:: Interact with the arts

The Doylestown Arts Festival will feature a variety of live demonstrations, interactive arts, and activities. There are opportunities for all ages to enjoy! Artists throughout the festival will have rotating displays of live art and creations. There will be a variety of hands-on activities ranging from a mini kids zone and face painting to sand art and wetplate photography. The festival will also feature many of the town's excellent cultural institutions who will be bringing their own interactive arts to the streets. This year's cultural destinations include: Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, James A. Michener Art Museum, Tileworks, the County Theater, and the Art & Cultural Council of Bucks County.

Due to the evolving nature of some of our live art and pop-up demonstrations, a full schedule will not be published, rather please treat this as a preview. We encourage you to explore the festival and discover activities and live art along the way!

:: Wetplate Photography

Location: State & Dommel

Cost: TBA

Type: Activity

Have your photo taken using traditional wetplate photography techniques. Participants will leave with a unique tin print. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Organizer: Derek Mohr

:: Pottery Demos

Location: State & Hamilton

Cost: FREE

Type: Demonstration

Artists from Fleming Studios will be providing live pottery demonstrations throughout the weekend! Come enjoy our art in action. All ages are welcome to come and learn.

Organizer: Fleming Studios

:: Face Painting & Yo Yo Balloons

Location: Oakland

Cost: FREE, Donations

Type: Activity

Face painting and Yo Yo balloon making activities for kids of all ages. Donations will be accepted to reach and restore women affected by human trafficking.

Organizer: Cavary Chapel

:: Sand Art

Location: State & Main

Cost: $5

Type: Activity

Create your own sand art and take it home! Various colors, sizes, and shapes will be available as supplies last.

Organizer: Discover Doylestown

:: Arts Activities

Location: E. State

Cost: TBA

Type: Activity

The Michener Art Museum team will be on site with arts activities for all ages to enjoy.

Organizer: Michener Art Museum

:: Local Artist Spotlights

Location: W. State

Cost: FREE

Type: Demonstration

Meet talented local artists and experience live art demonstrations throughout the entire festival weekend.

Organizer: Art & Cultural Council of Bucks County

:: Mercer Tile Rubbing

Location: W. State

Cost: TBA

Type: Activity

Crafts and activities will be available for all ages, including coloring pages as well as tile rubbings with Mercer tile designs.

Organizer: Mercer Museum

:: TileWorks Brick Building

Location: Hamilton

Cost: FREE

Type: Activity

Architectural bricks made from local Bucks County clay will be constructed into a miniature brick and mortar building model over the course of the festival.

Organizer: TileWorks

:: Kids Zone

Location: E. State & Pine

Cost: FREE

Type: Demonstration

Kids Zone will feature a variety of activities from art making stations to balloon art. Drop by the Pine Street Parking lot to join in the fun!

Organizer: Busy Bee Toys

:: Live Art Demos

Location: Various

Cost: FREE

Type: Demonstration

Artists throughout the festival will have live art demonstrations in and around their booths. Explore the festival to enjoy our talented makers in action.

Organizer: Discover Doylestown

:: Plein Air Painters

Location: Various

Cost: FREE

Type: Demonstration

Several plein air painters will be on site throughout the festival. Watch these local artists create throughout the weekend!

Organizer: Discover Doylestown

:: Makeup Demonstration

Location: Oakland

Cost: FREE w/ paid add-ons

Type: Demonstration

Live makeup demonstration for all to enjoy. Last year's creations featured head-to-toe body paint and Walking Dead zombies.

Organizer: The Makeup Academy School

:: Spin Art

Location: Oakland

Cost: FREE

Type: Activity

Children and adults alike will have an opportunity to experiment with paint, using color and texture to create a fun, framable memory of their time at the festival.

Organizer: CertaPro Painters

:: Dog Portraits & Treats

Location: Oakland

Cost: FREE w/ paid add-ons

Type: Demonstration

Saint Rocco's will feature Art by Randi, offering custom pet portraits both on site and for pre-order in addition to our delicious handmade treats.

Organizer: Saint Rocco's Treats