Chestnut Hill’s annual Fall for the Arts festival drew a crowd of thousands until a mid-afternoon downpour.
Chestnut Hill’s annual Fall for the Arts festival drew a crowd of thousands who strolled the Avenue on Sunday until a mid-afternoon downpour sent attendees running for cover and vendors scurrying to protect their artwork, clothing, jewelry and other items displayed in booths along the route from Willow Grove to Rex Avenues. Shortly after the rain started, vendors began packing up.
But before then, the crowd enjoyed perfect weather to shop, dine, sip and explore during the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s annual event. More than 150 vendors and artists participated, displaying paintings, sculpture, pottery, along with other arts and crafts. Booth hosts encouraged passersby to register to vote, adopt sustainable habits, and sit for a palm reading. Children at the Jenks School Fun Fest schoolyard enjoyed face painting and games, while others dined on international cuisine, sipped a cocktail or purchased that perfect gift for the holidays.
Fall for the Arts Festival award winners:
Best of Show/Photography
Claire Rosen-Warwick Furnace Farm
1st Pigs Alley/Maura Matthews
2nd Jean Broden
1st Carolee Karpell
2nd Bob Richey
1st Antolini Glass Company
2nd Elizabeth Whately
1st Ellie Moniz
2nd Carole Sapp
1st Stacey Granger/Life Art
2nd Melvin A. Chappell
1sst Kimberly Canfield
2nd Gail Miller Levin/Botanical Designs