The Phoenix

Back (again) by popular demand: Edgewood Art Fair and Cleanup

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After last spring’s inaugural Art Fair and Community Cleanup at Edgewood Cemetery and an additional, successful event in fall 2021, volunteers are gearing up for a third fair on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendors are encouraged to reserve their spot for this “Bring Your Own Table” event that has been growing in popularity as it brings the community together and raises funds for maintenanc­e of the 12acre Edgewood Cemetery grounds at 989 E. High St.

As of late February, more than 20 vendors have already signed up for what looks to be a robust, diverse gathering of potters, painters, jewelry-makers, and other crafters.

To learn about vendors, visit the Edgewood Historic Cemetery Facebook page (@edgewoodce­meterypott­stown).

The cemetery recently set up an account with Givebutter.com, a service that profession­ally manages donations and event reservatio­ns for nonprofits and allows such tax-deductible transactio­ns to be submitted using Venmo, PayPal, and credit cards. Artisans had been asking for this convenienc­e, so Edgewood volunteers worked to implement the Givebutter platform.

To reserve your space, go to givebutter.com/EddieEdgew­oodsArtFai­r. (Eddie is the hawk who makes his home in the cemetery’s trees.) The vendor fee is $40, or $30 if the artist agrees to donate a creation to the fundraisin­g raffle held the day of the event. Donations

for the cemetery’s ongoing maintenanc­e fund also may be made at givebutter.com/ edgewood-historic-cemetery.

Vendors with questions should call event organizer Bronwyn De Maso at 484235-7875

or email bronwyndem­aso@gmail.com.

The Cemetery also needs volunteers to help with the cleanup from 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. on April 30. Gloves and hand tools are provided. Generous local eateries donated

food for workers for the past two events and we are working to again provide lunch.

They are seeking gifts for the raffle and local musicians willing to perform at this upbeat event that so

artfully brings life to the historic grounds.

For more informatio­n or to arrange a donation, reach out to De Maso (see info above) or Cathy Skitko at cathy@hobartsrun­pottstown.org or 610-705-1017.

 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? More than 20vendors have signed up for the Art Fair and Community Cleanup at Edgewood Cemetery but spaces are still available.
SUBMITTED PHOTO More than 20vendors have signed up for the Art Fair and Community Cleanup at Edgewood Cemetery but spaces are still available.
 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? Vendors are needed for the Art Fair and Community Cleanup at Edgewood Cemetery scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SUBMITTED PHOTO Vendors are needed for the Art Fair and Community Cleanup at Edgewood Cemetery scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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