Music Fest This Weekend

Saturday forecast: Sunny and 72 with a chance of ROCK! Awesome bands - Classic Cars - Incredible brews - Food, food, food - Merchantville's 2022 Music Fest is HERE on Saturday, September 24th! Check out the bands we have lined up for this 9th Annual event. Music will start at 3:00 p.m. and go until 9:00 p.m. We have 5 amazing and talented bands lined up that you will be sure to love, as well as food trucks and a preview of the Merchantville Car Show! Come on out for a day of fun and music. Have a cold beer at Eclipse - grab a drink or some food at The Blue Monkey, get food from any of our amazing restaurants and head to the triangle! Dance to some awesome Michael Jackson tunes, and stick around for Arsenal to close out the evening! It's going to be a day of nothing but fun! Camille K - musician, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter - will be opening up the Merchantville Music Festival in Merchantville at 3:00PM and playing for 50 minutes.
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Monster Crafts Coming

Mark your calendars because a Monster Crafts & Fine Art Festival is coming to town! Merchantville’s Business District and town residents, SJ Festivals is excited to bring a two-day juried Crafts and Fine Art Festival to this charming town as it transforms itself during the month of October from Merchantville into Monsterville!  Ensuring its success, the 1st Annual Merchantville Monster Crafts & Fine Art Festival, to be held on October 15 & 16, 2022, will be the highlight of ghoulishly fun activities that Merchantville is known for throughout the month. Located along Centre and Chestnut Streets will be juried craft and fine artists offering wearable art, display and functional pottery, blown and stained glass, fine and fashion jewelry, garden and home decor, soaps, scents, pet gifts plus…captivating fine art in watercolor, pastel, oil, collage, and decorative fine photography. Enjoy live, gentle music, family art activities and delicious and varied al fresco dining. Support of a charitable cause sets the Festival apart and our generous artists donate a piece of work to the charity’s raffle tent and all proceeds from the two days of the raffle benefit the charity’s worthy mission. Visit this website for continued updates, For more information about the 2022 Merchantville Festival email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 856-816-7268.

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Summer Art Offerings

Eilandarts Center is offering week-long, themed art camps provide children with a range of classes and themes to fit any artistic interest. Students are encouraged to imagine and explore creatively, while making their own artistic masterpieces. Each week children will have the opportunity to learn a new craft. July 5-8 enjoy learning Papermaking and Sculpting, Painting and Mixed Media​ or Stop Motion Creations. July 11-15 try your hand at ​​ArtSplosions! Art + Science​​, Love to Sew!, Combining & Creating or Animals and Art. And, July 18-22 Art Explorations, Band Camp, Nature & Art Proijects or Fantasy Sculpture & Problem Solving. COVID: Our classes are held in the big room at Eilandarts Center where we can spread out and create art in a save way. Limited spots for all classes to keep them small. Masks are not required, but feel free to wear it. Please register to save your spot.

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Art Walk 2022

Join the downtown of Merchantville on May 6th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for the 2022 Art Walk. Local businesses teamed up with Artists to show their work for one night. Live Music will take place at several places and you can freely walk around and enjoy all the beautiful spaces in Merchantville. Participating businesses are Nicole Nurthen Photography, Merchantville Antiques, Brotherly Love Creations, Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop, Movement 4Wellness, Flowers Your Way, The Station, Eilandarts Center, Garden State Properties Group, Merchantville Borough Hall, Twisted Middle Sister Thrift, Gaskill-Brown Funeral Home, TheraSport Physical Therapy, PEAK Secondhand, The Hunter Gallery, Eclipse Brewing and House of Rowan.
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Take A "Closer Look"

Opening reception of the new show ’Closer Look‘ is this Friday, November 12th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Eilandarts Center, 10 East Chestnut Avenue. This show runs through the month and will feature art by four women, exhibiting four completely different ways of artistic expressions. Fiona Bearclaw, a talented embroiderer and artist who also creates prints from linocuts. Kate Cipriani, a south Jersey artist who works in dry and soft pastels and sells original pastel paintings, select prints, and greeting cards. Beth Fisher, of Gypsy Fish Studios, a mixed media artist inspired by nature, history and the magic that surrounds it.  And, Kerry Mentzer, an artist with varied interests - painting, photography, piano and the mosaic technique picassiette. Join us next month at 5:00 p.m. on December 10th for the Merchantville Holiday Market.

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Call For Artisans

Spread the word! The Merchantville Holiday Market will take place on Friday, December 10th 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 11th 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Merchantville and in the Station! This year Eilandarts is partnering up with the town wide Holiday Market. You can sign up for an inside table at Eilandarts Center (one 6 ft table space) or a 10x10 tent space outside. The Merchantville Holiday Market is a fine craft show featuring artists of many types, presented in the The Station and downtown Merchantville. Application for Artisans: Applications are due Tuesday, October, 26th.

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Music Fest 9/25

Hey there, Music Lovers! Time to get excited! Merchantville Music Fest is one week away! Music begins on Saturday, September 25th at 3:00 p.m. and we're excited to say that we have five great local or locally connect bands - The Koosmans an acoustic garage punk duo, Lounge Act dedicated…
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Art From The heART

Eilandarts Center in Merchantville invites you attend to their "Art from the heArt" show by Sharon Ann Smith and a Closing Reception on Friday, July 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The Show will be running from June 1st through July 31st. Sharon Ann is an academically trained artist working from life in oil and watercolor. She creates museum quality paintings using skills developed by the old masters while incorporating vibrant color and lively brushwork! Each painting carries with it a love of beauty and life, and refined artistry of the highest quality that is sure to bring color and life to your home and uplift your heart.

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Hospital Worker Freebies

The Macaroni Kid shared some information about Philadelphia museums offering nurses and hospital workers FREE admission to honor them and their work for National Hospital Week. The Academy of Natural Sciences invites hospital workers and up to 3 guests free admission to the museum. The Franklin Insitute invites hospital workers and up to 3 guests free admission to the museum. The Barnes Foundation will be open exclusively for hospital workers on Thursday, May 13, 12:00-7:00 p.m. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum is offering free general admission for hospital worker plus four guests from May 14-May 17. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has free general admission for hospital workers and their guests. 


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Music Fest Update

Attention Merchantville Friends and Neighbors! We have an update for Music Fest 2020. Regrettably, due to the impact and restrictions COVID-19 has had on live events and gatherings, we will be holding this fall's Music Festival 100% virtually on our FaceBook and Instagram pages. We will be live-streaming the best local bands and highlighting all that the great town of Merchantville has to offer. We will also have changed the date to Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Be sure to stay tuned right here for more updates as we post them. Thanks!

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Shop Starving Artists

Looking forward to Starving Artist Pop-Up-Take II on March 7th from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Ryan's Retail, hosted by Shop Merchantville. We will have up to 15 local guest artists at our venue and compliment your experience with live music and light refreshments. Public admission is free and we still have room for a few more artists. If interested please submit your work - wall art, sculpture, etc. - It's just $10 to display and could lead to a solo show in the building. Ryan's Retail is located at 22 North Centre Street, Merchantville just a hop, skip and jump from Philly.

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