Hawk Mountain Arts Tour

Kempton Valley and farmland

Saturday, June 1, 2024
9 am - 5 pm

FREE Self-guided driving tour, held every year on the first Saturday in June. 

Pick your own route, set your own pace, and enjoy a wide variety of art by talented artists displaying their work in their home studios or host locations. The self-guided driving tour winds about a 25-mile radius all within scenic Albany Township, this year with a satellite location hosted by the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance at Etchberger Memorial Park in Hamburg. 


Hawk Mountain Arts Tour 2024 Map

Download this map and embark on your self-guided tour of the 2024 Arts Tour, featuring dozens of talented artists within and around the Kempton Valley!


Hope Hill Lavender Farm Products

Hope Hill Lavender Farm

Stop 1 - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd.

Hope Hill Lavender Farm established 2011 offers shopping for quality lavender products created on our farm located 15 miles from Hawk Mt. We have lavender soaps, lotions, candles, sachets, and culinary items.

Owner Wendy Jochems will live demonstrate sachet and alpaca dryer ball creation. 


Cindy Ross Paintings

Cindy Ross & Family

Stop 1 - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd.

Local author Cindy Ross will be displaying her oil paintings of scenes from Hawk Mountain. Joining her will be her husband Todd Gladfelter, displaying blacksmithing and wood carvings, and their son Bryce, displaying hand-painted clothes and wood carvings as well.


Artwork by Elaine Briner

Elaine Briner

Stop 1 - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd.

Elaine creates nature-themed art in pastels and acrylics, featuring butterflies, flowers, and other wildlife. She also repurposes and paints lighted bottles to benefit Hawk Mountain's Farmland Raptor Project. 

Photos by Amber Fink

Amber Fink, Golden Finch Photography

Stop 1 - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd.

Amber is a nature photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of our region. The theme of her work is "Nature Heals, Nature Reveals."

Instagram: @GoldenFinchPhotography
Facebook: Golden Finch Photography

Wood-fired Pottery by Willi Singleton

Willi Singleton

Stop 2 - 843 Hawk Mountain Rd.

Willi utilizes locally sourced clays and natural ash glazes to create unique and beautiful wood-fired ceramics.


Bailey's Wood Products

Jeffrey and Leslie Schucker: Bailey Wood Products 

Stop 3 - 441 Mountain Rd. 

Specialty wood products, cutting boards, signs, wood bowls, and a sneak peak of gift items for Christmas 2022.

They will be live demonstrating the operation of the laser cutter/engraver. 


Pottery & Ceramics by Susan Naddeo

Susan Naddeo

Stop 4 - 248 Mountain Rd. 

Traditional and contemporary redware pottery and ceramic garden ornaments. 

Fluid Art by Karol Thomas

Karol Thomas

Stop 4 - 248 Mountain Rd.

Karol creates small, abstract acrylic paintings inspired by aspects of nature.

Facebook: Karol Fluid Art

Wanamakers General Store

Wanamaker's General Store

Stop 5 - 8888 King's Highway

Market, deli, locally made crafts, organic produce, sandwiches, wraps, toys, and so much more! They will also serve hand-dipped ice cream from the Nesting Box. 


Novels by J. A. Stein

J. A. Stein

Stop 5 - 8888 King's Highway

Author of medieval historical fiction, including her debut novel, Knightess, and Lady of the Tournament, both installments of the Swords of Resilience trilogy, as well as her newest release The Last Farm.


Albany Township Historical Society

Albany Township Historical Society

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

The mission of the Albany Township Historical Society is to collect historical artifacts and documents, to preserve historical landmarks, to provide opportunities for education and research, and to preserve the Pennsylvania German language, and other local dialects, and finally, to preserve the culture of the past, present and future.


Art Piece by Ron Imboden

Ron Imboden

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

Ron is a watercolor artist specializing in the surrounding Berks County farmlands, its people and animals. Originals and prints will be on display.


