What an exhausting–and fun–weekend! Events started on Saturday around noon, when the church festival got started, and didn’t wrap up until about 9 pm on Sunday, when the final band at the arts festival had taken their last encore. We’ve already posted about the church festival, and the Free4All music festival. On Sunday, it was the Polish Hill Arts Festival, back for the third year.
The festival showcased almost 30 artists and craftspeople and art activities from Carley Parrish (above right, in the white dress), John McClure (below, with one of his origami creations) the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Mattress Factory Museum.
The art activity tents provided respite from the sun, and it was great to see people absorbed in making artwork.
The musical performances at the festival were overlapping programming from the music festival; Timbeleeza, a crowd favorite from last year, returned to snag everyone with their infectious rhythms. Even people who claimed they never dance were spotted bopping around.
We had a number of artists returning from previous years. Here, Joseph Holtz shows his paintings on glass.
PHCA volunteers Josiah Parkinson, Myra Falisz, and Brian Seklecki take a well-deserved break as the arts festival winds down.
We want to extend our appreciation and thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn’t do this festival. Also, many thanks go out to the folks from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, who came out for a second day of cooking and serving food, after being exhausted from their own festival the day before. And to the vendors, the bands, for sharing their creative work. It was a great day and we can’t wait to do it again next year!