Hawk Mountain Arts Tour

Kempton Valley and farmland

Saturday, June 3, 2023
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 2023 Map

Download this map and embark on your self-guided tour of the 2023 Arts Tour, featuring dozens of talented artists within 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 may live demonstrate sachet and alpaca dryer ball creation. 


Photos by Arts Tour Participant 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

Wildlife Art by Caroline Fegley

Caroline Fegley

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

Caroline is a wilderness artist who incorporated her artistic skills into her conservation career by creating digital paintings of raptors or other birds for scientific or illustrative purposes. 


Pottery by Abby Shumgart

Abby Shumgart

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

Abby creates handmade ceramics in her home studio, and her primary focus for her pieces are "spur of the moment" creations inspired by nature, botanicals, and simple forms. 

Facebook: A.S. Pottery

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. 

Bailey's Wood Products

Jeffrey and Leslie Schucker

Stop 2 - Bailey Wood Products, Inc. - 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 by Susan Naddeo

Susan Naddeo

Stop 3 - 248 Mountain Rd. 

Traditional and contemporary redware pottery and ceramic garden ornaments. 

Art by Laura Brady

Laura Brady

Stop 3 - 248 Mountain Rd. 

Laura spends many hours not only cultivating her cut flower gardens but in her home studio capturing her beautiful flowers on canvas. Through her exploration of nature and as an acrylic artist, she seeks to host a new perspective drawn from the inspiration of the wonder of creation. She desires to capture the pure essence and beauty of nature, approaching each piece with a mix of impressionism & realism. Both originals & prints will be available for purchase.

Laura will be painting live as a demonstration. 


Wanamakers General Store

Wanamaker's General Store

Stop 4 - 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 4 - 8888 King's Highway

Author of medieval historical fiction, including her debut novel, Knightess, and latest release, Lady of the Tournament, both installments of the Swords of Resilience trilogy. 


Albany Township Historical Society

Albany Township Historical Society

Stop 5 - 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.


Watercolor by Ron Imboden

Ron Imboden

Stop 5 - 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.


Scott Ferguson Oil Painting

Scott Ferguson

Stop 5 - 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.


Woodcarvings by Joe Walker

Joe Walker

Stop 5 - 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.


Fluid Art by Karol Thomas

Karol Thomas

Stop 5 - 404 Old Philly Pike

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

Facebook: Karol Fluid Art

Jewelry handcrafted by Rose Fritch

Rose Fritch

Stop 5 - 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.


Paintings by Jeanne Stock

Jeanne Stock

Stop 5 - 404 Old Philly Pike
* Jeanne was originally planned to be at stop 9, which is no longer be a part of the tour this year.

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. 


Luke Voytas Hardwood Products

Luke Voytas

Stop 6 - 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. 


The Bird's Nest B&B

The Bird's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Stop 7 - 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 7 - 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 7 - 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. 

Art by Jon Bond

Jonathan Bond

Stop 8 - 59 Kempton Rd. 

More than 100 original works of art will be available for purchase. The art includes works in egg tempera, oil, watercolor, and silver point. Many gift items featuring Jon's art will also be for sale.


Art by Gene Allen

Gene H. Allen

Stop 9 - 5008 Golden Key Rd.

This stop has been cancelled for the 2023 tour. Please visit hosted artist Jeanne Stock at Stop 5 instead. 

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. 


The Nesting Box ice cream and logo

The Nesting Box

Stop 10 - 230 Snyder Rd. 

Local market and creamery, The Nesting Box offers a wide variety of locally sourced food items, including cage free eggs produced by happy hens on their own PA Preferred farm in Kempton. Their new farm store produces and sells pure cream artisan ice cream & supports over 14 local fellow farmers directly! 

* Be sure to check their social media linked below for updated hours of operation. 

Facebook: The Nesting Box Farm Market & Creamery
Instagram: @the_nesting_box

Dan Christ Gallery

Stop 11 - 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.


AnTiki G's

AnTiki G's

Stop 12 -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.


Mark Amey Pottery

Mark Amey

Stop 13 - 189 Blue Rocks Rd.

Hand-thrown stoneware pottery.


Jeff Kahn Kinetic Sculptures

Jeff Kahn

Stop 14 - 308 Blue Rocks Rd.

Kahn’s interest in sculpture led to his experimentation with different mediums including wood, metal, glass and electronics. After years of this experimentation, he created large kinetic outdoor pieces of sculpture that moved naturally, free from wires, lights and technology. HIs current collection includes up to 35-foot high outdoor pieces composed of stainless steel, aluminum and titanium.

Jeff's workshop will be open with all of his tools on display for questions or demonstrations.


Julie Richards 3D Art

Julie Richards

Stop 14 - 308 Blue Rocks Rd.

Julie is a mixed media dimensional artist creating sculptured wall art made with elements and inspiration from nature.

Joanne Minnick, Elemental Metal Designs

Joanne Minnick, Elemental Metal Design

Stop 14 - 308 Blue Rocks Rd.

Their love of metals has grown over many decades and has led to unique designs. They will display small to large agate and copper window creations as well as welded stainless and carbon steel sculpture for indoors and gardens.


Woodturned Bowls by Ellis Emery

Ellis Emery

Stop 14 - 308 Blue Rocks Rd.

Ellis specializes in woodturning and crafting. 

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:

Nancy Kohler - Knock on Wood
Becky Bond Kunkleman - North End Art
MartaTomosy-Herman - MartafactStudio
Ayisha Synnestvedt Fine Art
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.