Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg
Blending world-class art with the beauty of the Susquehanna River, Artsfest brings together artists and community members from around the region and the country. Held annually in Riverfront Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Artsfest features over 250 exceptional, juried artists and craftsmen from across the United States and Canada.
Hand-crafted works will be available for sale in sixteen different categories, including ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber (decorative and wearable), furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.
This FREE festival attracts over 40,000 visitors over the 3-day weekend with individuals and families from local communities, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C., New York and more, annually to the Greater Harrisburg Area.
The festival includes an entertainment stage where original musicians preform all three days. Featuring the best of regional scholastic bands, exciting emerging original bands and additional performers by the Central PA Friends of Jazz, hosted by Steve Rudolph. Artsfest is also home of Kidsfest and FilmFest. These events allow the festival to be both family friendly and attractive to a unique audience of independent film fans.
As the largest festival in the Harrisburg region, Artsfest has been the winner of six Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply the Best” Awards and honored as one of Sunshine Magazine’s Top 13 Festivals.
2019 Dates: May 25-27
Location: Riverfront Park, Harrisburg, PA
Festival Contact: Lauren Wagner
Mailing Address: 21 S 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg is Produced by Jump Street
Jump Street is a private, nonprofit community based arts incubator, serving Central Pennsylvania for over thirty years. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jump Street serves Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Schuylkill and Northern York Counties, with occasional projects expanding across Pennsylvania and beyond.
Our expertise is in arts based program development, consulting to artists and arts organizations, and community arts development. Jump Street, by supporting community and economic development through art, has successfully employed art in a way that makes it tangible and accessible to many who perceive the world of art as inaccessible and closed to the masses. Additionally, we employ artists allowing them to practice their area of artistry while sharing their skills and abilities. We provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere in which artists and students from diverse backgrounds can have what is very often their first experience with various art forms and cultures.
For young people, these arts processes offer a gateway to a broader education, workforce preparation, and richer lives. For Seniors, our Thrive! program offers social interaction, cultural experiences, and improved health and overall well-being.