Art & Music Festival – February 21-23, 2020

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Art & Music Festival – February 21-23, 2020

St. Francis 2020 Art and Music Festival
February 21-23, 2020

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 21
6 – 9 pm: Art Preview Reception (ticket required)
Meet the artists and enjoy wine and catered small plates. Awards will be presented in two categories, painting and photography. This is your first opportunity to view and purchase the art work. In addition, there will be art on display by local high school students, as well as works from the youth at Darlington Arts Center.
Cost: $20.00 for adults, or $30.00 for both evening events

Saturday, February 22
10 am: Oil painting demonstration by Randall Graham, juror for the Art Show

10 am to 3 pm: Art Gallery open to public

5 pm: Musical Revue and Reception (ticket required)
Featuring members of the St. Francis Choir and other local talent performing Broadway, barbershop, and popular tunes, accompanied by our own Joe Perry. A wine and cheese reception hosted by Philadelphia Catering Company will follow the Revue from 6 - 8 pm. Childcare will be provided
Cost: $20.00 for adults, or $30.00 for both evening events

Sunday, February 23
Final exhibition and sale of art

11 am to 2 pm: Gallery open to the public

Tickets are available for purchase after the 8 and 10 am Sunday services starting in February or can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are $20.00 for either evening or $30.00 for both evenings.

Juror of Selection

Randall Graham, Juror - Randall is an award-winning artist that also loves to share his knowledge of painting through teaching. His passion for art has been apparent since childhood, where drawing and creating stories through works of art started and hasn’t stopped yet. He studied at The Carlin Academy of Fine Art and the University of Delaware. Randall also studies with Bo Bartlett who influenced his style. The tradition of Chester County artists continues with Randall.

His work comes in a variety of channels including studio work, en plein air (outdoor painting) and his "en rain air" style. The "en rain air" style comes from painting a scene from his mini van or window while it is raining. The rain drops on the window act as a means for abstraction. The juxtaposition of abstract and reality creates emotional paintings which have become very popular with Randall's collectors.

Randall teaches traditional painting fundamentals at Randall Graham Studio in Malvern, Wayne Art Center and Chester County Art Association. For more information, go to

Darlington Arts Center

Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the 2020 Art & Music Festival will go to the Darlington Arts Center. The Darlington Arts Center, located in Delaware County, strives to serve the cultural needs of a diverse community by providing a school and outreach programs for the visual and performing arts. The Center is a valuable resource for promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the arts for people of all ages as expressed in music, art, dance, and drama.
For more information about this wonderful organization, please click here.

West Chester Food Cupboard

Fifty percent of the proceed from the Art & Music Festival will go to the West Chester Food Cupboard. The mission of the West Chester Food Cupboard commits to provide a variety of fresh and non-perishable healthy food items to West Chester residents in need…because no one should go hungry! To learn how you can help, please click here.

Many thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of the
2020 Art & Music Festival, the Darlington Arts Center, and the West Chester Food Cupboard

Gold Sponsor - $500.00

  • Bruton Chisnell Partners

  • Irene Darocha & Michael Picariello

  • Silver Sponsor - $250.00

  • Chester County Life Magazine

  • Hassis Men’s Shop

  • Occasions Boutique

  • Overture Ultimate Home Electronics

  • Frank J. Rossi, Builder

  • Sugartown Strawberries

  • Walter J. Cook Jeweler, Inc

  • Whirlaway Travel

  • Wolf’s Baldwin Brass
  • Bronze Sponsor - $125.00

  • Devon Veterinary Hospital

  • Englund's Apparel

  • Great Valley Pool Service

  • Haller Enterprises, Inc.

  • Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home

  • National Bank of Malvern

  • Worrell’s Butcher Shop

  • Tim & Susan Callahan

  • Earl & Nancy Needhammer

  • Rich & Karen Richards

  • Wes & Susan Thomas
  • Award Sponsors

  • Excellence Award for Painting

  • Honorable Mention Award for Painting

  • Excellence Award for Photography

  • Honorable Mention Award for Photography

  • Artists: The window for submissions has closed.