SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival

13th Annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival 

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Locations include : Emmaus Triangle Park,  Emmaus Public Library, local businesses and restaurants throughout Emmaus!
SnowBlast Headquarters 304 Main Street

(Details Subject to Change)


Emmaus, PA --- Each year Emmaus Arts Commission hosts the SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, a seasonal favorite for the Lehigh Valley.  The annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival has become a winter tradition, creating a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy this beautiful time of year.

Now in its 13th year, the 2019 event, hosted by the Emmaus Arts Commission, is being held Saturday, February 2, 2019 from noon to 7:00pm. Activities will take place at Triangle Park, Emmaus Public Library and various venues throughout town including stores and restaurants.

This event will feature local artist demonstrations throughout town on Saturday, this provides spectators an opportunity to view creativity first hand.  Another favorite of the event, the SnowBlast Community Art Project provides an art-enriching experience for the entire community. The collaborative art project invites artists of all skills and ages to contribute their time and talent to design and create public art pieces during SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival.  Artist of all ages will be able to add to their own colorful touch to this year’s collaboration titled String Art Project, Thank you to Conversational Threads for donating the yarn!  Join Emmaus Arts Commission for the 4th Annual Photo Contest.  The annual photo contest will take place at SnowBlast Headquarters, view photo entries from local photographers. Special guests will judge the photo entries for a chance to win prizes.

Outdoor activities during SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival  include many favorites such as an appearance by the SnowBlast Ice Princess; Triple Gold Medalist Laura Wetzel, live music and DJ sponsored by Wesley Works Entertainment, 4x International Extreme Wood Carver, Michael Blaine from Dreamwood, Giant Chalkboard Interactive Art and outdoor games! New to the lineup for 2019, an amazing fire performance by Flame Nouveau and Sculpted Ice Works will be doing a live ice sculpting demo in triangle park!  SnowBlast is loaded with fun things to do for the whole family. Many stores will be hosting live art demonstrations and special activities to warm folks coming in from the cold and local restaurants will provide “SnowBlast Chill Chaser” drink and food specials. SnowBlast Ice Bar hosted by Emmaus Main Street partners will feature drinks from Triple Sun Distillery and Funk Brewing Co. (21+, ID required). Fire pit warming stations will be setup to help us all stay toasty!  Support a winter hat & glove drive hosted by The Kindness Project, donate new hats and gloves to help local foster children stay warm during these cold winter months!

The SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival adds art related vitality to our Emmaus community and brings new and old friends to our downtown. Since 2005 the Emmaus Arts Commission has brought family-friendly events and artistic community pride to Emmaus and the Lehigh Valley. SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, Art Silent Auction Projects, Chalk the Walk, Student Film Festival, Annual Photography Contest and other events are made possible through generous contributions and fundraising activities through the Emmaus Arts Commission and its sponsors and supporters.

The SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival final schedule will be posted on the Emmaus Arts Commission website by January 24, 2019. (The list of official activities is subject to revision. Please visit


Live Music at the Triangle during SnowBlast provided by Wesley Works Entertainment

Chase the Chill at the SnowBlast Ice Bar, hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners featuring Funk Brewing and Triple Sun Spirits (ID required 21+)

  • 12:00-12:30- Opening Remarks for 13th Anniversary SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival at Triangle Park
  • 12:00-5:00- Local artist demos in businesses/venues in town (see artist list)
  • 12:00-7:00- Palette Walk Scavenger Hunt throughout town (see below for more info)
  • 12:00-7:00- Games and activities @ Triangle Park, fun for all ages
  • 12:00-7:00- Community Art Project @ SnowBlast Headquarters - create a unique collaborative work of art
  • 12:00-5:00- Photo Contest @ SnowBlast Headquarters
  • 12:00-5:00- Cookies with the Choir fundraiser with St. Ann’s School at SnowBlast Headquarters
  • 12:00-4:00- Extreme Wood Carver Michael Blaine creates a unique wood carving in Triangle Park
  • 12:00 to 1:00- Story time with SnowBlast Ice Princess at Emmaus Public Library
  • 12:00-2:00- Winter craft at Emmaus Public Library hosted by Seven Generations Charter School
  • 12:30- Instrumental performances by students of The Music Studio of Ariel Scholz @ Emmaus Historical Society  
  • 2:00- FREE family movie “Born in China” at Emmaus Public Library
  • 2:00- 7:00- Fire warming stations at Triangle Park to chase the chill away
  • 12:00-5:00-  Winter warmth clothing drive hosted by The Kindness Project
  • 2:00 to 3:00- Ice skating performance by the SnowBlast Ice Princess with photo opportunity
  • 3:00-5:00- Live Ice Sculpting demo by Ice Works in Triangle Park
  • 3:00-3:45- Meet the “Snow Sisters” at Lets Play Books!
  • 5:00-5:30- Fire performance by Flame Nouveau on the Triangle

SnowBlast after hours:

7:00-9:00 - Live music at Yergey Brewing by January Noon, local acoustic duo

7:00-9:00 - House and Barn drink specials

Palette Walk Scavenger Hunt – A returning favorite!

Participant signs will be displayed on the door/window of the location. 

Visit a minimum of 10 participating businesses listed on the map, each participating venue will mark your "palette". Drop off your full palette by 7:00pm 2/2/19 (with name and contact information) to the SnowBlast Headquarters.  Winners will be notified at a later date. Stop in to SnowBlast Headquarters to pickup a SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Palette Walk Map and palette, and to view the awesome prizes donated by Blick Art Supplies and Artist Lauren Kuhn. 

