Mayfair 2013 poster unveiled
"Art Without Limits" scrolled in white letters amid a blue sky on the Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2013 poster is like cloud-based graffiti spelling out a prediction from above for great art, great weather, and a great future for Mayfair Festival in its new home on the grounds around the Agri-Plex Hall at the western end of the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown.
Everything in Mayfair Festival of the Arts will be back this year, including the Artist Market, multiple stages for performing arts, KidSpace and food vendors. But the new space offers additional benefits: indoor space and free onsite parking.
Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2013 is May 24 - 27, with new, earlier hours to please patrons, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Monday (Memorial Day), the hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Access to onsite parking in the Fairgrounds infield is through the tunnel at Gate 7 along Liberty Street.
With 52,000-square-feet of climate-controlled interior space, an additional category of artists can participate in Mayfair Festival of the Arts: those who only exhibit their work inside. Indoor space also expands the options for patrons: they will enjoy visiting the indoor Artist Market and the Collector's Café indoor stage, regardless of the weather. Free onsite parking is another improvement.
"The community has complained about the weather and the parking at Mayfair Festival for years. We have addressed these issues, and done it in a way that expands our offerings. Our tag line, 'Art Without Limits,' is truly what Mayfair Festival of the Arts contributes to our community," said Arlene Daily, Executive Director.
The 2013 poster art was created by Christian Weber, a Lehigh Valley-based graphic designer. "I loved attending Mayfair Festival of the Arts throughout my childhood, so being chosen to work on the poster art this year is a true honor," Weber said.
Since 1986, Mayfair, Inc., has been producing Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Lehigh Valley's visual art, performing art and food festival. Mayfair annually attracts 50,000 people in one weekend to the creative works of more than 1,000 artists.