Save the Date for Healthy HeARTS Fest!

Saturday, November 5, 2022
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ 08318

Join us at Appel Farm on November 5th from 10am-4pm as we gather hundreds of folks from our community for a celebration of arts and wellness for our Healthy HeARTS Festival! For this festival, we will be featuring crafters, culinary artists and makers of sustainable products and organizations that offer wellness-related services. The day will feature a 5k/1mile race, food trucks, vendors, creative arts workshops, wellness activities, local musicians and sustainable art-making. Healthy HeARTS Festival is a FREE family-friendly festival event!

We are currently looking for crafters, culinary artists, and makers of sustainable products to apply to participate in our vendor fair. Please apply below if you are interested! If you represent a non-profit organization, please visit the non-profit application below. If you have any questions, please contact Marketing Manager Katharine Baer at [email protected]

The Mission of Healthy HeARTS Festival

Rooted in Appel Farm’s core values of safety, community, personal growth, and fun, our programs combine traditional art-making activities with integrated learning experience. We offer an interdisciplinary process incorporating physical and emotional health and community building as part of the art-making experience.

A primary goal of this event is to provide wellness resources to our community and encourage creative, fun ways to explore artistic avenues towards personal health and community wellness. Key areas of focus include sustainability; restorative mental health practices; and movement-based activities that promote improved physical and mental health.

This is a strong foundation upon which to meet the ongoing wellness needs of the South Jersey regional community, which have been exacerbated by recent crises (pandemic, reckoning of equity and racial justice, climate crisis, supply chain demand).

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