Thousands expected at Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market
The Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market will feature more than 70 artists, food trucks and music, demonstrations and fundraisers for the art community at its sixth annual festival, in the Academy Avenue parking lot, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.
Presented by the Mt. Lebanon Partnership, the weekend’s big regional draw is the juried art sale, with a wide variety of items in such media as fabrics, painting, photography, jewelry, glass and wood, with 20 new artists this year.
“The competition among the artists to earn a place at this festival ensures the quality is top-notch, on par with the most prestigious arts festivals in the region,” says organizer Steve Denenberg. “But the best part is that it’s fun. The crowd is vibrant and the food and music are exceptional.”
Each day will include performances by Maureen Renihan from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Pete Hewlett and Scott Anderson from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Daily demonstrations include Tom Savini’s Special Makeup Effects Program and demonstrations from the Mt. Lebanon High School AP Art students, led by department chair Jen Rodriguez.
Christopher Mark Jones will perform at the free pARTy on Saturday night from 6 to 9 in Clearview Common, Washington Road.
An on-site raffle will benefit the Partnership’s scholarship fund. In the last two years, the Partnership has awarded $1,000 each to six students furthering their art studies.
Food trucks include Arancini House, BRGR, Country Hammer Moonshine, Curly Tin Rizzi Ice Cream, Mac & Gold Truck, Revival Chili and Totopo.