Welcome to the Market Street Arts Festival, where the river meets the road and the past meets the future! This festival is a grassroots project dedicated to bringing quality art to Brownsville, PA, on the third weekend of May.
The third annual festival, held May 17-19, 2013, reflects Brownsville’s historic past, as well as its hopes for the future. It will feature artist, artisan, and food vendors, two art exhibitions, competitions in writing, musical composition, and visual arts, musical performances by twenty ensembles from four states, historic site tours, hands-on art activities, an archeological dig, and more.
Parking for handicapped visitors is available in a reserved lot adjacent to the Marketplace in downtown Brownsville. Visitor parking is available in the lot near the lower bridge and at the concert and art show venues (Christ Church, Sons of Italy, and Market Street Academy). Shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend.
See video from the 2012 festival at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mPJSeGjG1E&feature=g-upl .
Market Street Arts Festival 2013 Tentative Schedule
Friday, May 17th:
Arts Horizons Awards Showcase: 7 PM, Oddfellows Hall Third Floor
Saturday, May 18th:
10 AM: CAMA String Duo (Irish and classical music), outdoor stage
11:30: Ray Owen (American heritage through music), outdoor stage
12:30 Panther Hollow String Band (bluegrass), outdoor stage
2:00 Ray Owen (American heritage through music), outdoor stage
2:30 Mon Yough Community Choir (choral music), Christ Church Anglican
3:00 Calypso Gypsies (steel drums), outdoor stage
4:00 Riversong (eclectic string and vocal ensemble), Christ Church Anglican
4:30 Ray Owen (American heritage through music), outdoor stage
5:30 Trumpets of Joy (gospel quartet), outdoor stage
6:00 Joanie Brittingham (soprano), Christ Church Anglican
Chainsaw carving and archeological dig behing the Flatiron Building. Tours and history of Christ Church Anglican available throughout the day on Saturday. Tours of the Historic Church of St. Peter available 1-3 PM on Saturday.
Sunday, May 19th
12:30 Jerry Haines (family friendly folk music), outdoor stage
1:00 Marylloyd Claytor Dance Company (modern dance), Sons of Italy Hall
2:00 Christian Sesek (Rat Pack songs), outdoor stage
2:00 Market Street Academy Student Recital, Christ Church Anglican
3:00 James Tobin (singer/songwriter), outdoor stage
3:00 Acoustic Shadows of the Blue and Gray (Civil War music), Sons of Italy Hall
4:00 Swiety Jozef Polish Heritage Choir (Polish sacred music), Christ Church Anglican
4:30 Jim Platt (singer/songwriter), outdoor stage
5:30 Pat Septak (accordionist), outdoor stage
6:00 Cello Fury (cello rock), Sons of Italy Hall
Saturday and Sunday:
Artists’ Marketplace featuring handmade items and demonstrating artists (jewelry making, chainsaw carving, hula hoops, wood turning, plein air painting, electronic instruments, face painting, balloon animals, sand art, and more) and make-and-take art projects
Food court featuring fair foods, ice cream, and ethnic specialties, including ice cream, shaved ice, barbeque, funnel cakes, macaroni and cheese, brownies, gyros, walking tacos, and much more!
California University of Pennsylvania student art exhibition in Capture Gallery
Market Street Arts Horizons Winners Exhibition in Market Street Academy (upper level, Municipal Building)