Art Week will return September 2-8, 2019 leading up to the 28th 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 7-8, 2019) 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

Live Music

James A. Michener Art Museum presents Impressionism to Modernism: The Lenfest Collection of American Art

In 1999, the Michener Art Museum received the most important collections gift in its history: 59 Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings from Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, a gift that instantly established the Michener as the finest collection of the art of Bucks County in private or public hands and the premier center for the study of art of this period.

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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.

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Mercer Museum presents From Here to There

From Here to There is a hands-on, family experience that explores the science of how things move from place to place. Twelve different educational interactive stations provide an engaging opportunity for guests to learn about gravity, friction and the laws of motion and physics.

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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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The Friends of Oscar Hammerstein presents Oscar Hammerstein’s Highland Farm

A local nonprofit organization is working to preserve the Bucks County home where Oscar Hammerstein II wrote many classics and to support current and future performing artists. Check out their story and learn about the amazing history of yet another cultural legend in our community.

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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 7th & 8th, from 10am-5pm each day.

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Patricia Hutton Galleries presents American Impressionism & Realism

Beginning Wednesday, September 4, the gallery which specializes in Impressionism and Realism, will feature our Autumn Landscape Exhibition. This is a gallery wide group show featuring Autumn landscape and still life - beautiful oil, pastel, and watercolor paintings with the colorful palette of Fall. On Saturday, September 7, we will have a special live demonstration by award - winning artist Steve Zazenski. Our group show artists include Frank Arcuri, Daniel Anthonisen, Dot Bunn, Bradley Hendershot, Katharine Krieg, Dean Thomas, Richard Lennox, Dorothy Hoeschen, Michael Filipiak, Barbara Sesta, Bill Farnsworth, Janine Dunn Wade, Frankie Balek and more.

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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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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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Rutherford’s Camera Shop presents Ashley Rutherford

Doylestown native Ashley Rutherford will be displaying her work in Rutherford’s Camera Shop during this year’s Doylestown Art Week.

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Doylestown Bike Works presents Bicycle Photography

Featuring original photography by Mind Your Design of some of our favorite two-wheel machines to pass through the shop over the last 5 years.

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Doylestown Bookshop presents Jay McPhillips

Local artist Jay McPhillips will be showing his work throughout the week at The Doylestown Bookshop ending in a pop-up art show on Friday, September 6th from 6-8pm where Jay will be on hand to discuss his work which will be available for sale.

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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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Shop Sixty Five presents Nicole Prodin + Linda LaRosa

"YOU ARE WORTH IT" wall decal and "BYE BAE" wall decal installed by @amberellaxo.

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Domani Star presents Doylestown Art Collective

Art on display from a Doylestown Collective hanging in Sorella (Domani’s sister space which is open Friday and Saturday).

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Raymer's Candies presents Pumpkinfest Photography

Raymer's Candies will feature a framed photography exhibition by Jason Wood - from Pumpkinfest 2018 - in partnership with CB Cares Educational Foundation.

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Ballet Arts of Bucks County presents Graciela Perrone

Ballet Arts Open House will feature artwork by Graciela Perrone, artist, singer, and flamenco dancer. Bold and compelling, her oil paintings capture the expressions and movement of flamenco with passion. She has found a way to take these dramatic art forms, dance and art, and blend them together as if they were always meant to co-exist. Ballet Arts is located on the second floor of The Doylestown Marketplace on Main Street.

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Artistic Eyewear presents Holly Layman

A mix of collage and junk art combine to form three dimensional portraits. Using recycled materials and found antiques the heads take on a life and personality of their own. The industrial feel of these sculptures mixed with hand carved wood bases bring a sense of modern art while the antiques are fun to try to identify.

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Busy Bee Toys presents Cyd Knoble

Busy Bee Toys is proud to showcase local doll maker and beloved Busy Bee staff member, Cyd Knoble for Art Week! Cyd's dolls are hand-crafted in the Waldorf tradition using organic cotton skin tones. Unlike dolls made of man-made materials, Noble Dolls warm in response to being held. The faces of Noble Dolls are kept intentionally simple to encourage creative fantasy play, which helps to build the foundation for creative problem solving in later life.

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J Carroll Malloy Realtor presents Travel Views

A collection of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings by Stockton, NJ artist Mike Mann will be on view and sale at J Carroll Malloy Realtor. The Malloy Building will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 5, Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 to 3 and on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 to 3. The artist will be there to meet and greet on the weekend.

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The Paper Unicorn presents ​M. Catherine Bateman

M. Catherine Bateman, a native Bucks County Artist who currently works and lives in Philadelphia, will be exhibiting her work at The Paper Unicorn. Cathy is an artist/educator and member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts who enjoys painting in oils and watercolors. She also creates small utilitarian pottery.

