"However you choose to define it, art is all around us -- especially in
And the 16th annual
Featured artist: More than 60 new artists applied to be in the show, and about 30 were selected, said event coordinator
About one-third of this year's artists will be new to Yorkfest, and the rest will make their return to the event, she said.
Yorkfest organizers unanimously chose
"Amnesia," one of Chambliss' paintings, will be used as the event image for promotions materials and this year's Yorkfest T-shirt, to be sold during the event, she said.
The painting is based on an excerpt from a poem by one of Chambliss' past professors, and it's about past memories and how they become gray and binary over time, Chambliss said.
Although she's attended Yorkfest before, this will be her first year presenting her work at the event, she said.
"This will actually be something new ... I'm looking forward to it," said Chambliss, 55, of
She's been an artist "forever" and doing the work full-time for 14 years, she said.
"It gets a little scary sometimes, but it's still the best job ever," Chambliss said.
Event details: The first Yorkfest was held in 1999, and the event was originally the
The event featured a dozen food vendors last year, and this year's festival could bring 12 to 14 food vendors, Yeaple said.
Vendors were carefully selected and brought in by invitation only, she said. New vendors include
Organizers made sure to include healthier choices, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free fare, Yeaple said.
The "Meet the Masters" program was successful in its first year in 2013 and will return again. The program is part of a curriculum that teaches children artistic styles of renowned artists.
There will also be a free jazz concert at
Last year, organizers estimated that 15,000 people came to the free weekend of art, and Yeaple said she expects attendance to grow this year.
"It's a great weekend," she said. "Lots and lots to do."
The festival will be held in and around the Colonial Court House,
It will feature a marketplace of about 100 select fine artists and their work.
There will also be live entertainment, food vendors, walking tours of the city's murals, hands-on art projects for kids and a Chalk Walk of sidewalk art.
All events are free and open to the public.
Yorkfest will be held along the
Prior to the event, Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna is looking for volunteers to help clean up the creek.
The cleanup effort will be held from
Gloves, bags and lunch will be provided, and
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