Nothing says end-of-summer like an arts festival – music, food, and (of course) all the art you never knew you wanted, from paintings to sculptures to wind chimes. Someone in the city planning committee for York must know this, because this weekend will see an artfest bonanza hosted in the White Rose City’s downtown area.
Things kick off on Friday. There’s a juried art exhibition, and its opening reception runs from 6-8 p.m. at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. During that period, there’ll also be some adult literary awards presented. The festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. On Saturday evening, beginning at 6 p.m., there’ll be a free jazz concert in the Capitol Theatre.
What really sets Yorkfest apart, though, is the sheer volume of the thing. Over a hundred artists from across America will be showing their work throughout the weekend. Their mediums are many and varied – everything from oil painting to fiber art – so no matter what kinds of creations you dig, there’ll be something for you there. Hands-on arts activities will be in abundance, making a visit to Yorkfest a perfect way to entertain some adults-in-training (or, you know, the young at heart.) There’ll also be a ChalkWalk, walking tours of the York Murals, demonstrations at the Colonial Court House Complex, and literary competitions for adults and kids alike… and more. All events during Yorkfest are free, and all are welcome.