SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival

12th Annual EAC SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Official Schedule of Activities and Information

Family fun, music, artist demonstrations, special artsy events and activities everywhere!

Please note the location of the SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Headquarters is Liberty Worship Center(the former Elephants Trunk), 348 Main Street, Emmaus.

Look for “Proud Participant” Art Walk Palette signs on the door/window of participating businesses. A returning favorite, the EAC Art Walk Palette! Visit a minimum of 10 participating businesses listed in the event schedule below, each participating venue will initial your “palette.” Bring filled out palette with your name and contact information to the SnowBlast Headquarters - Liberty Worship Center (former site of Elephants Trunk), 348 Main Street, Emmaus, and be entered in a drawing to win original artwork! Fridayevening and Saturday Palette entries must be dropped off by 3:30pm on Saturday, February 3. Winners may be notified at a later date if not onsite. Please note: paper palettes may be found at SnowBlast Headquarters and at participating stores.

Free Parking Available - Main 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.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Friends of the EAC! South Mountain Village, Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, Lehigh Valley Honda, Valley Builders, Lehigh Valley Press, Borough of Emmaus, Ice Cream World, Liberty Worship Center, Wesley Works Entertainment, Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus Main Street Partners, Lehigh Valley Chamber, TripleSun Spirits Co., Yergey Brewing, Face Painting by Shadow Drawing, Emmaus Public Library, La Belle Cuisine Fine Cookware, Vinyl Press, Rileighs Outdoor Decor, Switchback Pizza, Buss Paints, American Millwork & Cabinetry, Blick Art Materials, Greater Philadelphia Paper Pholders, Lehigh Valley Origami Enthusiasts, Origami USA and Conversational Threads.

Bring your camera or cell phone for memorable photo opportunities with the SnowBlast Ice Princess, Emmaus Gothic cut-out, EAC Yarn Bomb, Community Art Project, artist demonstrations and fun throughout! Be sure to tag @EmmausArts on Facebook and Instagram and use hashtags #EACSnowBlast18, #emmauspa, #emmausarts.

Stroll through Emmaus for artful fun - see the official SnowBlast Map for participating locations!

Schedule of EventsFriday, February 2, 5:30pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, February 3 on the Triangle from Noon to 4pm. Please note times may vary on Friday evening (indoors at participating stores) and Saturday afternoon at Emmaus Triangle Parkfrom noon to 4pm. Please note, several stores, bars and restaurants may extend past these hours, check listings and our web site frequently for updated details.

Friday, February 2, 5:30pm to 8:00pm:

SnowBlast Headquarters - located at Liberty Worship Center (former Elephants Trunk), 348 Main Street, Emmaus:

  • Artist demonstration by artist and art instructor Tara M. Santoro and abstract artist Jamie Ciuta.

Special musical performances:

  • 6:00pm - Award-Winning Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer, Jim Steager!
  • 7:00pm - Award-Winning Gospel Artist, Singer Nah-tarsha Cherry!

SnowBlast Winter Art Show and Sale and 4th Annual Photo Contest (some items may be available for purchase) - 412 Chestnut St.

More SnowBlast venues than ever - visit stores, bars and restaurants on Friday, February 2 from 5:30 to 8pm and Saturday, Noon to 4pm unless otherwise noted: (Alphabetical Order)

Alpha Optical Inc. - 319 Main St: Margie Kavchok (Pen and ink artist) and Kathy Smith (Oils).

Amber Connection - 226 Main St: Natura Calendar Art Show. This beautiful calendar will be available for purchase ($20). Painting Marathon with artist Barnaby Ruhe. Also, handmade clothes collection and unique gifts.

David’s Italian Deli - 326 Main St: “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” - entree specials, along with sketch artist and watercolorist Judy Leichsenring painting a still life using props from David’s Italian Deli. Also decorative artist, Kathy Keck, Touched by Fantasy, demonstrating glass painting.

Emmaus Historical Society - 218 Main St: Wine and Cheese Open House (lots of wonderful winter displays!) and, featuring art demonstration by Bob Boehmer.

Emmaus Jewel Shop - 338 Main St: Vocalist, cellist and guitarist Brian Kidd performance from 5:30pm to 7:30pm!

Funk Brewing - 19 South 6th St: Special SnowBlast drink specials food truck!

House and Barn - Stop by the BARN for our SnowBlast drink special and stay for RED, a local band known for their up-tempo acoustic rock, bluegrass and country music.

