m.

The festival features a variety of live music along State Street with performances from Friday Revival, Jay Popky & Alan Sigman, Midnighters, Trinidad North, and Herb Mondros on the Jackson Street stage plus additional acts from the Media Jazz Festival on the Orange Street stage.

For a complete list of participating artists and the schedule of music acts, visit the festival website at or


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Festival-goers can learn about other local non-profits – Media Arts Council, Helen Kate Furness Library, the Nia Center, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and the Players Club of Swarthmore and get information on their efforts and community programs.

An art-filled day that’s fun for all ages, children can try their hand at art at activity tables that include a variety of unique creative experiences including the ever-popular tie dye.

Truly a celebration of the arts for the entire family, proceeds from the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival support all the programs at the Community Arts Center, including free exhibitions, concerts, and its extensive outreach program, ARTto go, which provides arts experiences throughout the Delaware Valley.


About the Community Arts Center

The Community Arts Center believes the arts are essential to human development and the well-being of society. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey, encouraging participation in the arts through advocacy, education, and outreach, and serving as a vital creative resource for the community. The Community Arts Center was founded in 1948 by a group of local artists. Throughout its long and successful history the Arts Center has continually pursued excellence in all areas of its programming, expanding course offering and other programs to meet the needs of its community.  The Community Arts Center is located at 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford.