Itinerary for RFA 2017!


Riverside and Larry Holmes Drive, Easton PA 18042

September 16th and 17th 2017

Hours: 10:00 am till 5:00 pm both days with special ‘After Riverside’ with the James Supra Band and Sarah Ayers 5:30 pm till 7:00 pm in Scott Park Main Stage

Scott Park 2017

Festival Hours 10.00 am till 5.00 pm & 5.30 till 7.00!
‘After Riverside’ ~ the James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers Free Concert
Join us for Libations and International foods with our favorite RFA MC!

10.00 – 11.30 Indian Flute Ceremony / Grass Dancer ~ main stage/ grounds
10.00 – 11.30 Ian Summers ‘Children’s Faces of Riverside Festival’ ~ on the Drive
11.30 – 12.30 January Noon Band ~ Stage
12.45 – 1.30 Freddy’s Theatre Group ~ Stage
1.30 – 5.00 Ian Summers ‘Children’s Faces of Riverside Festival’ ~ on the Drive
1.45 – 2.30 Buttonfly Band ~ Stage
2.45 – 3.30 Angeline Wolf Gloria/Veronica Torres &Twin Rivers Dance ~Stage
3.45 – 5.00 Broskey & Meyers Duo ~ Stage

5.30 – 7.00 ‘After Riverside’ the JAMES SUPRA BAND with Sarah Ayers

Festival Hours 10.00 am till 5.00 pm
9.30 – 10.45 Native American Hoop Dance followed by Easton Yoga with Native
American Flute ~ main stage grounds
11.00 – 11.45 Kayla Avitabile Solo Artist with Veronica Torres, Dance ~ Stage
11.45 – 12.30 Tap Ties Tappers/ Iron Rosie’s Entertainment ~ Stage
12.30 – 12.45 Hair is Art ~ Sculptured Hair Contest, The People Choose! ~ Stage
12.45 – 1.30 Ash & Snow Band ~ Stage
1.30 – 2.15 LV Marital Arts Demo/Monarch Theatre ~ Main Stage/grounds
2.00 – 3.00 Taco Throw down! Sweet and Savory ~ The People Choose. We
need 15 judges in each category. Information at the Scott
Information Booth all day till the contest starts! ~ Info Booth!
2.00 – 4.00 Draw Off for all! Prizes! ~ on the drive
2.15 – 2.45 Hair as Art ~ Call for Votes! The People Choose! ~ Stage
2.45 – 3.45 Telectro Band ~ Stage
4.00 – 4.45 All Awards, Thanks and Closing ~ Stage
5.00 Festival is Closed.

Riverside Park 2017

Festival Hours 10.00 am till 5.00 pm

7.00 – 4.00 Plein Air Contest begins at the Juried Arts Gallery/Plein Air Tent
8.00 – 9.00 Juried Art Drop off the Juried Arts Gallery Tent
10.00 – 11.15 Free Tai Chi and LV Martial Arts Demonstration ~ Amphitheater.
10.00 – 5.00 Children’s Interactive Programs and ‘Special Needs Just Means
Special’ Area featuring CIU20 with LV Martial Arts ~ Park
11.30 – 11.45 Easton Co Op Theater ~ Amphitheater
12.00 – 1.00 Juried Arts Gallery Judging begins! Juried Arts Gallery Tent
1.30 – 2.30 Grins & Grins Show ~ Circus entertainment ~ Amphitheater
2.45 – 4.45 Chelsea Lyn Meyer ‘OPEN MIC’~ sign up at 2.00 ~ Amphitheater

** 4.00 pm- All Plein Air Art must be returned to the sign in area please. **

Festival Hours 10.00 am till 5.00 pm

10.00 – 2.00 Plein Air Contest continues. All art must be back no later than
2.00 pm. All art must be hung in time for the judges who start at
3.00 pm sharp. All contest awards 4.00 pm at Scott Park.
10.00 – 2.00 Easton School of Rock! ~ Amphitheater
10.00 – 5.00 Children’s Interactive Program and ‘Special Needs Just Means
Special’ Area featuring CIU20 with LV Martial Arts ~ Park
1.30 -1.45 Hair is Art ~ Sculptured Hair Contest Voting Stop ~ Amphitheater
1.30 – 2.00 Easton Library Poetry Troupe at the Columbus Statue!
3.00 – 4.00 Plein Air Judges at the Juried Arts Gallery/Plein Air Contest Tent
2.30 – 3.30 The Ken Gross Orchestra ~ Amphitheater

We wish to thank all the wonderful directors and artists who graced our re-opened stage.

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Juried Art Gallery List for 2017!

Please do not apply. Next year starts from February 2018

What a great response of interesting and unique works from amazing new Juried artists for 2017.