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Nourish by Mama presents David Ohlerking

Nourish by Mama will feature the work of David Ohlerking throughout Art Week.

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Empanada Mama presents David Ohlerking

Empanada Mama will feature the work of David Ohlerking throughout Art Week.

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Nonno's Italian Coffee Parlor presents Serena Bocchino

Vincent and Mary Bocchino will be displaying work by International Artist, artist Serena Bocchino at Nonno's Italian Coffee Parlor. Bocchino's abstract paintings on paper will be displayed for the week.

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Impact Hair Design presents Doylestown Music Photography

Impact Hair Design will showcase a photography exhibit featuring the work of Jason Wood and Kelly Thibeault. The theme of the exhibit will focus on Doylestown and the local event and music scene.

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Stacks Co. presents Local Artists

Stacks will feature work from a collection of local artists, including: Tim Gibson, Cora Vlug, Don Berk, Doré Vorum, Zach Bullock, Jason Wood, and Terry Hull.

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Hargrave House presents Estefania Maldonado Carvallo

Enjoy the work of artist Estefania Maldonado Carvallo at the Hargrave House Bed & Breakfast on September 4-6 from 5-7 pm and September 8-9 from 3-6 pm.

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Holly Hill Boutique presents Lorraine Jensen

Artist Patricia Dusman will be exhibiting at Holly Hill Boutique for the duration of Art Week. Patricia Dusman, an award winning artist originally from New York City and now residing in Doylestown, PA, studied printmaking and photography at Bard College. She is currently focusing her work on encaustic painting and exploring working with wax in mixed media.

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Cyborg One presents Comic Artists

Cyborg One features comic book artists and writers from around the world on a daily basis.

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To-yo Japanese Restaurant presents Edward Harrigan & John Patrick

To-yo will feature work from several local artists throughout Art Week.

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The Local Vapor presents Design Sprout Co.

The Local Vapor will feature various work from local artist and graphic designer Jared Goodman, Design Sprout Co.

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Head Over Heels Boutique presents Ilene Rubin

The Doylestown Head Over Heels Boutique is pairing with Bucks County artist Ilene Rubin. Her oil and acrylic paintings of Bucks County, and pet portraits will be displayed in our three beautiful store front windows and on display throughout our boutique.

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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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Paint N' Pottery presents Art Classes

Paint N' Pottery offers creative art studios for all ages, nurturing the need for expression through art. We are dedicated to the cultivation of the artistic spirit in everyone through education in our studio and our community. Walk ins are welcome, classes often require advanced registration. Come in for a class or workshop during Doylestown Art Week!

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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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55 E. Court Street presents Civil War Living History

The Bucks County Civil War Round Table will present a living history encampment on the grounds of the old Court House, 55 E. Court St., Doylestown. After shopping at the Doylestown Arts Festival, visit the camp just a block away. Activities include drill instruction for children, medicine of the Civil War, music, life in camp, armaments, women and home life of the period. 10am-4pm - free to attend.

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Ballet Arts of Bucks County presents Open House

Ballet Arts of Bucks County 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 5th from 6-8pm during Art Week. Classes begin September 9th.

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MOMs presents Tina Margot

Come out to MOMs for our Open Mic Night with Tina Margot. Every Tuesday.

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Chambers 19 presents Local Music

Join us at Chambers 19 / The Other Side Friday nights for live music from a selection of local artists!

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Siren Records presents Flint Hill Express Bluegrass Band

Visit the epicenter of Doylestown's Music Scene! Siren Records will host the Flint Hill Express Bluegrass Band on Friday September 6th, from 7pm to 9pm.

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Domani Star presents Friday Night Jazz

Domani features live jazz by the Malcolm and Clark Jazz Duo from 6:30-9:00 on Friday Nights in Sorella. Dinner will be served. No cover fee.

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Hops/Scotch presents Live Music

Visit Hops/Scotch for a rotating selection of live music during Doylestown Art Week.

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Villa Capri presents Little Red Rooster

Joins us every Tuesday for an Open Blues Jam with Little Red Rooster at Villa Capri.

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Penn Taproom presents Acoustic Nite

Penn Taproom will feature Jamie Stem playing Thursday from 9pm-12am in addition to Sunday Night Jazz Jam hosted by Larry Tamanini on Sunday from 7-10pm.

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Evolution Candy presents ​Faye Meyer

Faye Meyer is a professional singer and actress. She sings and plays piano performing popular soulful artists such asLady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Katie Perry, Sara Barellies, Carol King, and many more. Come visit our porch on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30pm to see Faye Meyer Live!

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28th Annual

Doylestown Arts Festival

9.7.19 - 9.8.19

This September 7th & 8th, the Doylestown Arts Festival returns for its 28th 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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