CNY Arts Center’s Annual Arts Fest Planned

FULTON, NY – The CNY Arts Center’s second annual Arts Fest, to be held June 9 at Fulton’s War Memorial Ice Rink, is expected to be even bigger and better than last year’s event.

With more space to work with at the festival’s new location, The Arts Center is revamping the entire event and allowing room for even more vendors.

The 2011 Arts Fest was held by the river in downtown Fulton, which limited vendor space, and made it difficult to consolidate the art exhibits with the food and entertainment.

The new and improved Arts Fest will have music, food, and entertainment all on the same grounds, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 4 p.m.

Musicians and entertainers will be performing throughout the day and the Arts Center will also be hosting a talent show. The talent show will be categorized by children, youth, and adults, and assessed by a panel of performing arts judges.

The size of the arena and space outside of the War Memorial will permit the Arts Fest’s committee to invite more artists than last year.

The CNY Arts Center’s Director, Nancy Fox, emphasizes that artists of all ages and artistic styles are encouraged to register. “More than a dozen artists attended our first Arts Fest, and we want to multiply that number ten times,” said Nancy Fox, organizer.

Artists who wish to register for the event will be given a space to display their work for a nominal fee. The fee will vary slightly based on an indoor or outdoor exhibit area, and priority for placement will be on a first-to-pay, first-served basis.

The Arts Center is looking for any artists who have handmade original art to display and sell. “Last year’s event featured everything from jewelry, to botanical prints, to beach glass art, to wood carvings, to children’s art projects,” said Fox. “We want this annual event to grow and become a much anticipated event spotlighting the finest of Oswego County artists.”

Aside from the festival’s art and entertainment, the Arts Center is recruiting an assortment of food choices.

The food vendors to attend will include different restaurants from the Central New York region, including the widely-favored Frickin’ Chicken Barbecue.

To find out more information on the event, or to register as a vendor, visit the CNY Arts Center’s website at

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.