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The Festival will fill with outstanding juried Booth Artisans, Music on multiple stages, and a creative Youth Area all taking place on July 12-14, 2013.
Arts on the move Perry 200 March 14, 2013
Arts on the move Perry 200, July 12-14 2013 at Erie's beautiful Bayfront Convention Center
May 15, 2012
This breathtaking piece by local artist Justin Elliot Poole was unveiled at this year's Erie Summer Festival of the Arts Press Conference on May 9,2012 at Mercyhurst College.
The Erie Summer Festival of the Arts was founded in 1968.
Established in 1968, the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts has grown into the premier juried fine art exhibit in the region with a full demonstrating artists program, and a exciting schedule of theatre, dance, music performances, and children's arts programming
The annual festival has featured national acts such as Santana, Donnie Iris, and Chuck Mangione. Every year regional and local talent is featured at the festival that includes the Erie Philharmonic, the Erie Chamber Orchestra, Erie Civic Ballet, and the Erie Playhouse.
The Erie Summer Festival of the Arts is the only free, three-day art festival in the tri-state area. The quality of the festival makes it a unique attraction for over 25,000 visitors and culture tourists annually and has continued enthusiasm and support from community volunteers and area businesses because of its economic impact it provides to the region.
The Erie Summer Festival of the Arts is organized to promote excellence in the arts as a major way of improving and enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages within the Erie community.
2011 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Bronze Pinnacle Award Winner