Art Pieces by Jennifer Nailor

Jennifer Nailor

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

Jennifer is a gourd and pine needle artist, creating hand-cut gourd bowls with pine needle rims, pine needle baskets, and ornaments with gourds and pine needles. All of her products are handcrafted, utilizing earthly colors and designs.

Jennifer will be demonstrating live the art of pine needle coiling. 

Gourd & Wood Whimsies (Facebook)

Wildlife Woodcarvings by Joe Walker

Joe Walker

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

Joseph Walker is a self-taught wildlife wood carver based in York, PA. Joe started wood working as a hobby, drawn to the challenge of the craft, and it has since evolved into a career in the realm of fine art.


Jewelry handcrafted by Rose Fritch

Rose Fritch

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

Rose creates hand-fabricated jewelry made with a mixture of metals and semiprecious stones. Each piece is individually crafted, giving every design a one-of-a-kind feel.


Scott Ferguson Oil Painting

Scott Ferguson

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

Scott Ferguson is an illustrator, sculptor, and painter. Having grown up and currently residing in the great outdoors of the northeastern US, Scott’s passion for wildlife conservation, nature, and history have inspired his work depicting indigenous wildlife in our realm of old world architecture and trinkets.


Wire-wrapped Pendants by David Fegley

David Fegley

Stop 6 - 404 Old Philly Pike

Hand crafted wire wrapped pendants created in array of stones, shells, fossils, glass, and even cremation ashes.


Handcrafted Items by Luke Voytas

Luke Voytas

Stop 7 - 9 Old Philly Pike

Luke makes handcrafted items for the home from local hardwoods, using traditional tools and techniques.

Luke will be live demonstrating his woodturning. 


Jonathan's Spoons

Jonathan's Spoons

Stop 8 - 3716 Route 737

Jonathan, an artisan from Pennsylvania, crafts exquisite spoons made from wild cherry wood that blend functionality with artistry. Influenced by his hometown's architectural elegance and guided by his father's wisdom, his creations reflect a reverence for craftsmanship and individual creativity. From a chilly Maine workshop to a bustling studio in Kempton, Pennsylvania, Jonathan's Spoons embodies American craftsmanship at its finest.


The Bird's Nest B&B

The Bird's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Stop 9 - 33 Hawk Mountain Rd. 

The Bird's Nest B&B is a historical, Victorian property in northern Berks County, PA, offering the charm and personalization of a traditional B&B, in the privacy of your own space. Whether you enjoy hiking on the Appalachian Trail, bird watching at Hawk Mountain, wine tasting along the PA Wine trail, or just looking for the serenity of a stay in the country, the clean and comfortable rooms are the perfect HOME-base for your adventure.


Dave Hughes Oil Painting

David Hughes, Art Gone Wild

Stop 9 - 33 Hawk Mountain Rd. 

David Hughes currently resides in the countryside shadow of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary where he spends many hours on the lookout as a volunteer hawk counter. Reunited with the place that captured his heart as a boy, the magic of the mountain continues to nourish his spirit, creativity and passion for art and life. He brings his inspirations from sketchpad to canvas with passion and energy for the sheer love of nature and the satisfaction of sharing his talents with others. David works with pencil sketches, acrylic paints, watercolor, oils, and more recently – coffee!


Jeff Keiffer Decoy

Jeff Keiffer

Stop 9 -33 Hawk Mountain Rd.

Jeff has been carving wooden decoys for almost 30 years, and most of his decoys are considered “Contemporary Antique.” Using the same tools as the great carvers of the past, he tries to make each decoy look like it was used 100 years ago. He has competed in the “antique style” category at major decoy contests, and his greatest carving accomplishment was placing second best of show at the Ward Foundation World Championship competition. He has received over ten Best of Show ribbons from competitions along the east coast. 

