Artisans’ Porchwalk turns 16 this year

By on October 1, 2014

The 16th Annual Artisans’ Porchwalk, featuring juried artists and craftsmen, will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show, held at six locations throughout Lititz, is free and is held rain or shine.

Brochures listing the artisans and directions to the six stops can be found at the Lititz Welcome Center (train station) and many shops and restaurants in downtown Lititz. Brochures will also be available at all of the Porchwalk stops the days of the show. Rocking Chair signs mark the stops along the route. Also, direction signs will be placed around town to help folks get from stop one to stop six. The entire route is approximately two miles from start to finish if you visit the stops in order.

Lunch will be available at The Gallery Cafe, located inside the main entrance of Moravian Manor at 300 W. Lemon St. There will also be a benefit auction located in the main entrance of Moravian Manor featuring the varied and talented work of the artisans in the show. The artisans donate their works to the auction to raise money for the Lamplighters, a volunteer association supporting the residents of Moravian Manor. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase an item from their Wish List to benefit the residents of Moravian Manor.

The pottery of Stephen de Perrot and the repurposed wool purses of Lydia Dierwechter  are two of the many offerings of the Artisans’ Porchwalk on Oct. 3 and 4.

The pottery of Stephen de Perrot and the repurposed wool purses of Lydia Dierwechter are two of the many offerings of the Artisans’ Porchwalk on Oct. 3 and 4.

As in the past, the Lititz Artisans’ Porchwalk features local artists and craftsmen, showing and selling their unique pieces at six beautiful locations in downtown Lititz. All participants to the show are juried and chosen to represent a variety of mediums. You’ll find quality work and delightful artisans at each stop. Each year, the Porchwalk searches for new and interesting artisans and craftsmen to add to the show.

This year, seven new artisans have been added: Ted Rasmussen – Woodworking; Andrea Barrier – Jewelry; Lisa Paradis – Hand Painted Sea Glass; Nancy Bradley – Found Object Jewelry; Jennifer Lehr – Handpainted Floorcloths; Elena White – Functional Stoneware Pottery; and Dale DelMarcelle – Stained Glass.

To learn more, visit moravianmanor.org/artisan.htm.

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