The annual Roycroft Summer Arts & Crafts Festival — one of the highlights of summer in East Aurora and Western New York — will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29-30 at Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.
This year’s show will feature talent from over 80 juried artisans, including more than 40 Roycroft Renaissance Artisans! Many medias will be on display and available for purchase, including ceramics, fabric/fiber, wood, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, photography, metal, glass, drawings, leather, graphics and more.
Roycroft Renaissance Artisans displaying their work are distinguished by the trademarked and licensed “Double R” mark on their art and by a plaque displayed in their booth. Guests are encouraged to come to the festival and meet many of these well-known and talented artists.
A shuttle service provided by Absolut Care at Aurora Park will be available to take people from the Arts & Crafts Festival to the beautiful and historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora throughout the weekend. The shuttle will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The very popular Roycroft Goodie Box raffle also makes its returns to the event. This fabulous raffle features a chocolate brown stoneware clay “box” crafted by Roycroft Master Artisans Jerry Smith and Ann Perry Smith and filled with contents donated by other Roycroft Renaissance Artisans. One winner will be drawn at 4 p.m. June 30 during the summer festival. The total value of the Goodie Box and its Roycroft contents is $6,600.
The festival will also offer food, music, festival T-shirts and posters, and Roycrofters-at-Large Association memberships will be available. Each year at the association’s patron level, members receive an item crafted by one of the talented Roycroft Renaissance Artisans. This year’s premium is a beautiful copper keychain created by Roycroft Master Artisan Ronald VanOstrand, proprietor of the VanOstrand Metal Studio.
Additional information about the show is available by calling 655-7252, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.ralaweb.com. You can also follow the Roycrofters-at-Large Association on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Roycrofters-At-Large-Association-RALA/415058801881910?fref=ts for frequent updates.