‘Harvest Gathering’ is Brewing at CAC
Celebrate autumn, art, music, and the bounty of local food and drink on Saturday afternoon, October 19, in a new event at Community Arts Center in Wallingford. The Harvest Gathering, a partnership of CAC and LandArt Events Farm-to-Table Plein Air, celebrates the season from noon to 4 p.m. in a rain-or-shine event on the grounds of CAC at 414 Plush Mill Road (or in the Duke Gallery if it rains).
Twenty-five local artists created paintings this year at farms, farmers markets, and orchards; these are collected in an exhibition which will be hung from Wednesday, October 16, through the Saturday event, along with “Plein Air Panorama,” a collective piece by Summer Spree campers.
In addition to art, the event features beer and hard cider tastings by local breweries including Sly Fox, Suburban Brewing, Swarthmore Beer Co., Dressler Estate (cider), Conshohocken Brewing Co., Sterling Pig, 2SP Brewing Company, Iron Hill, Victory Brewing Company and East Branch Brewing Company, and pizza made with locally sourced ingredients prepared in the CAC’s outdoor pizza oven by Jeffery Miller Catering.
Live bluegrass, folk-roots and indie-folk music will be provided by home-grown including The Minor Adjustments, Last Chance, and The Manatawny Creek Ramblers, adding to the festive, autumnal experience. Kids’ art activities at the Gathering include vegetable printmaking on flour sack dishtowels as well as lawn games. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Urban Tree Connection, a grassroots organization whose mission is to build a neighborhood-rooted food and land system through community leadership development and land based strategies in West Philadelphia.
Advance tickets are on sale at prices ranging from $10 for children to $25 for designated drivers and $40 for adults. Family and VIP packages are also available; find out more at communityartscenter.org, or Facebook.