Easton’s Riverside Festival of the Arts


20th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts

Saturday 11 am to 6 pm September 17th and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Sunday September 18th 2016

The P O S T E R  C O N T E S T  has concluded! Stay tuned for the winner announced mid February. View more submissions on our Facebook page: RiversideArts

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Catherine Notaro, Beth Bader, Dorothy Hoeschen, Theresa Simiriotis – artists in order.



P O S T E R   D E S I G N  C O N T E S T


HAPPY NEW YEAR, ARTISTS! There’s not many days  left to dream up the wonderful                                                    20th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts Poster Design Contest. The winning design is awarded $200.00, media coverage including posters and our program booklet. Its given to shops, festival goers and advertisers.                                                Your art will be displayed in places you haven’t reached plus all the PR of social media and bragging rights!  

Please Contact ~ Danny Moyer on application, Riverside Festival of the Arts Committee 

Information on application downloadable form here. Submit entry by Jan 31, 2016. There are past poster designs in a photo album on our facebook. See the January 4th press release for the poster contest.


WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLY GREAT WEEKEND that was, Sept 19+20, 2015! Thank you to Mother Nature, couldn’t have been better weather and to ACE Arts Community of Easton, Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Main Street Program, Brown-Daub Auto, Crayola, WDIY, The Morning Call, The Epress-Times/ LehighValleyLive.com, and Shaughnessy Law Offices, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, and our entire Riverside Festival of the Arts volunteer committee for a truly super event!  We are sorry that our fearless leader, Carol Benner, will need to retire from Chairing for the Riverside Festival of the Arts – thank you Carol.   LVwriters-byGene                                                                             The 20th Anniversary of Riverside Festival of the Arts will be part of our two-day outdoor event featuring fine artists, crafts people, performance art, poets, culinary cuisine, musicians and authors. We will have Juried Contest for artists and our 7th year Plein Air Contest which continues to grow every year! Apply through forms supplied on this website.Ramping up for the September 2016 Festival means working on sponsors as well as vendors. This festival is entirely non-profit and volunteer run. The sponsor funds go directly to our juried artist winners, plein air art contest winners, marketing the events and festival, and logistics for the festival.                                                                                                                                                            Scrumptious food vendors will be on-site with plenty of goodies and beverages for adults and children. Food demos, craft demos, and art demonstrations from local artists!

Each year the riverside festival of the arts grows. Over 70 fine artists and fine craftsmen compete for recognition and $2000.00 in cash prizes. Regional bands and songwriters perform at Riverside and Scott Park all weekend long – check out super 2015 music lineup for an idea of our musicians._MG_4790

The ever-popular Plein Air (out door) art contest will be back again for its 7th year. $30.00 to enter – $2000 in prizes! This contest is open to all, right up to the festival. Follow our #EastonPleinAir on twitter, where we lead-up to the September 2016 event, workshops will be announced, then watch the contest art in action!!  The plein air art continues to get better and better with every year thanks to your continued support. Once again, there will be a Children’s art projects booth, featuring art activities and give-away, courtesy of one of our major sponsors: Crayola. Thanks so much to our ACE volunteers/Riverside committee members, Peggy & Bill for putting together cool kids art projects once again!

Easton resident Lily decides which cool Crayola project to embark on next!

Easton resident Lily decides which cool Crayola project to embark on next!

Calling all Volunteers, We could use some help! Especially on Sat when we help artists unload their cars and get to their spots: EastonRiverside@gmail.com  Please send us your contact info if you would like to help while meeting fun people, as you help your community! Check out our website to find opportunities to exhibit – perform – make art – sponsor – volunteer – or simply come down to immerse yourself in a beautiful creative weekend along Easton’s scenic riverside.  Dont forget ~ The 2016 poster design contest is in effect! Thank you LV Chamber of Commerce, Crayola, WDIY, ACE (Arts Community Of Easton), Shaughnessy Law Offices, Express-Times, and the Morning Call and all others that gave to support this wonderful festival to date. It can’t happen without you – hope you can all come this weekend to enjoy it. Free Parking available in Governor Wolf lot across from Riverside Park, otherwise DON’T forget quarters for parking meters, on Saturday and Sunday. And our new down town parking garage on South 3rd Street within walking distance! Just a few minutes away. likeUs follow us!twitter

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RFA 2015 Poster Contest Winner!

2015RFAPosterCongratulations to Monica Shell, our winner in the RFA 2015 Poster Contest!

Monica’s design was selected by our committee to represent the 2015 Riverside Festival in our posters, advertisements, cards and programs. Many thanks to all the other entrants! The response to this year’s contest was great, and we received a lot of excellent work. which made the selection process difficult. We are inviting all the contestants to display their work at the RFA Information tent at the festival in appreciation of their efforts.

Thanks again to Monica and all the contest participants!

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The Riverside Festival of the Arts is an annual arts, music and literature event in Easton along the banks of the Delaware River.