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CNY Arts Center Arts Fest is here!

FULTON, NY – The second annual CNY Arts Center Arts Fest is just days away scheduled for June 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Fulton’s War Memorial with art, music, food and entertainment for all ages.

The event will host more than 40 artists featuring handmade, original art including vintage jewelry, handcrafted wood items, stained glass, recycled and upcycled art items, pottery, paintings, cigar box guitars, home décor, bird houses, crocheted & quilted items, books and portraits among other unique offerings.

Talent came in all sizes at CNY Arts Center's first Arts Fest on the River. The event will encore June 9 at Fulton's War Memorial Ice Arena and include a competition for local emerging performers. For more information or to register for the talent competition, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com
Talent came in all sizes at CNY Arts Center's first Arts Fest on the River. The event will encore June 9 at Fulton's War Memorial Ice Arena and include a competition for local emerging performers. For more information or to register for the talent competition, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com

A Native American group will present their unique style of art and dance. The children’s art project booth, a popular feature last year, will return with new art projects children can make on the spot or take home for later enjoyment. Area food vendors will include the popular Frickin’ Chicken BBQ, Tavern on the Lock with pulled pork and hamburgers, Cam’s NY Pizza, Gannon’s Ice Cream and the new “Treat Me Sweet” confections.

Dave Hawthorn will headline the entertainment while Merry Mischief Minstrels, a costumed acoustic duo will stroll through the crowd and keep the atmosphere festive. Day Ja Voo, Ron Richards, and Sean Martin, a young blue grass fiddler and popular CNY Arts Center performer will also entertain.

Arts Fest will once again host a talent competition observed by a panel of guest judges. “We’re excited to offer a Talent Competition that will recognize top performers in each age category – dancers, storytellers, comedians, and unique talents alongside musicians and singers,” said Nancy Fox, president of the organization. “Arts Fest is a celebration of all the arts we represent as an organization. We encourage everyone from the youngest to the oldest to come and share their family-friendly talent. This is a great opportunity to appear before an audience and receive helpful feedback from our judges.”

The new nonprofit arts organization formed last year to establish an arts center for all arts and all ages.

CNY Arts Center's Arts Fest is ready to encore June 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m at Fulton's War Memorial Ice Arena. There are still openings for talent competitors and a few spaces for art vendors. For information about the event, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com
CNY Arts Center's Arts Fest is ready to encore June 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m at Fulton's War Memorial Ice Arena. There are still openings for talent competitors and a few spaces for art vendors. For information about the event, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com

“We anticipate reaching that milestone in the very near future where we will begin offering classes and performances,” Fox continued. “We expect to announce the location and an exciting calendar of arts programming before the school year ends. We will finally have a place to offer classes and workshops in a variety of topics and projects. It’s going to be an exciting summer.”

For more information about the organization, the event, or to register as talent or vendor, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call Fox at 598-8812.

This event is made possible with Funds from New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, a State Agency and the Cultural Resources Council, a Regional Arts Council.

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  1. THIS is the best thing to come out in a long time. It promotes community spirit, provides a venue for the rich and interesting art that makes up the culture of Central New York. And puts Oswego County on the map!

    Harborfest began with a small one day event that almost everyone has forgotten now that it’s HUGE! WHO knows where this will go if the dedication and interest is there. If Rosemary Nesbitt had been satisfied with the one day event, we’d never be one of the 100 best things to do in the US each summer. I hope that Fulton gets a third as much interest!!!

    Debbie Engelke

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