Art Week will make it’s debut September 2-7, 2018 leading up to the 27th annual Doylestown Arts Festival. Intended to celebrate Doylestown as a center for the arts and culture, Art Week will showcase both permanent and temporary installations in local museums, galleries, storefronts, restaurants, and more!

Visitors can expect a mixture of large scale exhibits, live art, collections, and small shows. Explore things to do or see how you can get involved! Art Week is free to attend, free to join, and designed for all ages.

Come celebrate the diverse talent and creativity that Doylestown showcases all year round.

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Things To Do

Choose a category to explore locations, events, and all things Art Week. For more information on the Doylestown Arts Festival (September 8-9, 2018) visit dtownartsfestival.com.

New events are being added regularly. Please check back for updates. To get involved in Art Week, please sign up.

Museums & Culture

Local Galleries

Temporary Installations

Activities

James A. Michener Art Museum presents American Moderns

A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region’s artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.

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County Theater presents Now Playing

The County Theater is a nonprofit, community-based movie theater that specializes in independent, art, foreign films, unique programming and special events. Now Playing: Three Identical Strangers & Leave No Trace.

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Mercer Museum presents Racing: A Need for Speed

In this original exhibition, explore the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the Delaware Valley across four sports-motor racing, horse racing, foot racing and cycling, from the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks and fairgrounds of the 1800’s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century.

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​Fonthill Museum presents Henry Mercer’s Castle

Fonthill Castle is Henry Mercer’s concrete castle house with 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces and over 200 windows of varying size and shape. The interior walls, floors and ceilings are elaborately adorned with Mercer’s handcrafted tiles.

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Bucks County presents Moravian Pottery & Tile Works

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930).

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Bucks County presents Civil War Museum and Library

The museum presents numerous rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Civil War, with emphasis on Bucks County's contribution. The library and research room houses thousands of books, periodicals, rare first-editions and databases for research and study.

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dtown tech presents Doré Vorum

Local award winning artist, Doré Vorum will be exhibiting some of her acclaimed ‘essence’ photographic works at dtown tech. Come by 17 E Oakland Ave to see her inspiring art wall.

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Doylestown Bookshop presents Jay McPhillips

Doylestown Bookshop will have local artist Jay McPhillips' art on display beginning on 9/5. On 9/7 at 6:00 pm we will have an Arts Fest kick-off event featuring Jay McPhillips paintings and prints.

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Paganini Ristorante presents Doylestown Architecture

Mind Your Design will showcase prints from their ongoing project, Doylestown Architecture. The display will be on the second floor of Paganini Ristorante.

81 W. State Street, Doylestown
Free to attend
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Raymer's Candies presents Mike Maney

Raymer's will have the work of Mike Maney on display for Art Week and the Doylestown Arts Festival.

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Crossroads Bake Shop presents Byan Brems

Local artist Bryan Brems will be showing his work at Crossroads Bake Shop during Art Week.

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Shaving Grace Barbers presents Jordan Spector

Local pastel/oil paints sports artist (recent designer of the Philadelphia Eagles billboard that was placed in Maine thanks to Philly’s Super Bowl 52 win), Jordan Spector, has his work proudly displayed on canvas at Shaving Grace Barbers. Patrons can come in for classic haircuts, beard trims, straight razor shaves (via appointments), complimentary craft beer on tap, & take pleasure in all of Jordan’s wonderfully detailed paintings. Dawkins. Wentz. Parent. Gostisbehere. Victorino. Rocky. Those are just a few examples of what can be found on display & purchased right from our walls.

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Stacks Co. presents Local Artists

A variety of local artists will be featured at Stacks Co including Terry Hull (photographer), Cora Vlug (pastels), Doré Vorum (photographer), Don Berk (non-objective expressionist), Jonathan Mercer & Ryan Stewart (living wall, tables, etc.).

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Doylestown Escape Room presents Local Art

Doylestown Escape Room always has local artists on display at our 120 S Main Street location! We are currently featuring 4 local artists: Chris Blackway, Catrina Horsfield, Matt Marquis, and Cora Vlug-Bot. While you need to book your escape room experience ahead of time... you can stop in anytime to see our collection. All works are available for purchase.

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Doylestown Historical Society presents Ron Moran

Ron Moran will display photography in the Society Barn Gallery during Art Week. His photographs will be available for sale.

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Joel Metzger presents Doylestown Faves

A short series of videos highlighting places, events, landmarks, people, artwork, history, shops, venues, restaurants and more in Doylestown. Treasures hidden and not so hidden!

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Chapman Gallery presents Bucks County Artists

Over the past twenty-seven years the Chapman Gallery has established a reputation for exhibiting the highest quality art from award-winning and established local Bucks County artists. The gallery retains a powerful identity in Bucks County and easily recognizable artwork that has earned an exceptionally loyal following.

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Patricia Hutton Galleries presents American Impressionism & Realism

Located in the charming Kolbe House in historic Doylestown Pennsylvania, we are a fine art gallery featuring Contemporary American Impressionism and Realism by highly acclaimed, award winning artists from the Boston, Cape Cod, Cape Ann and Bucks County Traditions.

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Michener Art Museum presents The Art of Stillness – A Deeper Look

Immerse yourself in a single artwork with careful observation. This innovative docent-led gallery experience is designed to encourage a closer look at artwork – take time to relax, contemplate, share your responses, and enjoy! Free with Museum Admission!

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Ballet Arts of Bucks County presents Open House

Ballet Arts is dedicated to offering exceptional training and dance education in a caring and positive environment for ages 3 to adult. Visit our Open House on September 4th and 6th from 6-8pm during Art Week. We are located on the second floor of The Doylestown Marketplace on Main Street. Stop by and see what we are all about! Classes begin September 10th.

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Art Muse presents Art Classes

ArtMuse is an art school in the heart of Doylestown PA that possesses a high level of visual understanding and creative curiosity about art techniques and media. ArtMuse offers fun, educational art classes for kids. All classes are broken down into age groups for optimal age appropriate learning.

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Discover Doylestown presents Doylestown Arts Festival

Designed to illuminate the region’s ongoing commitment to arts and culture, the Doylestown Arts Festival annually features 160 juried artists, live music on 5 stages, local food vendors, live art and interactive demonstrations. The highly anticipated two-day street festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. The festival returns in 2018 on September 8th & 9th, from 10am-5pm each day.

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27th Annual

Doylestown Arts Festival

9.8.18 - 9.9.18

This September 8th & 9th, the Doylestown Arts Festival returns for its 27th anniversary. Featuring 160 juried artists, live music on 5 stages, local food vendors, live art, and interactive demonstrations, the festival is a great experience for all ages! Free to attend, rain or shine, the Doylestown Arts Festival is one of the largest and most celebrated arts festivals in the region.

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Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making Art Week possible. Interested in supporting the arts? Please contact us.

Get Involved

Showcasing art at your business or organization? Art Week is FREE to join. Please fill out your information and a description of your installation/activity. Our volunteer committee will review and get back to you with questions and next steps. Please have images ready to share.

You're An Artist

If you don't have a space, we recommend you contact a local business or organization to display your work in Doylestown. If you already have a space or event planned, please let us know using the form below.

You're A Venue

If you have artwork, an installation, or event planned in Doylestown during Art Week please let us know using the form below. If you're looking for an artist, we recommend advertising through your existing marketing channels.

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