SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival

The 11th Annual SnowBlast Winter Festival will take place throughout Emmaus, Friday night, February 3 and Saturday, February 4. February is the perfect time to bundle up and head to Emmaus to have a blast … a SnowBlast! The festival schedule is packed with free, community-wide art related events.

A Winter Wonderland Celebrating the Arts
Brought to you by the Emmaus Arts Commission
Indoor venues on Friday, February 3 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm • Outdoor & indoor venues on Saturday, February 4 - 12:00 pm to 5:00pm

Venues include Emmaus Borough Hall • Stores & Restaurants • Emmaus Public Library • Emmaus Triangle Park
FEATURING: Artist Demonstrations • Music • SnowBlast Art Show & Sale • Community Art Project • SnowBlast Ice Princess • Michael Blaine, Chainsaw Wood Carver • The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater • Lehigh Valley Martial Arts Demonstrations • Children's Games • Fire Pits • And More!

11th 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/Community Center for the Arts is 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/Community Center for the Arts (former site of Elephants Trunk, 348 Main Street, Emmaus) and be entered in a drawing to win prizes including Martin Guitar Backpacker Guitar; Ralph Lauren Jean Jacket that has been up-cycled with a hand painted, original design by artist Ellen Wilson; $25 gift certificate from Switchback Pizza and more! Friday evening and Saturday Palette entries must be dropped off by 3:30pm on Saturday, February 4. Winners will be notified at a later date. Please note: paper palettes may be found at SnowBlast Headquarters and 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! American Millwork & Cabinetry, South Mountain Village, Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, Lehigh Valley Honda, Valley Builders, Lehigh Valley Press, Borough of Emmaus, Ice Cream World, Wesley Works Entertainment, Blick Art Materials, Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus Main Street Partners, Lehigh Valley Chamber, Triple Sun Spirits Co., Funtastics Face & Body Painting, Emmaus Public Library, La Belle Cuisine Fine Cookware, Vinyl Press, Rileighs Outdoor Decor, The Colony Meadery, Switchback Pizza and Sammy Landis, Jr.

Bring your own camera for memorable photo opportunities with the SnowBlast Ice Princess, Emmaus Gothic cut-out, artists and fun throughout! Be sure to tag @EmmausArts on Facebook and Instagram and use hashtags #EACSnowBlast17, #emmauspa, #emmausarts.

See the Official SnowBlast Map for the locations of participating businesses!

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Schedule of Events - Friday, February 3, 5:30pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, February 4, (10:00am start at Emmaus Public Library and noon start at Emmaus Triangle Park.) Please note times may vary on Friday evening (indoors) and Saturday afternoon (indoors and outdoors). Check web site frequently for updated details!

Friday, February 3, 5:30pm to 8:00pm:

SnowBlast Headquarters / Community Center for the Arts - located at the former Elephants Trunk, 348 Main Street, Emmaus:

Special musical performances by:

  • Country Pop guitarist, songwriter and singer, Alex Alegra - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • East Penn School District Chamber Orchestra - 6:30 to 7:00pm
  • Strings performance by Michael Montero and Ryan Williams - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Rhys Williams - 7:30 to 8:00pm

Plus …

  • SnowBlast Winter Art Show and Sale (some items available for purchase)
  • Photo Gallery of 2016 EAC December Photo Contest Entries - all photographs are for sale and proceeds go directly to the Emmaus Arts Commission!
  • Artist demonstration by Barbara Greco-Potash

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

187 Rue Principal - Music by The Bryan Tuk Complex, a jazz, funk, rock ensemble, presented by Allentown JazzFest, 6:00pm to 8:00pm (http://www.allentownjazzfest.org) - 187 Main St.

Amber Connection -  Natura Calendar Opening Reception. This beautiful calendar will be available for purchase ($20). Also, a handmade clothes collection and unique gifts will be on display. 226 Main St.

Emmaus Historical Society - “Winter Wonderland" of memorabilia, Winter Putz and photos. Meet Emmaus Artist Bob Boehmer from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and experience art making up close as you watch while he creates! Wine and snacks will be served. - 218 Main St.

Emmaus Jewel Shop – extended hours! Decorative artist Kathy Keck, Touched by Fantasy demonstrating glass painting from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, wine and cheese - 338 Main St.

Emmaus Run Inn – enjoy snacks and drinks during extended Friday hours! - 322 Main St.

Enygma Collectibles – Toy and collectables store specializing in Action Figures (Star Wars, Comic Figures, Wrestling, GI Joe & more). Poster sand pictures, autographed and not, in frames and not. For the art admirer, the collection is a must-see! Snacks and drinks served. - 420 Chestnut St.

Funk Brewing – Enjoy a very special, unique brew – SnowBlast Pale Ale! for $4 a pint. This special pale ale won't make it to Saturday so don't miss out! Also serving in the pop-up kitchen - Switchback Pizza! - 19 South 6th St.

House of Metalworks – Watch while we get creative – painting demonstration of new leather wrap bracelets! - 303 Main St.

House Splendid – Visit us and enjoy our pop-up Stonekeep Meadery tasting! Watercolor painter, Glenn Steiner. Lots of unique and artsy gifts on display too.- 345 Chestnut St.

Khineder Creations – Visit us and feel like you’re having tea time in Myanmar (Burma)! Khine will be serving very special (and healthy!) Shan Tea (green tea grown in the highlands of North Eastern part of Myanmar.) Take in the lovely artwork adorned gallery walls, beautiful displays of artisan bath and beauty products as well as silk items. - 379 Chestnut St.

LaBelle Cuisine Fine Cookware – Visit from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and enjoy samples of delightful (and delightfully named!) meads from The Colony Meadery! Shop owner Nancy O’Keefe is also offering bites and refreshments and merchandise sales!

Laura’s Custom Framing & Fine Art – Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Russ Rentler on the Hammer Dulcimer, playing original music inspired by traditional American folk music from 6:00pm to 8:00pm pm. Gallery opening with local artists Angela Faidley, Bob Boehmer, Richard Farmer and Lauren Kuhn. Also serving liquids and munchies! 1328 Chestnut St. (Strip mall behind Weis Market.)

Let's Play Books! – Join us during special extended hours during SnowBlast! Winter wonderland story time(s) 5:30pm and 6:30pm - 244 Main St.

Licensed 2 Grill - Oil painter, Lauren Kuhn from 5:30pm to 7! Food and drink available! - 332 Main St.

Now & Then Books – A not-to-be-missed special photography exhibit "Winter's Whisper"  - 56 S. 4th St.

South Mountain Cycle & Cafe – Enjoy special SnowBlast Chill Chaser drink specials, as only SMC&C can prepare! (Shop open until 6:00pm) - 337 Chestnut St.

Swadee Thai House - Stop by their new bar for a drink and food specials. - 302 Main St.

Switchback Pizza - Celebrate SnowBlast with Switchback! Desert special $3 - 525 Jubilee St.

Tangent Crafts – Woodworker Ken Burton will be demonstrating hand tool techniques and furniture making throughout the day; Small Floor Loom demonstration - 304 Main St.

The 412 - Colored pencil artist Tara Santoro. Also, enjoy everything chocolate at their Chocolate Station! - 412 Chestnut St.

The Big Red Barn – Extended Friday night hours! Special mini gallery just for SnowBlast -- featuring local photography and photographers. Plus, samples of local Lehigh Valley Kombucha and fresh brewed hot tea both Friday & Saturday! More samples and giveaways throughout the day- anyone who spends $25 or more Friday and Saturday will be entered to win a raffle basket! - 516 North St.

Traub's Doggies - Extended hours on Friday night featuring daily food and drink specials (try the hot chocolate!) - 251 Main St.

Triple Sun Spirits Co. – Special appearance by the very cool, very fun, jazz, funk, rock band, Novyy Stil’ from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; Art Show Collective highlighting up and coming local artists! Show is a collaborative effort between King Koffee, Triple Sun Spirits, Co. and Yergey Brewing.  - 518 Bank St.

Vargtimmen King Koffee -  Open Mic Night Showcase including KoKoRo and Hannibal Lecture! 6:00pm to 11:00pm; Art Show Collective highlighting up and coming local artists! Show is a collaborative effort between King Koffee, Triple Sun Spirits, Co. and Yergey Brewing. Chill Chaser drink and food specials - 506 Chestnut Street.

Volpe’s Sports Bar – Show your Art Walk Palette to staff at Volpe’s and receive a 10% discount on food! Friday, enjoy a Yuengling Lager Pint for $2.75. Ask about the weekend SnowBlast Drink Special! - 501 Broad St.

Yergey Brewing – Come see alternative rock band Native Dream from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. $1 off Hot Chocolate Chili Porter! Plus, Art Show Collective highlighting up and coming local artists! Show is a collaborative effort between King Koffee, Triple Sun Spirits, Co. and Yergey Brewing. - 518 Bank St.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Triangle Park Activities - Noon to 5:00pm (unless noted otherwise):

  • • 4x International Extreme Chainsaw Sculptor, Michael Blaine from Dream Wood!
  • • Outdoor Games (and fun!) sponsored by Lehigh Valley Martial Arts
  • • Music furnished by Wesley Works Entertainment!
  • • Funtastic Face Painting
  • • Triple Sun Hot Cider Bar hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners - Spiked cider is $6.00ea.) Non-spiked cider is $3.00ea. Also featuring a free tasting bar by The Colony Meadery! (ID required.)
  • • Lehigh Valley Martial Arts Demonstration Team, 1:00pm and 2:00pm - Mini martial arts classes sponsored by Lehigh Valley Martial Arts - 1:15pm and 2:15pm.
  • • The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater performance, 3:00pm.
  • • Giant Connect Four and Jenga Competitions (all age groups invited to play!) - 4:00pm.
  • • Spectator bleachers
  • • Fire Pit warming stations … and more!

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.

SnowBlast Headquarters / Community Center for the Arts - located at the former Elephants Trunk, 348 Main Street, Emmaus – Open noon to 5:00pm:

  • Artist demonstrations by watercolorists Ed Klova and Richard Farmer, oil painter Maur LeVan and Barbara Greco-Potash.
  • SnowBlast Winter Art Show and Sale (some items may be available for purchase.)
  • Photo Gallery of 2016 EAC December Photo Contest Entries - all photographs are for sale and proceeds go directly to the Emmaus Arts Commission!
  • TWO EAC Community Art Projects: Help us paint a 3’ X 4’ community canvas! Visitors will help us paint the intricate detail of a large snowflake and Emmaus Arts Commission logo. All ages are invited to participate, no experience necessary, we’ll help you find your inner artist!

NEW! EAC Jewelry Charm! Members of the EAC are pleased to announce the unveiling of the EAC Charm. This beautiful charm of the Emmaus Triangle Fountain and word “Emmaus” was designed by our friends at Emmaus’ own House of Metalworks. The brass and silver version of the charm will be available all year for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Emmaus Arts Commission! During SnowBlast, House of Metalworks jewelry designer/owner Jill Italiano, will be with us at SnowBlast Headquarters to help YOU strike your own aluminum version of the charm so you can make your own bracelet!

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 prizes including Martin Guitar Backpacker Guitar; Ralph Lauren Jean Jacket that has been up-cycled with a hand painted, original design by artist Ellen Wilson; $25 gift certificate from Switchback Pizza and more! Friday evening and Saturday Palette entries must be dropped off by 3:30pm on Saturday, February 4. Winners will be notified at a later date. Please note: paper palettes may be found at SnowBlast Headquarters and at participating stores.

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

187 Rue Principal - Artist Gina DeNave, noon to 3:00pm.  - 187 Main St.

Amber Connection  - Join us from 10:00am to 5:00pm for Spiritual healings with guest, Marie Graham. For more details visit http://www.amberconnection.org. Also, a handmade clothes collection and unique gifts will be on display.  - 226 Main St.

Buss Paint & Wallpaper – Stop by and take a closer look at artist Deb Homa while she creates an art piece out of paint chips! (Also, say hello to members of the Emmaus Fire Department, the Emmaus Fire Truck will be parked in the Buss lot. - 327 Main St.

Conversational Threads — come Knit and Knosh at Conversational Threads from noon to 5:00. Enjoy knitting and light refreshments.

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

Emmaus Historical Society - “Winter Wonderland" of memorabilia, Winter Putz, photos. Enjoy live music by students from the Music Studio of Ariel Scholz. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.  - 218 Main St.

Emmaus Jewel Shop – Jewelry-making demonstration featuring jewelry designer and artist, Denise Tempest, 11am to 1:00pm; art demonstration by watercolorist Sue Carnwath, noon to 3:00pm. - 338 Main St.

Emmaus Public Library - Appearance by the popular SnowBlast Ice Princess at 10:00am! Join the Ice Princess for winter story time at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Have fun with our Photo Booth - “What’s Good Emmaus!” – plus, children’s winter crafts all day including make your own snowflakes and bird house! Movie FROZEN will be shown at 2:00pm. Emmaus Salisbury Area Service Unit 742 will be selling Girl Scout Cookies - 11 E. Main St.

Emmaus Run Inn - extended hours! Painter Steve Russell; food and drink will be offered. - 322 Main St.

Enygma Collectibles - Illustrator/Cartoonist, Brent Schaeffer! This toy and collectables store specializes in Action Figures (Star Wars, Comic Figures, Wrestling, GI Joe & more). Poster sand pictures, autographed and not, in frames and not. For the art admirer, the collection is a must-see! Snacks and drinks served. - 420 Chestnut St.- 420 Chestnut St.

Funk Brewing – enjoy a cold brew and pop-up kitchen setup by Brother's BBQ (https://www.facebook.com/brothersbarbeque1/?fref=ts) - 19 S. 6th St.

House of MetalWorks – Artist Angela Faidley from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. - 303 Main St.

House Splendid - Watercolor painter, Glenn Steiner. Lots of unique and artsy gifts on display too.  - 345 Chestnut St.

Khineder Creations - Watercolorist and collage artist, Jill Stanley. Visit us and feel like you’re having tea time in Myanmar (Burma)! Khine will be serving very special (and healthy!) Shan Tea (green tea grown in the highlands of North Eastern part of Myanmar.) Take in the lovely artwork adorned gallery walls, beautiful displays of artisan bath and beauty products as well as silk items. - 379 Chestnut St.

New Venue:  Joseph Kavchock Jr MD/Alpha Optical - (behind Buss Paint), celebrating first anniversary of business in Emmaus! Artist demonstrators - Kathleen Amore Acrylic and Margie Kavchok - ink/watercolor. - 319 Main St.

La Belle Cuisine Fine Cookware -  From 11:00am to 3:00pm, enjoy watching painters Ann Schlegel and Diane Hutchinson as they work. Enjoy bites and refreshments. 447 Chestnut St.

Laura’s Custom Framing & Fine Art - Gallery opening with local artists Angela Faidley, Bob Boehmer, Richard Farmer and Lauren Kuhn. Also serving liquids and munchies! 1328 Chestnut St. (Strip mall behind Weis Market.)

Let's Play Books! - Magical snowflakes for all! Children and teens are invited to join us in our very own North Pole and create one of three magical snowflakes! Simple designs for the wee-ones, beaded options for young fingers, and even 3-D art for those up to the challenge! Plus, enjoy songs and conversation with the Snow Sisters! - 244 Main St.

Licensed 2 Grill - Oil painter, Lauren Kuhn 11am to 1pm. Plus, country pop singer songwriter, guitarist, Alex Alegra performs from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Alex will be playing from her debut album, My Journey, plus select Country classics and pop favorites!

Now & Then Books – A not-to-be-missed special photography exhibit "Winter's Whisper"  - 56 S. 4th St.

Paint on Main (Not shown on SnowBlast Map)  - Check out http://www.paintonmain.com web site for special SnowBlast discount on Saturday’s open class!  -217 Main St.     

South Mountain Cycle & Cafe - Try your hand at calligraphy with Jason Simonds from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Also enjoy special SnowBlast Chill Chaser drink specials, as only SMC&C can prepare! (Shop open 8:00am to 4:00pm.)  - 337 Chestnut St.

Sugar So Sweet – stop by for our SnowBlast cupcake specials – Berry Blast and Coconut SnowBall! We have cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes! – 338 Main St.

Swadee Thai House - Stop by our new bar for a SnowBlast Chill Chaser drink. Also offering food specials. - 302 Main St.

Switchback Pizza - Celebrate SnowBlast with Switchback! Desert special $3 - 525 Jubilee St.

Tangent Crafts – Woodworker Ken Burton will be demonstrating hand tool techniques and furniture making throughout the day; Small Floor Loom demonstration - 304 Main St.

The 412 - Enjoy everything chocolate at our creative Chocolate Station! - 412 Chestnut St.

The Big Red Barn - Special mini gallery just for SnowBlast -- featuring local photography and photographers. Plus, samples of local Lehigh Valley Kombucha and fresh brewed hot tea both Friday & Saturday! More samples and giveaways throughout the day- anyone who spends $25 or more Friday and Saturday will be entered to win a raffle basket! - 516 North St.

Traub's Doggies - Colored pencil artist Tara Santoro. Daily food and drink specials (try the hot chocolate!) - 251 Main St.

Triple Sun Spirit Co. – Stop by and see us at Triangle Park at the Triple Sun Hot Cider Bar hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners! Spiked cider is $6.00ea.) Non-spiked cider is $3.00ea. Also featuring a free tasting bar by The Colony Meadery! (ID required.)

Vargtimmen King Koffee -  Art Show Collective highlighting up and coming local artists! Show is a collaborative effort between King Koffee, Triple Sun Spirits, Co. and Yergey Brewing. Plus, country pop singer songwriter, guitarist, Alex Alegra performs from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Alex will be playing from her debut album, My Journey, plus select Country classics and pop favorites! Chill Chaser drink and food specials - 506 Chestnut Street.

Volpe’s Sports Bar – Show your Art Walk Palette to staff at Volpe’s and receive a 10% discount on food! Saturday, enjoy a bottle of Coors Light for $2.75. Ask about their SnowBlast Drink Special for the weekend! - 501 Broad St.

Yergey Brewing – Celebrate SnowBlast at Yergeys! - $1 off Hot Chocolate Chili Porter Friday and Saturday! Art Show Collective highlighting up and coming local artists! Show is a collaborative effort between King Koffee, Triple Sun Spirits, Co. and Yergey Brewing. - 518 Bank St.

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

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

 

Upcoming Events

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Final bids – Saturday, July 9, 2016
Emmaus Triangle Park 11:00


Chalk the Walk: Saturday, July 9, 2016 Rain Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - details


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Call for artists! The Emmaus Arts Commission is looking for entries for the SnowBlast Winter Art Show & Sale to be held during SnowBlast  Winter Arts Festival! The Art Show will take place Friday evening,  February 3, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM and February 4, 2017, 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the Community Center for the Arts, 2nd floor of Borough Hall.

Artist Entry Form