FULTON, NY – CNY Arts Center is recruiting artists for a jam packed summer of events.
“While we work toward a place to offer programming, we’ve planned several events to showcase artists all over the region, said Nancy Fox, president of the organization. “Our goal is a place of our own but until then we’ll work tirelessly to provide art opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts now and now we need the artists!”
Artists can be heroes for CNY Arts Center and the American Red Cross by demonstrating their art live at an event April 28 at Thunder Island Oasis. Heroes for the American Red Cross: Arts in Motion will feature up to 25 artists creating art with a hero theme during an evening of hors d’ourves and celebration.
A silent auction of art completed during the event and donated pieces will benefit both CNY Arts Center and American Red Cross.
Arts Fest 2012 debuts June 9 at Fulton’s War Memorial Ice Rink from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event features artists and local entertainment, a talent competition and local food vendors. The event is the second Arts Fest which the group expects to become an annual tradition for Fulton. Art and Food Vendors can register for indoor or outdoor spaces.
CNY Arts Center collaborated with Harborfest organizers to create Showcase Oswego Artists and is encouraging local artists to take full advantage of the more than 175,000 visitors expected at the 25th anniversary celebration.
A 9’ by 10’ stained glass mural planned as a live art project during the three days of the festival is an opportunity for artists to participate.
Crowds will see local artists constructing the mural with cut glass bottles which are being collected in the months leading up to the event.
Local residents are encouraged as well to make a trip to West Park during Harborfest and support the local art attractions.
Several free opportunities for artists are being offered through CNY Arts Center which includes the ongoing Public Art Program.
Artists are recruited to display their art in local offices and buildings on a two month rotation. Artists are also invited to submit their art for a two month exhibit at Hospice of CNY in Liverpool for July and August. Here the art will be for show and sale. There is no fee for either of these programs.
“As everyone is making their summer plans, we want artists to take full advantage of these great opportunities to share and sell their art,” Fox said. “The economic impact of a thriving arts community can affect the entire region and the work is being done to bring these artists together. All we need is for the artists to sign up, and participate. We’ll find a place for every art medium.”
Details for all these programs can be found on the group’s website, www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call Fox directly at 598-8812.