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 Visit these exciting Vendors at the Garden Marketplace:

-ARCH(E)WILD (Native plants)
-Bromm's Lullaby Farm (perennials)
-Green Heron Tools (ergonomic garden tools and accessories for women)
-Kathy Greger (hand-painted floral glassware, decorated birdhouses)
-Sweet Little Lyes (botanical soaps)
-Garden Uniques (whimsical garden accessories)
-Brenda Rhodes Hypertufa (cement garden accessories)
-J & C Floral Crafts (Earth Wish Angels)
-Aquascapes (bog and wetland plants)
-Silver Wolf Productions (earth inspired jewerly)
-Happy Tummy Concessions (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack items, & Drinks)

- Bucks County Bonsai

- Yogurtree


 5th Annual Garden Affaires Garden Tour featured gardens:

Dennis and Ceil Crouthamel
321 N. Ambler Street, Quakertown, PA
The love of the outdoors and nature inspired this serene garden featuring mature platings, a bubble rock fountain and water fountain.

Clete and Liz Lapsley
1750 Joanne Drive, Quakertown, PA
A babbling brook, cascading waterfall, pond, and waterwheel says it all! A little drive out of town, but well worth it!

Gerry and Beverly Auvil
216 S. 8th Street, Quakertown
A pollinator's dream! Attractive Native plantings designed to attract and support birds, bees and butterflies while delighting the human senses.

Johnathan and Denise Yurchak
401 Park Avenue, Quakertown
Low maintenance garden designed to be fully accessible from inside the house without steps or entry barriers, highlighted by extensive hardscaping, perennial beds, shade gardens and an assortment of container plantings.

Andrew and Lauren DeGothseir
12 Tierney Court, Quakertown
How many herbaceous and woody perennials can you pack into a small backyard? At last count these two horticultural graduates of Deleware Valley College (now a University) are up to 275 and counting!

Alan and Joan Pavlica
134 S. 2nd Street, Quakertown
Follow the stone path through the arbor to a lush backyard oasis of perennials, shrubs and trees. Repurposed containers, solar lighting and whimsical garden art dot the landscape.

Lou and Margaret Newett

3020 Trolley Bridge Circle, Quakertown


 Thank you to our Sponsors!

Exclusive Event Sponsor - Timber Rock Landscaping

Marketplace Sponsor - ArcheWild

Community Sponsor - Gorski Engineering

Showcase Garden Sponsors:
- Bob Podraza, Edward Jones Investments
Bucks Country Gardens
- New Vitae Wellness and Recovery
- National Penn Bank

- All Seasons Garden Center

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Rose Sponsors

Northeast Native Perennials

Cress Gas Co.


THANK YOU to all of the businesses and individuals who have generously donated garden raffle prizes.
Raffle tickets are just $1 each or six for $5.
Peters Garden and Landscape
birdbath and gift certificate - value $200
Campania International 
12 Cast Pots - value $60 each
Holiday Hair
basket of hair supplies - value $150
Always Beautiful
basket & gift certificate - value $75
Richland Feed
4 gift certificates - value $25 each
Dublin Agway
garden basket - value $50
Kathy Greger
seeded birdhouse - value $25
Aquascapes Unlimited
container bog garden
Northeast Native Perennials
$25 gift certificate
Fins Feathers Paws and Claws
pond plants - value $75
Spor's General Store
growler - value $30
tall suncatcher - value $55
Lynda Ulrich 
papercutting - value $50
Dominick's Pizzeria
$20 gift certificate
Sal's Pizza Randa
$20 gift certificate
Quakertown Family Restaurant
$10 gift certificate
Lion Around Book
garden books - value $15
Juniper Auto Care
free oil change and tire rotation
Giant Supermarket
$25 gift card
Sine's 5 & 10
$25 gist certificate
R.C. Sons Garden Center
$100 gift certificate
Kinsman Company
medium living wreath
Suelke's Roadstand 
$20 gift certificate
Edible Arrangements
$125 gift certificate
$20 gift certificate
Richard's Gardens
container garden - value $25
All Seasons Garden Center
gift basket - value - $50
McGrath Family
3 garden baskets - value $25 each
Sweet Little Lyes
gift box of soaps - value $25


Intelligencer ad - Brewfest

Join the fun! Over 60 craft beers, local wineries, local restaurants, craft vendors, and entertainment! Tickets on sale March 1st. 

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 Arts Alive! Winning Artists

Fine Arts: 

1st Place: Andy Smith - Watercolor

2nd Place: William Burford- Petsgraphique

Honorary Mention: Sal Galluppi- Welded Sculpture

Craft Award

1st Place: Sean Carman- Bentwood Jewerly

2nd Place: Brian Wiles-Young- Pottery

Honorary Mention: Steve Swift- Handcrafted by Steve

Honorary Mention: David Shattuck

Essence of Upper Bucks:

1st Place: Joanne Krasnansky- Watercolor

2nd Place: Barbara Pierce- Photography

Honorary Mention: Joseph Sofka- Watercolor

Excellence Award: Joanne Krasnansky

Ray Fulmer Photography Award: Barbara Pierce

Tonya Rupell Jewerly Award: Sean Carmen 



2015 Arts Alive! Judges Bios

Kirk Kozero – Head Judge

A seventh generation resident of the Lehigh Valley, Kirk studied at L’École du Louvre (Paris, France) and the Baum School of Art (Allentown, PA).

Kirk is a metalsmith that specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry in silver and gold.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Baum School of Art and the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths.  He assists both non-profit organizations with marketing, advertising, and public relations.


Martha Moore Westbrook

Martha is a Lehigh-Valley based Sculptor- Artist Metalsmith, and Educator. She received her MFA Degree in Sculpture from Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and her BA Degree in Jewelry/Metals from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. With over 25 years of experience as a goldsmith, Martha specializes in custom jewelry fabrication, casting, and antique restoration. Her jewelry and sculptural works reflect a reverence for the natural world, and have been exhibited and sold both locally and nationally. Martha has taught several 3D disciplines at various university, college, and community arts organizations, and is currently teaching Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes at the Baum School of Art in Allentown and at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading.

Adriano Farinella

Adriano earned his BFA in painting and drawing from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA, in1998. He has studied plein air painting in Italy and most recently in Santa Fe, NM. Adriano has taught figure drawing at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem and is currently teaching drawing and figure drawing at the Baum School of Art in Allentown. He also teaches workshops on landscape painting, drawing, and painting.  Adriano approaches painting landscapes as a spiritual practice; a meditation focused on making the work resonate with more than just the physical effects of light on land and sky, in essence, more metaphysics than physics. 



In Loving Memory of Our Friend & Quakertown's Friend Shirley Errickson

pumpkin ball 2015

A black tie gala benefiting revitalization of downtown Quakertown. Come join the fun with great food, dancing, & friends!  Plus an open bar, dinner, live entertainment, live and silent auction, and commemorative wine glasses! Join us October 3rd from 6:00pm - 11:00pm. 


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Shirley Errickson Memorial Fund

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of our dear friend Shirley Errickson who passed away on October 23, 2014.

Quakertown Alive! was honored to have Shirley as a volunteer, and we are very grateful that Shirley's family has asked that memorial donations be made in Shirley's name to Quakertown Alive!.

Donations can be sent to us at:

Shirley Errickson Memorial Fund

c/o Quakertown Alive!

312 West Broad Street

Quakertown, PA 18951