Go Toward 'The Light' in Edinboro for Light Fest 2017
The Light in the Woods is ramping up its offerings with the second annual family-friendly Light Fest.
Sunday, Aug. 6
Venture in any direction outside of the City of Erie and you are sure to find, in one of our many surrounding county towns, an eclectic coffee shop, an elegant gallery, or a collection of treasures that you can't find anywhere else. The Light in the Woods, on the grounds of Nick's Place in Edinboro embodies the latter, and come Sunday this art and gift boutique is ramping up its offerings with the second annual family-friendly Light Fest.
From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. guests of all ages will find the Nick's Place property alight with activity, from artisan and craft vendors, to delectable eats available for purchase (prepared by the Nick's Place staff), to free class offerings — including gentle yoga with James Pochedly, group spiritual messages with Christina Iesue, mystical drumming with Mary Lou Betcher and Tibetan and crystal singing bowls (i.e., standing bells traditionally crafted in the Far East) with Nancy Bowden.
At just two dollars for adults and free admission for children under the age of 16, this eminently affordable event is a standout representation of everything owner Jessica Strand aims to promote through her beautiful shop: "To illuminate the light that exists in all of us, be it through any form of artistic representation, while celebrating the local talent of our neighbors and friends." Raffle contestants have the opportunity to win special donated items by the boutique's artisans and bring that light into their own homes.
Tickets are available at the door, and thanks to their outdoor tent, Light Fest 2017 will go on rain or shine. — Cara Suppa
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. // 12270 Route 99, Edinboro // facebook.com/thelightinthewoods/ // $2 for adults, free for children 16 and under