Long's Park Art Festival Canceled
Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation announces the cancellation of the annual Long’s Park Art Festival scheduled for September 4-6, 2020. The announcement is a response to the continued public health concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We’ve been holding off on any decisions about this for some time because we know our community looks forward to it every year,” says Rick Faulkner, Art Festival Director. “But as the event draws closer, we’re quickly losing ground on the ability to provide the same caliber show people are expecting, while also having no clear direction about whether Lancaster will be allowed to host large gatherings by September.”
Annually, the Art Festival welcomes 11,000 visitors from around the country to Long’s Park. Though we are deeply disappointed to share this news, we acknowledge our social responsibility to ensure the public safety of our community.
The Foundation recognizes the significant financial burden this national crisis has created for many in the art community. We are committed to supporting the artists who were accepted for this year’s festival based on a remote jury voting process held in March. In the coming weeks, we will be developing a digital campaign to promote these artists with the goal of exhibiting their talent, while also encouraging buyers to purchase their work. Artists will be featured on our website and social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
This announcement comes at the heels of the Foundation’s decision to also cancel in-person concerts for the Summer Music Series. We appreciate your continued support during these challenging times. To invest in our mission, visit https://www.longspark.org/donate.