Mayfair 2014: More arts, more music, more food, more fun
Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2014 returns May 23 - 26 to the Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown.
Mayfair was held at the west end of the Fairgrounds for the first time last year after being presented for some 26 years around Lake Muhlenberg, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown.
Parking is free on the Fairgrounds lot. Use the Liberty Street entrance between 18th and 19th streets.
There will be many genres of music and the performing arts. The Artist Market includes painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography and pottery.
There are also many food vendors.
The Mayfair Artists' Council launched a new event for 2014: The Mayfair Festival of the Arts National Juried Art Exhibition, featuring artists from across the United States.
Works were juried by the council, headed by Ricardo Viera, Professor of Art and Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries Museum. The council includes: Gregory Coates, Ron DeLong, Adriano Farinella, Ann Lalik, Lee Leckey, Julie Miller, Jill Odegaard, Barnaby Ruhe and Scott Sherk.
Artists exhibiting their work include: Charissa Baker, Kristi Beisecker, John Benigno, Bill Brookover, William Cole, Eileen Coyne, Heather Dehm, Ronald DeLong, Vincent DiCicco, John Gaydos, Michael Hess, Douglas Ihlenfeld, Gini Illick, Chris Jones, Mary Klunk, Lauren Kuhn, Booyoung Lee, Lee Levin-Friend, Paolo Marino, Darcy Meeker,
Also: Hector Membreno-Canales, Jacqueline Meyerson, Julie Miller, William Petro, Dattatreya Phadke, Creta Pullen, Diane Richter, Nadine Saylor, Peter Schnore, Kyle Sellers, Bill Snyder, Ashley Swarts, Kimberly Tanzos, Juan Ramiro Torres, Adam Toussaint, Peter Treiber, Debra Wade, Jenny Wiener and Vonda Yarberry.
Artists, organizations and companies selling their work at Mayfair Festival of the Arts include: Allentown School District, Arteco, Art With Heart, Art 4 Your Glasses, Autdemna Jewelers, Robin Barr, Batik by Amit, Baubles & Beads, Beebop & Wally, Bello Tesoro, Brenda Benson, Blue & Gold Embroidery, Harry Boardman, John Boyett, Cheer Clay Studio, Michael Cho, Catherine Colsher, Cornerstone Forge, Kenneth Cotlar, Lakkana Conti, Coloratura, Crystal Palace Glass, Sandy D'Andrade, Phoebe Darlington, Mairin Egge, Erez Ancient Coin Jewelry, Aynek Etselec, Nate Feinberg, Gao & Chang,
Also, Bruce Garrabrandt, Barry Gebhart, Marian Gaydos, Glockes Glass, Paul Grecian, HMB Studios, Anne Hanson, George Hartman, Jean Havet, Michael Heayn, William Heffner, Horner's Pens, Norika Iizuka, JPW Pottery, Jonathan's Spoons, Kaleidoscope Enterprises, Audrey Kanoff, Rich Killion, Lakonia Greek, Ronald Lee, Georgie LeHoop, MBG Design, Dennis Maust, Metal Magic, Claudia McGill, Patrick Michael, Melanie Moore,
And, Keith Mountford, Chris Murray, Jodi Myers, Mystic Silver & Glass, Mary Beth Nardy, Natural Alternative, Natural Earth Craft, Originals By Mare, Ornamental Lady, Beth Palser, Eugene Perry, Debra Placky, Diane Podolsky, Paper Petites, Roland Paronish, Penny French Bears, Mark Poole, Diane Phalen, Carmen Porfido, June Ramsay, Real Fruit Jewelry, Barri Riley, Rough Tumble Vintage, Sculpture Scapes, Brad Sears, Sensational Dips, Shibumi Silks, Andy Smith, Bill Snyder, Peter Staples, Svetlana Designs, Tassels by Sewkaren, CeCe Tucker, Twin Oaks Hammocks, VA Clay, Jane Voorhees, Susan Weschler, Whiskey Rocks, Melissa Woods, Woodcraft Arts, Word of Mouth and Ed Youtz.
Mayfair offers hands-on crafts, theater and entertainment for children.
Community Canvas, presented by Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Radio Disney Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley Art Spark, promotes healthy eating habits and wellness for children. Artwork will be displayed in the Children's Hospital art gallery 2 p.m. May 26
Middle Earth Children's Theatre, continuous
Jay Smar, 10, 11 a.m.
Ray Owen, 10:15 a.m., 3:15, 4:15 p.m. May 23
KidzJam with Moe Jerant, 11:30 a.m.
