On Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 12-4 pm, Perkiomen Valley’s very own art department will be hosting the sixth annual Art and Food Truck Festival at the high school. Admission is free and is open to the general public.
Mr. Komp, an art teacher at the high school, originally organized the festival in 2015.
“For years, leading up to the food truck festival, we would have a district art show here at the high school …I felt we could be doing more and take it to the next level type of thing,” Mr. Komp said.
The festival also includes purchasable designs created by the art students, mouth-watering food, bouncy houses, dunk tanks, face painting, virtual reality and more. It really is an opportunity that could appeal to everyone.
Some of the food trucks include Van Pelt Hot Dog, Nacho Depot, The Little Sicilian, Petrucci’s Ice Cream and Betty’s Old Fashioned Lemonade. It also has additional artists such as Black Sheep Pottery, JudyB Stained Glass, Deb’s Stone and River Glass Jewelry!
“I think people should go. It’s a community event that includes a lot of local vendors and bands, and it allows people to discover other foods and find new friends,” junior Stacy Boccuto said.
The festival funds some new equipment like iPads and printers. It also funds a raku firing- an ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique- that took place Friday, April 21, as well as funding senior scholarships/applications for $1,000 award and a scavenger hunt that students from MS West and East could partake in.
“All the materials and time was paid for by the [Art and] Food Truck Festival as an art experience they wouldn’t normally get in the classroom,” Mr. Komp said. “I think it’s just the fact that it’s free, you come and enjoy some music, sit on the lawn outback, get some food, enjoy the art and have kids play and get their face painted. It’s a great day,” Mr. Komp said.