This year’s Shad Festival will include an even bigger way to support our arts community and the Shad Festival Arts Scholarship Fund. The Delaware River Towns Chamber and Visitors Bureau is throwing Shad Fest a big birthday party, and you’re invited!
The Select Poster Auction Gala, honoring Jim Hamilton, will take place at the Rago Art & Auction Center from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday April 3oth. This special event has also commissioned a select number of one-of-a-kind Shad Festival commemorative posters which will be auctioned off to support scholarships for students from Lambertville and New Hope to pursue their college degrees in the arts. Light fare will be served, along with an open bar (wine & beer). A $25 contribution to the scholarship fund is welcomed upon entry.
You’re also invited to continue the Shad Fest fun at the Artists Opening Reception at the Presbyterian Church the evening of Friday, April 29, from 6pm to 8pm. All posters will be on present for this evening, as well as many of the artists behind them. This free event is always a favorite!
Then, posters will be available to view on Saturday and Sunday between 12pm to 5pm at the Presbyterian Church on North Union Street.
And, as always, you won’t want to miss the traditional annual Shad Festival Poster Live Auction, which will be held 3pm Sunday, May 1st, at the First Presbyterian Church on North Union Street. Numerous posters will be available through the popular silent auction throughout the weekend, with bidding closing at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st.
Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on the beautiful artwork created by our community’s leading artists — and remember, proceeds support the scholarship program.
Get a special sneak peek at the 2016 Shad Fest Posters here!