Repertory Dance Theatre, noon
Playground & Dance Songs with Dave Fry, 12:45 p.m.
Peggy Gernerd, 2 p.m.
Yogi Dance, 2, 4:15 p.m.
Playground & Dance Songs with Dave Fry, 12:45 p.m.
Irish Stars, Parker School of Dance, 2 p.m.
Repertory Dance Theatre, noon 3:15 p.m.
Al Grout, 4:30 p.m.: juggling, magic
Playground & Dance Songs with Dave Fry, 2:30 p.m.
Cris and Lou, noon, 3:45 p.m.
Muhlenberg Performance Company, 4:45 p.m.
"Math Rocks," 5:30 p.m.
Willow Park Dance Academy, noon
Concerts on the Liberty Stage, Discovery Stage and Collectors Cafe Stage include jazz, instrumental, folk, singer-songwriters, acoustic, blues, country, rock, reggae, Celtic and world music on various stages.
Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, 6:15 p.m.
The Limits, 4:45 p.m.
The Dana Gaynor Band, 7 p.m.
Alex Brubaker, 7 p.m.
Pennsylvania Jazz Collective All-Star Jazz Septet, 7:15 p.m.: Steve Rudolph, Marko Marcinko, Rick Chamberlain, Alan Gaumer, Neil Wetzel, Andy Warren, Tony Marino. Also: Pat McGee Quartet, "Jazz Idol" winner
Zachary Grim, 8:15 p.m.
Mama Jama, 8:30 p.m.
Lilliana & Winston featuring James Supra and Dave Smith, 9:30 p.m.
Jay Smar, 11:30 a.m.
Groovitude, 11:30 a.m.
Alex Radus Trio, 12:45 p.m.
Piper's Request, 2 p.m.
The BC Combo, 3:30 p.m.
Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, 3:45 p.m.
TarabRaqs, 5 p.m.
The Bob Lanza Blues Band, 5:30 p.m.
Ustad Shafaat Khan, 7 p.m. May 24: "Poetry of Rumi Set To Music"
Cunningham & Associates Band, 7 p.m.
"Noche Latina" featuring Jean Quick, 7:30 p.m.
Behdad Moghaddasi, 9:15 p.m.
The Rentler Boys, 11:30 a.m.
The Glue Factory, noon
Roland Kushner and Michael London, 1 p.m.
The Great Djembe Jam, 1:45 p.m.
The Lyons Fiddle Festival Revue, 2 p.m.: Andrew Vogt, Christy Margin, Sarah Larson, and Grand Champion Christy Martin. Also, house band: Keith Brintzenhoff, Ted Fenstermacher, Adam Frei, Scott Carl.
The Dina Hall Band, 3:15 p.m.
The Large Flowerheads, 4:45 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society, 5:30 p.m.
LVMA Rock All Stars: 20-Year Blend, 7:15 p.m.: Mike Stanley, Larry Werner, Dennis Beidler and Don Plowman.
Godfrey Daniels All-Star Night of Folk, 7:30 p.m.: Dave Fry, Ansel Barnum, Kris Kehr, Dina Hall, Kevin Soffera. Also, "The Best of Open Mike": Sam Steffen, Not for Coltrane, Rachel Marie, Ed McKendry
The Allentown Symphony Chamber Players, 8:30 p.m.
The Lehigh Valley Music Awards Night: The Bluz VIPz, 9 p.m.: "Chicago Carl" Snyder, Bev Conklin, Dana Gaynor, Joe Mac, Brian Bortz, Brian Berlinda.
Billy Bauer Band, 11:30 a.m.
Kenny Scharlatt, noon
Scott Marshall and Marshall's Highway, 1:45 p.m.
Kayla Avitabile, 2:30 p.m.
Crazy Hearts, 3:45 p.m.
Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, 4 p.m.
Blackwater, 4:45 p.m.
Dean Moore Duo, 6 p.m.
Anne Hills, 5:30 p.m.
Vendors at Mayfair include: Asian Grill, Bull & Bear Restaurant, The Coffee Joint, The Corn Guys, Danny's Fine Foods, Endless Concession, E-Zee Concession, Felix's Tacos, Frites, Front Porch Family Farm, Heaven on a Bun, J&J Kettle Korn, Mediterranean Cuisine, MMG Concessions, Nooner's Wood fired Pizza, Rose's Concessions, Salsa N Sprinkles, The TAZA Truck, Tyler Concessions, Uncle Paul's Stuffed Pretzels, Vince's Cheesesteak, The Wing Ring
Ticket information:mayfairfestival.org, 610.437.6900