Kennett Arts Festival

Following in the long tradition of art in the Brandywine Valley, the Kennett Library is hosting its first annual Kennett Arts Festival on Oct. 15 and 16, 2022. All proceeds benefit the Kennett Library.

The event will showcase more than 100 local and regional artists’ work in an array of mediums, across palates and price points. Patrons may purchase artwork as well as artisans’ jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, and much more.

The Kennett Arts Festival has something for everyone: art, live music, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors, including beer and wine.

The Library has served the Southern Chester County area for over 125 years and is in the process of building the new Kennett Library & Resource Center that will serve the area for generations to come.

The team

Kennett Arts Festival Committee

John Baker, Professor Emeritus at West Chester University

Margaret Egli, Kennett Library Trustee

Michael Guttman, Kennett Library Trustee

Mary Hutchins, Development Associate at the Kennett Library

Chris Manna, Director Kennett Library

Carolyn Mostyn, Volunteer Extraordinaire

Amanda Murphy, Director of Programming at the Kennett Library

Barry Schlecker, Producer of Brandywine Arts Festival

Jeff Yetter, President Kennett Library Board of Trustees

Parking

Festival Parking

100 South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Grounds

Festival Map

600 South Broad Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

FAQ

Tickets are available online – $5/day for adults and FREE to children under 12.

Buy your Tickets Here

And tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event.

No. The Kennett Arts Festival will be a rain or shine event! This decision is based on feedback we have received from many traveling artists who have a very tight schedule. Besides, a little rain never hurt anybody!

**Please note that festival management has the right to cancel the event due to catastrophic weather including hurricanes, tropical storms, high winds and flooding. Keep in mind we want all visitors to be safe and all artist and their art possessions to stay free from being damaged.

You get a day of art, music, food and fun! That’s right – your $5 will get you an attractive hand stamp, which can be used to come and go all day.

October 15
Festival Preview: 9:00am to 10:00am
General Admission: 10:00am to 6:00pm

October 16
General Admission: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free parking is available at the Kennett High School parking lot – 100 E South St, Kennett Square, PA 19348

You’ll find food in a couple places on the festival grounds. This way, you’re never far from a refueling station.

Yes! Our fabulous sponsor, WSFS Bank, has provided a mobile ATM truck for all your paper-money needs. Look for the big green balloon.

No. Don’t even think about it.

The Kennett Arts Festival is an equal opportunity to all art lovers – even if the beloved art is finger paintings and play-dough. In fact, there’s a special tent just for kids where they can get their faces painted, do crafts, and be otherwise distracted while mom or dad goes shopping.

Of course not! The Kennett Arts Festival is the perfect place to find gifts as unique as your loved ones.

Questions?