The festival will be held Saturday, September 8 from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Dublin TEC Center and Simonds Fine Art along Route 313. Typically held on the second Sunday of September, the well-received juried festival routinely draws more than 1,000 visitors.
By partnering with the Centennial Celebration, organizers expects to expose the beautiful work of local artists to a much wider audience. It is sponsored by Discover Dublin, the borough’s revitalization organization.
“Discover Dublin started many years ago to help create community connections in the Dublin area, to connect people through events, like our Arts Festival, that bring the community together,” explained local artist Tari Zarka from Aspiring Artists of the Earth, a local artistry gallery. “It is our goal to add to the diverse and wonderful art scene of Bucks County and to share with the community the extensive talent of area artists and crafters.”
While the “Decades of Dublin” parade makes its way down Main Street and engines roar at the car show, the Arts Festival will feature the talents of a number of local artisans such as ceramic artist Robin Nidelcheff of Perkasie, goldsmith and jewelry artist Paris Muchanic of Mechanicsville, wood carver Shane Flexer of Emmaus, painter Glaucia of Dublin, printmaker Barbara Zietchick of New Hope, jewelry artists Gwyn Gerhart of Coopersburg, and Annacatette Zeoli of Allentown, etc.
In addition to displays of artwork, there will be flamework glass and pottery demonstrations, wine tasting by Peace Valley Winery, live music by the Bucks County Folk Song Society, and a variety of childrens activities.
For more information on the Dublin Arts Festival and all the events planned for the Dublin Centennial Anniversary weekend, September 7-9, including the concert by the Philadelphia Funk Authority, a 5K Run, parade, a car show, fireworks and kids' rides visit www.dublinborough.org.