Emmaus SnowBlast announces date, seeks artists and vendors
EMMAUS, Pa. — Emmaus once again will say farewell to winter, hello to spring and showcase a whole lot of local arts while they're at it with the 2024 SnowBlast winter arts festival.
The Emmaus Arts Commission-run event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. March 9 at Emmaus' Triangle Park, and is set to feature dozens of artists, vendors, food trucks and live music acts.
There also will be ice sculpting, community art projects and "a variety of family friendly events throughout downtown businesses."
"The most important thing is just raising visibility and awareness for the arts and Emmaus. There will be tents and vendors all throughout the parking lot as well as the park."Emmaus Arts Commissioner Lindsey Kleinberg
"The most important thing is just raising visibility and awareness for the arts and Emmaus," Emmaus Arts Commissioner Lindsey Kleinberg, president of the commission, said in the lead-up to the 2023 event.
"There will be tents and vendors all throughout the parking lot as well as the park."
To fuel the event, the arts commission currently is seeking applications for artists and vendors to feature.
Those selected as vendors will have to provide their own 10-by-10-foot tent, tent weights, table and chairs, and will have their work promoted in advance of the event via the arts commission's Facebook and the event page.
Information about the event and applications to become a vendor can be found on the arts commission's website.
Applications to be an artist or vendor are due by Feb. 10.
Photo contest with cash prizes
With the theme "Frozen in Time" — a photo contest is back at the festival.
Entries can be made in three categories, with submissions including up to three photos.
- Professional (someone who has sold photos for profit), $15
- Hobbyist, $10
- Student (18 and under) Free
Students can also buy an additional two photo submissions for $5.
Applications and payments to the arts commission are due by March 1, and all photos must be dropped off at borough hall or Dan's Camera City by 3 p.m. March 2.
During the festival, all photos submitted will be displayed and judging will take place for prizes of cash and/or art.
More details on the photo contest can be found here.
A recap of the 2023 event was recently posted as the group of borough-appointed volunteers gears up for the event's 17th iteration in March, highlighting the partnership between the event and local creative space Juxtahub, and other art projects that took place last year.