New Wilmington will host its first annual Summerfest celebration of the arts, from 3 – 9 p.m. Friday, July 15 on Market Street in New Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public.
The event will feature sidewalk sales, artist vendors, pop-up galleries, entertainment, food, music, and special children’s activities.
Vendors will sell jewelry, pottery, clothing, fine art, wood art, books, personal care products, glass, candles, gift baskets, and more. Food vendors will provide various types of cuisine catered to the art of food. Demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the day.
Jim Fisher, former FBI agent, law graduate, professor emeritus (Edinboro University), and author of 13 nonfiction books, will speak on investigative journalism.
Steve Totin, Westminster College graduate, will demonstrate and sell his artwork, highlighting his most recent sculptures made from recycled objects. Totin will provide children with the opportunity to construct their own art from recycled bottles and paper.
Additional children’s activities include hula hoop demonstrations, juggling, crafting fruit bird feeders, sidewalk chalk, coloring, painting, bracelet-making, bubbles, tattoos, and face painting.
Painting classes, wine tasting, and Amish country tours are available throughout the day.
At 5 p.m., Westminster College theatre students will perform the play, Check, Please, following a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse.
Musicians will play throughout the day and the evening will close with a Scottish fiddle concert at 8 p.m. on Westminster’s Senior Terrace.