The Washington Business Improvement District has something “sweet” in store for its Annual Arts Festival this year.
New this year is a spot for Everything Sweet!
The event has even been re-named to reflect the evolved theme: “Warren Arts, Sweets, and Craft Beer Festival”. Held in Downtown Washington, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 23 (rain date April 24). It is free to attend.
In addition to a variety of artists representing jewelry, fine art, and crafts, there will plenty of food, from “food truck” fare, soul food, ice cream and more, as well as a choice of craft beers, and other vendors.
This year’s event is sponsored by Warren Hills Memorial Home, PNC Bank, Warren County Liquors, and Washington Liquors.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Winning artists (original works only) – First, Second and People’s Choice. This event has grown in the past three years, with dozens of participating artists and vendors, Washington businesses, and more drawing large crowds throughout the day.
There will be special activities throughout, from music with the JerZgirls, demonstrations, book signings and readings, and kids’ activities including a free craft project sponsored by Washington Borough Clean Communities.
The festival takes place along Route 57 throughout the Downtown and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the Beer Tent open starting at 11:30.
Only artists displaying original works are eligible for cash prizes. All art styles are welcome, from painting to pottery to jewelry and everything in between. Re-sale vendors are also welcome to register for the festival. There is a $15 charge for artists with original works and it is $25 ($35 day of show) for all resale vendors. Vending spots are 10×10. If you are interested in registering please contact the WBID office, 908-689-4800, or visit www.washingtonbid.org. This event has been a sell out for the past two years. Pre-registration is highly recommended.