Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Holds Cultural Events: One Virtual; One Live

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Image via elvispretzel.com.
Elvis Pretzel, one of many performers coming to this summer's Brown Bag-it with the Arts program in Doylestown.

With the last of the spring chill finally receding locally, the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce is anticipating the coming days of summer. In its effort to spark connections, especially with the arts, the organization announces two public programs.

The first is the annual Bucks Fever Artists’ Studio Tour.

This chance to peek over the shoulder as local artisans ply their crafts is weather independent: It’s all online.  So, a passing shower or even a late-spring heatwave are no impediment.

The craftspeople involved in the 2022 edition, which went live May 13 and remains so, are:

  • Laura Bray, Pipersville muralist
  • Wendy Weckerly, Doylestown furniture restorer
  • Pat Proniewski, Trenton landscape/floral painter
  • Andrea Carlson, Doylestown musician and sketch artist
  • Bucks County Woodright, Sellersville woodworkers and furniture makers
  • Kim Baldwin, Doylestown encaustic painter, a wax-based method of painting
  • Jean-Marc Dubus, Langhorne muralist
  • Susan Anderson, crafter of homemade jewelry

The second cultural opportunity — the outdoor one — is the annual Brown Bag-It with the Arts.

The performances occur each Wed., noon to 1 p.m., at the courthouse lawn of the Bucks County Administration Building, Doylestown.

The 2022 roster of entertainers is:

May 25Central Bucks High School – East, West, SouthJazz
June 01Double D and FriendsDance music from the Great American Songbook
June 08Breakfast at Judy’s
Too Many Cooks
Acoustic folk and blues
June 15Elvis PretzelElvis tribute
June 22Jeff Lohan & William Aronson and FriendsCountry
June 29School of RockClassic and contemporary rock
July 06Lou Pompilio with guest Art D’AngeloSinger-songwriter
July 13Eco ManChildren’s entertainment
July 20The ConservatoryClassical, jazz, contemporary
July 27Bucks County Country Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus/Barbershop Chorus and Cairngorm Pipes & DrumsAmerican and Celtic music
Aug. 03Edward GeorgeMusic storytelling
Aug. 10School of RockClassic and contemporary rock
Aug. 17Bill AustAccordion
Aug. 24Tom & Marianne Tucker
No Windows
Folk, Irish, and traditional music
Four-part, all-female singing
Aug. 31Back Porch JugbandAmerican music on vintage instruments
Sept. 07No Strings AttachedClassic rock, R&B, pop

More information on both these programs is at the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce website.