House of MetalWorks - 303 Main St: Come join us and paint some Emmaus Rocks!

House Splendid - 345 Chestnut St. Watercolor painter, Glenn Steiner, great winter decor andrefreshments!

Khineder Creations - 379 Chestnut St: Watercolorist, Jill Stanley with Monoprints; a very special Homemade Burmese Coconut-Banana Pudding and Caffeine-Free Rose Tea.

LaBelle Cuisine Fine Cookware - 447 Chestnut St: Special SnowBlast chill chaser refreshments!

Laura’s Custom Framing & Fine Art - 1328 Chestnut St: (Strip mall behind Weis Market.) Extended hours for SnowBlast - from 5:30 to 8pm. Visit Laura’s stunning gallery filled with local and national artists, sculptors and photographers including Karel Mikolas, Lauren Kuhn, Philip Kresge and Mitch Mandel.

Let's Play Books! - 244 Main St: Extended hours! Excited to be open until 8pm and celebrating SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival! Stop in and enjoy 3 floors of BOOK ART - with special discounts on all picture books. Enjoy a WORDLESS picture book story time at 6:30pm. Bonus - one of our favorite girls scouts (and bookseller-in-training) will be selling Girl Scout cookies all night!

Licensed 2 Grill - 332 Main St: Friday night fun and food specials - check out our Signature Burger!

Now & Then Books - 56 S. Fourth St: Stop by to see new Photography Exhibit.

Swadee Thai House - 302 Main St: SnowBlast Chill Chaser drink and food specials.

South Mountain Cycle & Cafe - Open until 8pm with SnowBlast Drinks Specials, Special “Frozen” Inspired Drinks for Kids, EAGLES Themed Specials!!! Stop in to see all SMCC has to offer.

Switchback Pizza - 525 Jubilee St: Celebrate SnowBlast with Switchback! Come see our new artist gallery walls and pizza specials!

Tangent Crafts - 304 Main St: Celebrate the arts at Tangent, special sales and displays!

Triple Sun Spirits Co. - - 518 Bank St: Owen and The Alien at 7pm, special SnowBlast drink, new gallery walls!

Vargtimmen King Koffee - - 506 Chestnut St: Variations on hot chocolate, hot coffee and tea, and hot food specials! MUSIC LINEUP includes: 8:00 - 8:45pm - 1999! 8:45 to 9:30pm - Brian Kidd! 9:30 to 10:15pm - Luci Eliot and 10:15 to 11:15pm - Midwestern Exposure!

Volpe’s Sports Bar - 501 Broad St: SnowBlast Happy Hour at Volpe’s! Half-price selected appetizers; $2 domestic draft pints; $3 well mixed drinks and $6 well/doubles. Join us from 5:00pm to 8:00pm to hear acoustic guitarist musician (and fan favorite!) Mark Presti!

Yergey Brewing - 518 Bank St: Live music by Beckwith Baker, 7pm. Switchback Pizza onsite! Also, the Yergey’s Art Wall will highlight Emmaus residents and aspiring artists, Natalie Strickland (attending the University of the Arts) and Kutztown University student, Gia Landi.

Saturday, February 3

Triangle Park Activities - Noon to 4:00pm (unless noted otherwise)

SnowBlast Headquarters - located at Liberty Worship Center (former Elephants Trunk), 348 Main Street, Emmaus. Special artist demonstration by painter Lauren Kuhn.

SnowBlast Winter Art Show and Sale and 4th Annual Photo Contest (some items may be available for purchase) - 412 Chestnut St. 

4x International Extreme Chainsaw Sculptor, Michael Blaine from Dream Wood!

Lund Forge & Iron Works - blacksmith artists creating a work of public art for the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Triangle Yarn Bomb! (Weather permitting...) Come see the beautiful fiber art wrapping the trees on Triangle Park, sponsored by Conversational Threads and handmade with great love! 

Outdoor Community Art Project - Chalk the Boards! Giant chalk canvases awaiting your artistic flair! Sponsored by Valley Builders and American Millwork & Cabinetry

Outdoor Games (and fun!) sponsored by Lehigh Valley Martial Arts and House & Barn

Music furnished by Wesley Works Entertainment!

SnowBlast Bar featuring Triple Sun Distillery and Yergey’s Brewing and hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners (ID required.)

