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Urban Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 12th
11:00am - 2:00pm
500 Block, Avenue of the States, Chester PA

The Urban Harvest Festival will showcase a wide variety of projects, including demonstrations, exhibits, performances and an open market featuring fresh produce and healthy food items. 

The program of activities and displays feature participants in the Boundaries and Bridges project. The Urban Harvest Festival participants took at least one Boundaries and Bridges workshop on an art form and creative placemaking to learn how the arts can give voice to community members and provide positive experiences of collaboration that build trust and community.


Workshops brought Widener faculty, staff and students together with members of the greater Chester community so that they could network with one another and work together to strengthen their community by engaging in arts practices. After completing a workshop, participants were eligible to apply for seed money to then develop their own creative placemaking projects in the community. 

The featured projects will include:

  • Sowing Good Seeds

  • The Art Spot

  • Chester Summer Challenge

  • Building Bridges Through the Lens

  • The World Split Open

  • Chester Youth Speaks

To learn more about these projects, visit our seed money project page


  • The Sowing Good Seeds experience - canning demonstration, food samples, art activity, and sun salutation demo. 

  • The Art Spot exhibit - exhibiting the work created by the students involved in the summer art camp. 

  • Chester Summer Challenge will be handing out free ice cream samples!

  • Building Bridges Through the Lens exhibit and show - exhibiting the photographs taken by the students that attended the photography workshop. 

  • The World Split Open will do readings of some of the stories they have collected. Readings will begin at 1:00pm in the MJ Freed Theater. 

  • Chester Youth Speaks - will perform spoken word, to begin at 12:30pm in the MJ Freed Theater 

  • An outdoor market that will feature produce from Fare & Square and the Ruth Bennett Community Farm. 

  • Chester Made apparel for sale

FOOD! Local vendors such as Open Mike's Cafe and Carters a 'la Cart will have food for purchase. 


The Urban Harvest Festival will take place on the 500 Block of Ave of the States, Chester, PA.


Vendors will line the sidewalks, activities and exhibits will take place at the Art on Avenue of the States gallery and the MJ Freed Theater



PARKING is available on the street and in the City Hall parking lots. 

The WIDENER SHUTTLE BUS will be available to take attendees from campus to the 500 block. Pick up and drop off will be at the library circle, every 30min, beginning at 11:00am. 

More details are unfolding!

Check back regularly for additional details!

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