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Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair Gears Up for 29th Year

by on August 17, 2012 6:36 AM

An event that’s expected to draw more than 100 artisans, crafters and food vendors, the Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair will once again take to the streets of Bellefonte from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The event, in its 29th year, will be held at Talleyrand Park, and will feature various arts and crafts, as well as children’s activities, music and entertainment.

Event co-director Vana Dainty said the purpose of the fair is to expose the community to various types of art.

“Art in all forms is important for many reasons,” she said. “It helps feed the soul, inspires others to be creative and can give people a better outlook on life.”

Entertainment will include such musical groups as Heritage Brass, the Jay Vonada Jazz Trio, The Hounds of Soul, the Bellefonte Community Band, the Keystone Society of Swing, and others, according to the event brochure.

In addition to fair activities and entertainment, the Dominion Science Center will be open throughout the day Friday and Saturday, and will feature free crafts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Additionally, the Bellefonte Art Museum will feature artists in the gazebo, according to event information.

The fair is hosted under the umbrella of Historic Bellefonte Inc. and presented by the Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair Committee, Dainty said.

Park and ride shuttle services will be available from Bellefonte Area High School.

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Staff Writer at The Centre County Gazette
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