August 20 & 21
Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
Presented by: PA Chautauqua,
a non-profit established in 1892
Held on the streets & wooded park areas of Mt. Gretna
Deadline: April 1
Application Fee: $25/Booth Fee: $360
Every year, during the third weekend of August, this community of some 700 homes and cottages suddenly springs to life, welcoming 260 artists chosen through juried competition and 18,000 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. 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.
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!
The show includes an Emerging Artists' area, a Kid's Art Show, Theatre for Young Audiences, musicians and strolling performers.