YWCA?Announces Westfield Arts & Crafts Festival To Be Held July 26-27

WESTFIELD – The YWCA Westfield announced the annual Arts and Crafts Festival will be held July 26-27. The two-day show will be held in Moore Park, located in the center of the village of Westfield, corner of Route 20 and 394. Vendors open each day at 9 a.m., Friday and they will remain open until 6 p.m. and Saturday until 5 p.m..

The show has a 41-year history and goes on rain or shine. Visitors are offered free parking, free shuttle service and free admission to the park. Signs are posted throughout the village to point out the parking areas and provide directions to visitors.

More than 150 vendors display a variety of high quality, hand-crafted items for sale.

Jewelry, pottery, decretive and functional wood items as well as home decor and clothing are just a few of the items customers will find.

“Over the years there have been some changes, but one thing has remained constant; the high quality hand crafted items that are on display,” said Katie Smith, agency director. “The arts and crafts committee works hard to make this a quality show. We’ve heard from the vendors and customers alike how much they appreciate our efforts to maintain the high quality and craftsmanship of the products.”

The show welcomes inquiries from new artists, each year there are returning artists but enough new artists arrive to keep the show fresh.

It’s an outdoor show, in a park setting, but there are sidewalks in the park and level ground to make walking easy.

Several area churches, service clubs and other community organizations offer food and beverages in the park and many area restaurants are within walking distance.

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be returning with their popular pie tent and Welch’s Juices will be available at the YWCA tent.

Both artists interested in securing a booth and the public interested in attending and experiencing the show are encouraged to visit the YWCA Westfield website at ywcawestfield.org, email ksmith@ywcawestfield.org. or call 326-2011.