Hawk Mountain Arts Tour Returns June 3rd

Posted on May 16, 2023 in Visitors

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All roads lead to local artists during the Hawk Mountain Arts Tour on Saturday, June 3 from 9 am to 5 pm. The tour includes more than 30 artists and businesses stationed throughout the Kempton valley plus a satellite location hosted by the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance at Etchberger Memorial Park.

Stops include local businesses and studios hosting artists who will display a variety of crafts, such as pottery, wood and metal sculptures, and fine art paintings. The free driving tour takes place within a 25-mile radius of scenic Albany Township, and a printable map of the stops can be found online at hawkmountain.org/artstour. Printed maps will also be available to pick up at the Sanctuary's Visitor Center, which is the first stop on the tour featuring six local artisans.

“The route is beautiful during this time of year, and the event is the perfect chance to explore the local community and enjoy a wide array of local talent and small businesses,” says Gigi Romano, who helps organize the annual event. “And some artists will even be demonstrating their craft!”

The stops are numbered, but the tour is self-guided. She recommends that participants choose the artists that interest them the most and visit those first. “The route is completely up to you, so prioritize and plan your best route. If you can, be sure to stop by the Hamburg Arts Alliance satellite location at Hamburg Park.”

In addition to the displays, visitors will be able to purchase pieces and products at most stops. Multiple host locations will be open for business or provide refreshments and locally sourced treats. This unique event exposes participants to the vibrant local culture and talent of Berks County and allows for a day of exploration and art appreciation.

For information about participating artists, driving directions, or other event details, visit hawkmountain.org/artstour.