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The 2014 Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival


July 16, 2014

HAWLEY, PA — The 29th Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival will be held July 19 and 20 at the Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School and Wallenpaupack North Primary School Complex at 187 Atlantic Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) Audubon Society, the festival will have free conservation literature and a wide variety of environmental, conservation and wildlife experts on hand. There will be door prizes, nature center exhibits, activities for kids and homemade food.

The festival will feature presentations of live animals by some of the top wildlife experts in the Northeast. These animals can be seen up close and in a way few people ever get to see. How they live, their habits, what they eat and why they are a lot more afraid of people than people are of them will be explained in easy-to-understand detail.

Over 80 of the nation’s finest wildlife and nature artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting and selling their work. Photography, acrylic and oil painting, serigraphy, and watercolor will all be displayed. Jewelry, clothing, pottery, woodcarving, quilting, metalwork, leatherworkers and furniture are just some of the many crafts that will be exhibited and for sale.

The Wayne County Art League will have an exclusive area for members to display their original work this year, and Sculpted Ice Works of the Pocono Mountains will again be doing an ice sculpture of native animals outside of the school.

Funds raised at the festival help to provide environmental scholarships to students in the area, conservation programs to schools and community organizations, nature books to schools and libraries, grants to local and international environmental groups and maintain two wetlands in Wayne County.

For more information, call 484/256-4485 or visit www.audubonfestival.com.