On Saturday and Sunday September 17 & 18, 2016 the 20th annual Riverside Festival of the Arts will be held in downtown Easton along the scenic banks of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. The Festival continues to host more juried artists and fine craftspeople each year.

Exhibiting artists and craftspeople compete to win $1600 in prizes based on workmanship and presentation. Plein air art contestants receive a canvas and have the opportunity to create a piece over the weekend and win $1000 in prizes.

2016 poster design contest winner,

Last year’s Festival included 80 juried artists and artisans. Prizes are awarded in two categories: Fine Arts: including painting, drawing, pastel, printmaking, photography and sculpture; and Fine Crafts: featuring jewelry, mosaic, fabric and fiber, stained glass, metalwork, woodwork, clay work, and plenty more.

Riverside Festival of the Arts is currently accepting applications for this September’s event. Applications can be found at EastonRiversideFest.org or eastonArts.org, or call 610.438.4772 to obtain one by mail. All juried artist and crafter applications must be received by August 31, 2016.

Exhibit Space*

  • 10’x10’ Booth space – BYO tent
  • Tents must be weighed down properly with 35lbs per pole please. No personal Banners outside of tents.

ACE Members: $70.00

Non-Members: $130.00

*Art exhibitor application is here *

NOTE: This year your exhibit spaces will NOT be judged.
If you wish to participate in the juried art show, it is $35.00 for an art exhibitor to include a piece in our salon-style Juried Art Gallery*

  • These pieces in the gallery are for sale, and will be judged for prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd with honorable for Fine Art / Fine Craft.

Juried Art Gallery* Awards Tent  Our 20th year special event!

  • Exhibiting Artists: $35/piece
  • Non-Exhibiting Artists: $35/piece
  • There is not a guarantee that your piece gets in (fee is not refunded).
  • Entries accepted until August 26th.

Selected artists will be notified by September 2nd.

  • These art pieces are offered for sale – if you have an exhibit space(tent) your exhibit space is not judged. Only the art within the Awards Tent will be judged and available for top prizes of:

Fine Art        Fine Craft
1st:  $600     1st:  $600
2nd: $300     2nd: $300
3rd:  $100     3rd: $100


Plein Air Art Contest
All welcome *
$30.00 to enter.

  • BYO canvas/board to have stamped.

We will also have 18’ square / 16×20’ canvases available.

  • Paint inspired scene in the walk-able vicinity of the festival. Saturday & Sunday

1st:  $1000
2nd:  $500
3rd:   $300


Plein Air Paint-off
All welcome * check back for more info.

  • Free to enter:  Sunday only from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • BYO art supplies. One scene will be painted by all.
  • Best completed work wins $200.00

Volunteer/ or do a Demo!

We have many workshops in store this year.
Let us know your ideas and experience.

There is live music all weekend – here is our exciting free music lineup:

Saturday Sept. 17th Performance Schedule

11:00 – 11:45 Damian & Jeff

12:00 – 12:45 Lillian & Winston

1:00 – 1:45 Chris Cummings Jazz Standards Trio

2:00 – 2:45 Trio of Madness

3:00 – 3:45 Alex Radus Trio

4:00 – 4:45 Serene Green

Sunday Sept. 18th Performance Schedule

11:00 – 11:45 Heidi Ott featuring Andy Killcoyne

12:00 – 12:45 Dan DeChellis Trio

1:00 – 1:45 Matt Miskie

2:00 – 2:45 School of Rock

3:00 – 3:45 Cheek2Cheek

4:00 – 4:45 Dave Fields

Not only is Easton completely inundated with art during the Festival, it’s also filled with music provided by many gifted regional singers, songwriters, and musicians.

Admission is free to the public and, thanks to the generosity of Crayola, there are art projects available for children all weekend long, so bring the kids!

The Festival attracts a couple thousand visitors who enjoy art, live music and downtown Easton’s creative vibe. Visitors can make a nice day or weekend of it – so many fine restaurants to choose from. Enjoy the Riverside Arts Festival and then venture to the Crayola Experience, or Sigal Museum, or simply stroll around town to enjoy the inspired architecture, Farmers’ Market, and variety of funky shops. During your stroll you might even happen upon plein air artists so you can watch them in action.

Want to be a part of this creative event? Volunteer or sponsorship opportunities abound – see EastonRiversideFest.com for details. Let the world know that you support the arts in our community, just like Crayola, Brown-Daub, andMorning Call did once again. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the 2016 Festival Program Booklet and Guide.

20th annual Riverside Arts Festival: ART * MUSIC * LITERATURE

For more information refer to www.EastonRiversideFest.com.

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Follow @ twitter.com/eastonRiverside

Contact: Carol Benner, Chairperson @ 610.438.4772

The Riverside Festival of the Arts is a function of Arts Community of Easton, Inc. (ACE), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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