Tyler Park Center for the Arts Announces Summer Music & Sculpture Festival

Featuring world-class sculpture and artisan crafts, superb music, farm-to-table culinary selections, and locally crafted beer and wine

Tyler Park Center for the Arts (TPCA) is pleased to announce a premier event, “Summer Music and Sculpture Festival.” On June 27th and 28th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the famous TPCA Meadow will feature world-class sculpture, including indoor works and monumental outdoor pieces, paired with superb musical talent presented by Evan Walton of Addison Wolf Real Estate.

One of the featured artists, Ayami Aoyama, at work

Featured artist Ayami Aoyama at work

The Summer Music and Sculpture Festival combines the presentation of exceptional works of art and a diverse artisan marketplace featuring the work of local potters, woodworkers, fiber artists, and sculptors with a bounty of regional farm-to-table culinary selections including the Lower Makefield Farmers Market.

Attendees will have the chance to meet local artists and purchase locally made crafts, art, and unique handmade items while taking part in live demonstrations including the construction of an adobe bench, creation of a large-scale found object sculpture by Eric Schultz of the Grounds for Sculpture, painting, or throwing pottery. All activities are suitable for every age and ability.

The Festival features an array of live music including Evan Walton’s Wineskin, featuring Grammy Award– winning drummer Jim Hines playing R&B, rock, and original works. Wineskin is an icon in the regional music scene for nearly 25 years. Sharing the stage are John Beacher with his newly released album “Saturn Returns,” Tritide, Larry Tamanini, JB Kline, and the Red Rooster Band among others.         

Bringing inspiration and awareness to the event are several area non-profit organizations, a student sculpture exhibit (high-school students) and competition as well as “Sculptor Talks,” rounding out two full days of amazing events and activities surrounded by beautiful Tyler State Park.

Small-scale works from the Festival will travel to our partner, New Hope Arts, after the close of the event. Through the TPCA partnership with New Hope Arts, we create more opportunities for artists to connect with patrons through their fine multimedia works, all of which are available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased at TylerParkArts.org by June 10th at a discounted rate, or $13 for members, $15 for non-members at the gate. Children under 12 are always free at TPCA public events.

About Tyler Park Center for the Arts

Tyler Park Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization featuring extensive programming, classes, and visual arts. Under the leadership of Executive Director Jennifer Miller, Tyler Park Center for the Arts serves the community through a host of transformative programming including adult and youth instruction for both groups and individuals, and a permanent Sculpture Garden featuring outdoor installations. With 25 years of experience as a professional potter, Jennifer’s skill as an impassioned teacher has resulted in a vibrant pottery studio and artistic community in the historic Stable Building at Tyler Park. Under her administration, Tyler Park Center has become a regional arts destination. To learn more about Tyler Park Center for the Arts, please visit tylerparkarts.org.

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