Yorkfest 2015


Yorkfest 2015

Yorkfest is York’s premier fine arts and music festival. The Yorkfest event is comprised of a Juried Art Exhibition, a Children’s Festival area, Literary Competitions for both children and adults, a Festival Marketplace, and a Culinary Arts Court. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, August 29 until Sunday, August 30, 2015.

How to submit works to the Juried Art Exhibition and/or the Literary Competition

The opening reception for the Adult Juried Exhibition and the Adult Literary Competition will be held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum on Friday, August 28 from 6-8pm. The museum is located at 217 W. Princess Street in downtown York.

Children and teens ages 3-17 still may submit their work to the Children & Youth Juried Art & Literary Competition. All entries will be on display for the duration of the festival at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, located at the corner of South Pershing Avenue and West Princess Street in downtown York.  Download the entry form HERE.

Chalk Walk is also held during Yorkfest. During this juried competition, the sidewalks of downtown York become an artist’s canvas and a place for audiences to watch works of art being created right before their eyes. All artists – professional, amateur and emerging – are encouraged to participate in this event that celebrates the creativity of artists and promotes the importance of public art. Chalk Walk will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 10am-5pm.

Due to renovations at YorkArts this summer, the Adult Juried Art Exhibition will be displayed at The Agricultural and Industrial Museum located at 217 W. Princess St. in downtown York.  The exhibition will be on display during the Festival and up until Saturday, September 5.

The Festival Marketplace showcases artists and fine craftspeople with works on display and for sale at specific site locations. Four mini stages, located throughout the area, feature performances during both days of the Festival. The Culinary Arts Court features a variety of food and beverages.

Yorkfest’s Festival Marketplace is located outdoors along the Heritage Rail Trail starting at the Colonial Courthouse on the corner of West Market Street and North Pershing Avenue and continues south along the trail to the York County Industrial Museum located at the corner of South Pershing Avenue and West Princess Street in downtown York.

For more information, contact York City Recreation & Parks at 717-854-1587 or email events@yorkcity.org.