Georgetown fest Sept. 13 blends artists, farmers, foodies
The 2014 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Georgetown, along with the 5th Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival. This is a rain or shine art and food event, and will feature artists and artisans and farmers and foodies from throughout the Sussex County region.
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Georgetown’s inaugural art crawl was a great success last year, with hundreds of people visiting downtown Georgetown and The Circle to see the artists’ exhibits. Dozens of artists and artisans will display their fine art, pottery, woodworking, mixed medium sculptures, jewelry creations and much more along the downtown streets of Georgetown and at The Circle this year also.
Like last year, the Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held in conjunction with the Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival on The Circle, which celebrates local farmers and their farm fresh foods. Attendance at the Farmer & Foodie fest has grown over its four years, and nearly 1,000 people were estimated to have enjoyed the event, according to Lynn Lester, who is both owner of The Brick Hotel and who started the event. The festival features cooking demos, beer tastings from 16 Mile Brewery, carriage and tractor rides, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating for the kids, and backyard barbeque contests.
“The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be playing a more active role in these exciting community events this year,” said Executive Director Karen Duffield. “We are so pleased to help facilitate a program that will bring the arts to Georgetown.”
The Georgetown Art Crawl is the brainchild of Bruce and Chuck Mead, co-owners of The Upper Crust, a coffee shop and more. This year, the art crawl is sponsored by Donna and Charlie Koskey of Chardon Jewelers. All proceeds from this event will benefit local arts programming and arts education.