By Minh Anh Phan ’22
From various types of fine arts like photography and drawing to home and garden accessories, Lewisburg Arts Festival this year featured more than 100 talented artists displaying their works throughout downtown Lewisburg. The event is a part of Celebration of the Arts, sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council, with financial assistance from members and many local businesses and institutions.
Lewisburg Arts Council was founded in 1968 with its primary mission to encourage and advance visual and performing arts in the Lewisburg area. They have been providing many opportunities to support local artists’ development and engage not only Bucknell students, but also the residents of the community to participate in multiple artistic programs.
As early as 8am in the morning, local artists had arrived in downtown Lewisburg at Market Street bustling to set up their tents and prepare for a fascinating day. Despite the gloomy sky with pouring rain the previous day, Lewisburg Arts Festival was held on Saturday, April 27th, a surprisingly pretty day. Live music was playing throughout the event with a dance corner for people to participate in many cultural dances. Many Bucknell professors brought their families to this events as some professors had been attending this festival annually for 10 years as a mark of the end of the semester.
This was an amazing event for Bucknell student not only to relax right before their final weeks, but also to get more involved in the surrounding community and support small businesses.
Some snaps from the event, starting top left: 1. Needle felted dogs by Walking Olive, 2. Ashburn’s Animals on a Mission petting zoo, 3. Dried flowers and home decorations 4,5. Jewelry at Blue moons gifts.