Lehigh Valley Martial Arts Demonstration Team, 1:00pm

Fire Pit warming stations and more! 

Look for Proud Participant Art Walk Palette signs on the door/window of participating businesses. A returning favorite, the EAC Art Walk Palette! Visit a minimum of 10 participating businesses listed in the event schedule below, each participating venue will initial your “palette.” Bring filled out palette with your name and contact information to the SnowBlast Headquarters/ Community Center for the Arts (former site of Elephants Trunk, 348 Main Street, Emmaus) and be entered in a drawing to win original artwork! Friday evening and Saturday Palette entries must be dropped off by 3:30pm on Saturday, February 3. Winners will be notified at a later date. Please note: paper palettes may be found at SnowBlast Headquarters and at participating stores.

EAC Community Art Project - Stop by SnowBlast Headquarters (Liberty Worship Center), 348 Main Street, Emmaus (formerly the Elephant’s Trunk) - the Emmaus Arts Commission is pleased to announce this year’s Community Art Project and special make and take paper folding craft by the Greater Philadelphia Paper Pholders (GP3) and Lehigh Valley Origami Enthusiasts. Join us and be part of the making of a unique, large scale Origami mobile/wall hanging. This special make and take paper folding craft and art installation will be exciting to work on! 

More SnowBlast Venues throughout Emmaus - Stores, Bars and Restaurants:

Alpha Optical Inc. - 319 Main St: Margie Kavchok (Pen and ink artist) and Kathy Smith (works in oils.)

Amber Connection - 226 Main St: Natura Calendar Art Show. This beautiful calendar will be available for purchase ($20). Painting Marathon with artist Barnaby Ruhe. Also, handmade clothes collection and unique gifts.

Buss Paint & Wallpaper – 327 Main St: Watercolorist, Sandra Beblavy.

Conversational Threads — 8 S. Fourth St: Come “Sit & Knit” at Conversational Threads! (And be sure to check out their handiwork at Triangle Park - the EAC’s SnowBlast Yarn Bomb.)

David’s Italian Deli - 326 Main St: “Pranzo on the Triangle” (Lunch on the Triangle) featuring Caprese skewers, soups, porchetta and other offerings. Sketch artist and watercolorist Judy Leichsenring!

Emmaus Bakery - 415 Chestnut St: Start your day at SnowBlast stopping by Emmaus Bakery for a Bear Claw and coffee SnowBlast special - $3!

Emmaus Historical Society - 218 Main St: Extended hours at the Museum from noon to 5:00pm. Visit with local artist Ellen Wilson as she demonstrates up-cycling an article of clothing with fabric painting. Refreshments will be served as you enjoy our Winter Putz, snow tree display, winter gear worn in days gone by and photographs of some of Emmaus’ most memorable snow events!

Emmaus Jewel Shop – - 338 Main St: Decorative artist Kathy Keck, Touched by Fantasy demonstrating glass painting from Noon to 2:00pm. Art demonstration by watercolorist Sue Carnwath; Jewelry designer Steven Hendricks from Steven Hendricks Designs will be onsite from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Emmaus Public Library - 11 E. Main St: SnowBlast fun includes building (indoor!) igloos from 10:30 to 11:30; winter craft sponsored by the Emmaus Moravian Church; Story time with the SnowBlast Ice Princess at 1:00pm (photo opportunity too!) Movie time - Happy Feet at 2:00pm.

Emmaus Run Inn - 322 Main St: Come see Calligrapher, Lauren Yura Beck at whimsical play as she hand letters names on the Emmaus Main Street Partners Emma the Mule! (Be part of Emma’s history and purchase a triangle patch containing your name, starting at $10.)

Funk Brewing - 19 South 6th St: Food truck and SnowBlast beer specials! 

House of MetalWorks - 303 Main St: Come join us and paint Emmaus Rocks!

House Splendid - 345 Chestnut St: Refreshments, winter sale and Watercolor painter, Glenn Steiner.

Khineder Creations - 379 Chestnut St: Watercolorist, Jill Stanley with Monoprints; a very special Homemade Burmese Coconut-Banana Pudding and Caffeine-Free Rose Tea.

LaBelle Cuisine Fine Cookware - 447 Chestnut St: - artist demonstrations from noon to 4pm by well known Allentown artist Ann Schlegel, painting en plein air and pastel and watercolorist, Deb Haaf, president of the Parkland Art League.

