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This Weekend’s Edgewater Fall Art Fair Has Grown To Include 120 Artists

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Photo: Artist In Motion FB

As summer turns to fall, we look forward to another Edgewater activity which will take place on Sept. 26 and 27 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Granville from Broadway to Sheridan Road.

Valeria Basso of Edgewater Artists in Motion says, “The fair has grown from 65 artists in 2013 to our capacity of 120 this year.” Valeria further explained that the fair has been organized by Edgewater residents in order to “get Edgewater on the map,” promoting the many artists and musicians of our community.

This year, according to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, about 50 percent of the artists are Edgewater residents. Artists are invited back from year to year while others learn of the event by word of mouth. This year, Valeria Basso says, “a jury process has been put in place to maintain the high quality of the fair.”

Three stages will fill Granville with a variety of music including folk, country, oldies, classical, choral singing and much more. Performers include the Edgewater Singers and returning neighborhood resident Steven Solomon.

Other artisans will demonstrate their homemade jewelry, pottery, glass work and mask-making.

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Photo: Artist In Motion FB

The fair welcomes residents of all ages. There are even activities for pets including a pet parade and costume contest with a “circus” theme and entertainment.

According to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, there will be “a Children’s Activity Corner for kids age 1-12, with live storytelling from Li’l Buds Theatre Co., face painting and chalk murals from Art Therapy Connection, plus puppet shows, balloon artistry, and mask-making.”

You will also find a Young Artists’ Gallery, with artworks by 2nd to 12th grade students of eight schools (Senn High School, Sullivan, Swift, Peirce, Sacred Heart, Hayt, Roycemore and Waldorf) and a Children’s Music Talent Showcase, with performances by elementary school-aged kids (on Sept. 27.)

So let’s hope for beautiful autumn weather and prepare to come out to enjoy all of the activities. There is a suggested donation of $5 per guest to help support the work of Edgewater Artists in Motion as they support this year’s fair and other upcoming projects.

For more information, visit Edgewaterartists.com.


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