Palette Walk Participants & Artist List (subject to change)  

SnowBlast Headquarters 304 Main Street 
Annual Photo Contest- stop in to view photos from local photographers 
Featuring Artists: 

  • Lauren Kuhn- Resident Artist: Studio 345, Banana Factory
  • Angela Faidley- Out of Our Minds Art Studio in Macungie
  • Tara Santoro, colored pencil
  • Bernadette Goetz, acrylic paint
  • Maltas Con Leche, acrylic paint

Musical Performances:

  • 1:00-3:00 Rhys Williams 
  • 3:00-4:00 St. Ann’s Choir
  • 4:00-4:30 East Penn Elementary Chamber Players  Co-directed by Ryan Williams and Lori Cook 
  • 4:30-5:00 Duets for Two Violins.  Michael and Jennifer Montero, Violinists and Owners of Montero Violins 

Alpha Optical Inc.   319 Main St. 
Artist: Margie Kavchok, pen/ink & Kathy Smith, oil painting

Amber Connection  226 Main St. 
Artist: Barnaby Ruhe

Buss Paints 327 Main St.
Artist: Sumeyra Burcu Yayla, water marbling art 

Conversational Threads 8 S. Fourth St.
Come “Sit & Knit” at Conversational Threads

David’s Italian Deli  326 Main St.
Artists: Eileen Cressman-Reeder, whimsical polymer clay

Emmaus Historical Society   218 Main St.
Artist: Emmaus local, Bob Boehmer, water color from 2pm to 4pm.
Instrumental performances by students of The Music Studio of Ariel Scholz. Performance begins at 12:30pm.

Emmaus Jewel Shop  338 Main St.
Artist- Ellen Wilson, fabric painting

Emmaus Public Library  11 E. Main St. 
Story time with the SnowBlast Ice Princess 12:00
Winter craft by Seven Generations Charter School 12:00-2:00 
Free Movie Showing “Born in China” 2:00

Emmaus Run Inn  322 Main St.- SnowBlast special and promotions!
Artist: Patrick Connell, custom painted adirondack chair art

Funk Brewing  19 South 6th St. - Find Funk at the SnowBlast Ice Bar!

House of MetalWorks  303 Main St. 
Featuring a metal jewelry/enamel demonstration by artist and owner Jill Italiano

House Splendid   345 Chestnut St. - special guest-Stonekeep Meadery!
Artist: Angela Lender, acrylic paint!

House and Barn 1449 Chestnut St.- SnowBlast drink specials during and after event!
Khineder Creations  379 Chestnut St.
Artist: Jill Stanley

Laura’s Custom Framing & Fine Art  1328 Chestnut St. (strip mall behind Weis Market)
Artist- Glenn Steiner and Richard Farmer

Let's Play Books  244 Main St. 
Meet the “Snow Sisters” 3:00-3:45 pm

Licensed 2 Grill  332 Main St. 
Face painting by Shadow Faces!

One Stop Pet Shop 1375 Chestnut St.

Swadee Thai House  302 Main St.  

South Mountain Cycle & Cafe  SnowBlast Hot Cocoa special!

Switchback Pizza  525 Jubilee St.  SnowBlast pizza specials!

Artist on display: Elyse Coldren Baker

Traub's Doggies  215 Main St. SnowBlast food and drink specials!
Artist: Lisa MacDonald

 Triple Sun Spirits Co.   518 Bank St. Find Triple Sun at the SnowBlast Ice Bar!
Artist on display: TBD

Vargtimmen King Koffee  506 Chestnut St. SnowBlast Chill chaser drink and soup specials!
Artist: Angela Santos, jewelry making & Dena Due, acrylic paint
Stop in to see the new art display at King Coffee

Yergey Brewing  518 Bank St. 
Artist on display: Maltas Con Leche
Live Music by acoustic duo, January Noon, from 7:00-9:00pm      

Palette Walk Scavenger Hunt – A returning favorite!

Participant signs will be displayed on the door/window of the location.

Visit a minimum of 10 participating businesses listed in the event schedule, each participating venue will mark your "palette".
Drop off your full palette by 7:00pm 2/2/19 (with name and contact information) to the SnowBlast Headquarters. Winners will be notified at a later date. Stop in to SnowBlast Headquarters to pickup a SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Palette Walk Map and palette, and to view the awesome prizes donated by Blick Art Supplies and Artist Lauren Kuhn.

Free Parking Available - Main Street and side street parking, upper and lower lots along Railroad Street (behind Schantz Funeral Home, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners) and Jubilee Street.

Bring your camera or cell phone for memorable photo opportunities with the SnowBlast Ice Princess, Emmaus Community Art Project, artist demonstrations and fun throughout! Be sure to tag @EmmausArts on Facebook and Instagram and use hashtags #SnowBlast2019, #emmausartiseverywhere.

Upcoming Events

SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival: Saturday February 2, 2019 12:00-7:00pm - details

2019 EAC Photo Contest - Feb. 2nd

Birdhouse Auction TBD. - details


If you’d like more information regarding sponsorship, email to:

Special thanks to our Sponsors and Friends of the Emmaus Arts Commission:

  • Lehigh Valley Honda
  • Edward Jones Financial
  • Lehigh Valley Press
  • Borough of Emmaus
  • Emmaus Public Library
  • Emmaus Historical Society
  • Wesley Works Entertainment
  • Vinyl Press
  • Emmaus Main Street Partners
  • Lehigh Valley Chamber
  • Funk Brewing Co.
  • Triple Sun Spirits 
  • Ice Cream World
  • Rileighs Outdoor Decor
  • Blick Art Materials
  • Ai Orthodontics
  • Switchback Pizza 
  • EG Notary Service LLC