Laura’s Custom Framing & Fine Art - 1328 Chestnut St. (Strip mall behind Weis Market.) Special acrylic art demonstration by Bernadette Goetz! Visit Laura’s stunning gallery filled with local and national artists, sculptors and photographers including Karol Mikalos, Lauren Kuhn, Philip Kresge and Mitch Mandel.

Let's Play Books - 244 Main Street: Join us at 11:30 and2:30 for story time! Also, special appearance — Book signing by fashion illustrator, artist and author Veronica Ballart Lilja from 12:30 to 1:30. Enjoy talking with Veronica about her new book, “If You’re Bored With Watercolour Read This Book.” Veronica will stay with us until 4pm demonstrating her beautiful color strokes!

Licensed 2 Grill - 332 Main St: Stop by for Face Painting by Shadow Drawing and stay awhile for a chill chaser drink and Signature Burger!

Now & Then Books - 56 S. Fourth St: new Photography Exhibit!

SnowBlast Art Show and Sale and 4th Annual Photo Contest - 412 Chestnut St: Celebrate ourcommunity of artists and photographers! Some items may be available for purchase.

South Mountain Cycle & Cafe - 337 Chestnut St: Leave a lasting impression at South Mountain Cycle and Cafe! Come visit artist Dena Due and place your thumbprint on a special canvas painted just for our shop! Also watch abstract artist Jamie Ciuta as she creates a unique work of art. SnowBlast drink specials and “Frozen” inspired fun for the kids!

Swadee Thai House - 302 Main St: As you walk around Emmaus during SnowBlast, stop by for a cup of soup and drink at our bar! Daily food specials!

Switchback Pizza - 525 Jubilee St: Celebrate SnowBlast with Switchback! Dessert and pizza specials - come see our new artist gallery walls!

Tangent Crafts - 304 Main St: Celebrate the arts at Tangent, special sales and displays!

The Big Red Barn - 516 North St: Stop by during SnowBlast on Saturday and receive a FREE small ice cream! Also, join the fun as we make a craft using essential oils!

Traub's Doggies - 215 Main St: Stop by and visit with urban sketcher, Gina DeNave! Daily specials and Chill Chaser drinks.

Triple Sun Spirit Co. - 518 Bank St: Stop by and see us at the SnowBlast Bar hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners at Emmaus Triangle Park! Also, Saturday night, music by Rob B starting at 6:00pm. Take some time to view our new gallery walls and celebrate SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival with us!

Vargtimmen King Koffee - 506 Chestnut St: Gallery walls, music, SnowBlast drink and food specials and lots of fun to be had at King Koffee - all designed to celebrate the arts in Emmaus!

Volpe’s Sports Bar - 501 Broad St: All-day $9 pitchers of Coors Light! As you walk around Emmaus during SnowBlast, stop by for lunch and a beer! Acoustic guitarist, Tim Harakal performing from 4:00pm to 7:00pm!! Delicious dinner specials too!

Yergey Brewing - 518 Bank St: Brother’s Barbeque on-site! Also, the Yergey’s Art Wall will highlight Emmaus residents and aspiring artists, Natalie Strickland (attending the University of the Arts) and Gia Landi (attending Kutztown University). Celebrate the arts at Yergey’s!

Emmaus Community Heroes — our Emmaus Ambulance and Fire Departments will be on hand, (if they are not out on calls.) Stop by and thank them for their service to our Borough!

TWO SnowBlast After Parties!! Thanks to The Barn and Vargtimmen King Koffee for TWO very special after-parties! The Barn will host a SnowBlast After Party and Happy Hour from 4 to 6:00pm in the corral/bar area! $3 off ALL draft beer, half-price Barn BBQ Nachos! Artist Katie Gyory will help us close out SnowBlast with an artist demo during happy hour! Vargtimmen King Koffee - the party starts at 5:00pm with acoustic folk musicians Nik-Mak Ramblers!

Please join us for this and other Emmaus Arts Commission events in the Borough of Emmaus! Visitwww.emmausarts.org regularly to find out about art happenings in Emmaus.

SnowBlast Art Show & Sale Call for Artist form
 

Upcoming Events

SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival: Friday night, February 2 and Saturday, February 3 2018. - details


Birdhouse Auction Call for Entries . - details


EAC Photo Contest

February 2-3, 2018


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