Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Swarthmore – Take a Look

Well, everyone, this festival is history, and a nice memory it has turned out to be. Let me tell you about it.

The event is put on by the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA, but is held in the downtown section of Swarthmore, PA, just down the road. Swarthmore is a small borough and home of Swarthmore College – the downtown is not large but is enticingly full of shops and The idea is that you unload and then move the car out of the way. So we did, and got busy setting things up.

The weather was perfect, more like summer than early fall. Things at this stage of a show are quiet but everyone is moving. That’s a friend of mine carrying a painting down the street to his booth.

The raffle tent gets dressed in a purple skirt.

We got things done and ready to go.

Things always start off quietly but this show picked up speed quickly.

Here are some shots of my location. My husband is great at handling things when I am away from the booth. I am grateful for his help and his presence. Many people do not have a spouse or partner to help them and doing a show by yourself is hard work.

We were located very near the music. My favorite was a group called SwUkestra. Or – the Swarthmore Ukulele Orchestra. As the leader said, the best ukulele orchestra in Swarthmore. Well, I’m a fan. They played and sang a variety of selections, including “Unchain My Heart”, a favorite that I sang along with. Loved it.

Well, things wound down as we got near closing time.

 

At 5 PM we packed up. Here are a few of our possessions waiting to go into the car. The box with a couple of spaces – that’s a good thing, because it means – sales!

So that’s the report. The CAC put on a very well-organized show, pleasant to attend. They always do and it’s a pleasure to be in it. I saw several people I knew and had a lot of fun. Until next year!

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9 thoughts on “Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Swarthmore – Take a Look

    1. Thank you. Many of these shows include music performances and over the years I’ve stumbled into some great music I’d otherwise never enjoyed or thought of. I also like it that it gives local musicians a chance to perform. One of the acts yesterday was a teenage girl about 14-15 and she was great.

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    1. It can be difficult if you are alone but I’d say at last half of the exhibitors are on their own at any show. You do learn a routine but it is so much easier with a partner, physically and also mentally, they cheer you up if things are going poorly and are happy with you on good days. This show is a really well-run event and easy to do, plus the weather was just unbelievable.

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