The 52nd annual Artsfest has gone virtual for the first time ever. This decision was made to ensure the safety of the community, vendors and visitors during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. While we will miss gathering along the banks of the Susquehanna River this year, we are excited to continue support of the arts through an online experience. All festival content will be available from May 23-June 7, except for Filmfest and Gamut Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty which will only be available until May 25. We hope you enjoy these virtual offerings and look forward to seeing everyone in person next year when we return the festival to Riverfront Park.
Share your experiences with us using #VirtualArtsfestHBG
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THE HBG FLEA IS A CURATED POP-UP MARKET FOR HANDMADE AND VINTAGE GOODS HELD ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH IN HARRISBURG. THEY PARTNER WITH ARTSFEST EACH YEAR TO HOLD HBG FEST.
ENJOY PERFORMANCES FROM YOUR FAVORITE ARTSFEST PERFORMERS AND OTHER LOCAL MUSICIANS.
FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK EVENT TO SEE A LIVE GLASS BLOWING DEMO FROM WGK GLASS ON SUNDAY AT 2:30PM.
COOK UP A DELICIOUS MEAL OR BEVERAGE WITH THESE TUTORIALS. ORDER YOUR MEAL KIT BY CLICKING THE LINKS BELOW.
Harrisburg has 40 murals to help brighten your day and boost your spirits during these challenging times. Explore Sprocket Muralwork’s Harrisburg Mural Trail to get a little inspiration, morale boost, and good old fashioned exercise. Get the map at www.sprocketmuralworks.com.
Art Outside the Box was a project conducted in July 2018 by the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District and Sprocket Mural Works to brighten and beautify Downtown Harrisburg. Fourteen talented artists transformed unsightly utility boxes into works
of art. Learn more about the project and find a list of all locations online at downtownharrisburgart.com.
All visitors on foot are advised to adhere to all recommended social distancing health and safety precautions.
VANGO! MUSEUM ON WHEELS
This year, the VanGo has been inhabited by an army of imaginary organisms. Scientists
believe they have escaped from the dreams of artists. Experience an array of science-themed
artwork in an animated slideshow, inspired by 8-bit graphics in early video games.
KEEP THE FAMILY ENTERTAINED WITH A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE ARTS.
Action art is making art for the experience, not just for a pretty picture! Susquehanna Art Museum will provide a live interactive studio class on Facebook Live on Saturday, May 23 at 4pm. In the class, you will be guided through how to create a stunning painting for your home using everyday supplies you may already have. Open to all ages.
ARTSFEST COLORING PAGE
Print out the Artsfest coloring page below and share your completed design on Facebook using #VirtualArtsfestHBG. Thank you to Nick Fasnacht Illustration & Design for creating this design
DIY SIDEWALK CHALK
Nothing can stop Making Strides of Harrisburg from spreading awareness of breast cancer and support for the survivors. Join them by learning to make your own sidewalk chalk and then sharing your drawings of hope in support of breast cancer survivors! Share your creations by tagging @MakingStridesHarrisburg on Facebook for the chance to win a prize.
The Susquehanna Art Museum wants you to use your creative brain to design your idea of what a microscopic superhero might look like and how it could take out the bad guys! Using the VanGo exhibition “Surreal System” as inspiration, we will explore ways to connect biology with the arts. Share your creations with them on social media @SusquehannaArtMuseum. They will display these creations on their social media and the digital window display at their Education Center throughout Artsfest on May 23-25! Open to all ages.