- Regarded as the premier wildlife art and craft event in the Pocono Mountains, the Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival is an educational, fun filled opportunity for all ages to learn about, and experience firsthand, many of nature's mysteries.
The festival will take place at Wallenpaupack Area High School on July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is a donation and children under 12 are free.
The weekend will be filled with live animals native to the area, presented by four different wildlife rehabilitation and educational groups. A wide variety of animals - skunks, bats, snakes, raccoons, raptors; mammals, birds and reptiles of all sorts, can be seen close-up and even touched under the oversight of experts.
Any questions you’ve ever had about wild animals will be answered at these non-stop interesting presentations.
Over 20 of the nation’s finest wildlife and nature artists will be exhibiting, as well as selling their work. Photography, acrylic and oil painting, serigraphy, and watercolor will all be displayed.
There will be 50 juried craftsmen, many whose work is nature or wildlife inspired, at the Audubon Festival. Jewelry, clothing, pottery, woodcarving, quilting, metalwork, leatherworkers and furniture are just some of the many crafts that will be exhibited, and for sale.
Many of these artists and craftsmen are from this region; most are from Pennsylvania.
Sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society, the festival will have many environmental education exhibits, free conservation literature, and a wide variety of environmental, conservation and wildlife experts on hand.
Hand-crafted door prizes, nature center exhibits, activities just for kids and plenty of home-made delicious food will be featured.
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.
This is an indoor air-conditioned event with plenty of free parking.
For more information visit www.audubonfestival.com. You can also contact Dave Fooks at 484-256-4485 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.