A big weekend for the arts in downtown Kennett Square
● By J. Chambless
Pottery by George Watson.
Downtown Kennett Square will be turned over to art and artists on April 25, when East State and South Broad streets are closed to traffic and filled with artists and crafters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The fourth annual Art on the Square, a juried fine art and craft festival, is Kennett Square’s biggest art event of the year. Admission is free. Visitors will find 50 professional artists specializing in painting, illustration, sculpture, glass, wood, photography, jewelry, pottery, fibers, mixed media, and furniture making.
Art on the Square began in 2012 and coincides with the Annual Plant Sale presented by the Kennett Square Beautification Committee, now in its 49th year.
The outdoor festival is presented by the Kennett Area Restaurants and Merchants Association. Regional community arts organizations will have information booths set up to publicize their educational opportunities and adult and youth programs.
Exhibitors at Art on the Square include Andrea's Whimsies of Oxford, George Watson Pottery of Glen Mills, Golden Touch Gifts of Oxford, sculptures by Andre Kerr Design, turned wood by Larry Morgan of New Jersey, Thistle Hill Pottery of Landenberg, jewelry by Estelle Lukoff of Landenberg, paintings by Sally Wilson of Lincoln University and many more.
While visitors are in town, they can visit the American Legion Building at Broad and State streets, which will host the third annual Student Art Exhibit from April 24 to 26. The show features works by talented students in the Kennett Consolidated School District, Unionville-Chadds Ford schools, Avon Grove schools, Oxford schools and Upland Country Day School. There will be a preview party on April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. with light refreshments. Admission is free.
For more information on the weekend's events, visit www.artonthesquare.org.
To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.