Raffaele DePamphilis

Adrienne Lunt

Carithanne Cushman

Vincent Hawley

Danny Moyer

Rose Mavis

Ed Manning

Glen Solosky

Carol Benner

Herman Ortega

Mary Louise Smith

Howard McGinn

Carol Perlowski

Sage Macklay

Louise Marina

Barbara Sargent

Julie Miller

Christin Donner

Diane Hendricks

Allison Quensen Blatt

Elizabeth Johnson

James Gloria

Mary Iacavone

Devyn Briggs

Emily Kitt

Jeff Waterhouse

Aryn coyle

Audra McGough

Peche Brown

Thank you to all that submitted.

Looking forward to posting the Juried Arts Artists after September 4th! Stay Tuned!

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A Quick Look at Some Riverside Festival of the Arts’ September 16 Performers

The Riverside Festival of the Arts is excited to announce a few performers who will be taking the stage for all visitors on September 16, 2017.

Take a look!

January Noon

January Noon is an Acoustic Pop/Soulful duo based out of the Lehigh Valley. Consisting of Anthony Pasciuti on guitar/vocals and Thomas Mikhail on percussion, their goal is to just have as many people listen to us because we’re excited about what we have to share.

Angeline Wolf Gloria ~ Dance!

Angeline Wolf Gloria began studying dance at the age of four. She received her high school education from Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, and her undergraduate education from the Juilliard School in New York. While at Juilliard she studied under Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Hector Zaraspe, Alfredo Corvino, Hanya Holm, and Anna Sokolow, and members of The Martha Graham Company.

Her Professional career began at the age of 23 with the Louis Falco Dance Company. A year later, in 1974, she became a founding member of Jennifer Muller/ The Works. She was principal dancer and associate artistic director, as well as the primary rehearsal director and teacher for the company from 1974-1990. During her tenure with The Works, she helped to create ballets for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Lyon Opera Ballet, and Nederlands Dans Theatre. Ms. Wolf Gloria has also been a guest performer in the New York seasons of Twyla Tharp and Dancers, and the Lar Lubavitch dance Company.

Ms. Wolf Gloria has been a guest instructor in workshops and residencies worldwide. She teaches classes in technique, repertory, solo-phrasework, and performance skills. In 2006, she co-founded the Totts Gap Arts Institute for fine and performing arts in Bangor, PA with her husband, James Gloria. The center has brought a high level of community arts programs to an under served community.

Twin Rivers Dance

Twin Rivers Dance Academy is a school dedicated to the highest standards of teaching. They pride ourselves on working with each student to develop his or her skills and talents to the utmost. Past and current students have either taken classes or performed with American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Idaho, Ballet Theatre Midwest, Joffrey Ballet School, and San Francisco Ballet. Twin Rivers Dance Academy is also dedicated to teaching the joy and love of dance, which are the basis of their careers in performance and teaching.

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Enter the Juried Arts Gallery Contest at the Riverside Festival of The Arts for a Chance at $2,000 in Prizes!

Calling all artists! We invite you to enter the second annual Juried Arts Gallery Contest to be held at the Riverside Festival of the Arts in Easton on September 16 & 17.

There will be $2,000 in prizes for top 3 in fine art and top 3 in fine craft categories.

Three professional judges will judge your work 4:00 p.m. on Sunday the 17th and announce the winners.

Non exhibitors may apply for the Juried Awards Gallery.

For more information on how to apply, please head here!



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Enter the Riverside Festival of the Arts Plein Air Art Contest before September 1st price increase!

We’re calling all artists for the Plein Air Art Contest, to be held during the Riverside Festival of the Arts on September 16 & 17 in beautiful Easton, Pennsylvania.

This year marks the 8th of the event and will include award winning artist Shawn Dell Royce. Royce won People’s Choice in the 2005 international Plein Air Festival in Niagara falls and Best of Show in the Sunset on the Harbour Plein Air paint out 2016. Award winning local artist, James Gloria, will also participate in the contest.

Please visit the online application page for full information on the contest and how you can apply. Be sure to do so before September 1st price increase!

The contest includes a $30 entrance fee, BYO canvas, supplies. Art must stay on site for entire weekend to qualify. Three professional judges will judge your work 4:00 p.m. on September 17 and announce the winners.

Good luck to all applicants!

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What’s Going on at the Easton Riverside Festival of the Arts September 16 & 17, 2017?

You may be wondering what is going to happen at this year’s Easton Riverside Festival of the Arts. Well, wonder no more. Please take a look at a few select videos below to get up to date on all of the great happenings that will be taking place September 16 & 17 along the Delaware and Lehigh rivers in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Plein Air Workshop with Award Winning James Gloria

Saturday August 26th, 2017 be part of a special 4 hour

Plein Air ( outdoors ) workshop!

with a Master, James Gloria of Totts Gap Arts .

Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm  (arrival time for check in by 9 am please)
Plein air painting- painting out in nature, has always been part of the artist’s process. Learn to capture the fleeting light in a quick method that emphasizes the simplicity and immediacy of using oils outdoors. Join Award-Winning Plein Air Painter Jim Gloria as he shares how to pack light, using limited colors for dramatic effect.

