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 eastonriverside@gmail.com 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 eastonriverside@gmail.com 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: http://bit.ly/RFAartists


**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 www.eastonriversidefest.org.

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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 eastonriverside@gmail.com or on the fb page under the ‘Hair As Art’ post

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Artists Line Up for RFA 2017!

Congrats to our newest juried artists! The Artist List is updating often now as we come closer to the deadlines. Please have a look and if you haven’t applied yet, times ticking!

Also our TAT ART and HAIR is ART catagories need your vote! Please nominate your favorite salon or shop at EastonRiverside@gmail.com!

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Look forward to the Riverside Festival of the Arts 2017 by Looking Back at Our 2016 Interview on WDIY


Nominate your favorite salon to compete for Best Hair Salon Sculpture at the festival on the stage! Email EastonRiverside@gmail.com!



We’re gearing up for the Riverside Festival of the Arts 2017!!

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Call for Artists

The beloved Riverside Festival of the Arts is returning for its 21st year and is once again extending an invite to local, regional, national, and international artists to be a part of the September 16 – 17, 2017 event at Riverside and Scott parks in Easton, Pennsylvania. Read more ›

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Plein Air Workshop

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Please join this amazing opportunity to explore plein air ( out of doors ) in this masterful way with dedicated teachers/artists of today. See Plein Air Page!

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Riverside Festival of the Arts Unveils 2017 Poster

The Riverside Festival of the Arts is proud to announce and unveil its 2017 Official Poster designed by Kristina Angeloni.

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