THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL
THE THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL has grown immensely over the past two decades and is projected to host more than 50,000 artists and art lovers from across the country during its 20th annual event.
The sprawling affair has expanded from 49 artists in 1997 to 200 fulfilling its purpose of enhancing the arts community, attracting cultural tourists to the Northshore and supporting art education for students. “These artists are the best of the best,” says Sarada Bonnett, the festival’s director. “The festival committee has to turn away over half of the entrants in order to maintain its focus on high-quality, original fine arts and crafts.” This year’s festival won’t disappoint. As you stroll through the colorful tents lining Columbia Street, stop to visit the esteemed jewelers, woodworkers, painters and sculptors; and take advantage of the many opportunities to buy a unique gift. Listen to live music, check out the student art exhibition and bring the family for hands-on activities in the Children’s Discovery Area. Laugh and congregate with neighbors and visitors from across the country for an art filled weekend you won’t soon forget!