Stained Glass by Jennifer Lehr

Jennifer Lehr

Stop 9 - 33 Hawk Mountain Rd. 

Jennifer creates stunning stained class art pieces and floorcloths.

American by Jon Bond

Jonathan Bond

Stop 10 - 59 Kempton Rd. 

2024 marks the 50th year of Jon’s profession as a painter and graphic artist. Jon estimates that he has created more than 2,500 original paintings and designed 30,000 graphics for private and corporate businesses, as well as government and religious institutions. Jon has been instrumental in documenting the landscape of Berks County through his art. He has published three books and mounted fifteen solo exhibitions featuring works created in egg tempera, oil, watercolor, and pencil and ink. He founded the Albany Township Historical Society in 1997 as a vehicle to preserve the rich cultural heritage of northern Berks County.

Jon hikes the gentle declivities surrounding his art gallery in Kempton. He is often alone but never lonesome as he draws inspiration from the rustic unspoiled scenery, the awesome sunsets and atmospherics of the Kittatinny Ridge, and the iconic farmsteads of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.


Artwork by Gene Allen

Gene H. Allen

Stop 11 - 5008 Golden Key Rd.

Gene is a painter of fine art landscapes, mostly of the local area around his barn studio. Capturing the disappearing farmland and wooded landscape is his primary focus, as well as the old buildings on this land. 


Artwork by Jeanne Stock

Jeanne Stock

Stop 11 - 5008 Golden Key Rd.

Jeanne finds that the pure pigments of dry pastels are a wonderful medium to capture the nuances of light and the subtlety of color. Her work is realistic, and her chosen subject matter is the quiet but interesting detail of things that surround us every day that often go unnoticed. 


Wildlife Art by Dan Christ

Dan Christ Gallery

Stop 12 - 23 Spitzenberg Lane

Oil paintings and prints - framed and unframed. Puzzles from artwork, painted wild turkey tail feathers, paintings on wood for hanging, Dan's hand made live Ash benches with images. His theme throughout is wildlife. Dan will display in his gallery and studio, which is added to our home outside of Kempton in a rural setting.


Antika G's

AnTiki G's

Stop 13 -1732 Route 143

Vintage, Antiques, and Outdoor Accents Shop. AnTiki G's offers a collection of goods from the past and present that promote nostalgia, creativity and relaxation.


Pottery by Mark Amey and Weaving by Kris Amey

Mark & Kris Amey

Stop 14 - 189 Blue Rocks Rd.

Mark specializes in hand-thrown stoneware pottery. Kris will be displaying her weaving. 


Chelsea and Jake Wessner Pottery and Cutting Boards

Chelsea and Jake Wessner

122 Grim Rd, Kutztown (off map)

Chelsea will be displaying wheel-thrown, functional stoneware handmade at her home studio. Jake will be displaying handcrafted cutting boards. 


Hamburg Area Arts Alliance logo

Hamburg Area Arts Alliance

Stop 15 - Satellite Location at Etchberger Memorial/Hamburg Community Park 
Park Rd, Hamburg - Click here for directions.

Visit the members of the HAMBURG AREA ARTS ALLIANCE at the Hawk Mountain Arts Tour Area located at Etchberger Memorial Park, 2nd & Island Streets. The artists will present a variety of media, including woodworking, handcrafted clay sculptures, pastel portraits, fine art, fabric crafts, fiber art, and more!

Participating Artists include:

Becky Bond Kunkleman - North End Art
Bill Rhodes' Whimisical Garden
Pirjo L’Esperance - Pirjo Design
Martha Ressler
Jay Ressler
Susan Boyer Ceramics

Click here to read more about the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance Artists!

After visiting Hamburg Area Arts Alliance members at the Park, be sure to travel a few short blocks to the Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg located at 320 State Street in downtown Hamburg. There you will find handmade creations and artwork from over 30 local artists – all for sale at affordable prices. The Gallery is open 10 am - 5 pm the day of the event.