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Over 40 vendors featured at Chester County Art Association’s Christkindlmarkt

The Chester County Art Association (CCAA) invites families and people of all ages to experience the magic of the holidays in December as the organization hosts its third annual Christkindlmarkt, December 2-3, 2022. This holiday market will feature 45 bearers stalls offering handicrafts and locally designed products. The event is free to the public and is held at the Chester County Art Association (100 N. Bradford Ave. West Chester, PA 19382).

“We are thrilled to ring in the holiday season with our friends and neighbors with the return of our Christkindlmarkt,” notes Caitlin LaPorte, CCAA Director. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the holidays than to open our doors to the great West Chester community for this fun, family-friendly weekend.”

Guests who attend will be able to shop locally this season and support the artists while doing so. The vendors, which will be located outside the CCAA as well as inside the galleries and studios, will sell art, ceramics, jewelry, housewares, food and more. Additionally, guests will be able to purchase gourmet chocolates, soaps, candles, and fresh cocktail mixes. Food trucks will be featured on both days, serving holiday favorites. Holiday tunes will fill the air, with live music from The Lenape Brass Ensemble and Dub C Swing, and guests can get a sweet treat at the market’s s’mores roasting station on Friday, December 2.

Additionally, CCAA’s ShopArt gift shop will be open during the market and will feature the works of over a dozen local and regional artists.

The Christkindlmarkt will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 2 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 3. Free entry. For more information, visit chestercountyarts.org/events.html.

ABOUT THE CHESTER COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION: Founded in 1931, the Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting people. people of Chester County to the arts. As a small non-profit arts center, we believe that art has a positive impact on everyone; we help develop individual abilities, foster appreciation of art, and create a sense of artistic community. Fine arts/craft classes and workshops teach fundamental concepts as well as advanced techniques. Art exhibitions, events, talks and artist talks provide learning opportunities and creative dialogue in welcoming spaces. Our ever-expanding art programs for all ages include oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, figure drawing, sculpture, ceramic photography, digital art, printmaking, mixed media, fiber arts and jewelry. More information at chestercountyarts.org.


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