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Next Arts Festival is September 16+17, 2017

Riverside Festival of the Arts is Sept 16+17, 2017.  10 am till 5 pm both days with special ‘Afters Hours’ with James Supra Band Saturday 17th from 5:30 till 7:30 ! Call for Artists to reserve location is on till March 15th for previous artists! Call for Musicians~will you be on the stage this year?

The 2017 Poster Contest is on!
Sponsors welcome for the 2017 21st Arts Festival!

Exciting new ‘Four Seasons’ Plein Air Art Workshops kick off, Earth Day Weekend this Spring! April 22+23. You can sign up for just the one weekend ($250) or for all four seasons of weekend workshops (1 per season) for $900… The expert artists instucting get paid, and the rest goes to the non-profit Riverside Festival of the Arts /Plein Air Art Contest.

Produce our next great poster of the year to be on all advertising for 2017 with credit to the artist! Please go to the Poster contest page for more information.


Plein Air Art Exhibition = thru March 31, @ Pomfret Club at 33 n. 4th street, in case you missed it at the State Theatre:


Easton’s ‘festival family’ door-prize, at the 2016 NJ Balloonfest.

Check out many fun festival photos on social media and facebook. THANK YOU to our dedicated hard-working committee and volunteers, for a beautiful 20th annual arts event!

FUND-RAISER for 2017 Festival: Want a lovely hand-stamped 20th festival tee? Or how about our lovely  9-notecard boxed set of gorgeous plein air art paintings for $20? Send an email to order.


News for 2017!

This year from 5:30 till 7:30 we will have an “Afters” Event with music/ food / beverages and fun! More info coming!

If you have feedback on how to make any elements better or have skills to help run some facet of the event let us know.


2016 Schedule of Events:

ACE : Arts Community Easton Presents:

R.F.A. 20th Year Anniversary Celebration (Sept 2016) in beautiful Riverside and Scott Parks, Larry Holmes Drive, Easton PA along the scenic banks of the Delaware and Lehigh Valley Rivers! For 2016 itinerary please scroll down.


look for updated dates and times this summer, 2017. We are busy working on this creative and fun event!
FREE to attend, with so many workshops and demos to inspire you at any age.

Here’s our lineup of festival events for the whole family!!

Scott Park Festival Events

10.45Opening: Native American Dance9.30Easton Yoga to Lenape drum
11.15Music: Harakal Duo11.00Music: Acoustic Kitty Project
12.15Music: Blue Heart’s Revelry12.00Music: Heidi Ott
1.30Theater: Freddies Brigade12.45
Performance Dance:
-FuSia Dance
-Totts Gap Institute
-Tap Ties
2.00Juried Arts Top 10 Ribbon Presentation1.45Music: Soul Folks
2.30Music: PDR Rocking music2.15Cup Cake Wars! Finals
3.30Performance Dance:
-Miss Julies with Adora Dance
-PA Dance Network
2.45Theater:Easton Theater Co-Op
4.15Music: IBD Band, a Grateful Dead Tribute3.00Cuisine Challenge Finals!
5.30Close3.3Music: Sereen Green
4.15Awards Ceremony and Special Guests

Riverside Park Festival Events

9.30-11.30DRAW OFF!
-at the Cranes Tent
11.00-5.00Children’s Interactive Area:
-Young adult artistry
-Busking, hooping and fun
-Ian Summers ‘Faces of Riverside’
-10,000 Crane Project for Childrens Hospital and Introspective workshop
11.00-5.00Children’s Interactive Area
-Young adult artistry
-Busking, hooping and fun
-James Gloria’s Historic Mural Painting with brooms and acrylics for Festigoers. $5 raffle for the finished project!
-10,000 Crane Project for Childrens Hospital and Introspective workshop
12.00Native American Candy Dance1.00-3.00Cathy Stoops ‘Healing Paintings’ with flora & fauna found at Scott park.
12.00-1.00Chesna Closs – Fit Esteem3.30Return Plein Air for judging
1.00-3.00Spoken Word5.00Close
4.3.0Return Plein Air Art (overnight)