Bring your supplies, easel and all needs with you.

Come join us and capture your own en plein air on the beautiful banks of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers in Easton, Pennsylvania!

Fee: Please make out your check of $75.00  to Arts Community of Easton and memo: RFA Gloria on your check.

Mail only to:  Lady C. Heller, 416 Church Street, Apt A, Easton PA 18042.

For more information or 631-455-2195

**This workshop will benefit ‘Riverside Festival of the Arts 8th year Plein Air Contest‘ on September 16th and 17th  where the 1st prize winner receives $1000.00 in cash. 2nd and 3rd prizes available as well!**


Upon receiving your check logistics will be emailed to you. Thank you

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TAco ThRoW DoWn!

Taco Throw-down Sweet and Savory!

Easton Riverside Festival of the Arts

Sunday September 17th 2017~2:00 pm start at Scott Park. Winner announced at 4 pm!

The Rules:

Only 5 nominated restaurants will be judged on food artistry and taste in two categories ~

one savory taco and one dessert taco

Judging will be done on site by a panel of randomly selected individuals from the audience who will pay a small fee to the festival as a donation.

15 judges for the savory and 15 judges for the desert tacos will score the entrants  on creativity and taste

Entrant Responsibilities:

Entrants must bring at least 15 savory and 15 dessert tacos to be judged and one presentation plate for each to be judged on artistic creativity

A $ 25 donation to the Festival which will go towards the extensive marketing that will be done to promote the festival. Checks made out to – Arts Community of Easton memo RFA TACO!

Benefits of Participation:

Bragging rights BEST TACO IN EASTON!!

All participation will be featured in the Festivals marketing on Radio, TV news and on social media. Extensive Media range within 20 miles of downtown Easton.

Contact Chris Vilardi at or 631.455.2195

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Easton, PA July 7, 2017 – The Riverside Festival of the Arts is welcoming new events for its 21st edition on September 16 – 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Riverside and Scott parks in Easton.

In addition to the work of more than 70 artisans running the gamut from fine art, fine craft, plein air art, pastel drawings, ceramics, blown glass, to woodworking, the event will also be incorporating new and fun artistic events sure to attract visitors of all ages and persuasions.

New events coming to the Riverside Festival of the Arts, presented by the Arts Community of Easton, will include:

  • Stilt Walkers throughout both parks with Circus Workshop on Sunday!

  • Hair as Art hair sculpture competition (hair salons can apply to participate)

  • Tattoo Art competition (tattoo artists can apply to participate)

  • Food As Art Taco Throwdown Sweet & Savory! (nominate your favorite taco shop!)

  • Free Yoga with Easton Yoga both mornings. (child-friendly)

  • Natural Henna Tattoos in both parks.

  • Children’s Gel Tattoos in both parks

  • Healing Arts area focusing Special needs Just Mean Special People workshop areas supplied by Crayola all weekend!

  • And more!

The free, ungated event also features music, dance, theatre, food trucks, art contests, kids events, and the backdrop of the iconic Easton waterfront.

Artists interested in the Riverside Festival of the Arts can apply online at this link:


**About Riverside Festival of the Arts**

Our mission is to encourage and promote the arts of all disciplines, to foster an appreciation of the arts, and to enrich the quality of life of the Easton area by providing arts education opportunities and community programming. Riverside Festival of the Arts (RFA) is a function of the Arts Community of Easton, Inc. (ACE) a 501(c)(3) exempt organization dependent upon benefactors from the community, public support and membership to ensure its ability to continue to provide an outstanding celebration of the arts.  For more information, visit

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Hair As Art!

Riverside Festival of the Arts first ‘Hair As Art’ event!

We are asking local salons to be nominated by their clients and to participate in a Sculptured hair event (not wedding updos!) Real creations using hair on a live models head. We will showcase their creations on Sunday for the public to choose which the best is! The public chooses so tell your clients to come and support you!

Note: Sunday 12 pm arrival to the Information Booth in Scott Park. If you are late, you are out.


Each salon may have two models. Accessories are not encouraged. Clothing of the models is not the focus. Face and hair are the focus.

Hair must be sculpted into form and be firm enough to walk in two parks and onto two stages during the festival time.

How many hands created the look doesn’t matter. It’s the finished product representing the salon that comes to the parks on Sunday.

They must be able to walk the parks gathering votes and media for their salon.

Each model must have the salons logo on them and will be numbered for easy voting.

All models will be presented on two stages before final judging by the people.

A $25 donation towards the event is required and you will receive close to business size card space in our booklet (2000 copies)

**No shop or salon will be invited without a committee member seeing them and going over the information to answer any questions. ** Further information in September once accepted!

Should be another creative ARTS event for Riverside Festival of the Arts!

Nominate your salon at or on the fb page under the ‘Hair As Art’ post

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