Artifest 2013 at the Museum of Indian Culture
|When:||Back to Calendar June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Repeats:||Daily until June 10, 2013||Where:||Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
|Categories:||Community Event Seminars|
Artifest 2013*, a unique multicultural arts and history festival, will
come alive on *June 8th and 9th, 2013*, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Museum
of Indian Culture in Allentown’s Little Lehigh Parkway. This year’s theme,
“moments in time,” encompasses an eclectic and family-friendly mixture of
living history presentations ranging from American Revolutionary War to an
Underground Railroad exhibit, PA German barrel making and roof thatching,
Native American cooking, 18th century trapper encampments, tomahawk
throwing, and more. In our cultural heritage area, Native American stone
and bone artifacts will be on display and the Museum’s curator will be on
hand to offer artifact appraisals. Throughout the festival there will be
antique cars and bicycles. Experience Old World cultural in our Renaissance
village, complete with fire breathers, aerial performers, belly dancers,
and sword fights.
In Artifest’s Marketplace, enjoy international mouth-watering foods, shop
for unique handcrafts and folk art, see diverse demonstrations such as
papercutting and wheat weaving, chainsaw wood carving, basketry, Scottish
tartan weaving, Moravian stars and candlemaking, wampum loom working and
porcupine quillworking, Ukrainian pysanky, and Appalachian broom making.
The event will also include plenty of hands-on activities at our
Kaliedescope Kids arts and crafts area, where children will be able to make
cultural crafts from Native American gourd birdhouses to Chinese Lanterns,
and paint the Artifest mural.
The *Main Stage* will offer a wide variety of *non-stop live cultural
performances* from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. This year’s line-up will
feature Native American Hoop Dancer – Matthew White Eagle from the MicMac
Reserve, Canada, Aztec Fire Dancers – the Salinas Family from Mexico City,
The Caribbean Steel Rhythms, African dance performing artists – Indigo L,
Lehigh Valley Cloggers, Kazka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Bucket Boys (bucket
and trash can performers), Prabhat Kumar’s Hindustani Music Academy and
We encourage everyone to join us in their ethnic clothes and be part of
Artifest 2013! Check the website for details at www.artifest.org.
Warning: This is a family friendly event. Fun and entertainment is a
To kick-off Artifest 2013, on Saturday, June 9th at 10 a.m., don’t miss the
official dedication of the blue bird nest boxes along the Lehigh Parkway’s
Lenape Trail by representatives from the City of Allentown, and a brief
announcement of the 2nd Anniversary of the Bird Town Coalition.
Gates open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, rain or shine. *Admission*: $5 adults, $4
seniors and children 12-17, children under 12 FREE.
*For more information, please contact*
Pat Rivera, Executive Director
Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, PA 18103