August 15 & 16
Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania
Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Chautauqua
held in the wooded parks and streets of Mount Gretna
Deadline: April 1
Artist fees: $25.00 application fee
$360.00 per 10'x12' booth space
In mid-August as many as 18,000 festival-goers will plan on enjoying a weekend of art, crafts, entertainment and gourmet food in Mount Gretna.
Mount Gretna is a small Victorian community founded in the late 1800's as a summer resort. Many of the original cottages surround an open-air playhouse where numerous cultural events are held. Our quaint atmosphere attracts many visitors every summer for music, theater, a visit to the local ice cream shop or just a walk in the woods and, of course, to the Art Show!
Every year, during the third weekend of August, this community of some 700 homes and cottages suddenly springs to life, welcoming 265 artists chosen through juried competition and 20,000 visitors who by their presence acknowledge the role that art plays in their homes, hearts, and lives.
As thousands of art show patrons return, many others discover Mount Gretna for the first time. Artists will find first aid, rest rooms, an information booth and free parking will be provided. Booth sitting service is also available, free of charge, to all exhibitors. Displays may remain standing overnight. Security guards will patrol the grounds Friday and Saturday nights.